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Staff Engineer, Photonics

Pacific Biosciences
Menlo Park, CA 94025
Pacific Biosciences is looking for an experienced Engineer ready to work on our exciting biologically integrated semiconductor chip technology.



This person will be responsible for the design and functional performance metrology of our integrated optics/CMOS sensor device.

Key areas of focus are:

  • Design of integrated optics components such as waveguides, couplers, resonators, various multimode interference structures, optical dielectrics, etc.

  • Development and test of photonics prototypes. Working with our process development and manufacturing groups, design for manufacturability, tolerance analysis and volume ramp-up

  • Development of optical metrology tools, esp. for measurement of photonic devices. Including experience with measurement automation for design cycles and yield improvements

  • Strength in software development in order to facilitate all of the above activities

  • Experience in Plasmonics or Semiconductor device physics a strong plus

Position Requirements:         

  • PhD or equivalent experience in Electrical Engineering, Optics, Applied Physics with Emphasis on Photonic Devices and Guided optics.

  • 5+ years of industry experience in photonic devices design, fabricationor metrology

  • Experience building and programming custom metrology tools

  • Significant proficiency with C++, C#, JMP, MatLab, MySQL, Visual Studio  a strong plus

  • Experience with Design and Metrology of integrated optics, especially modeling and optimizing of photonic structures using FDTD, Beam Propagation Method, Eigenmode expansion method, etc..a strong plus

  • Strong ownership and drive for success

  • Strong communication skills, ability to work in a multi-disciplinary environment

  • Ability and willingness to travel up to 10% of the time



  • Engineering
  • Manufacturing / Production

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