Integrated Photonics Engineer - Acacia

  • Location:
    Holmdel, New Jersey, US
  • Area of Interest
    Engineer - Hardware
  • Compensation Range
    125300 USD - 186800 USD
  • Job Type
    Professional
  • Technology Interest
    Cloud and Data Center
  • Job Id
    1425744
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Acacia Communications designs intelligent transceivers using advanced signal processing and photonic integration for the 100G, 400G and 1T bit speed fiber optic transmission market deployed in data center, metro, long-haul and ultra-long haul telecommunication networks.

What you'll do:

As a member of the Photonic Integrated Circuits (PIC) team, you will be a key member of a small, dynamic group that develops advanced photonics chips for optical communications products. You will assist in the design, simulation, layout and testing of photonic components and circuits on die, wafer and assembly levels.

You will design, and numerically model passive and active photonic components with tools such as FDTD, HFSS and COMSOL. You will also perform script-based GDS layout of photonic components, circuits and full product chips.

Who you’ll work with:

You will work very closely with the entire PIC team covering a wide variety of directions, including silicon photonics and III-V device designs, simulation, foundry process development, production tapeouts, PIC testing, and production support. You will also work closely with millimeter wave design team, packaging team, and module hardware / software / optics testing team in building complete products.

Acacia takes pride in providing and fostering a collaborate environment to ensure success and personal growth.

Who you are:

You are enthusiastic about engineering and seeing your effort contribute to a great product in real world applications. You are detail oriented, with high energy and the drive to get things done while solving difficult problems. You are capable of independent problem solving, but you appreciate a friendly, team-oriented, collaborative work environment, which means you enjoy learning from your colleagues and letting them learn from you. You are not shy to always point out how we can be more effective as a team, and you are open to similar suggestions by your team members. Your great interpersonal and communication skills allow effortless collaboration within and across teams and to steer the development in a positive direction.

Minimum requirements:

  • Ph.D. or master’s degree with 2+ years of industry experience or equivalent in optical engineering, physics, electrical engineering.
  • Knowledge of solid-state physics, integrated photonics and opto-electronics.
  • 2+ years of experience with photonics numerical simulation principle and tools.
  • 2+ years of script-based component GDS layout and tapeout.
  • 2+ years of experience in photonic component testing.

Preferred Requirements:

  • Experience with device fabrication
  • Experience with high-speed probing

Why Cisco?

#WeAreCisco. We are all unique, but collectively we bring our talents to work as a team, to develop innovative technology and power a more inclusive, digital future for everyone. How do we do it? Well, for starters – with people like you!

Nearly every internet connection around the world touches Cisco. We’re the Internet’s optimists. Our technology makes sure the data traveling at light speed across connections does so securely, yet it’s not what we make but what we make happen which marks us out. We’re helping those who work in the health service to connect with patients and each other; schools, colleges, and universities to teach in even the most challenging of times. We’re helping businesses of all shapes and sizes to connect with their employees and customers in new ways, providing people with access to the digital skills they need and connecting the most remote parts of the world – whether through 5G, or otherwise.

We tackle whatever challenges come our way. We have each other’s backs, we recognize our accomplishments, and we grow together. We celebrate and support one another – from big and small things in life to big career moments. And giving back is in our DNA (we get 10 days off each year to do just that).

We know that powering an inclusive future starts with us. Because without diversity and a dedication to equality, there is no moving forward. Our 30 Inclusive Communities, that bring people together around commonalities or passions, are leading the way. Together we’re committed to learning, listening, caring for our communities, whilst supporting the most vulnerable with a collective effort to make this world a better place either with technology, or through our actions.

So, you have colorful hair? Don’t care. Tattoos? Show off your ink. Like polka dots? That’s cool. Pop culture geek? Many of us are. Passion for technology and world changing? Be you, with us! #WeAreCisco 

Message to applicants applying to work in the U.S. and/or Canada:

When available, the salary range posted for this position reflects the projected hiring range for new hire, full-time salaries in U.S. and/or Canada locations, not including equity or benefits. For non-sales roles the hiring ranges reflect base salary only; employees are also eligible to receive annual bonuses. Hiring ranges for sales positions include base and incentive compensation target. Individual pay is determined by the candidate's hiring location and additional factors, including but not limited to skillset, experience, and relevant education, certifications, or training. Applicants may not be eligible for the full salary range based on their U.S. or Canada hiring location. The recruiter can share more details about compensation for the role in your location during the hiring process.

U.S. employees have access to quality medical, dental and vision insurance, a 401(k) plan with a Cisco matching contribution, short and long-term disability coverage, basic life insurance and numerous wellbeing offerings. Employees receive up to twelve paid holidays per calendar year, which includes one floating holiday, plus a day off for their birthday. Employees accrue up to 20 days of Paid Time Off (PTO) each year and have access to paid time away to deal with critical or emergency issues without tapping into their PTO. We offer additional paid time to volunteer and give back to the community. Employees are also able to purchase company stock through our Employee Stock Purchase Program.

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.75% of incentive target for each 1% of revenue attainment up to 50% of quota;

1.5% of incentive target for each 1% of attainment between 50% and 75%;

1% of incentive target for each 1% of attainment between 75% and 100%; and once performance exceeds 100% attainment, incentive rates are at or above 1% for each 1% of attainment with no cap on incentive compensation.

For non-quota-based sales performance elements such as strategic sales objectives, Cisco may pay up to 125% of target. Cisco sales plans do not have a minimum threshold of performance for sales incentive compensation to be paid.

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