Senior NPI/R&D Engineer

Oclaro, Inc. is a leading provider of optical components, modules and subsystems for the core optical transport, service provider, wireless backhaul, enterprise and data center markets.  Oclaro provides differentiated solutions for optical networks and high-speed interconnects driving the next wave of streaming video, cloud computing, voice over IP, Software as a Service and other bandwidth-intensive and high speed applications.


Product development and research in III/V optoelectronic components: Photonic Integrated Circuit Design.


  • Product development of new and improved photonic devices and photonic integrated circuits (PICs), for coherent detection and direct detection systems above 100 Gb/s.
  • Research and development of photonic III-V semiconductor device technologies, design methodologies, fabrication techniques and systems applications

Activities will include PIC device design & modelling (optical waveguides, semiconductor materials and physics, RF, and others), followed by experimental characterisation and performance investigation


  • You will work in a team with other talented scientists and engineers developing state of the art photonic technology, devices and systems for the telecommunications industry and other fields
  • Working with people from a wide range of backgrounds and with many different skills to solve challenging problems with real commercial impact

Opportunity to learn a wide range of skills and apply them immediately.


 Education/Qualification – Minimum:

  • PhD in physics, electrical/electronic engineering, materials science or a related discipline.
  • Specific qualifications in optics, optoelectronics, semiconductor technology, solid state physics, electronics or telecommunications

Skills/Competencies Essential:

  • Background in physics, electronic/electrical enginering or a related discipline
  • Ability to use scientific and engineering reasoning in a wide range of situations
  • Specialised knowledge and skills in relevant areas (eg semiconductor device physics, design, testing, electronic design, software development)
  • Specific relevant areas of previous experience include semiconductor materials and devices, semiconductor lasers, semiconductor optical amplifiers (SOA), optical modulators, photonic integrated circuits (PIC), PIC design software, microwave/millimeter-wave, RF and 10/40/100G circuitry.

Skills/Competencies Desirable:

  • Opto-electronic component/wafer processing

This post is for a candidate who has a relevant PhD and 0-2 years PIC design experience.


  • Energy, enthusiasm and interest in subject
  • Versatility, willingness to learn and adapt
  • Ability to think independently, show initiative and enterprise
  • Innovative problem solving
  • Ability to work in a team
  • Able communicator with a good standard of written and spoken English
  • Ability to travel worldwide to visit other Oclaro engineering teams.

Oclaro Technology Ltd is an equal opportunities employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, marital status, part-time and fixed term contract status, age, sexual orientation or religion or on the basis of disability.

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