Senior photonics design engineer

Permanent employee, Full-time · Pfäffikon

Your mission
  • Specification, design and layout of Spiden's chip-based integrated photonics spectrometer ICs
  • Interface with external design houses, foundries, tool vendors, industrial and academic partners
  • Concept and implementation for automated design environment (ADE) 
  • Document activities and report protocols and findings
  • Contribute to the development of cutting-edge industry-oriented research projects in the biomedical and pharmaceutical field
  • Stay up to date with the state-of-the-art photonic design methodologies, device concepts and their implementation in hardware
  • Work on a variety of projects and at the interface with other functions
Your profile
  • M.Sc. with 6+ years or PhD with 3+ years experience in the design integrated photonics components and systems
  • Hands-on experience with design and layout of photonic ICs, preferably for sensing applications
  • Strong background in silicon device manufacturing, semiconductor physics, laser physics, electronic design methodologies and photonic validation and testing
  • Prior experience implementing automated optical design environment and proficient user of either Synposis Optodesigner, OptSim, RSoft, Luceda, Lumerical, Comsol and related software packages
  • Deep understanding of photonic building blocks used in high-speed optical communications
  • Experience in handling and manipulating large GDS files
  • Expertise in performing design rule checks (DRC) and layout versus schematic (LVS) checks
  • Experience in laser integration, laser specification and laser coupling is an advantage
  • Experience of scripting languages (e.g., Phyton, Skill) is a definite plus
  • Team player with the ability to integrate into a highly interdisciplinary and dynamic team, as well as working closely with spectroscopy and life science experts
  • Experience working with regulated medical devices (FDA and ISO 13485) is a plus
  • Experience in spectroscopy, biology or medicine is advantageous
  • Professional working proficiency in both English (minimum C1 level), German and French are a plus
  • Ability to travel internationally to suppliers, partners, and conferences (up to 10%)
We offer
  • The opportunity to have impact on the business development of the next blockbuster in health monitoring 
  • An experienced management team with deep experience and a strong commitment to people development 
  • A position where you can develop and grow beyond your limits 
  • A steep learning curve, real impact at work and a lot of fun! 
  • Frequent company and team events creating a fun place to work and a great company culture 
  • A top modern office and laboratory infrastructure with great proximity to public transport, highway, shopping 
  • Indoor gym and sport activity offering, proximity to lake for swimming, forest for running
  • Tailored compensation packages with entrepreneurial opportunities
Our recruitment process
Starting with a 30-minute phone interview, we proceed to group/technical interviews, ideally followed by an on-site interview and tour of our facilities. We aim for a swift process while allowing both parties to obtain a full picture.
About us
Spiden is a Swiss medtech venture with the vision to use state-of-the-art detection techniques to continuously monitor and learn from a wide range of vital medical indicators, allowing to improve your individual health.
We are looking forward to hearing from you!
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