Electrical Engineer

Boston and Mountain View

Posted on 5/7/2024



51-200 employees

Photonic AI computing platform development

AI & Machine Learning
Data & Analytics


Mountain View, CA, USA

Required Skills
Printed Circuit Board (PCB) Design
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering with a minimum of 8 years of relevant experience, or a Master’s Degree in Electrical Engineering with at least 6 years of relevant experience
  • Proficient in schematic design using Cadence, Mentor, or Altium tool set (Altium preferred)
  • Experience with Product Lifecycle Management tools, e.g. Oracle Agile, Arena, or Omnify PLM, with an understanding of BOM and ECO management
  • 5+ years of experience performing lab experiments and debugging; essential skills include the ability to non-intrusively instrument circuit components for analysis and troubleshooting
  • Experience in working with thermal solutions for integrated circuits and their board-level systems
  • Electrical design of power, memory, and interconnect circuits, working in both the analog and digital domains
  • Identify electrical and optical components to fit the application based on specifications provided by the IC and photonics engineering teams
  • Starting from fundamental concepts and system considerations, develop conceptual design, physical modeling, and simulation of chip-modules and systems
  • Oversee and review PCB Layout designs, providing complete and detailed electrical constraint rules
  • Ensure the board and system is manufacturable to the latest technologies with high yield and robustness
  • Qualification of chip and system electrical properties
  • Perform electrical, thermal, and mechanical evaluation of packaging solutions
  • CAD modeling, design, and vendor sourcing for board and system components
  • Build prototype assemblies and perform laboratory validation of boards and systems
  • Support contract manufacturing during prototype and production phase to resolve any issues
  • Manage and work with component vendors and other supply partners
  • Research new components, processes, and technologies to meet product goals
  • Review system interfaces (power and I/O) of the Lightmatter IC in design and advise on system design impacts and issues

Lightmatter is a photonic AI computing platform that enables large neural networks while reducing environmental impact through a combination of electronics, photonics, and new algorithms. The company's products include Envise, a machine learning accelerator, Passage, a programmable photonic interconnect, and Idiom, providing standard deep learning frameworks and model exchange formats.

Company Stage

Series C

Total Funding



Boston, Massachusetts



Growth & Insights

6 month growth


1 year growth


2 year growth