Intel Optical component design intern in Santa Clara, California

Job Description

Intel Silicon Photonics Product Group (SPPD) is looking for an intern focused on optical component design for coherent communication systems.

The successful candidate will be responsible for lab testing of various passive and active optical and photonic components including discrete devices and integrated photonic Rx chips, and Rx subsystems for Intel's next generation high-speed silicon photonic products. You will work closely with component and module design engineers for component characterization, optical sub-assembly testing, and data analytics. This position will be multi-task oriented.

The ideal candidate should exhibit behavioral traits that indicate:

  • Verbal and written communication skills

  • Be able to work independently


You must possess the below minimum qualifications to be initially considered for this position. Preferred qualifications are in addition to the minimum requirements and are considered a plus factor in identifying top candidates. Experience listed below would be obtained through relevant training and/or research experience.

Minimum qualifications:

Must be currently be enrolled in a PhD program in Electrical Engineering, Physics, Optical Science or related technical discipline.

Minimum 6 months of relevant hands-on experience in:

  • Passive (Multiplexer, Demultiplexer) optical component design and fabrication.

  • Passive component design simulation (FDTD, Beamprop, etc).

  • Tradeoffs associated with photonic integration.

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.

Posting Statement

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, religious creed, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, military and veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, gender, gender expression, gender identity, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by local law, regulation, or ordinance....