Optical Package Development Lead/Manager – Intel – Santa Clara, CA

Optical Package Development Lead/Manager
2,318 reviews

Santa Clara, CA 95052
Job Description

Intel Data Center Group DCG – Silicon Photonics Solution Division SPPD – is looking for an optical package design engineer in R&D design team. This is a unique opportunity to join a group at the cusp of bleeding edge product and technology development with lots of growth and exciting opportunities.

The primary job responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Lead or support as a part of team in developing packaging design for state of the art Silicon Photonics SiPh devices and assemblies, with emphasis on optoelectronic and microelectronic component and sub-systems
  • Drive or lead photonics package design and technology selection. Assess and mitigate risks associated with the product designs
  • Partner with stakeholders to identify new suppliers for design, develop and manage existing suppliers
  • Interacting with suppliers and optimize designs based on supplier’s processes and capabilities
  • Working with cross-functional groups to determine photonics package requirements. Design from concept to volume production to meet the electrical, optical, mechanical, thermal, and reliability requirements
  • Perform tolerance analysis of opto-mechanical components and subassemblies
  • Drive thermal and mechanical Finite Element Analysis FEA of packages and subassemblies, to determine temperature profiles, power dissipation and mechanical stress/deformation over temperature and their effects on optical coupling
  • Lead and drive development of optical alignment system and test method to validate the design.
  • Generating opto-mechanical component specifications for product and tooling

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in physics, EE or related engineering field and 6+ years of experience in the photonics or semiconductor or related industry
  • Prior design experience in high volume product environment such as optical transceivers, cell phones, disk drives or automation
  • Prior product design and development experience for active device with SM fiber pigtails
  • Prior experience with optical passive and active alignments for SM fiber
  • Detail oriented problem solver, sense of urgency and commitment to achieve targeted goals.
  • Proven track record in product design and development cycle from initial conceptual design to high volume production
  • Hands-on experience and knowledge with optoelectronic and microelectronic packaging: micro-optics assembly, fiber coupling design and development, epoxies, laser welding, die-attach, wirebond, leadframe etc.
  • Working knowledge with optical alignment and optical system testing
  • Team player with good communication skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication, interpersonal skill.
  • Demonstrated ability to juggle multiple priorities and deliver against a schedule.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • PhD in physics, EE or related engineering field and 4+ years of experience in the photonics or semiconductor or related industry
  • Experience in product thermal design. Proficient in ICEPAK and/or FLOTHERM CFD modeling tools is a plus.
  • Experience in FEA structural analysis and knowledgeable on modeling tools such as Abaqus or ANSYS is a plus.
  • Experience and knowledgeable with optical simulation and tools, such as Zemax is a plus


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