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Software Developer – Optical

Location: United Kingdom, Grenoble France, Vienna Austria, Germany, Santa Clara California, Duluth-Georgia


Silvaco is a leading EDA tools and semiconductor IP provider used for process and device development for advanced semiconductors, power IC, display and memory design. For over 30 years, Silvaco has enabled its customers to develop next generation semiconductor products in the shortest time with reduced cost. We are a technology company outpacing the EDA industry by delivering innovative smart silicon solutions to meet the world’s ever-growing demand for mobile intelligent computing. The company is headquartered in Santa Clara, California and has a global presence with offices located in North America, Europe, Japan and Asia.

Silvaco is a privately held company, measuring itself to the highest ethical standards and world class performance.

Position Description and Responsibilities

Silvaco is looking for a software engineer to join our optical team in one of the company’s offices in Europe. Working at the very center of the TCAD group, the Optical Software Developer will help Silvaco develop and deliver high quality products and services.

As a member of the TCAD group, you will design, implement, evaluate, and improve physical models and optical methods for the simulation of electro-optical semiconductor devices. The successful candidate will be an experienced software engineer with expertise in simulating optical devices such as lasers, LEDs, displays, or sensors. As an integral member of a team of highly trained and experienced engineers, the successful candidate must also be able to:

  • Develop, support, test, and maintain existing optical simulation software
  • Identify, implement, and test new optical solvers and physical models
  • Provide accurate and effective written documentation
  • Communicate complex ideas and testing results effectively, both orally and in writing

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in Physics, Engineering, Computational Science, or a related field
  • Strong proficiency in C++ and software design
  • Strong electro-optics fundamentals including solid-state physics, optical physics, and optical solution methods
  • Good communication and organization skills, with a logical approach to problem solving, good time management, and task prioritization skills

The personality

  • Displays strong analytical abilities both quantitative and qualitative
  • Strong Organization and time management skills
  • Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals
  • Performs a variety of complicated tasks&certain degree of creativity and latitude is required
  • A key requirement of this role is being the master of all details
  • Ability to multi-task and handle matters with little supervision and with excellent follow up
  • Must be able work alongside dynamic individual team members as a day-to-day partner in moving the business forward, holding reports accountable for forecasts and other business objectives
  • A strong entrepreneurial and can-do mindset, undaunted by shifting priorities, uncertainty, and a “figuring it out as we go” environment
  • Enough courage to say, “I don’t know”

Desirable Qualifications

  • Knowledge of quantum mechanics and light-matter interaction
  • Experience with laser, LED, display, or sensor simulation
  • Experience implementing optical methods such as ray-tracing, finite difference time domain, beam propagation method, or mode solvers
  • Experience with parallel computing

To apply send resume to HR@silvaco.com