Principal System Architect

Boston or Mountain View

Posted on 5/7/2024



51-200 employees

Photonic AI computing platform development

AI & Machine Learning
Data & Analytics

Senior, Expert

Mountain View, CA, USA

Required Skills
Printed Circuit Board (PCB) Design
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering or a related field with 15+ years of related experience, or Master’s Degree in Electrical Engineering or a related field with 12+ years of related experience
  • Experience in product early concept, development through production launch
  • Experience with different types of thermal management, including rack-level cooling, passive heat sinks, and cold plates
  • Solid understanding of security elements (TPM's) within a computer system, analog and digital design, high-speed bus interface design, CPLD / FPGA design, High-speed PCB layout design
  • Strong infrastructure experience, preferably data center
  • Designs and develops electrical architecture for data center equipment and their hardware systems
  • Determines and communicates design approaches and parameters
  • Drives system architecture definition for assigned program and ensures consistency/compatibility with other products
  • Provide technical leadership of the System Design projects, attending meetings, providing cross-functional information, and driving solutions
  • Performs feature and cost trade-off analysis
  • Partitions design tasks and leads electrical team in implementation and validation on program
  • Drives appropriate simulation and ECAD
  • Works with engineering manager and design engineers to assist in the creation of the development plan for programs, including schedule, risks, and resources
  • Cultivate a strategic partnership with Lightmatter's Digital, Analog, Photonics, and SW architecture teams
  • Analyzes test plan requirements to perform verification and validation
  • Oversees experimental tests and evaluates results
  • Selects components based on analysis of specifications, cost, continuity of supply, and reliability
  • Reviews original design manufacturer and sub-tier vendor capability to support product development and production
  • Ensures that designs integrate with the rest of product functions including mechanical and software
  • Creates and maintains required documentation including specifications
  • Ensures the manufacturability, reliability, and serviceability of designs

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