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Senior Photonics IC Engineer
Employer: imec
Location: Leuven, Belgium
Employment Start Date: As soon as possible

Organization Description:

Imec is the world-leading research and innovation hub in nanoelectronics and digital technologies. The combination of our widely acclaimed leadership in microchip technology and profound software and ICT expertise is what makes us unique. By leveraging our world-class infrastructure and local and global ecosystem of partners across a multitude of industries, we create groundbreaking innovation in application domains such as healthcare, smart cities and mobility, logistics and manufacturing, and energy. As a trusted partner for companies, start-ups and universities we bring together close to 3,500 brilliant minds from over 70 nationalities. Imec is headquartered in Leuven, Belgium and also has distributed R&D groups at a number of Flemish universities, in the Netherlands, Taiwan, USA, China, and offices in India and Japan.

We offer you a challenging position in an advanced high-tech environment, in an international team. This is your opportunity to contribute to technologies that will have an impact on tomorrow’s society.
We offer you an attractive salary added with competitive extra-legal benefits such as an interesting life insurance, hospitalization insurance and long-term disability insurance. Imec takes on the full cost of these insurances. On top of that you receive meal vouchers for each working day. Furthermore, imec offers various training possibilities and social services, such as a company restaurant, ironing service, the possibility of day care nearby, holiday daycare and discounts in different sport clubs and shops. To decrease our ecological footprint 100% of the transport by train is reimbursed by imec.

Job Description:

Imec is not only one of the world's leading nanotechnology research organizations, but is also one of the most advanced and comprehensive design services partners. Imec's IC-link division has an extensive industrial experience that makes it a trusted partner to provide technical support in the areas of layout, prototyping, fabrication, and the testing of advanced electronic products.

We are looking for a motivated candidate to join the photonics IC team and to develop new business opportunities and ecosystem partners. Working in this role will provide a complete exposure to the CMOS photonics ecosystem from design through to packaging.


You have a Master’s or PhD degree in optics/photonics. You have a strong motivation to develop new business opportunities, you enjoy reaching out to new customers. Due to the high customer facing nature of the role and various international users, it is highly desirable that you have excellent communication skills in English, both written and oral. Knowledge of programming for engineers in python, C, and, experience of IC design flow will be an asset (specially with tools such as Cadence, Mentor Graphics etc.). Background in integrated photonics is highly desirable. You are a good team player.

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Date Posted: October 3, 2016