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PIC design & Application Engineer

SMART Photonics

5656 AE Eindhoven
T: +31 (0)40 304 6433

Language: English
Hours / week: 32 to 40


High Tech Campus 29, 37

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At SMART Photonics we are reshaping the world of Photonics. We are an Indium Phosphide foundry specialized in Photonic Integrated Circuits. Our technology allows to uniquely combine semiconductor lasers and amplifiers, detectors and high-speed modulator, to create state-of-the-art solution for optical communications and diverse sensing applications, ranging from automotive Lidar to medical applications, helping to solve major societal challenges.

In your role, you will work closely with our customers, helping them solve complex technical challenges and act as interface between our Sales and R&D departments.


If you have a strong background in advanced photonic technologies and/or opto-electronics, and want to grow your career in a company that can have an impact in the industry and in society as  a whole, this is the opportunity for you.


Your responsibility:

  • Pro-actively support our customers, in solving a wide range of complex technical challenges related to Photonics Circuits Designs for diverse applications.
  • Understand customer requirements and support their translation into Photonics Circuit which meet the desired DfX (Design for Manufacurability, Test, Packageability, Reliability) targets.
  • Advice internal functions and customers on how to best consume PIC technology and ultimately accelerate time-to-market
  • Translate customer requirements into a PDK roadmap that allows to strengthen the capabilities of the foundry and stay ahead in leading this new industry;
  • Support feasibility demonstrations and/or product demo for clients;
  • Perform competitive analysis and benchmarking to ensure the right positioning of product solutions.


We are looking for a person who has / is:

  • At least 5 years of professional work experience in the photonics industry (sensors or telecom) as PIC Designer;
  • Experience in the design and layout of photonic integrated circuits;
  • Solid analytical skills and creative thinking used to make data-driven decisions;
  • Strong communicator, self-confident and able to connect with people, able to win their trust and respect;
  • A technical/commercial background and ability to connect technical requirements into commercial ones are considered a plus;
  • Master/PhD degree in a relevant technical discipline (Optics, Photonics, Opto-Electronics preferred).


We offer:

A highly interesting and challenging position in a fast-growing company, with a strong and supportive team composed of highly skilled engineers, eager to work on new and exciting integration technologies.

Does this sound like you? Then come join us in the Photonics revolution!

SMART Photonics is located in High-Tech Campus, Eindhoven, a place where the brightest minds come together to revolutionize technology and impact the world. This Campus offers various services, such as different restaurants, a supermarket, a hairdresser, and a gym, but also network events, for instance, Female Tech Heroes and Pub Quizzes.

Our company has 160 colleagues and more than 30 different nationalities, which makes English our working language. We value all employees by providing support, guidance in personal growth, career development and a positive work-life balance. We drive change and suggest improvements: together, we bring innovation to life.

We are proud of our company values: Costumer Obsession; Bias for Action; Team Work Spirit; Passion to Innovate; Trust in Each Other; Work SMART; Eye for Quality, Ownership and Continuous Improvement.