Semiconductor Laser/PIC R&D Manager

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    Northampton, Northamptonshire

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  • Salary:

    £75000 - £85000 per annum + Excellent benefits

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    Phil Johnson

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    10 months ago

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Semiconductor Laser/PIC R&D Manager

+ Senior Semiconductor Laser / Photonic Integrated Circuit (PIC) role

+ Product Introduction R&D Role

+ Leading player in InP Laser Development

+ Superb Wafer Fab and R&D


+ £75,000 to £85,000 per annum

+ Welcome stock package ($$)

+ Great bonus scheme

+ Great employer and benefits

The Role:

An opportunity for a Semiconductor Laser (or Photonic Integrated Circuit PIC) R&D Manager to join the Chip R&D team. The successful candidate will have previously led a similar R&D team, or be an experienced laser (or photonic integrated circuit) R&D engineer looking for the next career step into leading a team. The opportunity is to lead and manage a team that is developing technology and executing product introduction projects on new semiconductor lasers for telecommunications and other applications.


The role is to lead the team developing world-leading optical components for use in ultra-high data rate systems for cloud data centre, 5G mobile and coherent telecommunications optical fibre networks, and other applications. You will need to co-ordinate the semiconductor laser chip team work, collaborating closely with internal customers in other product development teams, the wafer fabrication facility, and reliability/test teams. You must be proactive within a global R&D organisation


+ Lead a team of laser designers, designing fixed wavelength and tunable lasers for use in telecommunications systems and other applications

+ Introduce new lasers into production in internal Indium Phosphide (InP) wafer fab, and give engineering support during full product lifecycle.Confirm performance and manufacturability of the lasers.

+ Communicate effectively between the chip development team and wafer fab and internal customer (module and components product development team)


Essential Skills:

+ Management of a highly skilled BSc & PhD level engineering team, building the team with existing experienced and enhancing new members.

+ Running engineering projects in combination with a program manager

+ Strong background in physics, electronic/electrical engineering, semiconductor materials or a related discipline

+ Semiconductor device design and modelling


+ Semiconductor laser design (Tunable lasers and DFBs)

+ Device models (Commercial software and ability to write in-house custom software)Performance measurements


+ Photonic Integrated Circuit (PIC) design



-iii-v semiconductor materials


+ Design of other compound semiconductor devices, optical or electrical (where deep knowledge of physics and materials has been required.)

+ Design for manufacturability and reliability

+ Coaching and guiding other designers on these activities

+ High knowledge level of iii-v semiconductor fabrication processes, including statistical data techniques

+ A proven record in new product introduction of semiconductor chips, including on-time product release, DFx, and high quality.


R&D Manager, R&D Lead, Laser Technology, Semiconductor Lasers, Laser Design, Indium Phosphide, Design Engineer, Optical Modulators, Integrated Laser Modulators, ILM, ILMZ, Photonic Integrated Circuits, PIC, Detector, Receiver, Compound semiconductor devices, Compound semiconductor device design, Engineering, R&D, Manufacturing, New Product Introduction, NPI, Wafer, Optoelectronics, Semiconductor Technology, Semiconductor Manufacturing, Wafer Fabrication, Physics, Electronics, Photonics, Telecommunications, III-V semiconductors, Optical Components, Semiconductor Materials, Semiconductor Optical Amplifier, SOA, Laser Modelling, Tunable Laser, DFB,

There will also be opportunity to travel to supplier sites and other locations globally