Process Engineer Photonic IC packaging

Company profile:

 PHIX is a packaging foundry for photonic IC’s (PICs) and we aim to become world leader in packaging and assembly of Photonic Integrated Circuits (PICs). We supply customized PIC based components and modules to OEM customers and system integrators in scalable production volumes.

 We believe that early involvement is critical to come to the best results and therefore PHIX is also offering engineering support in the product design phase to ensure the manufacturability of the PIC based modules.

 PHIX is a start-up company initiated by LioniX International and started operations in July 2018.


 Job description

As Process Engineer Photonic IC packaging you are responsible for the development of photonic IC (PIC) packaging processes including the assembly equipment set up.

 Design of optical interconnection processes (manual, semi-automated and fully automated) between optical fibers and PICs and between PICs and other optical chips (detectors, gain sections, lasers).

  • Optimize product designs in cooperation with product design engineers to optimize manufacturability.
  • Design assembly set ups for validation and prototyping of the assembly processes
  • Specification and selection of (optical) parts for assembly and test set ups
  • Building and iterating assembly and test set ups
  • Defining and implementing assembly processes on semi-automated assembly machines (including script-based programming)
  • Building prototypes

  Professional requirements:

  • Degree in physics, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering or mechatronics
  • Minimum of 3 years of professional experience in engineering for assembly processes
  • Practical and pragmatic approach
  • Capable of working independently
  • Able to work from an incomplete set of specifications
  • Well organized
  • Experience with optical measurement set ups is preferred


  • Fluency in English
  • Dutch or willing to learn to speak Dutch

What we offer you

  • To become part of the revolution in photonic packaging technology, like micro electronics in the ‘70s.
  • To develop with us PHIX into a market leader in an entrepreneurial, dynamic environment.
  • A talented group of passionate people working in an open culture.
  • A challenging position with plenty of room for own initiatives and professional development.
  • A competitive set of employment terms.

 Are you interested?

Please send your motivation letter and resume to: Joost van Kerkhof ( COO, or Andrea Alippi ( engineering manager

Acquisition as a result of this advertisement is not appreciated.