Photonic Design Automation Engineer



51-200 employees

Photonic AI computing company

Data & Analytics
AI & Machine Learning

$130,000 - $185,000

Stock Options

Mid, Senior

Mountain View, CA, USA

Required Skills
Data Structures & Algorithms
  • M.S. in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Applied Physics or similar disciplines with 5+ years of experience or PhD with 2+ years of experience
  • Working knowledge of photonic device physics and modeling algorithms
  • 3+ years of experience using scripting languages such Python
  • 3+ years of experience with EDA tools such as Cadence Spectre and/or Synopsys OptoCompiler
  • 2+ years of experience with Verilog-A, Spectre and SPICE
  • 2+ years of experience with at least one foundry technology
  • Create, develop and maintain custom solutions for photonic simulation and layout
  • Coordinate and drive efforts to enhance and validate our design and simulation flows
  • Contribute to system level photonic layouts
  • Closely collaborate with photonic, analog, physical design and, and design verification teams to provide support for their design and simulation efforts using industry-standard and proprietary tools
  • Enhance integration among custom and commercial solutions
  • Contribute to Process Design Kits (PDK) development
  • Perform system-level photonic layouts and simulations

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.

Company Stage

Series C

Total Funding



Boston, Massachusetts



Growth & Insights

6 month growth


1 year growth


2 year growth