Photonic Integrated Circuit Engineer

Florham Park, NJ, USA
Required Clearance
Secret, obtainable within reasonable time based on requirements
Employment Type
Full Time
Remote Option
On-Site Full-Time, Hybrid (Part-Time Remote)
Hiring Company
General Dynamics Mission Systems, Inc.

Basic Qualifications

Requires a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering, or a related Science, Engineering or Mathematics field. Also requires 5+ years of job-related experience, or a Master's degree plus 3 years of job-related experience.

CLEARANCE REQUIREMENTS: Ability to obtain a Department of Defense Secret security clearance is required at time of hire. Applicants selected will be subject to a U.S. Government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information. Due to the nature of work performed within our facilities, U.S. citizenship is required.

Responsibilities for this Position

As a Photonic Integrated Circuit Engineer, you’ll interact with hardware and system design teams in the design, simulation, and characterization of active and passive silicon photonic integrated circuit (PIC) components and systems. Utilizing your skills and talents, you’ll be responsible for specifying, selecting, and qualifying optical circuits and components, developing, and benchmarking system performance models, and evaluating and selecting appropriate test instrumentation. You’ll make substantial contributions to requirements definition, performance analysis, design, integration, and verification of optical components and systems.

What You Bring to the Table:

  • Solid understanding of optical and electrical engineering concepts, principles, and theories
  • 3+ years previous experience with integrated photonics/photonic integrated circuit design and characterization
  • Proficiency with programming for data analysis and modeling (MATLAB/python preferred) and optical design tools such as Lumerical and/or VPI Photonics

What sets you apart:

  • Experience with aspects of PIC design including silicon photonics, working with photonic foundries, heterogeneous integration & packaging of PICs
  • Knowledge of semiconductor fabrication tools and processes
  • Experience with optical amplifiers & lasers and performing optical link budget analysis
  • Experience with high-frequency (RF) design and characterization
  • Knowledge of nonlinear or quantum optics

Our Commitment to You:

  • An exciting career path with opportunities for continuous learning and development.
  • Research oriented work, alongside award winning teams developing practical solutions for our nation’s security
  • Flexible schedules with every other Friday off work, if desired (9/80 schedule)
  • Competitive benefits, including 401k matching, flex time off, paid parental leave, healthcare benefits, health & wellness programs, employee resource and social groups, and more
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Target salary range: USD $131,063.00/Yr. - USD $145,000.00/Yr. This estimate represents the typical salary range for this position based on experience and other factors (geographic location, etc.). Actual pay may vary.

Company Overview

At General Dynamics Mission Systems, we rise to the challenge each day to ensure the safety of those that lead, serve, and protect the world we live in. We do this by making the world’s most advanced defense platforms even smarter. Our engineers redefine what’s possible and our manufacturing team brings it to life, building the brains behind the brawn on submarines, ships, combat vehicles, aircraft, satellites, and other advanced systems.

We pride ourselves in being a great place to work with this shared sense of purpose, committed to a diverse and exciting employee experience that drives innovation and creates a community where all feel welcome and a part of something amazing.

We offer highly competitive benefits and a flexible work environment where contributions are recognized and rewarded. To see more about our benefits, visit

General Dynamics is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer that is committed to hiring a diverse and talented workforce. EOE/Disability/Veteran

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