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Senior R&D Engineer Position in Systems based on Photonic integrated Circuits (PICs)

WorkplaceNeuchâtel, North Romandie, Switzerland

CSEM’s mission and values

Our mission is the development and transfer of innovative technologies to the Swiss industry. Our objective is to make an impact on our customers and on society at large in the fields of precision manufacturing, digital technologies and sustainable energy. Our strength is the excellence of our people, about 550 passionate specialists dedicated to innovation and technology transfer. We believe that strong values support the successful development of our organization as well as the harmonious and balanced development of all our employees.

We are

  • A unique place between research and industry at the cutting edge of new technologies
  • An innovative, non-profit and employee-driven company
  • A dynamic, multidisciplinary and multicultural environment


Your mission

As a Senior Engineer with extensive experience in PIC design, integration and test as well as project management and acquisition, you will be at the core of exciting developments with applications in telecommunication, sensing and quantum technologies. You will have strong interactions with photonic foundries and both academic and industrial partners and play a key role in the development of successful PIC systems.

Your responsibilities

  • Project management to ensure project objectives
  • Contribution to project acquisitions, grant applications and offers
  • Participation in several R&D projects in parallel
  • Design and simulation of PIC building blocks and PIC systems based on different PIC platforms
  • PIC system integration and characterization
  • Promotion and reinforcement of CSEM’s position through patents, publications, and presentations at conferences.



  • 5-10 years of experience in design on one or more of the most common PIC platforms (Si, SiN, InP, LNOI,...)
  • Strong skills in mask design, python coding and in softwares like Lumerical, Luceda, Comsol, VPI Photonics or similar
  • Experience in PIC testing including optical and radiofrequency laboratory equipment
  • Track record in PIC systems realization including notions of electronics, RF and packaging
  • Hands-on in laboratory work
  • Experience in one or more PIC application fields is a strong asset
  • Documentation of your work and technical writing
  • Professional proficiency in English (oral and written) and French, German is a plus
  • Track record (publications, patents) in PIC systems.

Interpersonal skills

  • Motivated, curious and proactive
  • Good team player with excellent communication skills based on trust and spontaneity
  • Innovation attitude, leadership
  • Objective-driven, customer and result-oriented
  • Highly motivated and capable to generate new ideas and concepts
  • Natural curiosity and ability to work on multidisciplinary projects
  • Dedicated, organized and focused.

We offer

WorkingCSEM means

  • being part of a passionate community
  • large flexibility, attractive working conditions and great opportunities of development
  • benefitting from a management style based on trust & feedback, that favours a work-life balance.

We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity.

Contact and Address

We look forward to receiving your complete application file via our job page.

Preference will be given to professionals applying directly.


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