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Photonic PLC Design 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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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.


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