Job Descriptions

Senior Software Engineer

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Developing algorithms for LiDAR point cloud data processing to extract intelligence from the scene
  • Defining test data collection scenarios and offline simulation of algorithms for proof of concept
  • Optimization of algorithms for deployment on a real-time embedded platform

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • MS in computer science, electrical engr or related field with 5+ years industry experience / PhD computer science, electrical engr or related field with 3+ years industry experience

  • Proficient in computer vision & 3D perception algorithms

  • Experience with deploying algorithms on embedded platforms

PREFERRED QUALIFICATION

  • Experience with point cloud data processing
  • Knowledge of GPS, IMU, sensor fusion
  • Experience with motion state estimation for dynamic systems

Senior PCB Design Engineer

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Work closely with Electrical, Mechanical, and optics engineers to define requirements and conduct design reviews
  • Identify key circuit components and simulate circuit performance via Spice
  • Manage and maintain schematic symbols and footprint libraries as well as schematic and PCB templates
  • Perform post-layout simulation for signal and power integrity using Mentor HyperLynx
  • Own the PCB Design process, incl. placement, routing, fabrication and assembly package, and support with testing the PCBs

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • BS / MS Degree in PB.Sc./M.Sc. with 5+ years of experience PCB schematic and layout design experience

  • Experience with Altium Designer for multi-layer and HDI PCB design

  • Experience with controlled impedance, length/delay matching, differential RF signal routing, and digital busses (DDR4, PCIe, 10GbE, etc.)

  • Experience with Rigid-Flex or Flex designs for high-frequency interconnections

  • Familiarity with analog, RF, mixed-signal, and digital circuit design

  • Comfortable with using a range of lab instruments such as signal generators, oscilloscopes, spectrum analyzers, vector network analyzers, etc.

  • Good technical writing skills for documenting design specifications

PREFERRED QUALIFICATION

  • Experience with designing electronics for optical interfaces
  • Background in lidar or FMCW radar
  • Familiarity with IPC 6012 & IPC 6013 is a plus
  • Expertise in Automotive Electronics and high-quantity production designs
  • Familiar with programming languages such as MATLAB, Python, C, etc.

Senior Field Applications Engineer

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Technical first point of contact for customers
  • Communicate technical information to customers and SiLC’s internal teams through technical presentations, design reviews, etc.
  • Provide timely answers and quick assessments during system design, testing and troubleshooting.
  • Support customer data collection and integration of SiLC’s solutions onsite.
  • Author technical documentation and white papers, as needed.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • BS / MS Degree in Physics, Applied Physics, Electrical Engineering, Optics or a related field.

  • Familiarity with photonics components, fiber optics, free space optics, and standard test electronic equipment.

  • Prior internship or university research experience on related field.

  • Aptitude for performing hands-on experiments and measurements.

  • Ability to adapt and operate under tight deadlines.

  • Experience with Automotive design and qualification process is a plus.

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills and willing to learn new things.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATION

  • Strong hands-on experience on free-space, fiber optics, and optical alignment to fiber/waveguide devices.

Senior Digital Design Engineer

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Integration of digital sub-modules into a full system consisting of Xilinx SoC devices, analog electronics, integrated photonics and bulk optics
  • Perform hands-on verification and debug of hardware/firmware
  • Documenting the results and communicating it to technical staff

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Ph.D. – M.Sc. with 3+ years of experience
  • Experience with Xilinx SoC FPGAs, Xilinx Vivado; SDK, knowledge of their block design editor, IP catalog, and ILA
  • Creating projects, first stage boot loaders (FSBL), and boot images
  • Proficient in Verilog/SystemVerilog
  • Familiar with embedded programming in C/C++
  • Experience in programming/scripting using Perl, shell scripting
  • Hands-on experience with lab equipment (oscilloscope, spectrum analyzer, VNA, Signal Gen.) for hardware bring-up and characterization

PREFERRED QUALIFICATION

  • Experience with DDR4, Ethernet MAC, JESD 204B/C, parallel DDR LVDS

  • Experience with signal processing for communication, radar, or lidar systems

Analog and Mixed-Signal ASIC Designer

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Responsible for design, implementation, and testing of circuits for the FMCW sensing system.

  • Independently analyze the system requirements and translate them to circuit specifications.

  • Come up with circuit architectures that can meet the requirements.

  • Identify key ICs and simulate circuit performance.

  • Design, implement, and test the circuit boards.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Ph.D. with 2+ years of experience or MSc with 7+ years of experience in Electrical Engineering

  • Circuit design background with analog, RF, mixed-signal, and digital blocks

  • Comfortable with using a range of lab instruments such as signal generators, oscilloscopes, spectrum analyzers, vector network analyzers, etc.

  • Hands-on experience with debugging and fixing complex experimental setups and circuits

  • Good technical writing skills for documenting design specifications and test results

PREFERRED QUALIFICATION

  • Experience with designing photonic interface circuits (e.g., TIAs) and low-noise laser drivers
  • Familiar with programming languages such as MATLAB, Python, C, etc.
  • Background in lidar or FMCW radar

Digital System Engineer

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Test and verification of digital sub-modules and systems based on Xilinx SoC devices
  • Lidar data collection using the complete digital system, analog electronics, integrated photonics and bulk optics
  • Analysis and post-processing of the data
  • Perform hands-on verification and debug of hardware/firmware
  • Documenting the results and communicating it to technical staff

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • M.Sc. with 3+ years of experience
  • Familiarity with Xilinx FPGAs, Vivado, and SDK
  • Experience with Verilog/SystemVerilog
  • Familiar with embedded programming in C/C++
  • Hands-on experience with lab equipment (oscilloscope, spectrum analyzer, VNA, Signal Gen.) for hardware bring-up and characterization

PREFERRED QUALIFICATION

  • Experience with Xilinx SoC FPGAs, knowledge of their block design editor, IP catalog, and ILA

  • Experience with signal processing for communication, radar, or lidar systems

Senior LiDAR Test/System Engineer

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Develop LIDAR and 3D sensing systems based on a silicon photonics integrated semiconductor chip platform

  • Specify and source application-specific hardware and electronics

  • Write system control and data acquisition software

  • Develop test methods, processes and procedures for LIDAR system characterization

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • PhD in engineering or a related field

  • 3+ years of relevant experience, including working with LIDAR systems

  • Proficiency in MATLAB/C++ coding

  • Ability to adapt and operate under tight deadlines

  • Strong communication skills

PREFERRED QUALIFICATION

  • Knowledge of silicon photonic circuits
  • Experience of ASIC design
  • Experience of PCB design

Photonics and Laser Systems Engineer

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Test and characterization of laser devices, materials and systems

  • Develop and set up test rigs and test methodology

  • Test automation and automated data processing and analysis

  • Design, simulation and evaluation of laser devices and silicon photonic integrated optical components

  • Preparation of documentation for component specifications, design libraries and design reviews

  • Production of test plans for manufactured devices

  • Analysis and presentation of test data

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Master’s in SC lasers/integrated optics/silicon photonics
  • Hands-on experience of testing optical devices
  • Proficiency in test setup and automation and Python/MATLAB/C++ coding
  • Basic knowledge in standard integrated optical simulation and design tools
  • Ability to adapt and operate under tight deadlines
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

PREFERRED QUALIFICATION

  • Knowledge of silicon photonic circuits

  • Basic understanding of coherent optical communications/systems is a plus

Hardware Test Engineer

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Lidar data collection using the complete digital system, analog electronics, integrated photonics and bulk optics

  • Analysis and post-processing of the data

  • Perform hands-on verification and debug of hardware/firmware

  • Documenting the results and communicating it to technical staff

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • B.Sc. with 4+ years of experience
  • Experience with Linux and embedded programming in C/C++
  • Hands-on experience with lab equipment (oscilloscope, spectrum analyzer, VNA, Signal Gen.) for hardware bring-up and characterization

PREFERRED QUALIFICATION

  • Familiar with Verilog/SystemVerilog

  • Experience with Xilinx FPGAs, Vivado, and SDK

  • Experience with signal processing for communication, radar, or lidar systems

Senior Hardware Test Engineer

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Responsible for bring-up of analog and mixed-signal PCBs
  • Analyze and understand the expected functionality of different building blocks on a PCB
  • Implement basic programming of the circuit components that require initial configuration through, e.g., SPI/I2C interfaces
  • Come up with procedure and tests for verifying the functionality and performance of complex PCBs
  • Use lab instruments such as signal generators, oscilloscopes, spectrum analyzers, vector network analyzers, etc. to perform the necessary tests
  • Independently draw conclusions based on test results and propose fixes for potential issues
  • Document and automate the necessary test steps to transfer them to other engineers

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • MSc with 5+ years of experience or BSc with 7+ years of experience in Electrical Engineering

  • Experience with testing analog, RF, mixed-signal, and digital circuits

  • Comfortable using and automating (via MATLAB) lab instruments such as signal generators, oscilloscopes, spectrum analyzers, vector network analyzers, etc.

  • Hands-on experience with debugging and fixing complex experimental setups and circuits

  • Comfortable with basic digital interfaces such as I2C, SPI, UART, etc.

  • Knowledge of FPGA programming tools and steps

  • Good technical writing skills for documenting design specifications and test results

PREFERRED QUALIFICATION

  • Experience with PCB design
  • Familiar with MCU programming ex, STM32
  • Familiar with programming languages such as Python, C, etc.
  • Background in lidar or FMCW radar

Sr. Hardware Design Engineer

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Independently analyze the system requirements and translate them to circuit specifications.

  • Come up with circuit architectures that can meet the requirements

  • Identify key ICs and simulate circuit performance

  • Design, implement and test the circuit boards

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Ph.D. with 2+ years of experience or MSc with 7+ years of experience in Electrical Engineering
  • Circuit design background with analog, RF, mixed-signal, and digital blocks
  • Comfortable using a range of lab instruments such as signal generators, oscilloscopes, spectrum analyzers, vector network analyzers, etc.
  • Hands-on experience with debugging and fixing complex experimental setups and circuits
  • Good technical writing skills for documenting design specifications and test results

PREFERRED QUALIFICATION

  • Experience with designing photonic interface circuits (e.g., TIAs) and low-noise laser drivers

  • Familiar with programming languages such as MATLAB, Python, C, etc.

  • Background in lidar or FMCW radar

Silicon Photonics Design Engineer

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Design of silicon photonic integrated optical components and circuits
  • Transfer of designs to manufacturing, working closely with layout and wafer process engineers
  • Preparation of documentation for design libraries and design reviews
  • Production of test plans for fabricated devices
  • Analysis and presentation of test data

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Ph.D. in integrated optics/silicon photonics

  • 3+ years of relevant experience in the design and characterization of silicon photonic devices

  • Proficiency in standard integrated optical simulation and design tools and in MATLAB coding

  • Good understanding of silicon fabrication processes

  • Ability to adapt and operate under tight deadlines

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

PREFERRED QUALIFICATION

  • Hands-on experience of testing optical devices
  • Experience of the application of silicon photonics to LIDAR systems

Optical Test Engineer

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Develop and maintain test systems, processes, and procedures to characterize integrated optoelectronic devices and LIDAR systems.

  • Write MATLAB/Python/LabVIEW code for test system development and analyze and present test data.

  • Generate test plans and work instructions.

  • Write test reports.

  • Setup and configure test systems, execute tests, and train engineers and technicians to perform tests.

  • Manage test technicians.

  • Specify and purchase lab equipment and materials required for testing.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Master’s Degree in engineering or a related field.
  • 3+ years of relevant electrooptical test experience, including knowledge of free space optics and optical alignment to fiber/waveguide devices.
  • Ability to adapt and operate under tight deadlines.
  • Strong communication skills.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATION

  • Experience in working with LIDAR systems

Technical Project Manager

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provide planning and management of product development projects, leading a project team consisting of members drawn from different functions within the company
  • Ensure projects are completed to specification, on time and within budget
  • Determine and define clear deliverables, roles and responsibilities for team members 
  • Hold regular team meetings to determine progress and address any questions or challenges
  • Carry out design reviews and stage gate reviews
  • Interact with external vendors and manufacturing partners
  • Work with procurement team and CDM to assist them with technical input to ensure timely preparation of BoM for products
  • Regularly report progress to senior management

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • M.Sc. in a relevant technology area, such as Integrated Photonics, Optics, Electrical Engineering

  • 3+ years of relevant experience in technical project management

  • Ability to adapt and operate under tight deadlines

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

PREFERRED QUALIFICATION

  • Experience in developing LIDAR systems
  • Experience in developing products based on integrated photonics technology

Photonics Test Engineer I and II

Photonics Test Engineer I (Entry Level)

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Maintain test equipment, processes and procedures for the characterization of photonics integrated circuits (PIC), optoelectronic devices, and LIDAR systems.

  • Coordinate with management and engineers to perform PIC evaluation and testing.

  • Write, modify, and maintain MATLAB/Python/LabVIEW code for PIC testing and data analysis.

  • Support with data analysis, organization of measured data, and maintain component library database from various photonics devices. 

  • Specify and purchase lab equipment and materials required for testing.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Physics, Applied Physics, Electrical Engineering, Optics or a related field.
  • Familiarity with photonics components, fiber optics, free space optics, and standard test electronic equipment.
  • Prior internship or university research experience on photonics related field. 
  • Aptitude for performing hands-on laboratory experiments and measurements. 
  • Ability to adapt and operate under tight deadlines.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills and willing to learn new things.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATION

  • Strong hands-on experience on free-space, fiber optics, and optical alignment to fiber/waveguide devices.

Photonics Test Engineer II

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Maintain test equipment, processes and procedures for the characterization of photonics integrated circuits (PIC), optoelectronic devices, and LIDAR systems.
  • Write MATLAB/Python/LabVIEW code for test system development and for the analysis and presentation of test data.
  • Setup and configure PIC test systems, execute tests and coordinate with management, sr. engineers, and technicians to perform experiments.
  • Generate test plans and write test reports.
  • Support with data analysis, organization of measured data, and maintain component library database from various photonics devices. 
  • Specify and purchase lab equipment and materials required for testing.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Degree in Physics, Applied Physics, Electrical Engineering, Optics or a related field.

    • Bachelor’s degree with 2-3 years of work experience in photonics industry,

    • Or master’s degree with related industry internship or research experience in optics/photonics related field.

  • Good theoretical knowledge of photonics devices along with strong hands-on experience on fiber optics, free space optics, and optical alignment to fiber/waveguide devices.

  • Aptitude for performing hands-on laboratory experiments and measurements. 

  • Ability to adapt and operate under tight deadlines.

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills and willing to learn new things.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATION

  • Experience of working with silicon photonics and/or LIDAR systems.

Marketing Director

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Develop company marketing strategy/plan and craft positioning and messaging to elevate the company to the next level

  • Create customer-facing product marketing and presentation materials for use at each phase of the sales process
  • Write compelling content to draw in new opportunities, including blog posts, social media, product collateral, webinars, competitive performance reports, and pitch decks
  • Develop videos, animations, and infographics that communicate the unique features and benefits of SiLC products
  • Plan and execute attention-grabbing press releases, events, and new product launches, and manage the cross-functional implementation of the plan

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a technical field such as software or electrical engineering
  • Comfort with highly technical details and a strong curiosity
  • 5-10 years product marketing experience in a B2B technology company
  • Exceptional writing and communication skills
  • Proven history of creating effective product marketing programs
  • Impeccable time management and project prioritization skills
  • Superb Powerpoint and Adobe Creative Cloud as well as design skills
  • Excellent people and management skills to interact with staff, colleagues, cross-functional teams, and third parties
  • Ability and willingness to travel

PREFERRED QUALIFICATION

  • M.S. Engineering degree or MBA

  • Experience in the automotive or industrial automation industries

  • Experience with technical products and hardware products

  • Worked with LiDAR or similar sensors before

Corporate Counsel – Licensing, Technology Transactions, Business Development

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provide business-oriented legal advice to business management with an emphasis on actionable insight and recommendations.

  • Work closely with business management to develop and implement new business models, ensure understanding of legal concepts and implications, and formulate negotiation strategies and roadmaps.

  • Draft and negotiate a broad range of IP- and technology-related agreements, and ensure proper internal alignment and approval of deals.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Juris Doctorate (JD)
  • 5+ years of legal experience, preferably in both law firm and in-house corporate legal departments with a focus on technology transactions including IP licenses, joint development agreements, IP purchases and sales, and other strategic alliances.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; active listener.
  • Excellent negotiation skills including first-hand experience of leading negotiations with parties across multiple jurisdictions.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATION

  • Registered US patent attorney, or substantial experience in patent and trade secret litigation and transactions.

  • Licensed to practice in California.

  • Technical acumen, and a capacity to quickly learn new business and technology concepts.

  • Experience with IP-related investigations and competitive intelligence.

  • Experience working with startup companies.

  • Familiarity with key US and foreign antitrust and unfair competition issues impacting licenses and other IP transactions.

  • Strong intellect and capacity for handling complexity (both in terms of sophisticated legal and business issues and multiple, overlapping projects)

  • Sound legal and business judgment, and personal standards of excellence.

  • Ability to organize and condense complicated legal and business situations into easily-understandable presentations with clear guidance and recommendations.

  • Understand how to translate business needs into contract language, including creativity in finding solutions to help resolve business issues.

  • Passionate, proactive, highly-motivated, able to work independently on a wide variety of tasks and drive results.

  • Ability to prioritize and manage projects, and shift priorities quickly as business needs evolve.

  • Excellent organizational skills, including attention to detail and ability to define specific action plans based on general guidance and deliver results.

  • Ability to see the big picture and identify and design-out problems from the outset; continuous improvement mindset.

  • Ability to work collaboratively across organizational boundaries, and with a diverse group of colleagues and internal clients in multiple countries.

  • Personal presence that inspires trust and confidence; highest integrity; willingness to engage in constructive debate; desire to do things the right way and fortitude to speak out when confronted with challenges.

  • Ability to lead, and to perform as part of a team.
    Flexible, personable, and enjoys a dynamic corporate culture