Senior Optical Receiver Engineer – Intel – Santa Clara, CA

Job Description

Intel’s Silicon Photonics Product Division SPPD is currently looking for a Senior Optical Receiver Engineer to join the team. The successful candidate will be primarily responsible for RF design and testing/validation of high-speed integrated optical receiver based on SiGe PIN photo-diode and Avalanche photo-diode APD. Responsibilities also include RF design, simulation, and validation for photonic integrated chip, and receiver subsystem planning and testing. The ideal candidate should exhibit behavioral traits that indicate: – Strong verbal and written communication skills – Excellent problem solving skills


You must possess the below minimum qualifications to be initially considered for this position. Preferred qualifications are in addition to the minimum requirements and are considered a plus factor in identifying top candidates. Experience listed below would be obtained through relevant previous job and/or research experiences.

Minimum qualifications

Must have a MS/PhD in Electrical Engineering, Photonics, Optoelectronics, Optics, Physics, and similar technical discipline- Minimum 5 years of post-graduate experience in the following skillsets

High-speed optical receiver chain design and validation including photodiode, TIA, board, Demux, fiber coupling, and high-speed connector -RF modeling and simulation based on commercial software such as HFSS and ADS – RF testing using high-speed probe, VNA, and DCA -RF testing with semiconductor lasers, electro-optic modulators, and PIN detectors – Die-level and module-level or subsystem-level testing including optical bandwidth and Rx sensitivity – Optoelectronics, semiconductor physics and device physics – Understanding of high-speed IC’s including TIA and amplifier and board design

Preferred qualifications

10+ years of experience in the above skills sets

5+ years of experience in silicon photonics research and development Inside this Business Group

The Data Center Group (DCG) is at the heart of Intel’s transformation from a PC company to a company that runs the cloud and billions of smart, connected computing devices. The data center is the underpinning for every data-driven service, from artificial intelligence to 5G to high-performance computing, and DCG delivers the products and technologies—spanning software, processors, storage, I/O, and networking solutions—that fuel cloud, communications, enterprise, and government data centers around the world.

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