Sr. MEMS Design Engineer – Kaiam Corporation – Newark, CA

Sr. MEMS Design Engineer
Kaiam Corporation
Newark, CA

About the Company

Headquartered in Newark, California, Kaiam Corporation is a private company developing products based on hybrid photonic integrated circuits (PIC’s). These circuits are used in high bandwidth optical transceivers that transmit and receive multiple wavelengths of light in fiber optic networks. The company’s products are used in high-end routers and communications gear that power the backbone of datacenters or longer distance telecommunications. With R&D facilities in Newark, California, and volume production outside of Edinburgh in the UK, the company’s products are used internationally by tier 1 system integrators and data centers. Founded by leading technologists from the optical networking industry, the team has a record of delivering breakthrough approaches that change the rules of the marketplace. It is currently working with multiple partners to deliver PIC based products for various applications. For more information, visit ( ).

About the Position

Kaiam is looking for a Sr. MEMS Design Engineer with strong skills in the design and development of optical MEMS devices with a proven record of product development in the fiber optics industry. In this role, you will use your knowledge to design and implement MEMS devices for fiber optical products and help develop packaging, assembly and test processes of cutting edge optical transceivers.

The qualified individuals should be familiar with the design of pluggable optical transceivers for datacom applications with a deep understanding of engineering and manufacturing of fiber optic components. Experience with component qualification is also important, including Telcordia guidelines and MIL-Spec procedures.

Knowledge of high/mid volume manufacturing design is desirable.

Minimum Requirements

  • Master’s or Ph.D. In Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Physics, Optical Science or similar discipline
  • 5+ years of design and modeling experience with MEMS devices
  • Deep understanding of semiconductor process as related to MEMS
  • Hands-on experience with optical alignment
  • Experience with testing and validation of optical packages such as transceivers
  • Strong teamwork ethics
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills


  • Design and develop MEMS devices for optical transceivers
  • Take MEMS devices from concept design all the way to HVM
  • Participate in product development teams as the primary MEMS design resource
  • Develop process for integration of MEMS with optical systems

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