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Optical Design Engineer, Intel Foundry Services (IFS)

Santa Clara, CA 95050
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Job Description

The IFS team is looking for a passionate and driven individual to help define and build complex systems with highly integrated mechanical, electrical, thermal, vacuum and control requirements. This individual will be a member of a new project team working alongside internal/external partners to design and build new modules. The position involves both leading and supporting projects from concept definition, detailed design, process and test development, prototyping and qualification phases, through to implementation into manufacturing.

We are looking for an experienced Optoelectronic Engineer to join the multidisciplinary development team to support the design, development and packaging of advanced optical electronic/optical/photonic components, modules and sub-systems. You will work to provide design solutions and select key optical and microelectronic technologies and integration strategies that align with project requirements. Development activities include, but are not limited to:

  • Design optical components such as photodiodes, amplifiers, receivers and interconnects with consideration for all design elements (packaging, integration, optical and RF/electrical, mechanical, thermal, assembly, test and reliability). Define and develop advanced packaging and integration solutions for compact, efficient and high performance optoelectronic and microelectronic products.

  • Perform optical modelling, including free space and guided wave, and optical system performance simulations.

  • Perform optical and optomechanical tolerance analysis to assess practical performance capability. Work with thermal-structural engineering to assess impact on optical performance.

  • Select and characterize active and passive optical components for high speed optoelectronic design.

  • Define specifications/requirements for outsourced custom components and coordinate/interface with manufacturers/suppliers.

  • Define and implement processes for active and passive optical alignment and related integration approaches on advanced optical assembly equipment, and bonding strategies and algorithms for customized optical assembly processes and equipment.

  • Support prototype builds and engineering product verification through hands on engagement.

  • Design optical interconnections between fibers and integrated circuits

Behavioral traits that we are looking for:

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, and clarity in technical communications.

  • Results oriented self-starter with the ability to work independently, and an aptitude for hands on problem solving.

  • Proven ability to lead technical projects, working with multi-functional and cross-site groups.


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. Position not eligible for Intel immigration sponsorship.

Minimum Qualifications:
The candidate must possess at least one of the 3 following degrees plus the years of experience determined for each degree in the areas of expertise specified below:

  • Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering or related discipline with 8+ years of experience

  • Master's degree in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering or related discipline with 5+ years of experience

  • Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering or related discipline with 3+ years of experience

  • 3+ years experience in optical IC design

Preferred qualifications:

  • Proven experience as a technical lead for large and small groups in a global team environment

  • Experience leading external supplier projects

  • Experience with packaging and micro-integration

  • Expertise in design and development of optical products, from concept through to volume manufacturing

  • Experience in a broad range of optical and microelectronic technologies, materials, components, assembly and test processes

  • Experience with latest optical design and modelling tools and techniques

  • Experience with high vacuum


Inside this Business Group

As the world's largest chip manufacturer, Intel strives to make every facet of semiconductor manufacturing state-of-the-art -- from semiconductor process development and manufacturing, through yield improvement to packaging, final test and optimization, and world class Supply Chain and facilities support.  Employees in the Technology Development and Manufacturing Group are part of a worldwide network of design, development, manufacturing, and assembly/test facilities, all focused on utilizing the power of Moores Law to bring smart, connected devices to every person on Earth.

Other Locations

US, Arizona, Phoenix;US, Oregon, Hillsboro;Virtual Europe, Middle East and Africa;Virtual US and Canada

Intel strongly encourages employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Intel aligns to federal, state, and local laws and as a contractor to the U.S. Government is subject to government mandates that may be issued. Intel policies for COVID-19 including guidance about testing and vaccination are subject to change over time.

Posting Statement

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, religious creed, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, military and veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, gender, gender expression, gender identity, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by local law, regulation, or ordinance.

Annual Salary Range for jobs which could be performed in US, Colorado:

We offer a total compensation package that ranks among the best in the industry. It consists of competitive pay, stock, bonuses, and benefit programs. Find more information about our Amazing Benefits here
Intel is committed to a culture of accessibility.  Intel provides accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities.  Find information and request accommodation here
Posted: 2022-05-14 Expires: 2022-06-14

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