Texas Instruments Photonic Device Engineer in San Francisco, California

Job ID 21562BR

Job Posting Title Photonic Device Engineer

Job Description Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) is a global semiconductor design and manufacturing company that develops analog ICs and embedded processors. By employing the world’s brightest minds, TI creates innovations that shape the future of technology. TI is helping more than 100,000 customers transform the future, today. We’re committed to building a better future – from the responsible manufacturing of our semiconductors, to caring for our employees, to giving back inside our communities and developing great minds. Put your talent to work with us – change the world, love your job!

Kilby Labs - Dallas is looking for a qualified candidate to participate in the definition, design, simulation, prototype build-up, and verification of state-of-the-art optical sensors, optical sources, and enabling process technologies. Kilby Labs represents a research organization within TI chartered to define new, innovate and valuable IP in collaboration with business units and customers. This research organization is afforded the freedom to take on more risky and disruptive IP development than typical product lines. Kilby engineers must have the ability to approach new and/or existing problems from a different perspective in a way that results in unique, highly disruptive and protectable solutions. Kilby engineers have the opportunity to participate in every aspect of the IP development including system definition, design, simulations, prototyping, bench evaluation and customer visits. Kilby engineers are required to be self-motivated, critical thinkers, clear communicators, and be able to influence both technical and business leaders all within in team environments.

As a photonics device Engineer for TI’s Kilby Labs, you will be responsible for proposing and validating new ideas in sensors, sensor arrays, integrated circuit (IC) signal conditioning, silicon photonics and fundamental IC processes aimed at creating new and valuable markets for TI. As part of Kilby, you are required to define, model, simulate and experimentally validate system level solutions and architectures to meet application specifications. Hands-on lab experience measuring, evaluating and debugging component level and complex electronics / electro-optical systems is a must. Experience with avalanche photo diodes (APDs), silicon photo multipliers (SiPM), IC signal conditioning, and optical emitters (e.g. LEDs, laser diodes, edge emitting laser diodes and vertical cavity surface emitting laser diodes). A deep understanding of the physics of these devices is a must. Exceptional candidates will demonstrate the ability to understand problems, propose and model unique solutions and evaluate their solutions in system level simulations and hardware prototypes. A fundamental knowledge of semiconductor and optical structures, processes, circuits, and systems is a must.

Specific responsibilities will include:

• Influence business and technical leadership team across the company to build advocacy for investment in optical projects

• Define system and component level requirements and definitions

• Model , design and prototype optical emitter designs based on application requirements

• Model, design and prototype photo-detector designs based on application requirements

• Develop IC simulations to demonstrate design feasibility and predict performance

• Build/have built experimental prototypes to verify performance versus requirements

• Collaborate with IC designers and process technologists, internal and external foundries, and EDA experts, to implement complex sensor arrays, integrated signal conditioning and electro-optical systems on a chip.

• Evaluate custom sensor and electro-optical components for the target application

• Identify market opportunities and develop compelling solution which balances performance, cost and differentiation which solves customers’ problems.

This position can be located in Dallas, TX or Santa Clara, CA

Minimum Qualifications:

-PhD in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering or related field

-Possess a thorough understanding of the physics of optical devices as well as the analysis, materials, construction, design and operation of optical sensor arrays and integrated signal conditioning components within semiconductor processes.

-Proven track record of successfully demonstrating the design of new semiconductor blocks such as optical emitters, photo detectors, optical gain circuits, optical conditioning circuits, modulators, couplers, diffraction grating, etc.

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience with Optics design, simulation (tools such as Zemax), and measurement

To be considered for this position, please apply to this requisition.

Texas Instruments is an equal opportunity employer and supports a diverse, inclusive work environment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to protected characteristics, including race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or age.

Job Opening Type New College Grad - Non Co-Op

Minimum Education Level Doctorate's Level Degree

Related Field(s) of Study

Electrical Engineering



Solid State Physics

Minimum Years of Experience 0

Regular / Temporary Regular

Full-time / Part-time Full-Time

Country United States

Job Location(s)

USA-California-Bay Area

USA-Texas-Dallas Metroplex

Virtual / Telecommute No

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