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Hardware Engineer at Ayar Labs
Emeryville, CA, US
The successful candidate will be designing and supporting both hardware and software for product validation and silicon chip bringup / debug. Responsibilities include design of printed circuits boards, instrument/test automation, and creation of interface driver software for chip control interfaces. In addition, the candidate will work closely with Design, Packaging, and Reliability Engineering for silicon chip bringup and delivery of qualified products.

Essential Functions:
  • Development of hardware and software for product validation and test, including:
  • Printed circuit boards (PCBs)
  • Equipment automation software
  • Interface drivers
  • Working in the lab to bring-up and debug leading edge silicon photonic products
Basic Qualifications:
  • BS/MS in electrical engineering, computer science, computer engineering or equivalent
  • 1 year of experience with working with electronic hardware and/or circuit design
  • Must pass Engineering Skills Quiz (see link in Employment Application)
  • Must have Strong programming skills (e.g. Python, C, etc.)

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience with silicon chip bring-up
  • Experience working with 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.​