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Principal Chip Design Engineer

Job Title: Principal Chip Design Engineer
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Ipswich, Suffolk
Salary: Negotiable
Start Date: ASAP
REF: HQ00046810_1533214105
Contact Name: Konrad Klusek
Contact Email:
Job Published: 11 months ago

Job Description

Job Title: Principal Chip Design Engineer (980-nm pump chip)
Work Location: UK/Suffolk/Ipswich

Job Context

Develop highly reliable high-power 980-nm pump laser chip product of EDFA for the rapidly growing fields of optical fibre communication.
Build 980-nm pump laser chip design expertise and manufacturing capabilities in Feasibility study and simulation, Design & layout, optical and mechanical parameters test & reliability.

Main Responsibilities

  • Design of highly reliable high-power 980-nm pump laser chip (cooled/uncooled).
  • Analysis of 980-nm pump chip concepts through theoretical and/or computational models.
  • Fabrication and detailed characterization of prototype chip.
  • Design and qualification of the chip fabrication processes.
  • Maintaining up-to-date knowledge in areas of expertise and using the knowledge to promote continuous improvement in the work.



  • Research and development experience in GaAs chip design&layout for 980-nm.
  • Solid knowledge of Physics of GaAs chip and Physics and Chemistry of material.
  • Familiar with GaAs Fab equipment and processing.
  • Have the capability of studing the new technolgy.
  • Demonstrable experience of teamwork.
  • Willingness to travel as required on occasion.


  • The designer of pump chip which has been applied to EDFA or fiber laser is preferred
  • Experience of GaAs chip design and simulation, such as 915nm/940nm/975nm laser.
  • Graduate degree (PhD preferred) in optics, optical engineering, optoelectronics, microelectronics, physical electronics, semiconductor physics or related discipline.
  • Excellent communication and teamwork spirit.

Personal Attributes

  • Able to work calmly under pressure and to tight deadlines.
  • Proactive and innovative team player who is also capable of working independently.
  • Displays a positive approach to working and actively seeks to share ideas and information with colleagues.
  • Able to demonstrate attention to detail.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to ensure prioritisation of workloads dovetails with the needs of the business.

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