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Principal Hardware Engineer

Maynard, Massachusetts
29 Jul 2022

EFFECT Photonics is a leading scale-up technology company, we design and deliver next generation high-speed optical systems for communication networks based on disruptive integrated photonic technology. Our teams are made up of professional, highly skilled, energized, and enthusiastic people who all share a passion for developing and creating world class products. We operate globally and our teams collaborate to make EFFECT Photonics' a very dynamic and rewarding place to work.

There are only two things more amazing than our technology, "our people and what the world can do with our products".

Our Principal Hardware Design Engineer will develop RF and analog control circuits for the development of EFFECT's DWDM optical System-on-Chip coherent module products. The position requires multitasking and interfacing with multiple engineering groups in multiple geographic locations. The successful candidate will have hands-on experience with designing next-generation coherent pluggable modules.

Role responsibilities:

  • Design, implement, and test DWDM optical System-on-Chip coherent sub-assemblies and modules
  • Evaluate and select components for high-speed, analog, and digital
  • Create schematic that includes high-speed IC's, photonics IC's, microcontrollers, communication interfaces, and power supplies. And support layout of substrate and PCB for 400G and beyond transmission applications
  • Drive and execute RF, optical, and thermal, mechanical simulations and tolerance analysis by working with a multi-function team
  • Conduct component and system level characterizations for optical and electrical performances
  • Drive EVT processes and activities
  • Be part of cross functional product development teams involving software, electronics, optics and test

Required / Desired knowledge, skills, and abilities:

  • The perfect candidate has an MSc/BSc degree in electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, physics, material science, or a related field
  • A PhD would be of advantage
  • A minimum of 7 years work experience in opto-electronic / photonics coherent systems development
  • Deep understanding of optical coherent communications systems
  • Hands-on experience working with system-level optical communication hardware and components
  • Extensive understanding of coherent communications systems, including experience with higher-order modulation formats
  • Experience characterizing high-speed RF and mm-wave interconnects, amplifiers, and components
  • Characterization of RF/mm-wave systems, such as S-parameter measurements, jitter measurements, and ADC/DAC performance and ENOB
  • Knowledgeable of high speed optoelectronic devices (e.g. lasers, detectors, modulators)
  • Familiar with high speed IC, such as DSP, modulator driver, transimpedance amplifier
  • 7+ years of experience in optical transceiver design and implementation, including circuit design, RF circuit simulation and layout, and characterization

We operate globally and our teams collaborate to make EFFECT Photonics' a very dynamic and rewarding place to work. We would like to encourage candidates to apply for vacancies regardless of location, in some cases we may be able to support relocation to another country where our operations are expanding.

Reward and benefits:

Benefits are an important component in taking on a new challenge, but because we are a global company, benefits vary by location. What you can expect from us regardless:

  • A fast-paced scale-up environment where ideas are being heard and quickly implemented
  • A growing company with sufficient opportunities for self-development and career growth
  • Challenging projects in which you work on state-of-the-art advanced technology
  • Highly skilled, ambitious teams with different backgrounds and seniority levels
  • Flexible benefits scheme that may vary by location
  • Highly competitive salary
  • Paid time off (vacation days)
  • Flexibility in terms of working hours and hybrid working
  • Stock Appreciation Rights (SAR - stock program)

We are looking for pioneers who help to enable technology breakthroughs, with a passion for developing next generation optical transceivers, bringing experience and excitement to our organization. We look forward to receiving your application via the website. If you have any questions, please get in touch with our recruitment team via recruitment@ - No agencies please!

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  • Job Reference: 671166242-2
  • Date Posted: 29 July 2022
  • Recruiter: Effect Photonics
  • Location: Maynard, Massachusetts
  • Salary: On Application