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Silicon Validation Engineer at Ayar Labs
Emeryville, CA, US
The successful candidate will champion product development and New Product Introduction (NPI) for Ayar Labs products. Responsibilities include VLSI and optoelectronic design validation, characterization, bring-up, drafting and documenting data sheets, and working with Design, Packaging, and Reliability Engineering to deliver qualified product. 

Essential Functions:
  • Collaborate with Design Engineering to bring-up leading edge silicon photonic products
  • Perform design validation on new chips/products by electrically and optically characterizing VLSI integrated circuits and optoelectronic systems
  • Design Printed Circuit Boards (PCBs) for product test, characterization, and evaluation kits
  • Collaborate with a multi-disciplinary team on product improvements through Automatic Test Equipment (ATE), bench characterization, etc.
  • Lead New Product Introduction (NPI) by collaborating with Design, Package, and Reliability Engineering
  • Signoff on specifications and screening of parts for delivery
  • Support Applications Engineering

Basic Qualifications:
  • BS/MS in electrical engineering, computer science, computer engineering or equivalent
  • 4 years of experience with electronic hardware (e.g. PCB, semiconductor devices, etc.) and instruments (e.g. oscilloscope, data acquisition, DMM, etc.)
  • Must have Good programming skills (e.g. Python, C, etc.)

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Work experience in either semiconductors or fiber optics 
  • Strong technical writing skill is a plus

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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.​