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Principal Chip Design Engineer (980-nm pump chip)

Job Title: Principal Chip Design Engineer (980-nm pump chip)
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Ipswich, Suffolk
Salary: Negotiable
REF: chip -rs_1528805080
Contact Name: Racquel Smith
Contact Email:
Job Published: 9 months ago

Job Description

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.
  •  Liaising with other colleagues in the business.
  •  Any other ad hoc duty as requested by the Project Manager.



  •  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.
  •  Flexible attitude to working hours.


  •  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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