Senior photonics design engineer

Permanent employee, Full-time · Pfäffikon

Your mission
  • Specification, design and layout of Spiden’s chip-based integrated photonics spectrometer ICs
  • Interfacing to external design houses, foundries, tool vendors, industrial and academic partners
  • Concept and implementation for automated design environment (ADE)
  • Reporting of designs and design choices
  • Contribute to the development of cutting-edge industry-facing research projects in the biomedical and pharmaceutical area
  • Stay up to date with the state-of-the-art photonic design methodologies, device concepts and their implementation in hardware
  • Work on different projects and at the interface with other functions
Your profile
  • M.Sc. with 6+ years or PhD with 3+ years experience in designing integrated photonics components and systems
  • Hands-on experience with design and layout of photonic ICs, preferably for sensing applications
  • Proven track record in the specification and design of lasers for integrated photonics
  • 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 understand of photonic building blocks used in high-speed optical communication
  • Experience in handling and manipulating large GDS files
  • Know-how of running design rule check (DRC) and layout versus schematic (LVS) check
  • Experience with scripting languages for Candence, such as SKILL is a clear plus
  • Proven track record in analytical and problem-solving skills, multi-tasking, and experience in undertaking multifunctional/fast-paced R&D projects
  • Team player and ability to integrate into a highly interdisciplinary and dynamic team, and work closely with spectroscopy and life science experts
  • Experience in designing electronic sensor front-ends is a clear advantage
  • Experience in working on regulated medical devices (FDA and ISO 13485) is a plus
  • Background in spectroscopy, biology or medicine is a plus
  • Fluent in English (German and French are plus), with strong writing and communication skills towards internal stakeholders and external partners
Willingness to travel internationally to suppliers, partners and conferences (max 10%)
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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