CTG Sr. Optical Engineer in Horseheads, New York

Title: Sr. Optical Engineer

Location: US-NY-Horseheads

Job Number: 18203071

Title: Sr. Optical Engineer

Location: Horseheads, NY

Work schedule: Monday- Friday 8am to 5pm

Direct Hire: MACOM Technology Solutions


As an experienced photonic circuit design and test engineer, you will be responsible for the development and engineering of advanced integrated photonic devices and functional communications circuits for high speed digital communications systems. Working with our talented and growing team, you will capture performance requirements, design manufacturable solutions, produce and refine development prototypes and demonstrate they meet customer expectations. Using state of the art test equipment and facilities with access to our global engineering team, you’ll focus initially on pre-production prototypes. Later, you’ll assist in transfer to manufacturing. Leveraging your deep experience, you’ll have significant influence over the technology roadmap, product assembly and test process and have the opportunity for invention and applied research that reflects your strong creativity. Modest travel is expected. As a world class photonic engineer, you’ll participate in our attractive compensation and performance incentive bonus programs, work with our team of industry leaders with great facilities and achieve the satisfaction of making a large impact in our company’s strategic direction.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Co-design silicon photonic and optoelectronic device designs optimized for low power, manufacturability and high signal speed integrity

  • Interpret standards documents and high level customer requirements for prototype integrated photonic product designs

  • Perform hands-on optical and high speed digital testing in our state of the art labs

  • Plan and implement world-class characterization facilities for present and future generation products

  • Identify and reduce to practice novel approaches with advantaged product attributes

  • Maintain currency at the state of the art through access to professional colleagues, collaborations and professional associations

  • Identify and integrate world-class talent for our growing team and provide technical and professional leadership to them

  • Communicate effectively with customers, sponsors, team members and suppliers

  • Develop and efficiently execute test plans

  • Perform technical analysis, modeling and simulation as required to optimize performance tradeoffs and drive design decisions

  • Coordinate activities among stakeholders to meet project deliverables and timelines

Required Skills and Experience:

  • Ph.D. Degree in Electrical Engineering or Optical Physics with a concentration in silicon photonic design or equivalent experience, with a minimum of 3 years relevant work experience in silicon photonic design and simulation

  • 2 years industrial experience specifically in silicon photonics or III-V integrated photonic circuits

  • Experience with at least one silicon photonic foundry and its PDK

  • Facility with state of the art photonic performance simulation and modeling tools, such as FDTD in 2.5 and 3D representations

  • Experience with optical subassembly processes and placement/alignment procedures and technology

  • Track record of invention, publication and industrial leadership at the state of the art via Current facility with commercial modeling and simulation tools or proven ability to design and implement your own tools, as via C-programming or MATLAB.

  • Demonstrated ability to anticipate and overcome demanding engineering problems

Additional Information

  • No third party resumes will be accepted

  • Drug testing and/or other employment-related inquiries may be conducted

  • All interested individuals MUST be able to work on a W2 Tax basis (no C2C or third party vendors)

  • Candidates must currently reside in USA or Canada

  • CTG is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer

  • CTG is an E-Verify Company

To be considered for this opportunity, please apply directly through our website by clicking the link below or email your Word version resume and salary requirements to rachel.bruso@ctg.com along with the job title.


CTG (NASDAQ: CTG) provides industry-specific IT services and solutions that address the business needs and challenges of clients in high-growth industries in North America and Western Europe. CTG also provides strategic staffing services for major technology companies and large corporations. Backed by more than 50 years of experience and proprietary methodologies, CTG has a proven track record of reliably delivering high-value, industry-specific staffing services and solutions to its clients. CTG has operations in North America, Western Europe, and India.

CTG's greatest asset is its people, and as such, we are committed to providing employees programs and processes to support their performance, hone their skills, and advance in their careers. This commitment is reflected by CTG being named a Best Places to Work in Healthcare company by Modern Healthcare (2013-2016) in North America, and a Best Workplace in the United Kingdom (2013), Belgium (since 2007), and Luxembourg (since 2011).

CTG will consider for employment all qualified applicants including those with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of all applicable local, state, and federal laws.

CTG is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and strong advocate of workforce diversity. Minority/Female/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/Disability/Veteran.

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