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As a Photonics IC Layout Engineer at Sicoya, you will work in a highly international environment and dive into a unique challenge, as you are involved in the design and the development of the next generation of optical transceivers. The main task is to develop the photonic PDK including Verilog modeling, DRC rule definition, LVS routines and PCell programming of integrated electro-optic silicon-based devices.

Start: asap

Employment: Full time

Experience: 4+ years of experience

Your tasks:

  • Develop components for photonic development kits, including DRC rules and LVS
  • Program active and passive building-blocks for O-band- and C-band applications
  • Model the building-block behavior for system-level simulations
  • Create layouts and floor plans of integrated silicon photonics circuits and devices
  • Simulation of photonic integrated circuits on a Silicon Photonics SOI platformDefine design methodologies and design environments

Required profile:

  • PhD in physics, electro-engineering or equivalent
  • Experience in PIC design flow from specification to tape-out
  • Detailed knowledge of chip-level photonic design principles for DFM-maturity
  • Ability to define, specify, and test photonic building blocks, incl. DRC and LVS routines
  • Extensive experience with a variety of PIC design tools
  • In-depth understanding of FDTD methods, Eigenmode expansion, and TCAD simulations
  • Programming experience in an object-oriented language
  • Proactive problem-solving skills
  • Team player that thrives in a dynamic working environment
  • Strong technical and verbal/written communication skills
  • Professional working proficiency in English is mandatory and knowledge of German would be an asset

What we offer:

  • High degree of personal responsibility within a flat company hierarchy
  • Ambitious internationally expanding team
  • Various future career opportunities for every career level
  • An inspiring working environment with flexible working hours, lounge area, free drinks and fruits
  • Fascinating opportunity in an international high-tech environment in Berlin

Also very important for us:

Sicoya is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to gender, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, religion or belief, sexual orientation, disability or age.