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Field Application Engineer (FAE) at Ayar Labs
Santa Clara, CA, US
The successful FAE will have Optical systems and systems architecture background…..this person will be working with architects, fellows and senior technical principals….not just on silicon, but on systems design….new supercomputer design, new cloud design, disaggregated rack solutions, new network and interconnect topologies, etc.  

Essential Functions:
The Field Application Engineer will be the technical arm of the Marketing/Business Development Department and will support our growing customer and partner engagements.  The candidate will be responsible for a variety of activities and deliverables including:
  • Working with business development managers in support of the design win process with ASIC vendors and System Integrators
  • Being the primary technical interface to and supporting day-to-day interactions with existing design wins/customers
  • Support bring up of customer platforms
  • Support hardware demonstrations
  • Represent the company at key industry events
  • Developing proposals and statements of work (SOW)
  • Working with internal engineering teams to drive customer requirements
Basic Requirements: 
  • Master’s degree in Electrical/Computer Engineering or related engineering field and
  • 1 to 2+ years strong technology background with focus on datacenter and embedded systems, both hardware and software.
  • SerDes and Electrical and/or Optical Interconnects background is a must.
  • The candidate must be able to demonstrate:
    • Working experience at a highly technical company and supporting new products
    • Relationship management and customer service skills
    • Skill in helping secure design wins with multi-national ASIC vendors and system integrators
    • Being a fast learner and able to work independently in a complex fast-paced environment
    • Knowledge of growing business at a startup company
Preferred Qualifications:
  • High-performance distributed compute (architecture and fabrics) background is highly desirable
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About Ayar Labs
At Ayar Labs we’re about to revolutionize computing by moving data with light.  We’re unleashing processing power for artificial intelligence, high performance computing, and telecommunications by removing the bottlenecks created by today’s electrical I/O -- making it possible to continue scaling computing system performance.  Ayar Labs is the first to deliver in-package optical I/O chiplets, a new universal I/O solution that replaces traditional electrical I/O and enables chips to communicate with each other from millimeters to kilometers, to deliver orders of magnitude improvements in latency, bandwidth density, and power consumption.

With our strong collaborations with industry leaders and government, 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 renowned experts on challenging, paradigm-shifting work.

We are passionate about delivering in-package optical I/O at scale, leveraging the strength of our patent portfolio and our team of leading interdisciplinary experts.  We believe that deep cross-collaboration between teams facilitated by honest, open debate is the best way to drive innovation and achieve big wins.   Join our team and experience the possibilities.


Ayar Labs is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and is strongly committed to all policies which will afford equal opportunity employment to all qualified persons without regard to age, national origin, race, ethnicity, creed, gender, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.