Photonic Integration Engineer

  • Location:
    Carlsbad, California, US
  • Area of Interest
    Engineer - Hardware
  • Job Type
  • Technology Interest
  • Job Id

What You'll Do

Work as part of a world class photonics team on the integration of Luxtera’s silicon photonics into our automated, high-volume packaging line. Luxtera’s high-volume packaging line uses in-house designed/developed assembly and test tools and processes that provide a unique opportunity to seek modes of improvement that span from photonic chip design to optical assembly (i.e., integration of fibers, light sources, etc.). Advanced testing methods in combination with extensive data collection allow us to gain insight into interactions between materials and processes that drive improvements in products quality and overall capability of manufacturing technologies.

This multi-disciplinary position requires an in-depth understanding of silicon photonics, optics, lasers, single-mode fiber-optics components (fiber arrays, optical multiplexers and demultiplexers, etc.), fiber-optic communications system, single-mode optical-alignment/packaging and advanced data analysis techniques (preferably using SAS jmp).

Qualified candidates are expected to be able to apply advanced problem-solving skills to uncover, root cause and drive corrective action across engineering and manufacturing organizations.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Lead teams in resolving yield and defectivity issues in the line related to final integration of photonic components in high volume manufacturing
  • Help define/improve standards and design rules (i.e., design for manufacturing) for assembly of silicon photonics products
  • Work with tool and development engineers to fundamentally understand complex interaction that arise when integrating the individual components that comprise silicon photonic based transceivers
  • Build engineering dashboards and monitors to track yields, defectivity and other quality and performances issues to direct efforts to improve optical components packaging tools/process
  • Present finding to team with clear written and verbal communications

Who You'll Work With

You will be working with the core engineering team responsible for development of the Luxtera/Cisco’s high volume silicon photonics platform. You will be part of a dynamic technology development team that works to design processes and tools as part of Cisco' high-volume silicon photonics manufacturing platform.

Who You Are

You are an engineer or scientist with experience in one or more of the following areas: fiber optic transceivers, optics, optical packaging and fiber optic components.

Our Minimum Requirements for this role:

  • PhD in Electrical Engineering, Optics, Physics, or related field
  • 5+ years’ experience related field(s)

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

We Are Cisco

#WeAreCisco, where each person is unique, but we bring our talents to work as a team and make a difference powering an inclusive future for all.

We embrace digital, and help our customers implement change in their digital businesses. Some may think we’re “old” (36 years strong) and only about hardware, but we’re also a software company. And a security company. We even invented an intuitive network that adapts, predicts, learns and protects. No other company can do what we do – you can’t put us in a box!

But “Digital Transformation” is an empty buzz phrase without a culture that allows for innovation, creativity, and yes, even failure (if you learn from it.)

Day to day, we focus on the give and take. We give our best, give our egos a break, and give of ourselves (because giving back is built into our DNA.) We take accountability, bold steps, and take difference to heart. Because without diversity of thought and a dedication to equality for all, there is no moving forward.

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! 

Cisco Covid-19 Vaccination Requirements
The health and safety of Cisco's employees, customers, and partners is a top priority. Our goal is to protect and mitigate the spread of COVID-19 infection for strong business resiliency during the pandemic. Therefore, Cisco may require new hires to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 if the role requires business-related travel, meeting with customers/partners (including visiting third-party sites on behalf of Cisco), attending trade events, and Cisco office entry, unless otherwise prohibited by applicable law, and in countries where COVID-19 vaccination is legally required. The company will consider legally required accommodations/exceptions for medical, religious, and other reasons as per the requirements of the role and in accordance with applicable law. Additional information will be provided to candidates about the requirements and accommodation process at the offer time based on region.