Laser Integration & Packaging Expert (m/f/d)

Project A Ventures

About the Job

We are seeking a talented engineer to join us as a Laser Integration and Packaging Expert (m/f/d). In this role you’ll join one of our portfolio companies to lead the exploration, implementation, and evaluation of various solutions for laser integration and fiber-to-chip coupling within integrated photonic transceivers. One of the key tasks involves investigating existing market solutions and customizing these to meet our specific needs.

In your day to day work you’ll focus on developing power-efficient and highly scalable solutions, ensuring optimal performance and integration of photonic systems. This position requires a proactive approach to technology, with a strong emphasis on innovation and efficiency.

Join our portfolio company: A German hardware company focused on designing and manufacturing cutting-edge microchips. The transformative startup offers energy-efficient and high-performance components for multiple industries.

In this role, you’ll:

  • Achieve low-loss chip-to-fiber coupling and establish light source selection within the first year
  • Innovate and develop new architectural concepts and design methodologies for packaging of integrated photonic systems aligned with the industry trends and standards
  • Lead the development of packaging solutions from concept through to production, ensuring both scalability and efficiency
  • Collaborate with external partners to design and present a packaging solution within the first 18 months
  • Perform detailed optical testing and collaborate with interdisciplinary teams to refine and optimize the packaging process

Your Profile

  • Possess a PhD or at least 5 years of work experience in the field of photonics
  • Demonstrated experience in photonic packaging and/or laser integration
  • Familiarity with OSAT trends
  • Strong understanding of thermal packaging issues such as heat transfer, along with mechanical considerations including strain and stress
  • Experienced in the design of photonic passive components
  • Proficient in using at least one of the following simulation tools: Lumerical, Comsol, Zemax, or other similar software
  • Excellent communication skills in English, capable of effectively articulating technical concepts and collaborating with multidisciplinary teams
  • German language skills are good to have

Please note that we’re looking for support in the Aachen office of our portfolio company. Eligibility to work in the EU is required.

Benefits and Perks

  • Comprehensive benefits package with outstanding insurance, pension and virtual stock options at our portfolio company
  • An inspiring, creative and diverse environment with professional and motivated colleagues from all over the world
  • Transparent and open culture where every person is highly valued and respected
  • Getting challenged and developing your professional skills by taking over responsibilities, and a guaranteed steep learning curve from day one
  • A supportive environment that prioritises work-life balance
  • Be part of a professional network within the Project A family, with access to regular events, knowledge exchange and meetups

Apply below and become a part of our success story!

Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

Project A is committed to diverse and equal opportunities hiring for all – applicants, candidates, and employees alike. We value humans – with all our glorious multifaceted backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences – and look forward to your application.

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