Careers

Inphenix’s founding team started in 2003 driven by a passion to develop integrated optics. The founding team had worked for companies as varied as Corning, Lasertron, Nortel and Lucent.

Today, Inphenix designs and manufactures lasers and light sources that are critical in state of the art applications in the medical, telecom, sensing and measurement industries.

These lasers and light sources allow doctors to see images with much higher resolution and greater depth, telecom systems to transmit data and information faster and farther and engineers to measure distances, stress and strain with greater precision and accuracy.

Inphenix does all this at its 100,000 square foot facility in beautiful Livermore, California (just 30 miles east of San Francisco). The ISO9001:2015 facility includes a 15,000 square foot Class 10 Fab and a 20,000 square foot packaging area.

Having complete vertical control over the entire design and manufacturing process allows Inphenix to drive innovation, maintain high quality and minimize costs.

Inphenix offers medical, dental and vision plans for employees and their family with a company-paid contribution toward monthly premium costs. Saving for the future is important, so we also offer a traditional pre-tax 401k Plan for retirement saving.

While we work hard, we also take time out periodically to have some fun and share information with our employees. We celebrate employee birthdays monthly, hold quarterly all-hands meetings to share updates on company goals & objectives, and we hold an annual celebration for employees with activities and company gifts.

We look forward to you joining our growing team of employees who enjoy working in a smaller company where contributions matter and are recognized. We welcome you to apply for any of our current job openings.


R&D Manager

  • Requirement :
    • Lead, motivate and manage an engineering team in opto-electronic device design, simulation, growth, processing and evaluation.
    • Encourage, train and direct engineers in the design, simulation and analysis of III-V semiconductor lasers, and new opto-electronic devices and modules.
    • Interface directly with engineers to define fabrication process, mask layout, process flow and test requirements and documents.
    • Evaluate and monitor the projects to meet design objectives and customer requirements.
    • Create plans and schedules for execution and production release of new products. Estimate RD budget and schedule based on each project inputs and submit to company for approval. Monitor the schedule and budget.
    • Additional duties and projects as assigned.
  • Qualifications :
    • MS/PhD in Physics or Opto-Electronic Device Manufacturing or the equivalent in education and experience.
    • Minimum 10 years of experience in the optoelectronics field with a proven track record in III-V material design from development to manufacture.
    • Proven knowledge of quantum mechanics, optical waveguide, device performance evaluation and semiconductor fabrication processes.
    • Experience with GaAs lasers grown by MOCVD.
    • Working knowledge of new product development following ISO9001-2015.
    • Expertise in MS Office, including Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and databases.
    • Effective verbal and written communication skills, as well as excellent interpersonal skills.
    Inphenix is an equal opportunity employer, EOE/Minorities/Females/Veterans/Disability.

MOCVD Engineer

  • Requirement :
    • Develop MOCVD recipe based on structures design.
    • Lead MOCVD material growth including wafer test and analysis.
    • Troubleshoot MOCVD material growth issues.
    • MOVCD tool and metrology tool maintenance working with equipment engineer.
    • Track process results for the grown wafer and related evaluations.
    • Documentation of quality control and yield analysis for MOCVD growth.
    • Additional duties and projects as assigned.
  • Qualifications :
    • MS in Electrical Engineering, Physics or Material Sciences or equivalent in education and experience.
    • Minimum of 3-5 years of experience in III-V compound semiconductor MOCVD knowledge and growth, is preferred.
    • Minimum of 3 years of hands-on MOCVD experience working in a manufacturing semiconductor cleanroom environment.
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
    Inphenix is an equal opportunity employer, EOE/Minorities/Females/Veterans/Disability.

Optical Design Engineer

  • Requirement :
    • Design SiPho or InP based waveguides for integration products.
    • Using simulation software to perform simulation of electro-optic modulator and beam splitter.
    • Design the structures for waveguide and active components for wafer.
    • Design the Mask to process the wafer.
    • Evaluation of the processed wafer results and modification of the design.
    • Develop RD project successfully and transfer to products.
    • Additional duties and projects as assigned.
  • Qualifications :
    • MS or PhD in Optics or Physics with a minimum of 2 years of experience in an industrial environment.
    • Minimum 5 years of experience in optical design of opto-electronic devices.
    • Waveguide design experience using different software programs.
    • Knowledge of wafer structure design and Mask design.
    • Knowledge of testing and evaluating waveguide performance.
    • Knowledge and ability to work in clean room.
    • Experience with ISO Quality Management Systems.
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
    Inphenix is an equal opportunity employer, EOE/Minorities/Females/Veterans/Disability.

Wafer Fab Manager

  • Requirement :
    • Following ISO9001-2015 QMS, control wafer manufacturing process in plan-do-check-action routine flow.
    • Provide leadership and collaboratively define the direction of all processes for new and existing applications.
    • Drive execution through active management of engineers, technicians and operators to meet company deliverables.
    • Understand, analyze, and resolve issues that impact development success including development processes, staffing, technical strategies, and solutions.
    • Solid understanding of technology trends to interact with management and operations to supply qualified wafer or chips to backend.
    • Meet quality and deadlines for productions and interact with R&D team & applications team to increase process efficiency and product yield.
    • Additional duties and projects as assigned.
  • Qualifications :
    • MS/PhD in Materials, or Applied physics or the related field equivalent in education and experience in a related discipline.
    • Minimum 5 years of management experience in wafer manufacture for optoelectronic device and development, specifically based on III-V compounds.
    • Excellent understanding of fundamentals of microfabrication processing steps.
    • Independent thinking and ability to work simultaneously on multiple projects.
    • Expertise in MS Office, including Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and databases.
    • Effective verbal and written communication skills, as well as excellent interpersonal skills.
    Inphenix is an equal opportunity employer, EOE/Minorities/Females/Veterans/Disability.

Device Design Engineer

  • Description :
    The Device Design Engineer is responsible for the design, development, and validation of optoelectronic products at Inphenix.
  • Responsibilities :
    • Design, simulation and analysis of III-V semiconductor lasers, semiconductor optical amplifiers, superluminescent diodes.
    • Work with team of process development and engineering to define fabrication process, mask layout, process flow, and test requirements.
    • Perform evaluation of devices to confirm that products meet design objectives and customer requirements.
  • Requirements :
    • 3 to 5 years experience in the optoelectronics field with a proven track record in III-V material design from development to manufacture.
    • Demonstrated understanding of multi-quantum-well layer design, optical waveguide design, device performance simulation, and semiconductor fabrication processes.
    • Especially preferred the experience of GaAs lasers grown by MOCVD.
    • Team player with good communication skills and strong technical writing ability.
    • PhD or MS in Physics or Semiconductor Engineering, or equivalent experience.
  • Other Desired Skills and Abilities :
    • Experience with commercial design and simulation software packages.
    • Strong device characterization ability with CW and high-speed measurements skills.
    • Strong data analysis ability including database management and presentation skills.
    • Familiarity with reliability testing, and qualification standards.
    • Understanding of manufacturing flow and control, ISO9000, and new product development protocols.

Sales/Application Engineer

  • Description :
    Inphenix has an immediate opening for an Optical Sales Application Engineer with a unique combination of technical competence and professional sales skills.
  • Responsibilities :
    • The position, located and based in our Livermore, CA offices, will promote, sell and support optical amplifiers and light sources to medical, military, telecom and sensor customers. The ideal candidate should have experience providing multi-level customer support including optical applications engineering, quotations, product presentations and on-site visits. Up to 30% travel required.
  • Requirements :
    • Minimum 5 years of high level sales and technical/engineering in optical components (lasers, light sources, active components) industry. Proven ability to cultivate and develop new markets. Must have strong consultative customer sales and technical support skills. Must be proactive and possess strong account management, presentation and negotiation skills.
  • Qualifications :
    • Technical degrees, BS or higher in Optics, Physics with current knowledge of photonics, optics and optical devices.
  • Benefits :
    • Our competitive benefits package includes health, dental and vision insurance. Come join our team and grow.