Serdes Architect

Boston or Mountain View

Posted on 5/2/2024



51-200 employees

Photonic AI computing platform development

AI & Machine Learning
Data & Analytics

Compensation Overview

$225,000 - $270,000Annually

+ 401k matching + Life insurance + Paid family leave + Stock option plan

Senior, Expert

Cambridge, MA, USA

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • 10+ years experience designing integrated circuits for SerDes or similar applications
  • MS or PhD in Electrical Engineering, Physics, or related field
  • Deep knowledge of the state of art and industry roadmaps for SerDes and other communications interfaces
  • Demonstrate strong problem solving skills in problems that do not have obvious solutions
  • Experience with advanced node FinFET technologies
  • Experience with 2.5D/3D packaging and TSV technologies
  • Experience with discrete time filters and basic DSP
  • Collaborate with teams across the company including Analog, Digital, Photonics, Packaging, and Systems to architect Lightmatter products for high performance computing (HPC) and other communications systems
  • Working with an external design house, develop new SerDes IP specifically targeted to 3D-stacked photonic transceivers
  • Subject matter expert for SerDes development and IP procurement
  • Translate customer requirements into system-level models and detailed specifications
  • Work closely with the Analog Electronics Team to set electrical and timing specifications of integrated circuits
  • Design integrated circuits for prototypes and high volume production systems

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