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Photonic Integrated Circuit Design Engineer

EFFECT photonics is searching for a full-time Photonic Integrated Circuit Design Engineer to work on current and next generation high-speed optical communications modules. You will be designing a wide variety of active and passive components for our indium phosphide based integration platform. You will be responsible for the design of individual building blocks, such as couplers, splitters, reflectors, semiconductor amplifiers, phase modulators etc. You will also characterize fabricated circuits and test structures.

The position is located in our headquarters in Eindhoven, The Netherlands and you will support the manufacturing team in Brixham, UK.

Job tasks

Responsibilities for the position include:

  • Independently work on building block design, simulation and circuit analysis.
  • Develop, document and execute test procedures for PIC designs.
  • Perform signal integrity analysis.
  • Analyze measured data, compare with simulations and prepare reports.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to create test plans for concept, design and production release validation testing.


What do we expect from you?

  • Master of Science degree in Electrical, Electronics or Communications Engineering or higher.
  • You possess detailed knowledge in optical design theory and measurement techniques of photonic integrated circuits.
  • Experience in EM simulation with Lumerical, Photon Design and/or Phoenix tools.
  • Experience with mode solvers, Beam Propagation Methods, FDTD
  • Experience in the layout of photonic integrated circuits
  • Experience with test equipment such as optical spectrum analysers, tunable lasers, source meters.
  • Experience with manual electrical probing of integrated circuits.
  • Excellent communication skills in English both oral and written.
  • Hands on mentality


What do we have to offer?

  • Working in an exciting entrepreneurial company environment.
  • Working on state of the art technology.
  • Being part of a very enthusiastic and highly skilled team.
  • Develop your own skills and contribute to a company that is in full development.
  • A competitive salary.
  • Stock Appreciation Rights (SAR - stock program).
  • Relocation assistance.

Function details

  • Hours: 0 - 40 Hours
  • Location: 5617BC, Eindhoven, Nederland
  • Experience: 5 - 7 year

About EFFECT Photonics B.V.

Founded in 2010, EFFECT Photonics delivers highly integrated optical communications products based on its Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing (DWDM) optical System-on-Chip technology.

As a spin out of the prestigious Technical University of Eindhoven, EFFECT Photonics takes a platform approach to integration using high-yielding building blocks within the wafer.  Growing different quaternary alloys of Indium Phosphide on a single wafer means that all of the active and passive optical functions of a system can be created within a single chip, which is then combined with simple packaging, designed for high-volume, low-cost manufacture from the very start.

The key enabling technology for DWDM systems is full monolithic integration of all photonic components within a single chip and being able to produce these in volume with high yield at low cost. With this capability, EFFECT Photonics is addressing the need for low cost DWDM solutions driven by the soaring demand for high bandwidth connections between datacenters and back from mobile cell towers.

EFFECT Photonics develops and delivers highly integrated optical products based on InP (Indium Phosphide) which is the material of choice for creating efficient laser light sources, waveguides, modulators, and photodiodes used in optical communication systems throughout the world.

Extensive development work and European funding has already been invested to develop and refine the processes needed for the integration of multiple optical functions within a single chip.