Principal Laser Architect
Bay Area
Posted on 11/30/2023
INACTIVE
Lightmatter

51-200 employees

Photonic AI computing company
Company Overview
Lightmatter is a pioneering company that is at the forefront of developing photonic computers, which have the potential to outperform traditional electronic computers in speed and energy efficiency. Their work culture encourages curiosity and exploration, fostering an environment where employees can push the boundaries of what is technologically possible. As industry leaders in this emerging field, they offer a unique competitive advantage and the opportunity to be part of a team that could redefine computing.
AI & Machine Learning
Data & Analytics
B2B

Company Stage

Series C

Total Funding

$422.2M

Founded

2017

Headquarters

Boston, Massachusetts

Growth & Insights
Headcount

6 month growth

21%

1 year growth

41%

2 year growth

71%
Locations
Mountain View, CA, USA
Experience Level
Entry
Junior
Mid
Senior
Expert
Desired Skills
REST APIs
CategoriesNew
Software Engineering
Requirements
  • PhD in electrical engineering, physics, applied physics, or a discipline related to photonics
  • 5+ years of in-depth knowledge of semiconductor gain/laser technology and semiconductor physics
  • Demonstrated track record of ownership of integrated laser development
  • Ability and desire to collaborate in cross-disciplinary team
  • Demonstrated strong problem solving skills specifically pertaining to problems that do not have obvious solutions
Responsibilities
  • Propose innovative laser and amplifier solutions for the product
  • Work closely with the photonic engineering team to provide the performance, power, and area estimates for lasers and amplifiers within Passage
  • Actively collaborate with the analog engineering team to provide a laser control and stabilization solution
  • Along with the packaging engineering team, co-develop a packaging and scale-out plan for Lightmatter’s laser solution
  • Along with the rest of the architecture team, own the photonic architecture for Lightmatter’s Passage product
  • Author, review, and validate architectural specifications
  • Identify possible pitfalls or difficulties, as well as mitigation strategies, around the execution of the proposed architecture
Desired Qualifications
  • Culture champion for Lightmatter, aligns with the company’s light-hearted culture
  • Willing and able to learn quickly. Self-starter with a “no task is too big or small” attitude
  • Collaborates well with others regardless of discipline
  • Innovative and flexible; realizes that a one-size-fits-all approach will not always solve the problem at hand
  • Data-driven and analytical; translates numbers into actionable strategies
  • Process-oriented and programmatic: builds structure through processes that can be relied upon across the organization