Si Photonics Device Design Engineer
 *Recruiters or Agencies will not be considered for this position


Skorpios Technologies, Inc., an innovator in heterogeneous integration of silicon photonic technology and semiconductor development, is rapidly expanding. We are in search of a top-level Si Photonics Device Design Engineer for developing next-generation Si Photonics chip and module products. This is an opportunity to work with a highly motivated, high performance technical team on highly differentiated, disruptive technology.

General Functions

The Si Photonics Device Design Engineer will develop high performance Si Photonics devices, including optical couplers, WDM devices, polarization splitter and combiner, polarization rotator, and 90-degree hybrid, to be integrated in a Si Photonics system chip. The design must be tailored for our unique technology platform and optimized for meeting challenging specs. The tasks include optical simulations, design for fabrication and testing, design review, working with layout engineers, characterization of devices, data analysis, and performance report.


  • Solid understanding of optical waveguides, polarization, optical modes, and fiber optical communications.
  • Understand how to design various photonic devices, including optical couplers, WDM devices, polarization splitter/combiner, polarization rotator, and 90-degree hybrid.
  • Proficient in design and simulations for optical waveguides and other active and passive photonic devices.
  • Familiar with optical waveguide device characterization and analysis.
  • Able to work with processing engineers to define fabrication methods.
  • Strong problem-solving skills with demonstrated track of record.
  • Able to work hard in a dynamic start-up environment.
  • Thrives in fast-paced environment.
  • Excellent verbal and writing communication skills.



M.S. or Ph.D. in Physics, Electrical Engineering, Material Science or a related field. 


Extensive industrial experience in photonics (Si or III-V) device design and characterization is preferred, with a proven track record of success, from concept to manufacturing. However, we may also consider PhD graduate who has done outstanding research work on directly related devices.

Salary Description
$120,000.00 - $190,000.00