Careers

Modulight is rapidly growing biomedical & laser company headquartered in Tampere, FINLAND. We have 5+ years of consecutive high growth with very high profitability. Thanks to our world class customers showing trust on our laser family, we are recruiting a lot. During the past year or so 20+ engineers have joined our tight knit laser family.

 

Working for Modulight

First and fore most we’re looking for team fit, talent, and interest in our fields. Most people prefer to stay long time in our company and we probably have among the lowest voluntary attrition rates in tech. During the past 10 years only a handful of engineers left for other companies. We believe in diversity and cross functional teams. We value multi-disciplinary experience and hands-on attitude. Our laser family is about 40% females. We have plenty of PhDs but we also value practical self-made women and men and we value good grades from school. Anyone interested to work at Modulight, we encourage you to talk to your network and our employees to find out how it feels to be part of our laser family.

We are looking for people who have aspiration to learn new things, be outspoken, self-imposed and share our values. You also need to appreciate to work with customers across time zones. In many roles, some intercontinental travel is required. Based on a quick ad-hoc random interview, people here also appreciate our compensation, ability to see the real big picture, make a positive impact on the society, create own products vs. other companies’ projects, flexibility and ability for personal & career development.

While every position is tailored as a combination of company needs and the aspirations of the candidate, we want to list here some talent that we’re currently particularly looking for. We expect to hire 20+ new laser family members also next year:

  • Semiconductor engineers (MBE/MOCVD, RF testing & design, laser design/simulation, process development both front-end and back-end etc.)
  • Optics engineer (micro optics, design, assembly and concept development)
  • Electronics / embedded design engineers (laser drivers, PCB, logic, embedded HW/SW etc.)
  • Process technicians for laser fabrication (shift work – several positions)
  • Product engineers (VCSEL arrays for facial recognition and EML/transmitter for datacenter)
  • Semiconductor process engineer (shift work – several positions)
  • Software (embedded, UI and cloud)

Modulight is an equal opportunity employer. All applications are reviewed against our current openings and we also retain your application for some time to match it for possible new openings. If you do not wish your application to be stored, please advise us so in your email. If you are interested in joining our dynamic and innovative laser family team, please introduce yourself to us at careers@modulight.com.

 

Position: Semiconductor engineer

Multiple positions for MBE/MOCVD, RF testing & design, laser design/simulation, process development both front-end and back-end etc.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop laser diode products and processes
  • Work with customers on cutting edge applications and new laser solutions;
  • Integration and Test Support
  • Developing and documenting procedures to sustain and evolve high quality performance, Providing technical support to Manufacturing, Marketing and Service
  • Creating specifications to purchase components, and test equipment
  • Provide technical solutions to various semiconductor production related demands.
  • Provide thorough documentation of work performed.
  • Develop plans and procedures for fabrication of components, and for assembly, test and integration of optical systems.
  • Serve as technical interface to suppliers
  • Conduct engineering analyses and evaluation of semiconductor processes
  • The successful candidate will contribute to the research and engineering of the next generation laser products as well as provide support to existing products
  • Contributing new and unique ideas as a member of a highly skilled technical team

Qualifications:

  • 5+ years of experience in one or more of the areas: semiconductor laser design, epitaxy, processing or characterization of optoelectronic devices
  • Demonstrated high academic records and demonstrated ability to complete things that you start;
  • Team-player who both shares and listens
  • Handling multiple tasks and projects simultaneously within a rapidly changing environment
  • Experience with data analysis and simulation tools, such as MATLAB, Python, etc.
  • Experience in developing and operating electro-optic test stations
  • The position requires highly motivated, extremely organized and self-driven individual
  • Strong technical problem-solving skills and interest
  • Handling multiple tasks and projects simultaneously within a rapidly changing environment
  • Have a curious demeanor and enjoy solving difficult problems
  • As a member of the engineering team, this position will work closely with other engineers in the design and development of state-of-the-art laser industry. The successful candidate must excel in a small focused team environment, be able to find solutions to problems from rough requirements and have a commitment to high product quality
  • Good technical documentation skills
  • Organized, methodical and careful with Strong self-motivation.

Position: Optical engineer

Micro optics, optical modelling and design, assembly and concept development

Responsibilities:

  • Development and application of devices that use light and optics. These could be anything from a basic telescope to a high-tech medical laser
  • Develop and execute alignment procedures for complex optical systems given the optical prescription and system requirements
  • Independent optical engineering contributor in an inter-disciplinary program team
  • Designing, constructing, documenting and evaluating new optical laser products
  • Optical system design with lenses, diffractive elements, fibers and active elements
  • Perform data analysis/processing using industry standard software (Zemax, Code V, 4Sight, MetroPro, MATLAB etc.)
  • Provide technical solutions to various optics related problems.
  • Provide thorough documentation of work performed.
  • Develop plans and procedures for fabrication of components, and for assembly, test and integration of optical systems.
  • Serve as technical interface to optical component suppliers
  • Conduct engineering analyses and evaluation of optical systems.
  • The successful candidate will contribute to the research and engineering of the next generation laser products as well as provide support to existing products
  • Contributing new and unique ideas as a member of a highly skilled technical team

Qualifications:

  • Passionate about optics and lasers
  • CW and pulsed light measurements skills down to ps level
  • Have a deep understanding of optical principles and design
  • Experience designing optical components and assemblies
  • SM and MM fibers and fiber optic components hands-on experience
  • Knowledge of semiconductor laser operation, optical beam shaping and optics & mechanics 3D design
  • Handling multiple tasks and projects simultaneously within a rapidly changing environment
  • Have a curious demeanor and enjoy solving difficult problems
  • Experience with MATLAB or Python is considered a plus
  • Team-player who both shares and also listens
  • As a member of the engineering team, this position will work closely with other engineers in the design and development of state-of-the-art laser industry. The successful candidate must excel in a small focused team environment, be able to find solutions to problems from rough requirements and have a commitment to high product quality
  • Good technical documentation skills
  • Organized, methodical and careful with Strong self-motivation.
  • BS in Optical Engineering or Physics.
  • Excellent oral, written and presentation skills for interfacing with senior management and customers as well as mentoring of younger engineers.
  • Proven ability to work well in a team environment.

Position: Product engineers

VCSEL arrays for facial recognition and EML/transmitter for datacenter

Responsibilities:

  • Design and develop respective products as a part of the project teams
  • Responsible for leading the development and defining wafer fabrication processing for VCSEL lasers.
  • Process engineering with extensive hands on knowledge in semiconductor process such as (not limit to) photo-lithography, PECVD, RIE, E-beam evaporation, process control and data analysis. Hands-on experience with semiconductor process equipment and its components. In-depth knowledge of compound semiconductor device process, failure diagnosis and analytical techniques.
  • Candidate is expected to demonstrate capability to lead sub-projects defining and communicating tasks for a cross-functional engineering team.
  • Developing and documenting procedures to sustain and evolve high quality performance, Providing technical support to Manufacturing, Marketing and Service
  • Translate customer & market requirements to technical specifications and plans;
  • Review customer specifications and to determine the procedures, testing, and routing sequences required to meet the customer requirements
  • Initiatives include but not limited to daily scrap reviews, development of Statistical Process Control (SPC) for significant process steps and participation in cost improvement teams
  • Create, develop and maintain manufacturing work instructions and Engineering Specifications
  • Creating specifications to purchase components, and test equipment;
  • Take technical ownership of wafer process area and related process development activities; working closely with device design engineers to realize new device structures into the wafer fab process.

 

Qualifications:

  • Strong statistical and computer skills are required for data analysis such as calculating product capability analyses
  • Must possess excellent communication skills, demonstrate technical problem solving experience, be confident in working at a fast pace environment
  • Demonstrated high academic records and demonstrated ability to complete things that you start;
  • Team-player who both shares and also listens
  • Must be computer literate. Working knowledge of Microsoft Office including Excel, PowerPoint and WordAbility to solve problems, collect data, establish facts, and perform root cause analysis. Will be required to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with abstract and concrete variables
  • Handling multiple tasks and projects simultaneously within a rapidly changing environment
  • The position requires highly motivated, extremely organized and self-driven individual
  • Strong technical problem-solving skills and interest

Position: Electronics engineer

Laser drivers, PCB, logic, embedded HW/SW etc.

Responsibilities:

  • Design PCBs, drivers and subsystems for sophisticated medical devices and/or in sustaining existing products and systems
  • Work on development projects through all its stages. From the initial brief of a concept through the design and development stage to the testing of one or more prototypes
  • Analyze, design, implement, test and conduct technical projects involving the design, fabrication, modification and evaluation of hardware components, equipment and devices
  • Conduct independent technical investigations involving the application of the principles of engineering in the origination or modification of material, component or process
  • Interact intensively with colleagues from the Semiconductor to Software Development, usability design and product management
  • Conducting system and subsystem level integration/testing, data collection, and analyzing the effectiveness of the resulting data
  • Solve problems during first system integration and regulatory testing

Qualifications:

  • Passionate about electronics,
  • Experience as designer of electronic functions and sub-systems, including experience with working in multidisciplinary design teams to establish agreement on specifications
  • Broad technical knowledge of electronics with basic knowledge of physics, mechanics, mechatronics and software
  • System understanding of DSP implementations (both hardware and software)
  • Understanding and knowledge of key aspects of laser and embed system
  • Knowledge and experience with electronic systems design and specification. Also knowledge and experience of computer systems is preferred
  • Team-player who both shares and also listens
  • Hands-on experience building electronic (sub)systems
  • Free time hobbies around electronics is highly appreciated
  • Ability to find “thinking out of the box” solutions
  • Understanding of embedded software design
  • Knowledge of electrical engineering technology, digital signal processing (DSP), high-speed architectures or equivalent experience
  • Ability to support the testing & troubleshooting of electrical & electronic systems to component level using standard test equipment (oscilloscopes, spectrum)
  • Optoelectronic system design experience is considered a plus with hardware, diffractive elements, fibers and active elements

The position requires highly motivated, extremely organized and self-driven individual

Position: Process technician

Shift work – several positions

Responsibilities:

  • The Process technician is responsible for a variety of work phases assignments in the complete production of the semiconductor lasers
  • The knowledge of the various cleanroom stages; manufacture and testing of semiconductor lasers and related equipment is considered a plus but we are used to training people to the art of laser making and working in cleanroom through various programs and methods
  • Part of the work involves working under the microscope and might include also the assembly tasks of the electronics
  • Work occurs mainly in cleanroom – see our semiconductor video for understanding the environment : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wmRha9ZIPFM

 

Qualifications:

  • Experience in manufacturing in the semiconductor, electronics, pharmaceutical or similar industries, as well as experience in computer-aided production and quality management is beneficial
  • Collaboration skills with all team members are a prerequisite
  • Our goal is to find the right long-term productive staff to support our business growth. Applicants will be trained in the specific skills to meet the needs of the company
  • A prerequisite is a smooth use of computers and the ability to understand (and create) instructions in English). Internal emails are mostly in English as well as all quality documentation
  • Experience in handling laboratory chemicals or in laboratory tools and work steps is also beneficial;
  • Work requires dexterity, hand skills and focus
  • We value experience in industrial production, but the right attitude and motivation are still your most important attributes
  • You will be able to work with an independent approach, with precision and care. Be a skilled tool user for demanding tasks and quickly learn new ways of working
  • The factor that suits the way you work is positive and has a good attitude towards work
  • Experience of working in the cleanroom and factory environment is a plus
  • Earlier experience working in shift work is also a plus

Position: Semiconductor process engineer

Shift work – several positions

Responsibilities:

  • Support fab operations, trouble shoot process problems, guide & train colleagues for new semiconductor processes
  • Design and develop respective new & existing processes as a part of the multi-disciplinary team
  • Review the specifications to determine the procedures, testing, and routing sequences required to meet the dimensional requirements
  • The responsible for a variety of work phases assignments in the production of the semiconductor lasers in the cleanroom
  • The knowledge of the various cleanroom stages; manufacture and testing of semiconductor lasers and related equipment
  • Responsible for participating to the development of unit process blocks and working with the process and design teams.
  • Drive continuous process improvement efforts for production phases.
  • Lead the way in resolving all process and integration issues by working closely with all process technician team and engineers
  • Work occurs mainly in cleanroom – see our semiconductor video for understanding the environment : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wmRha9ZIPFM

 

Qualifications:

  • Background in the semiconductor, electronics, pharmaceutical or similar industries, as well as experience in computer-aided production and quality management is beneficial
  • Ability to collaborate with high-performing teams and individuals throughout the firm to accomplish common goals
  • Understanding of one or several areas of semiconductor laser process, production technology, and products
  • Experience of working in the cleanroom and working with vacuum, gas, RF, deposition and other systems as used in semiconductor factories is a requirement – production environment experience is a plus
  • Strong statistical and computer skills are required for data analysis as well of working knowledge of Microsoft office tools
  • Demonstrated high academic records and demonstrated ability to complete things that you start
  • Team-player who both shares and also listens
  • Work requires dexterity, hand skills and focus
  • We value experience in industrial production, but the right attitude and motivation are still your most important attributes
  • You will be able to work with an independent approach, with precision and care.
  • Be a skilled tool user for demanding tasks and quickly learn new ways of working
  • The factor that suits the way you work is positive and has a good attitude towards work
  • Ability to solve problems, collect data, establish facts, and perform root cause analysis. Will be required to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with abstract and concrete variables
  • Earlier experience working in shift work is also a plus
  • The position requires highly motivated, extremely organized and self-driven individual

Position: Software engineer

embedded, UI and cloud

Responsibilities:

  • Build out modern, cloud based medical architectures with expanding business capabilities and building new ones
  • Development of Business infrastructure process to ensure efficient utilization of IT-tools throughout all operational processes
  • Software development and product control for laser system products and related quality documentation work
  • Lifecycle management of embedded software products in laser system products
  • Participation to product development programs
  • Creating technical solutions that meet business and technical requirements
  • Handle end-to-end development, including coding, testing, and debugging during each cycle
  • Lead feature technical implementation
  • Learn & evaluate new technologies yet maintain a hat of what makes sense holistically

Qualifications:

  • Passionate on software but wants to go beyond software project work. We make own products
  • Can-do attitude, with the ability to work through difficult issue
  • Ability to dive deep into a complex big system
  • Great problem solving and design skills, and passion for quality
  • Ability to collaborate with high-performing teams and individuals throughout the firm to accomplish common goals
  • Proficiency in multiple programming languages and tools
  • Understanding of the embedded systems, UI and cloud operations
  • Knowledge of the following: IT concepts, strategies and methodologies, design and development tools, architectures and technical standards
  • Understanding of software skills such as business analysis, development, maintenance and software improvement
  • Experience in developing medical devices & related software is considered a plus
  • Knowledge of software engineering best practices across the development lifecycle, including agile methodologies, coding standards, code reviews, source management, build processes, testing, and operations

Excellent knowledge of Advanced SQL working with large data sets.