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R&D Engineer

SMART Photonics

5656 AE Eindhoven
T: +31 (0)40 247 5453

Language: English
Hours / week: 32 to 40


High Tech Campus 29

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The taste of ultimate success doesn’t come easy, during your PhD you have shown you have the brains and persistence to succeed. The industry learned you time pressure and interactions with a different level of colleagues, peers and customers, and now we are going to offer you some fine-tuning in combining all this knowledge. To eventually  become the ultimate expert and maybe even the future leaders of integrated photonics! Are you ready?


Job description

It will become your challenge to critically and precisely engineer specific device modules based upon the given technical and functional requirements. You offer deep understanding of integrated photonics and industry insights so you can critically push back on the given requirements and its feasibility.

  • Develop and improve device solutions and compact models to be offered in SMART Photonics PDK, ultimately this leads to new patents with your name on it.
  • Understanding of our customer needs and able to translate them to useful, manufacturable, and qualitative devices
  • Design of Experiments to be included on MPW’s for qualification of our devices.
  • Collaboration with R&D team and cross sectorial teams involved
  • Participation in improvement projects, 8D’s and /or FMEA’s.
  • Guide and coach your team members and act as a sparring partner for the Manager R&D.
  • Owner of complex technological projects, multiple interfaces both internal and external.


We are looking for a person who has /is

  • A PhD in Integrated Photonics and relevant industry experience is a must.
  • Strong affinity with semi-conductor fabrication technologies and products
  • Solid analytical and creative thinking skills.
  • Good communicator and able to get things done.
  • A natural independent drive to get things done and ownership
  • Ambition and eagerness.



We offer

  • A challenging position with room to develop and grow.
  • State-of-the-art technology in your field of interest.
  • A talented group of passionate and international colleagues, in a growing and promising company.
  • We invest in your personal development and professional growth, offering you a wide range of courses, coaching and training on the job.