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Intel NM DMO Silicon Photonics Wafer Level Test Development Engineer in Topeka, Kansas

Job Description

This is an opportunity to join the Intel New Mexico team as a Silicon Photonics Wafer Level Test Development Engineer. As a Wafer Level Test Development Engineer, you will utilize your technical expertise and creativity to develop first-of-a-kind wafer level testing capability for Intel's leading edge Silicon Photonics devices.

You will have an opportunity to create and drive the Silicon Photonics test technology roadmap to meet the testing needs of these emerging products. You will be able to develop strong relationships with your upstream and downstream customers to facilitate your work. In this role you would provide end to end testing development solutions. You will provide input for Probe Card design to meet your requirement. You would utilize your coding skills to write software to execute the tests and create algorithms to extract parameters from the collected data to enable classification of devices and designs. You will also provide critical input during device design and manufacturing process development.

Hybrid work accommodations are available for this position. Please note that for the first 3-6 months, a majority of the time will be spent on site training and learning the people, process and equipment.

If you are someone who loves solving leading edge technical challenges and driving them to implementation, then please submit your resume to start the process on the next step in your exciting career.

The ideal candidate should exhibit the following behavioral traits:

  • Have good time management skills, is self-motivated, and have strong desire to succeed in a fast-paced and challenging environment.

  • Resourceful and have strong problem-solving skills with the ability to apply those skills to new problems encountered during development.

  • Willingness to collaborate and work in partnership with internal and external suppliers and customers.


You must possess the below minimum qualifications to be initially considered for this position. Preferred qualifications are in addition to the minimum requirements and are considered a plus factor in identifying top candidates.

Minimum Qualifications:

Candidate must have a PhD or MS with 3+ years of semiconductor or optical experiences with a degree in Physics, Optics, Photonics, Material Science or Electrical Engineering and the following skills/experience:

  • 3+ years direct experience in semiconductor or optical devices such as lasers, electro-optic modulators, semiconductor optical amplifiers, and PIN/APD receivers.

  • 3+ years experiences with semiconductor test equipment, such as parameter analyzers, spectrum analyzers, and switch matrices.

  • 2+ years experiences programming and debugging data processing algorithms in object-oriented languages (C#, Python, etc.).

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Technical background in optical communication components and/or systems.

  • Experienced with laser diode characterization and equipment for L-I-V characterization, beam profiling, spectral characterization (RIN/SMSR).3+ years Applied research or Product/Process Development experience or

  • 3+ years of experience with statistical data analysis and process control for test and process characterization and yield analysis.

  • Relevant hands-on experience in wafer level testing of photonic devices such as VCSELs and solid-state light sources, optical transceivers, with proven ability to integrate hardware and software into high volume test solutions.

  • Experience in characterizing RF components.

  • Knowledge of Photonics theory and operating principles.

Inside this Business Group

As the world's largest chip manufacturer, Intel strives to make every facet of semiconductor manufacturing state-of-the-art -- from semiconductor process development and manufacturing, through yield improvement to packaging, final test and optimization, and world class Supply Chain and facilities support. Employees in the Technology Development and Manufacturing Group are part of a worldwide network of design, development, manufacturing, and assembly/test facilities, all focused on utilizing the power of Moore’s Law to bring smart, connected devices to every person on Earth.

Covid Statement

Intel strongly encourages employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Intel aligns to federal, state, and local laws and as a contractor to the U.S. Government is subject to government mandates that may be issued. Intel policies for COVID-19 including guidance about testing and vaccination are subject to change over time.

Posting Statement

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, religious creed, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, military and veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, gender, gender expression, gender identity, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by local law, regulation, or ordinance.


We offer a total compensation package that ranks among the best in the industry. It consists of competitive pay, stock, bonuses, as well as, benefit programs which include health, retirement, and vacation. Find more information about all of our Amazing Benefits here: https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/jobs/benefits.html

Working Model

This role will be eligible for our hybrid work model which allows employees to split their time between working on-site at their assigned Intel site and off-site. In certain circumstances the work model may change to accommodate business needs.