Senior Photonics Design Engineer | Caliopa - Shaping the future of optical transceivers

Senior Photonics Design Engineer

Gent - Zwijnaarde

Huawei Belgium Research and Development Group (formally Caliopa) is a center of excellence for silicon photonics design and processing. It was initially created as a spin-off from the University of Gent and Imec in 2010 but it has been acquired by Huawei in 2013. Huawei is the global No.2 telecom solution provider and uses approximately one sixth of all photonics components produced in the world. Huawei aims to significantly reduce the cost of these components by investing aggressively in silicon photonics research and development and implementing solutions based on this technology. Huawei Belgium R&D group is at the heart of this program. The group is located in Gent, a vibrant city in Belgium in the heart of Europe. To strengthen the team, Caliopa is now looking for an experienced Photonics Design Engineer.


Phd +2y or MSc +5y


If you desire to embrace the above described challenge, with a very high level of technical innovation, being part of a multicultural team and growing environment and competitive salary package feel free to contact us. Driving future technologies with focus on customer satisfaction is one of our missions. Join us!


Job responsibilities:

• Work as part of a team of photonic design engineers dedicated to developing Huawei’s silicon photonics platform

• Design and validate photonic components, subsystems and circuits • Define test plans and analyze experimental data in R&D phase

• Work closely with components/modules teams

• Work closely with the processing and test teams

• Depending on your skills and interests, the job can focus more on developing and optimizing the building block library or on next-generation product development


• In depth knowledge of integrated optics

• Ph.D. in Photonics, Electrical Engineering, Physics, or related field + 2 years of work experience or M.S. in Photonics, Electrical Engineering, Physics, or related field + 5 years of work experience

• Design and test of photonic components in silicon photonics or III/V materials

• Experience with design and test of high speed photonics active components would be an advantage • Hands on experience with photonics modelling tools (Lumerical, Photon design)

• Hands on experience with layout tools (e.g. Tanner L-Edit, Luceda Ipkiss)

• Experience with Python would be an advantage

• Experience with Linux or C# would be an advantage

• Languages: Fluent in English (written and spoken); Dutch or Chinese language knowledge is a plus

• Attitude: Strong team player; Excellent written and oral communication skills; Creativity in problem-solving; Continuous improvement