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Passive Platform Development Engineer at Ayar Labs
Santa Clara, CA, US
Responsible for collaborating on Ayar Labs’ Multi-Wavelength Source (MWS) development, including but not limited to designing and sourcing passive optical components such as multiplexers and low loss optical waveguides, managing outsourced fabrication and process integration, collaborating with CMOS, photonics, and silicon photonics teams on MWS requirements, and collaborating with packaging, reliability, and test teams to deliver superior solutions for Ayar Labs. 

Essential Functions
  • Contribute to the development of internally designed MWS, including collaborating with silicon photonics and circuits team on MWS passive component specifications, MWS design, link budget/margin, link architecture, design and implementation tradeoffs, all with the goal to deliver a solution that is holistically optimized (cost, power, reliability, secure supply chain, etc.); and
  • Working with internal and external stakeholders, managing projects, and executing to plan; and
  • Manage external MWS vendors, including PLCs suppliers, etc.; and
  • Collaborate with Assembly and Package Engineering, Test Engineering, and Quality and Reliability Engineering teams to develop MWS solutions.
Basic Qualifications
  • PhD or Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering, Physics, or a related field, and
  • 5+ years experience with passive device design and simulation, including AWG, star couplers, low loss waveguiding. 
  • Test and measurement experience
  • Experience with data analysis techniques, particularly statistical methods and large data sets
  • Failure analysis experience with passive different passive integration approaches
  • Experience with design of experiments.
  • May require US Citizenship for Federal site access 
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At Ayar Labs we are lighting up electronics for a brighter future. With our deep ties to MIT and UC Berkeley, and our commitment to hiring the best engineers in photonics and electronics, joining our team gives you the opportunity to collaborate with brilliant people on challenging, paradigm-shifting work. Our optical I/O technology removes the bottlenecks created by today’s electrical I/O, making it possible to continue the computing system performance scaling that Moore’s Law enabled until now. We have a commitment to win big in the marketplace based on the strengths of our technology, and we approach everything with an eye to massive scalability. We believe that deep cross-collaboration between teams facilitated by honest, open debate is the best way to achieve big wins, leveraging our patent portfolio which promises products that deliver orders of magnitude improvements in latency, bandwidth density, and power consumption. We offer a comprehensive benefits plan designed to keep our team healthy and happy.