Senior Silicon Photonics/III-V Laser Integration Engineer

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Join the 3D and silicon photonics team at imec’s R&D headquarters located in the heart of Europe and help in revolutionizing next-generation silicon integrated photonics

Imec is a global pioneer in developing integrated silicon photonics technology through its Optical I/O R&D program targeting short-reach optical communications. This technology is successfully offered via wafer-level prototype fabrication services to customers in telecom, datacom, computing, bio-medical, and sensing applications. By leveraging the mature CMOS processes used in electronics, high-volume and high-yield Photonic Integrated Circuits (PICs) can be fabricated at a relatively low cost. Among the major building blocks in a silicon PIC, the III-V-based lasers amplifiers are critical.

What you will do

  • Your mission as a Senior Silicon Photonics/III-V Laser Integration Engineer in the 3D and Si photonics team will be to lead the development and maintenance of the integration flows for III-V Laser packaging related activities for Silicon Photonics, covering Flip Chip attach and Thermal Compression Bonding. You will work closely with the device design, characterization and process development engineers and be responsible for defining and implementing the process options enabling Laser co-integration with Si for photonics and their related packaging requirements.  
  • You will be responsible for streamlining project execution by working closely with imec’s device, assembly, test, and reliability engineers, as well as with external suppliers.  
  • You will be the strategic point of contact for the development of imec’s Si Photonics Laser Integration activities, liaising with our key internal and external customers. In addition, you will contribute to defining imec’s laser integration roadmap, in collaboration with the program management team.  
  • You will be responsible for coordinating laser reliability assessment and improvement activities. Together with imec’s reliability experts, you will identify failure modes and propose solutions to prolong the lifetime of devices.  
  • You will be reporting the results to internal stakeholders, including peers across team/group/unit, and the external stakeholders including imec customers and core partners, as well as the scientific community.  
  • You will need to stay on top of the state of the art within your competence domain and benchmark imec’s solutions.  
  • You will bring innovation to the team and write the proposals working closely with the imec fellow.

What we do for you

We offer you the opportunity to join one of the world’s premier research centers in nanotechnology at its headquarters in Leuven, Belgium. With your talent, passion and expertise, you’ll become part of a team that makes the impossible possible. Together, we shape the technology that will determine the society of tomorrow.

We are committed to being an inclusive employer and proud of our open, multicultural, and informal working environment with ample possibilities to take initiative and show responsibility. We commit to supporting and guiding you in this process; not only with words but also with tangible actions. Through, 'our corporate university', we actively invest in your development to further your technical and personal growth. 

We are aware that your valuable contribution makes imec a top player in its field. Your energy and commitment are therefore appreciated by means of a market appropriate salary with many fringe benefits. 

Who you are

  • You have obtained a PhD, Master's degree, or equivalent industrial experience, with a focus on semiconductor process technology, packaging technology and a good background on materials characterization.  
  • You possess 5+ years of experience in III-V semiconductor lasers processing or integration.  
  • You are experienced in DOE and statistical analysis.  
  • Experience with silicon photonics is a plus.  
  • You are an enthusiastic team player, yet able to independently solve complex problems with limited supervision, in a fast-paced and highly challenging environment.  
  • You can plan, drive, and complete complex, multi-disciplinary projects on schedule and with a focus on quality.  
  • You have excellent English communication skills and are willing to work in a multicultural environment.

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Senior Silicon Photonics/III-V Laser Integration Engineer
Kapeldreef 75 Leuven, Belgium
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