Careers

Freedom Photonics is always interested in exceptional candidates with the background in photonics. Our current specific needs are listed below. To apply, please, send your cover letter and resume to [email protected] Freedom Photonics is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. All applicants must be U.S. Citizens or Permanent Residents.

Process Development Engineer
Job Type: Full Time
Pay: Competitive pay commensurate with experience
Benefits: Generous and affordable Health, Dental, Vision and Retirement Plans

Freedom Photonics LLC, a growing high-technology company based in the Santa Barbara area is seeking to hire a Process Development Engineer. Please, no recruiters. All CVs sent in response to this job posting will become property of Freedom Photonics LLC. Please, reference the position title and the number in all communication about the position.

Job Description

A Process Development Engineer will be working as a key member of the device fabrication team for semiconductor lasers and photonic integrated circuits (PICs) for a variety of applications. Examples include both integrated active and passive photonic devices, in III-V and Si-based platforms. The following job duties are of equal importance:

  • Participate hands-on in day-to-day semiconductor device fabrication working with fabrication engineers
  • Design, develop and qualify compound semiconductor wafer fabrication processes
  • Integrate various processes and develop wafer fabrication process flows for new product introductions
  • Improve various wafer Fab processes for manufacturability, design robustness, cycle time reduction, yield improvement, and cost saving
  • Conduct process capability analysis, failure mode analysis, and SPC review for continuous design and process improvement
  • Document process specifications, process work instructions and train production personnel when needed
  • Work very closely with different functional teams for device design, product development and process development including backend dicing/polishing and chip assembly processes

Requirements

  • Degree in Physics, Electrical Engineering, or Materials Science
  • Knowledge of various wafer fab processes, such as photolithography, annealing, compound semiconductor wet etch and dry etch, thin film coating, metallization, dicing and polishing is crucial
  • Hands-on experience in wafer fab process development and process integration
  • In-depth knowledge and experience in semiconductor device physics and wafer process is highly preferred
  • Knowledge and experience in semiconductor material and device characterization tools, such as SEM, AFM, FIB, TEM, element analysis such as EDX, Auger, XPS and SIMS is a plus
  • The ability to learn new processes and technologies quickly
  • A self-motivated and self-directed individual

Candidate must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident

Senior Process Engineer
Job Type: Full Time
Pay: Competitive pay commensurate with experience
Benefits: Generous and affordable Health, Dental, Vision and Retirement Plans

Freedom Photonics LLC, a growing high-technology company based in the Santa Barbara area is seeking to hire a Senior Process Engineer. Please, no recruiters. All CVs sent in response to this job posting will become property of Freedom Photonics LLC. Please, reference the position title in all communication about the position.

Job Description

A Senior Process Engineer will be working as a key member of the device fabrication team for semiconductor lasers and photonic integrated circuits (PICs) for a variety of applications. Examples include both integrated active and passive photonic devices, in III-V and Si-based platforms. The following job duties are of equal importance:

  • Participate hands-on in day-to-day semiconductor device fabrication working with fabrication engineers
  • Design, develop and qualify compound semiconductor wafer fabrication processes
  • Integrate various processes and develop wafer fabrication process flows for new product introductions
  • Improve various wafer fab processes for manufacturability, design robustness, cycle time reduction, yield improvement, and cost saving
  • Conduct process capability analysis, failure mode analysis, and SPC review for continuous design and process improvement
  • Document process specifications, process work instructions and train production personnel when needed
  • Work very closely with different functional teams for device design, product development and process development including backend dicing/polishing and chip assembly processes

Requirements

  • Advanced Degree in a STEM discipline, or equivalent experience
  • Hands-on experience with wafer fab processes, such as photolithography, annealing, compound semiconductor wet etch and dry etch, thin film coating, metallization, dicing and polishing
  • Knowledge and experience in semiconductor material and device characterization tools, such as SEM, AFM, FIB, TEM, element analysis such as EDX, Auger, XPS and SIMS is a plus
  • InP and/or GaAs experience is a plus
  • The ability to learn new processes and technologies quickly
  • A self-motivated and self-directed individual

Candidate must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident

 

Photonic Device Engineer
Job Type: Full Time
Pay: Competitive pay commensurate with experience
Benefits: Generous and affordable Health, Dental, Vision and Retirement Plans

Freedom Photonics LLC, a growing high-technology company based in the Santa Barbara area is seeking to hire a Photonic Device Engineer. Please, no recruiters. All CVs sent in response to this job posting will become property of Freedom Photonics LLC. Please, reference the position title and the number in all communication about the position.

Job Description

A Photonic Device Engineer will be working as part of a design and test team for semiconductor lasers and photonic integrated circuits (PICs) for a variety of applications. Examples include both integrated active and passive photonic devices, in III-V and Si based platforms. The following job duties are of equal importance:

  • Photonic Device Design
    • The ideal candidate will have industry experience with modeling of both active and passive photonic devices, as well as de-embedding design parameters experimentally
    • The candidate have industry experience with a range of photonic design practices and methods
  • Mask Layout
    • The candidate will work with process engineers to convert device designs into a viable fabrication process. Understanding of device fabrication processes is a must
    • Based on the fabrication process, the candidate will work with device engineers on producing lithographic mask sets for the fabrication. Hands on mask design experience is a plus
  • Testing
    • The ideal candidate will be able to formulate test plans and design test campaigns necessary to characterize a variety of different devices, determine, monitor and improve yields, and support production
    • Part of the job will be related to the design and building of new test stations, and their automation
    • Hands on experience with photonic device testing in an industrial setting is a strong preference

Requirements

  • Advanced degree in Electrical Engineering, Applied Physics or Physics, with a strong background in waveguide photonics and semiconductor device physics, or equivalent experience
  • Hands-on industry experience with design and test of photonic ICs and/or semiconductor (high power) lasers, minimum 3 years experience
  • Self-motivated team player able to work with minimum supervision desired

Candidate must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident

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Photonic Test Engineer

Job Type: Full Time
Pay: Competitive pay commensurate with experience
Benefits: Generous and affordable Health, Dental, Vision and Retirement Plans

Freedom Photonics LLC, a growing high-technology company based in the Santa Barbara area is seeking to hire a Photonic Device Engineer. Please, no recruiters. All CVs sent in response to this job posting will become property of Freedom Photonics LLC. Please, reference the position title and the number in all communication about the position.

Job Description

A Photonic Test Engineer will be working as part of a design and test team on a variety of photonic device and optical subsystems test tasks. Examples include testing of lasers, high-speed photodiodes, passive optical components or microoptic assemblies. Specific job duties include:

  • Test
    • Test plan definition for novel photonic components or optical subsystems; Hands-on testing of advanced photonics components; Training and supervision of test technicians on routine test tasks
  • Test Setup Build and Automation
    • Participation in the new test set definition and build. Test setup automation through writing scripts and test routines
  • Data Processing and Analysis
    • Test data collection and processing. Test data analysis, interpretation, and reporting in interaction with design and fabrication teams.

Desired Experience and Qualifications

Following qualifications are desired, but they are not required to be considered for the position:

  • A degree in Electrical Engineering, Optical Engineering, Applied Physics or Physics, with a background in photonics preferred, other STEM degrees will be considered, or equivalent experience
  • Hands-on industry experience with test of photonic ICs, active waveguide devices and/or semiconductor lasers a strong plus
  • Self-motivated team player able to work with minimum supervision desired
  • Knowledge of opto-electronic/photonic components and subsystems
  • A self-motivated and directed individual is preferred

Candidate must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident

Electronic Design Engineer

Job Type: Full Time
Pay: Competitive pay commensurate with experience
Benefits: Generous and affordable Health, Dental, Vision and Retirement Plans

Freedom Photonics LLC, a growing high-technology company based in the Santa Barbara area is seeking to hire a Photonic Device Engineer. Please, no recruiters. All CVs sent in response to this job posting will become property of Freedom Photonics LLC. Please, reference the position title and the number in all communication about the position.

Job Description

A talented and motivated multidisciplinary Electronics Engineer will participate in all aspects of the development of complex optoelectronic products. The ideal candidate will possess relevant experience in hardware/firmware/software and will apply his or her skills both independently and as part of a team in any or all of the following specific areas:

  • Design conceptualization based on customer/internal requirements and specifications
  • Design and simulation of precision analog circuits for driving and sensing optoelectronic devices
  • Mixed signal system design utilizing MCUs, DSPs, FPGAs, etc. including algorithm development and implementation
  • Circuit prototyping and performance evaluation
  • Schematic capture, PCB layout, BOM generation and maintenance
  • Working with vendors to achieve highly reliable state of the art PCB assemblies
  • Writing PC side software to facilitate characterization and engineering level testing of designs
  • Thorough documentation of all designs

Desired Experience and Qualifications

Following qualifications are desired, but they are not required to be considered for the position:

  • M.S. degree in Electrical Engineering or equivalent experience
  • Experience with RF simulation (>=10 GHz)
  • Active and passive component selection
  • Hands-on experience in schematic and board layout, building and test
  • Knowledge of opto-electronic/photonic components and subsystems
  • A self-motivated and directed individual is preferred

Candidate must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident

Facilities Technician
Job Type: Full Time
Pay: Competitive pay commensurate with experience
Benefits: Generous and affordable Health, Dental, Vision, Disability and Retirement Plans

Freedom Photonics LLC, a growing high-technology company based in the Santa Barbara area is seeking to hire a Facilities Technician. Please, no recruiters. All CVs sent in response to this job posting will become property of Freedom Photonics LLC. Please, reference the position title in all communication about the position.

Job Description

The Facilities Technician will be working on the Facilities team, and be the key responsible person to maintain, repair, and modify equipment and building facilities of the Company. The following job duties are of equal importance:

  • Building and Equipment Maintenance
    • Perform/co-ordinate routine maintenance and repair on factory equipment including cleanroom equipment, robotic lines, industrial plumbing, HVAC, compressors, cooling systems, etc. within the operation
    • Perform/co-ordinate maintenance and facility modifications in the building housing the facilities, including electrical/carpentry/framing/painting
    • Perform/co-ordinate new equipment installations with engineering staff support
    • Maintain and coordinate delivery of gases
    • Maintain record keeping systems for all machine maintenance, modification, and repair
  • Safety and Manufacturing Support
    • Participate in implementation and maintenance of safety protocols
    • Perform facility inspections
    • Train staff on basic safe use of facilities and facility use protocols

Requirements

  • Self-motivated individual capable of operating efficiently with minimal level of supervision
  • Associate Degree or higher with more than 5 years experience, of which a minimum of 3 years in general facilities maintenance, or equivalent experience
  • Experience working on production equipment in a light industrial environment as well as experience interacting with vendors for purchase and maintenance of equipment
  • Some carpentry and building skills
  • Window OS and Microsoft Office computer skills

Candidate must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident

Mechanical Design/Packaging Engineer (Version 1)
Job Type: Full Time
Pay: Competitive pay commensurate with experience
Benefits: Generous and affordable Health, Dental, Vision, Disability and Retirement Plans

Freedom Photonics LLC, a growing high-technology company based in the Santa Barbara area is seeking to hire a Mechanical Design/Packaging Engineer. Please, no recruiters. All CVs sent in response to this job posting will become property of Freedom Photonics LLC. Please, reference the position title in all communication about the position.

Job Description

The Mechanical Design/Packaging Engineer will be working as part of a product design and equipment team for laser products for a variety of applications. Typical work includes integrating laser systems with active and passive photonic devices, assembling and aligning optical train and testing.

  • Product Design
    • The candidate will work on modeling of mechanical and optical assemblies as well as experimentally characterizing the finished products
    • The candidate will participate in package design for high power laser products, including mechanical, optical, and thermal elements
  • Mechanical Prototyping and Production
    • The candidate will work with system engineers to convert system concepts into prototypes and products
    • The candidate will participate in hands-on packaging of high-power laser products, including die attachment and lens attachment
  • Equipment design and build
    • The candidate will be able to design, build and validate complex test and assembly stations
    • Part of the job will be related to the support and improvement of existing equipment

Requirements

  • Degree in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Applied Physics, or related field with a strong background in product design, or equivalent experience
  • Design experience with software such as SolidWorks, Zemax, and Finite Element Analysis is a plus
  • Hands-on industry experience with design, build and test desired.
  • Self-motivated team player able to work with minimum supervision desired

Candidate must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident

Local candidates preferred, no relocation reimbursement provided

 

Mechanical Design/Packaging Engineer (Version 2)
Job Type: Full Time
Pay: Competitive pay commensurate with experience
Benefits: Generous and affordable Health, Dental, Vision, Disability and Retirement Plans

Freedom Photonics LLC, a growing high-technology company based in the Santa Barbara area is seeking to hire a Mechanical Design/Packaging Engineer. Please, no recruiters. All CVs sent in response to this job posting will become property of Freedom Photonics LLC. Please, reference the position title in all communication about the position.

Job Description

The Mechanical Design/Packaging Engineer will be working as part of a team with the purpose of packaging and testing photonic products. Typical work includes package design, process development, sustaining engineering for production builds of active and passive photonic device.

  • Product Design
    • The candidate will produce or contribute to mechanical and optical assembly designs and perform essential duties to assure the design release into manufacturing operations
    • The candidate will participate in package design for laser and photodiode products, including mechanical, optical, and thermal elements with emphasis on design for manufacturing
  • Mechanical Prototyping and Production
    • The candidate will work with system engineers to convert system concepts into prototypes and products
    • The candidate will participate in hands-on packaging of laser and photodiode products, including die attachment, lens attachment, optical alignment and hermetic sealing
    • The candidate will take engineering specifications and drawings and create assembly processes and documentation to be used for production operation
  • Equipment design and build
    • The candidate will be able to design, build and validate complex test and assembly stations that are designed for production technician operation using automation when possible
    • Some aspects of the job will be related to the support and improvement of existing packaging and test equipment

Requirements

  • Degree in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Applied Physics, or related field with a strong background in product design, or equivalent experience
  • Design experience with software such as SolidWorks, Zemax, and Finite Element Analysis is a plus
  • Hands-on industry experience with design, build and test desired.
  • Self-motivated team player able to work with minimum supervision desired

Candidate must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident

Local candidates preferred, no relocation reimbursement provided

Production Control Coordinator
Job Type: Full Time
Pay: Competitive pay commensurate with experience
Benefits: Generous and affordable Health, Dental, Vision and Retirement Plans

Freedom Photonics LLC, a growing high-technology company based in the Santa Barbara area is seeking to hire a Senior Process Engineer. Please, no recruiters. All CVs sent in response to this job posting will become property of Freedom Photonics LLC. Please, reference the position title in all communication about the position.

Job Description

The Production Control Coordinator will be working as part of a manufacturing team. Typical work includes coordinating work orders for photonic device assembly and test, track inventory, assist with commercial product sales, and oversee document control.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Production
    • The candidate will work with manufacturing and engineering management to create revolving production schedules for packaging and test of photonic devices as well as electronic controller for these devices
    • The candidate will responsible for issuing and tracking work orders, ensuring that the required material is supplied to the production floor, as according to the production schedule
  • Inventory
    • The candidate will be responsible for production inventory control
      • coordinate incoming material inspections
      • track all inventory transaction such as work order pulls
      • initiate material procurement at minimum quantities or reorder points
    • Finished goods
      • The candidate will assist sales personnel to respond to sale orders
      • The candidate will control finished goods inventory as well as assist sales in the shipment of product to customers
    • Documentation
      • The candidate will be responsible for the control of production procedures, work instructions and forms

Education/Experience Requirements:

  • Associate Degree or at least 1-year Administrative Support experience
  • Microsoft Office: 1 year
  • ASANA experience (Preferred)
  • Self-motivated team player able to work with minimum supervision desired

Candidate must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident

Local candidates preferred, no relocation reimbursement provided

 

Mask Designer
Job Type: Full Time
Pay: Competitive pay commensurate with experience
Benefits: Generous and affordable Health, Dental, Vision and Retirement Plans

Freedom Photonics LLC, a growing high-technology company based in the Santa Barbara area is seeking to hire a Senior Process Engineer. Please, no recruiters. All CVs sent in response to this job posting will become property of Freedom Photonics LLC. Please, reference the position title in all communication about the position.

Job Description

The Mask Designer will be carrying out photolithographic mask layout using a proprietary C++ code-based platform. Some test and measurement of photonic devices may also be assigned.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • With the engineering team, help with definition of the mask layout and initial design documentation
  • Layout masks using C++ code in Visual Studio Environment
  • Generate final mask plate files and participate in ordering masks
  • Participate in design reviews
  • Coding of additional standard routines to define common building blocks
  • Maintenance of the mask layout code
  • Work with device engineers and the wafer fab team to ensure an appropriate process has been defined for each mask
  • Basic test and measurement of photonic devices
  • Organization/documentation of test data

Skills and Knowledge:

  • Strong knowledge of coding in one of the common programming languages (C++ preferred, but experience in any language is acceptable)
  • Great attention to detail
  • Curiosity and critical reasoning
  • Good with visualization of three-dimensional objects and shapes
  • Good communication skills, and ability to work with multiple individuals on a shared project

Education/Experience Requirements:

  • Minimum AS degree in Computer Science or equivalent field desired
  • S. or B.A. in a STEM discipline an option
  • Equivalent qualifications will be accepted as well
  • Understanding of computer aided design process (CAD)
  • Understanding of semiconductor device fabrication basic processes

Candidate must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident

Local candidates preferred, no relocation reimbursement provided

Test and Characterization Engineer

Job Type: Full Time
Pay: Competitive pay commensurate with experience
Benefits: Generous and affordable Health, Dental, Vision and Retirement Plans

Freedom Photonics LLC, a growing high-technology company based in the Santa Barbara area is seeking to hire a Senior Process Engineer. Please, no recruiters. All CVs sent in response to this job posting will become property of Freedom Photonics LLC. Please, reference the position title in all communication about the position.

Job Description

The Test and Characterization Engineer will work with the design team to develop and execute test and characterization plans for a wide variety of photonic components.  The test and characterization engineer will also take responsibility for building new test sets and updating and modifying existing test sets as necessary.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Interface with the photonic design team to define appropriate tests for novel new devices.
  • Collect data, and plot and summarize data for review with device scientists
  • Mounting/wire bonding photonic devices in preparation for test and analysis
  • Test set maintenance and calibration
  • Construction of new test sets
  • Transfer new test protocols into production line use
  • Generate and maintain test documentation
  • Maintenance of SPC charts and SPC standards for production test sets
  • Work with Excel, JMP, Power Point, Matlab to analyze and present data and findings

Skills and Knowledge:

  • Significant experience interfacing test instrumentation with computers using GPIB
  • Significant experience coding in visual basic, C-sharp or equivalent
  • Basic understanding of electronics with working knowledge of resistors, capacitors, diodes
  • Experience working with simple circuits for test purposes
  • Experience trouble shooting test equipment such as oscilloscopes, optical spectrum analyzers, SMU, signal generators
  • Experience with excel or other data analysis software.
  • Working understanding of basic statistical analysis.
  • Willingness to take on technical challenge.
  • Patience to optimize test sets and refine quality of test data.
  • Good interpersonal and communications skills to work in a dynamic team environment.

Education/Experience Requirements:

  • Bachelors degree in Physics, Electrical Engineering or Computer Science or other related fields
  • 2+ years’ experience in industry
  • Alternately, an MSc degree in a closely related field such as Semiconductor Physics, Photonics or Electrical Engineering
  • Other equivalent qualification will be considered.

Candidate must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident

Local candidates preferred, no relocation reimbursement provided

Senior Opto-Mechanical Engineer

Job Type: Full Time
Pay: Competitive pay commensurate with experience
Benefits: Generous and affordable Health, Dental, Vision and Retirement Plans

Freedom Photonics LLC, a growing high-technology company based in the Santa Barbara area is seeking to hire a Senior Opto-Mechanical Engineer. Please, no recruiters. All CVs sent in response to this job posting will become property of Freedom Photonics LLC. Please, reference the position title in all communication about the position.

Job Description

The Senior Opto-Mechanical Engineer will be working as a key member of a high-power semiconductor diode laser product design team.  Typical work includes the opto-mechanical-thermal-electrical design and implementation from prototype to product of complex high-power diode laser modules.  This includes working on the design and implementation of the laser module mechanical assembly, optical alignment, and testing methodology.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Opto-Mechanical Design
    • Design and optimize actively-cooled and passively-cooled packages for high power laser products, accounting for mechanical, optical, electrical, and thermal aspects.
    • Perform tolerance analysis at system and subsystem levels.
    • Design with software tools such as SolidWorks, Zemax, and FEA analysis tools.
    • Specify and work with vendors to obtain components.
  • Assembly and Packaging
    • Participate in hands-on packaging of high-power laser products, including die attachment, lens attachment and optical alignment
    • Build test stations, design assembly fixtures, and use equipment as necessary for device assembly and packaging.
    • Organize data and draw conclusions based on design and experimental results.
    • Work with team to optimize assembly processes for transfer to low rate production, with considerations for cost, efficiency, and quality.
  • Program Support
    • Create technical documents such as reports, slides, and plans.
    • Support design reviews such as PDR, CDR, and PPR.

Skills and Knowledge:

  • Experience with FEA modelling software.
  • Knowledge of engineering mechanics and kinematics
  • Knowledge of vibration control and heat transfer

Education/Experience Requirements:

  • BS degree in Mechanical Engineering, Optical Sciences, Electrical Engineering, Physics, or related field.
  • Hands-on industry experience with design and assembly of opto-mechanical packages, minimum 3 years experience preferred
  • Self-motivated team player able to work with minimum supervision

Candidate must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident

Local candidates preferred, no relocation reimbursement provided

Senior Process Technician
Job Type: Full Time
Pay: Competitive pay commensurate with experience
Benefits: Generous and affordable Health, Dental, Vision, Disability and Retirement Plans

Freedom Photonics LLC, a growing high-technology company based in the Santa Barbara area is seeking to hire a Senior Process Technician. Please, no recruiters. All CVs sent in response to this job posting will become property of Freedom Photonics LLC. Please, reference the position title in all communication about the position.

Job Description

The Senior Process Technician will be working as a key member of the device fabrication team to process innovative semiconductor lasers and photonic integrated circuits (PICs) for a variety of applications. Examples include both integrated active and passive photonic devices, in III-V and Si-based platforms, for optical communications, sensing, and medical applications. The following job duties are of equal importance:

  • Participate hands-on in day-to-day semiconductor device fabrication in the cleanrooms.
  • Follows process traveler for wafer fabrication, input process data and communicate findings to engineers on daily basis.
  • Support process engineers in various processing and logistical tasks.
  • Help the team improve various wafer fab processes for manufacturability, design robustness, cycle time reduction, yield improvement, and cost saving
  • Participate in backend dicing/polishing and chip assembly processes.
  • Organize work flow, wafers and tools.

Requirements

  • > 5 years hands-on experience with wafer fab processes, such as photolithography, annealing, compound semiconductor wet etch and dry etch, thin film coating, metallization, cleaving, dicing and polishing.
  • Knowledge and experience in semiconductor processing characterization tools, such as SEM, AFM, microscopes, dektek profilometer, etc.
  • InP and/or GaAs processing experience is a plus
  • Experience in the UCSB nanofabrication facility is a plus
  • The ability to learn new processes and technique quickly
  • The ability to work well in a team environment with positive attitude.
  • The ability to organize and work in careful manner.

Candidate must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident

Local candidates preferred, no relocation reimbursement provided

 

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Production Control Coordinator
Job Type: Full Time
Pay: Competitive pay commensurate with experience
Benefits: Generous and affordable Health, Dental, Vision and Retirement Plans

Freedom Photonics LLC, a growing high-technology company based in the Santa Barbara area is seeking to hire a Production Control Coordinator. Please, no recruiters. All CVs sent in response to this job posting will become property of Freedom Photonics LLC. Please, reference the position title in all communication about the position.

Job Description

The Production Control Coordinator will be working as part of a manufacturing team. Typical work includes coordinating work orders for photonic device assembly and test, track inventory, assist with commercial product sales, and oversee document control.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Production
    • The candidate will work with manufacturing and engineering management to create revolving production schedules for packaging and test of photonic devices as well as electronic controller for these devices
    • The candidate will responsible for issuing and tracking work orders, ensuring that the required material is supplied to the production floor, as according to the production schedule
  • Inventory
    • The candidate will be responsible for production inventory control
      • coordinate incoming material inspections
      • track all inventory transaction such as work order pulls
      • initiate material procurement at minimum quantities or reorder points
    • Finished goods
      • The candidate will assist sales personnel to respond to sale orders
      • The candidate will control finished goods inventory as well as assist sales in the shipment of product to customers
    • Documentation
      • The candidate will be responsible for the control of production procedures, work instructions and forms

Education/Experience Requirements:

  • Associate Degree or at least 1-year Administrative Support experience
  • Microsoft Office: 1 year
  • ASANA experience (Preferred)
  • Self-motivated team player able to work with minimum supervision desired

Candidate must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident

Local candidates preferred, no relocation reimbursement provided

 

Junior Electronics Engineer
Job Type: Full Time
Pay: Competitive pay commensurate with experience
Benefits: Generous and affordable Health, Dental, Vision, Disability and Retirement Plans

Freedom Photonics LLC, a growing high-technology company based in the Santa Barbara area is seeking to hire a Junior Electronics Engineer. Please, no recruiters. All CVs sent in response to this job posting will become property of Freedom Photonics LLC. Please, reference the position title in all communication about the position.

Job Description

The Junior Electronics Engineer will participate in all aspects of the development of complex optoelectronic products. The ideal candidate will possess relevant experience in hardware/firmware/software and will apply his or her skills both independently and as part of a team in any or all of the following specific areas:

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Design conceptualization based on customer/internal requirements and specifications
  • Design and simulation of precision analog circuits for driving and sensing optoelectronic devices
  • Mixed signal system design utilizing MCUs, DSPs, FPGAs, etc. including algorithm development and implementation
  • Circuit prototyping and performance evaluation
  • Schematic capture, PCB layout, BOM generation and maintenance
  • Working with vendors to achieve highly reliable state of the art PCB assemblies
  • Writing PC side software to facilitate characterization and engineering level testing of designs
  • Thorough documentation of all designs

Skills and Knowledge:

  • Ability to read and generate schematic diagrams
  • Proficiency in PCB layout (any EDA package acceptable)
  • Hands-on lab experience (soldering, test and measurement)
  • Ability to collaborate with other members of the team

Education/Experience Requirements:

  • BSEE (or other stem discipline), equivalent qualifications will be accepted as well
  • Equivalent work experience will be considered in lieu of formal degree

Candidate must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident

Local candidates preferred

Opto-Mechanical Engineer
Job Type:
Full Time
Pay: Competitive pay commensurate with experience
Benefits: Generous and affordable Health, Dental, Vision, Disability and Retirement Plans

Freedom Photonics LLC, a growing high-technology company based in the Santa Barbara area is seeking to hire a Opto-Mechanical Engineer. All CVs sent in response to this job posting will become property of Freedom Photonics LLC. Please, reference the position title in all communication about the position.

Job Description

This is an opening for an opto-mechanical or mechanical engineer within the high-power semiconductor laser product design team. This position may be filled at a junior entry-level or at a senior mid-career level.

In this role you will participate in the design and implementation of semiconductor laser packages, assembly and test fixturing, optical mounting solutions, and associated fabrication and assembly processes for prototype and volume production high power laser diode modules.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Production of detailed 3D mechanical designs and prototype procurement and test
  • Mechanical stress, deformation, and thermal analysis
  • Selection of appropriate packaging materials including heatsinks, mounts, solders, and glues
  • Development of package assembly processes; design and implementation of assembly stations
  • Definition of metal fabrication/finishing processes such as machining and plating
  • Support the design and assembly of laser test and characterization stations
  • Optical alignment, integration, characterization, and testing of optical systems
  • Documentation of design work and participation in technical report writing
  • Interfacing with other team members, vendors, and customers
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Skills and Knowledge:

  • BS degree in Mechanical Eng., Optical Eng., or related technical field
  • Experience in performing mechanical design within a 3D CAD environment such as SolidWorks, AutoCAD or similar
  • Strong communication skills with demonstrated ability to cooperate and collaborate with co-workers, managers, and vendors

Desired Qualifications:

  • Advanced degree or work experience
  • Strong background in finite element thermal analysis using ANSYS, COMSOL, or similar tools
  • Optical design experience using Zemax, CodeV, FRED, OSLO, or similar tools
  • Experience with mechanical fabrication, machining, and prototyping
  • Demonstrated ability to work with suppliers to meet technical, schedule, and cost requirements
  • Knowledge of Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing (GD&T) per ANSI Y14.5
  • Familiarity with principles of design of experiment, engineering statistics
  • Hands-on experience in components, tools, and practices used in opto-mechanics such as lens mounting, imaging systems, laser operation and cooling, optical metrology
  • Familiarity with high power semiconductor lasers and fiber coupling

Candidate must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident

Senior Photonics Test and Packaging Technician
Job Type:
Full Time
Pay: Competitive pay commensurate with experience
Benefits: Generous and affordable Health, Dental, Vision, Disability and Retirement Plans

Freedom Photonics LLC, a growing high-technology company based in the Santa Barbara area is seeking to hire a Senior Photonics Test and Packaging Technician. All CVs sent in response to this job posting will become property of Freedom Photonics LLC. Please, reference the position title in all communication about the position.

Job Description

The Senior Photonics Test and Packaging Technician will be working on assembly of laser subassemblies, in-process characterization tests and assembly of full laser packages. Some of the work will be on pre-defined packaging processes and procedures, but this position will be required to perform assembly operations with minimal supervision based on the direction of engineering personnel. Teamwork with a number of other team members is to be expected. Standard test and assembly processes skills required are shown below. Candidates with familiarity with these processes is desired.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assembly of semiconductor chips and optical components onto ceramic carriers (subassemblies)
  • Assembly of optical lenses to high power laser arrays
  • Wirebonding of photonic devices, carriers, packages and test fixtures
  • Probing of bare chips and subassemblies using probe manipulators and probe cards
  • Running standardized tests and collecting and saving data
  • Assembly of full custom photonic packages
  • Running semi-automated packaging stations
  • Testing of full packages and documenting of test results

Skills and Knowledge:

  • Essential in this position is the ability to follow instructions precisely, work independently, document your work clearly and self-motivate.
  • Basic assembly skills for photonic packages and optical lenses to high power laser arrays
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office is required
  • Experience with packaging and assembly equipment such as chip cleaving tools, flip-chip bonding tools, vacuum soldering ovens, wirebonders, and die attach tools is a plus
  • Handling of delicate semiconductor chips and subassemblies in and around workstations

Education and Experience:

  • Minimum 5 years of related experience desired
  • Experience with laser beam analysis tools such as beam profilers and power monitors is a plus
  • A level of flexibility (ability to work occasional weeknights or weekends) is desired

Candidate must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident