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Job title: Process Development Engineer

Location: Southampton, U.K.

The Role: Working as part of the Process Engineering team the role involves designing and developing processes on planar silicon wafer for Mesophotonics photonic crystal based components in support of Mesos product development programmes.

This position involves the ability to operate within a matrix structure and the ability to interact and communicate effectively with other groups including: sales, engineering and finance. This person must have the ability to work directly and effectively with technical staff and management.

An ideal candidate will be self-motivated with excellent communication, time management and problem solving skills and must be team player with excellent interpersonal and communications skills used to working to tight timelines and budgets. This position is within the process engineering team which reports to the Director of Engineering.

Minimum requirements: A degree in engineering or physics, strong engineering skills in optical and optoelectronic components, experience of process development and/or device design of planar optics and/or optoelectronic device development is key. Experience of working in a clean room environment (silicon processing eg SEM, etching, deposition, patterning) is important for this role. Experience of effectively dealing with outside suppliers is desirable, process transfer experience is a plus.

About Mesophotonics
Mesophotonics is commercialising breakthrough photonic crystal technology that allows light to be bent, routed and processed at sub-millimetre scale. This will enable multiple optical functions and complex systems to be implemented at high density on a single silicon chip, leading the way to low cost, high volume production of integrated optical devices. Additional optical devices will also be possible at efficiencies and sizes not previously achievable as photonic band gaps are used to modify fundamentally how light is generated inside photonic crystals. The company was founded in 2001 by Prof. Greg Parker and a team of 7 founders from 3 departments at the University of Southampton with expertise in modelling fabrication design and characterisation. Venture capital funding is provided by Quester Capital Management (London), BTG (London), Auriga Partners (Paris) and NIF (Tokyo). For further information see

Contact Information: Send Resume to Jilly Searle, Office Manager, Mesophotonics Ltd, 2 Venture Road, Chilworth Science Park, Southampton, SO16 7NP, or via email to

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