Optical Device Design Engineer

February 28, 2023
Application ends: February 28, 2025

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Job Description

Company Overview:

MACOM designs and manufactures semiconductor products for Data Center, Telecommunication and Industrial and Defense applications. Headquartered in Lowell, Massachusetts, MACOM has design centers and sales offices throughout North America, Europe and Asia. MACOM is certified to the ISO9001 international quality standard and ISO14001 environmental management standard.

MACOM has more than 65 years of application expertise with multiple design centers, Si, GaAs and InP fabrication, manufacturing, assembly and test, and operational facilities throughout North America, Europe, and Asia. Click here to view our facilities. In addition, MACOM offers foundry services that represents a key core competency within our business.

MACOM sells and distributes products globally via a sales channel comprised of a direct field sales force, authorized sales representatives and leading industry distributors. Our sales team is trained across all of our products to give our customers insights into our entire portfolio.


MACOM is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a diverse workforce. MACOM will not discriminate against any worker or job applicant on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ancestry, age, sexual orientation, marital or civil partnership status, pregnancy, disability, genetic information, veteran status, military obligations, or membership in any other category protected under applicable law.

Optical Device Design Engineer

Job Description:

As a successful candidate you will act as a key member of our new product development team and be responsible for the design, development, and validation of next generation semiconductor laser products for 5G, Silicon Photonics and emerging optical markets. You will be challenged by collaborating beyond device design with our Silicon Photonics and RF groups. You will be working in an agile environment where your broad skill set will be utilized and further developed.


  • Design, simulation, testing and analysis of directly modulated and CW semiconductor laser products.
  • Work with process development and product engineering teams to define fabrication process, mask layout, process flow and test requirements.
  • Perform FMEA analyses.
  • Co-ordinate and cross-teamwork among multiple MACOM sites including Silicon Photonics, RF and wafer-fab to deliver cost effective product solutions in a timely manner.


  • PhD or MS in Engineering, Physics, or equivalent discipline
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in the optoelectronics/photonic field with a proven track record in laser development/manufacture.
  • Excellent familiarity with CW and high-speed measurements, reliability testing, and qualification standards and strong characterization skills.
  • Self-motivated, with strong analytical and problem-solving skills.