Photonic Integrated Circuit Design Engineer (80-100%)

Rüschlikon, Switzerland

Broaden your integrated optics horizon at Polariton Technologies

Polariton Technologies is a start-up coming out of ETH Zurich developing cutting-edge devices for optical communications. We are about to launch our first product based on a novel electro-optic modulator. We enable customers to send data with unprecedented speed and quality. The modulators are used in research and industry. Join Polariton and become part of our team producing the next generations of our products.

Your job includes

  • Design, develop and simulate photonic integrated circuits
  • Translate device operational specifications into layouts
  • Verify the device performance, iterating the model as required
  • Closely collaborate with production, R&D, and external partners providing photonic layouts for the next generation of products.

As an ideal candidate you have

  • Degree in engineering, physics, IT or similar.
  • Work experience in PIC design and photonic systems or similar. 
  • Experience with layouting and taping out photonic systems to photonic foundires ( MPW or dedicated runs ) including DRC is a plus.
  • Experience with code-based mask layout. Experience with electrical and/or optical field simulations and device design is a plus.
  • Know-how of PIC design (IPKISS, Phoenix or other Layout software)
  • Python knowledge
  • Experience in Lumerical Photonic simulations (3D FDTD) is a plus.
  • Experience with MS Office
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills


  • Grow with a dedicated and dynamic team in a start-up work environment
  • Contribute to innovative technology development and create new products
  • Strengthen your technology, communication, and leadership skills
  • See your ideas being implemented: from idea and simulation into a product
  • Work in a sustainable environment
  • Beautiful near-lake offices with floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking nature
  • Environment in which a solution is found for every problem
  • Hybrid work possible
  • 25 vacation days
  • Own Tichu-League

If you are interested in working with us, please apply now!

Starting time: after negotiation

Location: Säumerstrasse 4, 8803 Rüschlikon, hybrid work possible

Please apply online.

Your contact:

Chanel Docekal, Operations Associate, will be happy to answer your questions by email: or by phone:  +41 44 589 51 24