Intel Optical Package Development Lead in Santa Clara, California

Job Description

Intel Data Center Group DCG - Silicon Photonics Solution Division SPPD is looking for an optical package design team lead/manager in R&D design team. This is a unique opportunity to join a group at the cusp of bleeding edge product and technology development with lots of growth and exciting opportunities. As a team Lead you are responsible to develop optical interface design for state of the art Silicon Photonics SiPh devices and assemblies, with emphasis on optoelectronic and microelectronic component and sub-systems* Drive or lead photonics package design and technology selection. Assess and mitigate risks associated with the product designs* Partner with stakeholders to identify new suppliers for design, develop and manage existing suppliers* Interacting with suppliers and optimize designs based on supplier's processes and capabilities* Working with cross-functional groups to determine photonics package requirements. Design from concept to volume production to meet the electrical, optical, mechanical, thermal, and reliability requirements* Perform tolerance analysis of opto-mechanical components and subassemblies* Drive thermal and mechanical Finite Element Analysis FEA of packages and subassemblies, to determine temperature profiles, power dissipation and mechanical stress/deformation over temperature and their effects on optical coupling* Lead and drive development of optical alignment system and test method to validate the design.


Master's degree in physics, EE or related engineering field and 6+ years or PhD & 4+ years of experience in the photonics or semiconductor or related industry

Prior optical packaging design and development experience in high volume product environment for active device with SM fiber pigtails

Detail oriented problem solver, sense of urgency and commitment to achieve targeted goals.

Proven track record in product design and development cycle from initial conceptual design to high volume production

Hands-on experience and knowledge with optoelectronic and microelectronic packaging: micro-optics assembly, fiber coupling design and development, epoxies, laser welding, die-attach, wirebond, leadframe etc

Working knowledge with optical alignment and optical system testing

Excellent verbal and written communication, interpersonal skill.

Demonstrated ability to juggle multiple priorities and deliver against a schedule.

Experience in FEA structural analysis and knowledgeable on modeling tools such as Abaqus or ANSYS is a plus.

Experience and knowledgeable with optical simulation and tools, such as Zemax is a plus

Experience in product thermal design

Proficient in ICEPAK and/or FLOTHERM CFD modeling tools is a plus.

Inside this Business Group

The Data Center Group (DCG) is at the heart of Intel’s transformation from a PC company to a company that runs the cloud and billions of smart, connected computing devices. The data center is the underpinning for every data-driven service, from artificial intelligence to 5G to high-performance computing, and DCG delivers the products and technologies—spanning software, processors, storage, I/O, and networking solutions—that fuel cloud, communications, enterprise, and government data centers around the world.

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