Photonic Test Development Engineer

Full Time

Coquitlam, British Columbia

Job Summary

The Photonic Test Development Engineer designs, builds and operates test beds to characterize 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 Photonic Test Development 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 and measurement setups to characterize complex active and passive large-scale silicon photonic integrated circuits (PICs)
  • Realize precise, high-speed, and automated measurement of PICs
  • Realize setups for electro-optic characterization of PICs at extremely low operating temperatures
  • Generate new software and scripts as required to meet test and measurement analysis goals
  • Collaborate with a team of photonic designers, nanofabrication engineers, test engineers, and physicists
  • Operate setups to characterize PICs and communicate the results
  • Present verbal and written findings to cross-functional teams
  • Work on issues of test integration with other systems
  • Develop and document test and measurement processes and procedures
  • Train team members on all practices and processes that are implemented
  • Source parts and systems as needed

What you bring to our team

  • Master’s or PhD degree in electrical engineering, applied physics or other relevant discipline
  • 5+ years of experience on building test setups for integrated photonic chips
  • Hands-on-experience with fibre and free-space optics
  • Hands-on-experience on active and passive PIC characterization on wafer, chip, and module levels
  • Hands-on-experience on calibration and alignment of optical setups
  • Working experience on developing automated data acquisition, test and analysis scripts
  • Experience in programming languages like Python, MATLAB, and LabVIEW
  • Knowledge of control systems theory
  • Excellent teamwork, interpersonal, and written communication skills.
  • Strong understanding of photonics, electronics, and electromagnetic compatibility.
  • Proficiency in CAD software like SOLIDWORKS
  • Ability to work independently while also being a great team member
  • Hands-on-experience on RF/Microwave setups is a plus
  • Hands-on-experience on prototyping is a plus
  • Knowledge of quantum optics is a plus
  • Knowledge of cryogenic electro-optic characterization is a plus
  • Knowledge of superconducting opto-electronics is a plus
  • Experience with PIC packaging is a plus
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