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Job ID: JR0089818
Job Category: Intern/Student
Primary Location: Santa Clara, CA US
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Job Type: Intern

Optical Test Engineer Intern

Job Description

Intel's Silicon Photonics Products Division (SPPD) is currently looking for an excellent graduate student to fill in an intern position as Optical Test Engineer. The successful candidate will be responsible for lab testing of various passive and active optical and photonic components including discrete devices and integrated photonic Rx chips, and Rx subsystems for Intel's next generation high-speed silicon photonic products. You will work closely with component and module design engineers for component characterization, optical sub-assembly testing, and data analytics. This position will be multi-task oriented.

The ideal candidate should exhibit behavioral traits that indicate:

  • Verbal and written communication skills
  • Problem solving skills

Your responsibilities will include, but not be limited to:

  • Develop test setup and test flow for optical device characterizations
  • Define test plan and characterize high-speed photo-detectors and Rx chips
  • Perform optical loss testing of passive components such as waveguides, couplers, wavelength multiplexer/de-multiplexer, and fiber-to-chip coupling
  • Perform optical Rx subsystem testing with electronic IC (TIA)
  • Develop test automation with optical fiber alignment and data collection


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. Experience listed below would be obtained through relevant training and/or research experience.

Minimum qualifications

Must have a MS, currently be enrolled in a PhD program in Electrical Engineering, Physics, Optical Science or related technical discipline.

Minimum 1 years of relevant hands-on experience in:

  • Optical & photonic component characterization
  • Optical testing of passive components using optical fiber system as well as free space optical setup and alignment

Additional Preferred Qualifications:

  • Good background in optical waveguide, semiconductor laser, electro-optic modulator, and PIN/APD photo detector
  • Previous experience in Silicon Photonics
  • 3+ years of experience with statistical data analysis and process and RF testing using probe, VNA, LCA, and DCA

Inside this Business Group

Global Marketing & Communications is responsible for Intel's brand management, end-user product marketing and go-to-market activation strategy for direct and indirect marketing programs worldwide

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....

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