VCSEL Development Engineer (Engineer Staff, Optical) – Lumentum Operations LLC – Milpitas, CA

Lumentum (NASDAQ: LITE) is

a market-leading manufacturer of innovative optical and photonic products

enabling optical networking and commercial laser customers worldwide.

Lumentum’s optical components and subsystems are part of virtually every type

of telecom, enterprise, and data center network. Lumentum’s commercial

lasers enable advanced manufacturing techniques and diverse applications

including next-generation 3D sensing capabilities. Lumentum is

headquartered in Milpitas, California with R&D, manufacturing, and sales

offices worldwide. For more information, visit


Lumentum is an Equal Opportunity Employer, EOE/Minorities/Females/Veterans/Individuals with Disability

Lumentum is seeking a bright, motivated individual to contribute to the

development of a variety of highly-innovative and market-leading high-power

and/or high-speed VCSEL products for datacom, industrial and consumer


As a VCSEL Development Engineer in the R&D group, you will help

bring next generation VCSELs from concept to production. Your work will span device design, mask

layout, process flow development, characterization and tester development, DC

test data analysis and pulsed/RF measurements.

You will need a deep understanding of VCSEL design, and excellent

collaboration skills with other laser device engineers, mechanical and software

engineers, reliability experts and manufacturing process specialists.

Key Responsibilities:
Device and Epitaxial design to meet VCSEL performance requirements

Mask layout and VCSEL process development (lithography, wet etching,

plasma etching, metal and dielectric deposition systems, implantation, and


Design for manufacturing of VCSELs with high yields at high volumes

Manage tasks/project through the various development phases (concept,

demonstration, development, qualification, production) to meet program



5+ years of experience with high-power and/or high-speed VCSEL


US Citizenship or Permanent Residency Required

In depth knowledge of semiconductor processes (lithography, wet/dry

etch, oxidation, implantation, dielectric/metal deposition)

Hands-on experience with electronic test equipment and characterization

(e.g., computer control, RF S-parameter testing, eye-mask testing)

Proficient in data analysis with tools like Excel/JMP, Minitab

Familiarity with wafer fabrication metrology and failure analysis


Familiarity with conception, planning, design, and qualification phases

of development projects

Strong verbal, organizational, written communication skills and ability

to work collaboratively within cross-functional teams

Master’s or PhD degree in EE, Materials, Physics or equivalent

Primary Location



Work Locations


Milpitas-HQ, CA USA

400 N McCarthy Blvd





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Individual Contributor

Job Posting


Mar 24, 2017, 9:40:06 AM

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