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Application Engineer


An Application Engineer at VLC Photonics is a person who has an Engineering degree, preferably in Physics, Telecommunications, Microelectronics/RF, Optics/Photonics, or similar, experience in project management, customer interfacing and/or business development and marketing and the availability for international travelling. The role’s main duties are:


  • Photonic integration opportunities: technical evaluation and review.

  • Customer accounts and project management.

  • Commercial activities and business development in the field of photonic integration.

  • Representing the company at different physical and online events.

  • Collaboration with marketing related to the company's activities (conferences and exhibitions, workshops and trainings, networking events, promotional material, etc.).

  • Collaboration with other VLC departments on relevant business areas at internal and public funded R&D projects.

  • Monthly, quarterly and yearly reporting and forecasting.

Photonic Test Engineer


A Photonic Test Engineer at VLC Photonics requires person who has a Master or Ph.D. in Optics/Photonics, or in Semiconductors, as well as ability to troubleshoot equipment and perform complex system tests, bare die (chip) level and/or wafer level opto-electronic characterization and test skills and availability for international travelling. The role’s main duties are:



  • Perform opto-electronic wafer-level testing for different material platforms (silicon photonics, SiN, InP, PLC) and applications.

  • Development of automated testing processes.

  • Automatization of test instruments and tools.

  • Supervision of technical tasks performed by technicians and/or interns.

  • Collaboration in the preparation of customer and R&D proposals and projects.

  • Customer management.


Test Engineer


The Test Engineer position at VLC Photonics requires a high knowledge of optics and photonics technology and practical experience on an optical laboratory, measurement equipment and tools. It is essential to have a Master or Ph.D. in Optics/Photonics, or in Semiconductors. The role’s main duties are:


  • Technical characterization and test activities for different material and applications.

  • Development of automated testing processes

  • Measurement processing and reporting.

  • Automatization of instruments and tools.

  • Development of assembly and automated testing processes.

  • Supervision of technical tasks performed by less skilled technical personnel in your team.

  • Collaboration in the preparation of customer and R&D proposals.

  • Projects customer management.

Senior PIC Designer


VLC Photonics is looking for an experienced Senior PIC Designer Engineer with a Master or Ph.D. in Optics/Photonics, Semiconductors, or similar fields, with a high knowledge of Integrated Optics Circuits, and a strong foundation of physics, especially in optics and electromagnetism. The candidate needs to have a minimum of 3 years hands-on experience in Integrated Optics design and simulation. The role’s main duties are:


  • Lead and coach a PIC engineering team.

  • Design and optimize active and passive Photonic Integrated Circuits.

  • Propose and implement innovative design solutions.

  • Test development and lead the test data analysis of your devices to correlate design with measurements.

  • Collaborate with all other functional teams in the organization to deliver co-designed and co-optimized photonics systems.

  • Foundry and software provider interfacing.

  • Collaboration in the preparation of customer and R&D proposals and project tasks.

  • Customer interfacing.

  • Plan and monitor resources and activities within the PIC Design team.

Junior Project Coordinator



A Junior Project Coordinator at VLC Photonics requires a minimum of 1 year of industrial project coordination experience in a team, a project management certification, and an engineering education or similar. The role's main duties are:



  • Coordinating 1-6 small projects in parallel.

  • Reporting to Operations manager each project plan status weekly.

  • Supporting sales department to build project plans at the quotation stage.

  • Updating ERP system (based in Odoo) with new projects and relevant information.

  • Project coordination: from writing project brief support to capturing lessons learned.

  • Responsibility for on-time and on-scope delivery.

  • Liaison with stakeholders to identify and define requirements, scope, and objectives.


You don't fit these vacancies, but you think your skills can take our company to the next level? Present yourself at: careers@vlcphotonics.com