Cryogenic Electro-Optic Test Engineer

Full Time

Coquitlam, British Columbia

Job Summary

The Cryogenic Electro-Optic Test Engineer designs, builds, and operates test beds to characterize cryogenic photonic integrated circuits (PICs). You will be part of a team to realize first-of-their-kind photonic integrated circuits for implementing truly scalable quantum technologies. The Cryogenic Electro-Optic Test Engineer is a specialist in building complex systems in a minimal amount of time. You will design and realize automated characterization setups that function reliably soon after the first commission. You will be comfortable working in a diverse, fast-paced, multi-disciplinary team of engineers and scientists.

Please include a cover letter with your resume (in one file) describing how you would be a great fit at Photonic and what attributes you could bring to our growing team.

Working at

Photonic Inc Coquitlam, British Columbia

  • Get in on the ground floor with a quantum startup company set to revolutionize computing
  • Work closely with some of the brightest innovators in quantum technologies
  • Enjoy a fast-paced and fun environment where you can take risks while tackling cutting-edge challenges every day
  • Inclusive and open company culture
  • Competitive salary, benefits (including life insurance, extended health, dental, long term disability, and a flexible spending account), and potential upside

What we need you to do

  • Design and build test setups to characterize cryogenic active and passive large-scale silicon photonic integrated circuits (PICs)
  • Design and build test setups to operate and characterize high-speed superconducting detectors fabricated on PICs
  • Realize precise, high-speed, and automated measurement of cryogenic PICs
  • Generate new software and scripts as required to meet test and analysis goals
  • Operate setups to characterize PICs and communicate the results
  • Collaborate with a team of photonic designers, nanofabrication engineers, test engineers, and physicists.
  • Develop and document test and measurement processes and procedures
  • Train team members on all practices that are implemented
  • Present verbal and written findings to cross-functional teams
  • Work on issues of test integration with other systems
  • Contribute to our IP portfolio

What you bring to our team

  • Master’s or PhD degree in electrical engineering, applied physics or other relevant discipline
  • 3+ years of experience on building test setups for integrated photonics
  • Hands-on-experience with high-frequency cryogenic electro-optic devices
  • Experience with superconducting opto-electronic devices
  • Hands-on-experience with fibre and free-space optics
  • Hands-on-experience on active and passive PIC characterization on chip, and module levels
  • Hands-on-experience on calibration and alignment of optical setups at single photon level
  • Working experience on developing automated data acquisition, test and analysis scripts
  • Experience in programming languages like Python, MATLAB, and LabVIEW
  • Excellent teamwork, interpersonal and written communication skills.
  • Strong understanding of photonics, electronics, and electromagnetic compatibility
  • Ability to work independently while also being a great team member
  • Hand-on-experience with prototyping is a plus
  • Knowledge of quantum optics is a plus
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