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Sr. Photonic Design Automation Engineer - PDK - REMOTE

CyberCoders Pasadena ,CA
  • Posted: over a month ago
  • $120,000 to $175,000 Yearly
  • Full-Time
Job Description
Sr. Photonic Design Automation Engineer - PDK - REMOTE
If you are a Sr. Photonic Design Automation Engineer with Process Development Kit (PDK) experience, please read on!

Job Title: Sr. Photonic Design Automation Engineer - PDK
Job Location: Pasadena, CA - 100% REMOTE
Compensation: $120K - $180K+ base salary Depending on Experience

Our company's core technology platform was developed with a total focus on high volume manufacture of highly integrated optical/electronic devices. Our large waveguide photonics platform offers multiple benefits over conventional solutions. These benefits include higher density waveguide circuit design, better manufacturing tolerance, superior optical power handling, and a more efficient interface from the photonics IC to the physical domain.

Our company's technology simplifies the manufacturing, assembly, and test process while maximizing the power efficiency of the optical system.

Over half of our team holds advanced technical degrees (M.Sc and PhD) and it includes world recognized experts in photonics process development, photonics device design and modeling, high speed CMOS mixed signal circuits, optical circuit switching, optical sensing and measurement systems, and network systems architecture. Our business leaders have amassed a spectacular track record including in multiple photonics start-ups with impressive investor returns, in growing high volume optical manufacturing at scale, and in forging market-leading communications semiconductor product lines. Together, the team is driving a vision for pervasive silicon photonics across a broad range of high volume applications.
Top Reasons to Work with Us
1) Competitive Compensation ($120K - $180K+ base Depending on Experience)
2) Comprehensive Benefits package including equity!
3) The chance to join a rapidly growing well funded late-stage Silicon Photonics start-up with huge upside potential!
What You Will Be Doing
The Senior Photonics Design Automation Engineer is responsible for implementing tools and workflows which accelerate the development of our full suite of products. This will include and not be limited to: develop, maintain, test and release proprietary Silicon Photonics Process Development Kits (PDKs), improve and lead software development best practices, such as issue tracking, and support development of physical verification scripts and infrastructure. The Senior Photonics Design Automation Engineer will be expected to interact with software vendors and customers as necessary to push development of the toolchain and meet customer deliverables.

- Develops and validates all collaterals in the Silicon Photonics PDK for the full design flow;
- Develops and maintains symbols, pcells, callbacks, technology files, etc;
- Interprets and accurately translates design rules and other documentation into PDK environment;
- Creates scripts that perform complex functions;
- Improves and enforces software development best practices;
- Applies formal release and version control best practices to PDKs;
- Works closely with process, design/device, modeling and layout engineers to deliver highest quality PDKs;
- Works with vendors of Silicon Photonic design and simulation as well as EDA tools to improve the state of the industry and meet company goals;
- Works with external customers to understand and meet deliverables.
- Competencies for Role: Positive Attitude, Efficient, Flexibility/Adaptability, Organized, Strong Communication Skills.
- Organizational Values: Customers, Results, Excellence, Innovation, Teamwork.
What You Need for this Position
Must have a BS degree (MS or PhD preferred) in Computer Science, Engineering, or similar with 2+ years industry experience in the following:

- Developing software in a collaborative environment
- Silicon Photonics Process Development Kit (PDK)
- Photonic Design Automation
- Scripting (C++, Perl, Tcl, Python, Java etc.)
- EDA/EPDA Tools such as Synopsys Custom Compiler, Cadence Virtuoso, OptoDesigner, OptSim Circuit, IC Validator; Mentor Calibre; and/or KLayout required
- Experience developing and maintaining Symbols, PCells, Callbacks, Technology Files etc.
- Familiarity with ClioSoft, GIT or other revision control systems and best practices
- Familiarity with issue tracking systems such as JIRA
- Familiarity or interest in Silicon Photonics is preferred
- Experience with Windows and Linux shell scripting is preferred
- Familiarity with RF or analog circuit design and verification is a plus
What's In It for You
- Competitive Compensation
- Flexible work environment, flex hours and day - work 100% REMOTE even post-Covid!
- Our Equity offering is extremely competitive, we are looking for candidates who are interested in taking a vested interest in our success, and we are more than willing to share the rewards of that success with them!
- We offer a stimulating and innovative work environment
So, if you are a Sr. Photonic Design Automation Engineer with Process Development Kit (PDK) experience, please apply today! or send an updated copy of your resume to for immediate consideration!

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