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Job ID: JR0144214
Job Category: Engineering
Primary Location: Santa Clara, CA US
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Job Type: Experienced Hire

Principal RF & Photonics Engineer

Job Description

We are looking an exceptional candidate to work in a challenging, fast paced environment developing next generation optical transceivers and solutions so that we contribute to Intel Silicon Photonics Product Division's mission to transform and lead Data Center optical connectivity, and enable Intel's differentiation in the networking space. As the Principal RF & Photonics Engineer in our R&D organization, the individual will be responsible for architecture & design of next-gen high speed Silicon Photonics devices and modules by interacting with broad interdisciplinary teams composed of experts in photonics devices, electrical ICs, and packaging, to deliver high performance Silicon Photonics based transceivers from concept to high-volume production with superior performance and reliability.


  • Ph.D. or equivalent experience in Electrical or Optical Engineering, or closely related field, plus 15+ years of hands-on industry experience in architecture and design on high speed photonics devices, components and transceiver modules.

  • Demonstrated experiences, through successful product development, in designing high speed Silicon Photonics chips, opto-electronics components, transceiver modules, involving the state-of-the-art silicon photonics technology and digital signal processing electronics.

  • Demonstrated expertise in semiconductor physics, high speed silicon photonics device & architecture design, RF and signal integrity design, transceiver module architecture design. Demonstrated proficiency in RF design and simulation for photonics.

  • Track record of developing high speed Silicon Photonics chips and/or modules suitable for operational environments, performing trade off studies and sensitivity analyses, and comparing alternative architectures with system performance estimates and pragmatic estimation of unknown parameters.

Intel Silicon Photonics Product Division (SPPD) is at the forefront of silicon photonics technology development and product integration. Since announcing the world's first hybrid silicon laser nearly a decade ago, our team continues to lead the industry with cutting-edge technology development, product offering, and efficient, scalable high-volume manufacturing. Our dedication to advanced development ensures that Intel Silicon Photonics continues to drive future data center bandwidth growth with solutions of smaller form factor, higher speed and higher integration density , from 100G/400G/800G today, to multi-terabits solutions tomorrow. We are looking for great talents to accelerate our journey. So if you are interested in joining our leading organization, then we want to hear from you.

Inside this Business Group

The Data Center Group (DCG) is at the heart of Intel’s transformation from a PC company to a company that runs the cloud and billions of smart, connected computing devices. The data center is the underpinning for every data-driven service, from artificial intelligence to 5G to high-performance computing, and DCG delivers the products and technologies—spanning software, processors, storage, I/O, and networking solutions—that fuel cloud, communications, enterprise, and government data centers around the world.

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.

Position of Trust

This role is a Position of Trust. Should you accept this position, you must consent to and pass an extended Background Investigation, which includes (subject to country law), extended education, SEC sanctions, and additional criminal and civil checks. For internals, this investigation may or may not be completed prior to starting the position. For additional questions, please contact your Recruiter....

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