Senior Silicon Photonic Design Engineer (f/m/d)

Sensor Systems

High Tech Campus Villach, Euro­pa­straße 12, 9524 Villach, Austria

In the network of science and industry, SAL offers research in the areas of Sensor Systems, RF Systems, Power Elec­tronics, System Inte­gration Techno­logies and Embedded Systems.
SAL – a great place to research.

Your future responsibilities

  • Design and development of cutting-edge optical components and integrated silicon photonic devices for high speed optical modulators, detectors and sensing applications.
  • Lead or support the design of active and passive photonic devices for complex photonic integrated circuits from concept to prototype.
  • Develop new design approaches and optimisation procedures of integrated silicon photonic structures and devices.
  • Support and work with process engineers to implement the MEMS/NEMS fabrication process and prototyping in an R&D clean room facility.
  • Lead or contribute to design of characterization test bench and data analysis to evaluate the performance of integrated photonic devices.
  • Collaborate with all other functional teams and research units in the organisation to implement co-designed and co-optimized photonic systems.
  • Scientific report, documentation, generating new intellectual property including patent applications, writing of proposals
  • Lead project working with academia and industry

Your profile

  • PhD degree in applied physics, electrical engineering, microengineering or related fields with a focus on photonics and micro- and nanotechnology preferably with a specialisation in Silicon Photonic MEMS and integrated photonics
  • Having at least 4 years of experience in design of related silicon photonic devices; Or a post-doc with a very good scientific publication list
  • Expert using electromagnetic simulations software (COMSOL, FDTD, wave guide mode solvers, beam propagation method, etc.)
  • Strong programming ability with Python, Matlab, or similar language
  • Hands-on experience with photonic component development and photonic integrated circuit design and characterization, particularly in Silicon Photonics, nanoimprint technology and etc.
  • Good knowledge on applications based on MEMS/NEMS and silicon photonic technologies
  • Good knowledge in semiconductor technologies and practical and professional experience in cleanroom microfabrication processes
  • Interested in application-oriented development of innovative sensors and actuators concepts based on MEMS technologies
  • Autonomous, well organized and enjoy working in a dynamic and multicultural team.
  • Oral and written communication skills in English.

Important Facts

  • Begin­ning of the employ­ment: as soon as possible
  • This posi­tion is endowed with a gross annual salary of starting with € 52.584.- based on the collec­tive agree­ment for re­search („Forschungs-Kollek­tiv­ver­trag“) and depen­ding on your expe­ri­ence and skills.
  • Flexible hours with no coretime.
  • Free coffee/tea/milk.
  • Family/Kids friendly.
  • € 4.- food allowance in restaurants / € 2.- in supermarkets
  • Homeoffice possible

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