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Mask Engineer

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SMART Photonics B.V. established in 2012, is an innovative scale-up in photonics at the High Tech Campus in Eindhoven, The Netherlands. We are trusted by the world’s leading tech companies, large and small. We are the world’s first pure-play foundry for Indium Phosphide photonics semiconductors, collaborating with our customers to turn their designs into the chips we manufacture at our facilities. Indium phosphide chips are proving to be the best choice in many innovative applications ranging from next generation low-power consumption datacentres to “intelligent pills” for medical diagnostics and high-accuracy drug dispense. Integrated photonics also plays an increasingly important role in the aircraft industry, air quality monitoring and ultra-secure cryptography. SMART Photonics is a rapidly growing, ambitious high-tech company. Join us with the photonics revolution and apply now!


As our Mask Engineer you are responsible for the design, review and control of our lithography masks and reticle in order to smoothly and flawlessly produce our photonic components as part of our Integrated Photonics.

You start off by taking both the functional and technical requirements given by the customer. It’s up to you to convert those into a proper design while you strictly consider our design rules. While you’re at the forefront of our process, you make sure that the masks and reticle designs are of a certain level in order to meet our standards as discussed with the customer. This requires a candidate who is enthusiastic about programming and mask design behind the PC.

Besides the above you have a supportive role in our process development kit. Basically, this is a tool which we’ve designed for our customers in which they can select photonic building blocks as part of their architecture. The key proposition is that they only have to work with the front-end with in depth photonics knowledge not being essential. Therefore, it’s up to you to make use of this tool by acting supportively in terms of delivering photonic building blocks and devices.

We are looking for a person who has/is

  • Relevant educational background
  • At least 2 years of relevant working experience within the semiconductor sector;
  • Experience in design of mask layouts;
  • Experience in programming tools/ language Klayout or Phyton;
  • Familiar with fabrication processes, device and circuit layout;
  • A hands-on mentality and pragmatic approach;
  • An accurate and detailed attitude;
  • A Team player


We offer

The opportunity to become part of a new revolution in chip technology in the field of Photonics. At SMART Photonics you will work with talented and passionate people in an informal, sincere, and open culture.

Being part of a scale-up means you will have a broad and entrepreneurial role in a dynamic & exciting environment with the opportunity to grow rapidly alongside our company’s growth while you truly see the results of your efforts and added value. We keep our processes simple and functional to stay agile, also in our growth from lab to fab in the coming years.

Are you ready to join us and develop SMART Photonics into a market leader?


Apply via the button or contact our Recruiter Ilse de Graaf.

Job details
  • design, review and control of our lithography masks
  • Join us with the photonics revolution

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