Employment Opportunities

Rockley Photonics is recruiting!  We are based in Southern California and the UK and we are seeking best-in-class engineers to join our dynamic and innovative team.  Candidates must have excellent written and oral communication skills, work well independently and in a team environment, and thrive on the challenges that come from working in a fast-paced start-up.

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If you have an intense interest and successful track record in integrated photonics we urge you to immediately apply for one of the following positions:


Southern California (Pasadena)


Sr Electrical Engineer                         
​​In this role you will be the technical lead for electrical engineering design, prototyping and testing responsible for supporting test and prototyping infrastructure, and electrical circuit and PCB design, including conceptualization, design, component selection, PCB design and fabrication, prototyping, test and measurement, test automation, and transfer to manufacturing.  Experience in design and test of state of the art circuit boards containing high speed analog circuits and high pin count BGA, and hands on experience in PCB design and interfacing with parts suppliers is a must.  A self-managed individual with work ethic and ability to make working demonstrations on schedule and meeting required performance and cost targets, both as individual contributor and team leader, is an asset. The Sr. Electrical Engineer reports to Director of Product Development.

Specific Responsibilities and Requirements:

  • Prototyping and testing lab setup and management
  • PCB design, prototyping, testing and troubleshooting, interfacing with suppliers
  • High speed analog circuit design (~1ns speeds or less) and simulation
  • Experience with large pin count BGA
  • Fiberoptic testing 
  • Leading, directing, and mentoring junior engineers

Qualifications: Graduate Degree (M.S.) in Electrical Engineering or related field with at least 5 years industrial experience or B.S. in Electrical Engineering with at least 8 years industrial experience.


Sr Mechanical Engineer
In this role you will be the technical lead for all mechanical engineering design aspects of fiber optisubsystems, including chassis, printed circuit board assemblies, optoelectronic packaging, and fiber pigtail management. The Sr. Mechanical engineer will support prototype assembly, from concept, design, part selection, PCB design and fabrication, prototyping, inspections, qualification, and manufacturing release, as well as design for production and product support. Hands on experience in SolidWorks, build of assembly tooling, and test fixturing is desired. The Sr. Mechanical Engineer is a strong self-managed individual able to deliver on schedule meeting required performance and cost targets, both as individual contributor and team leader.  The Sr. Mechanical Engineer reports to Director of Product Development.

Specific Responsibilities and Requirements:

  • Hands on experience in PCB design, prototyping, subsystems assembly and prototyping and thermal management
  • Experience with fiber optic component packaging
  • Experience with stress simulations and thermal simulations
  • Advanced knowledge of SolidWorks
  • Leading, directing, and mentoring junior engineers
  • Experience with silicon photonics is a plus

Qualifications:  Graduate Degree (M.S.) in Mechanical Engineering or related field with at least 5 years industrial experience.


Sr. Semiconductor Laser Engineer
In this role you will lead the development of Rockley Photonics’ III/V semiconductor and silicon photonics laser technology for our exciting high-speed data center network photonics product development.

Responsibilities and Requirements:


  •       Excellent opportunity for multi-faceted role with mix of characterization, design, and vendor sourcing of novel semiconductor laser technologies for new high-speed applications
  •  Extensive experience testing lasers in high-speed data communications systems required
  •  Experience with design of hybrid III/V Silicon-photonic lasers is a plus
  •  Experience with project management taking integrated optoelectronic designs to a successful product is a plus

High-Speed Semiconductor Optoelectronic Device Engineer
In this role you will help the engineering team with design, verification, and test of Rockley Photonics’ Silicon photonics high-speed optoelectronic technology.

Responsibilities and Requirements      

  •       Test and verification of high-speed optoelectronic and photonics devices such as high-speed optical modulators and photo-detectors, etc.
  •       Design and modelling of high-speed integrated Silicon-photonic optoelectronic components.
  •       Document, analysis and report test data timely to provide feedback to the engineering team for device design and process improvements.
  •       25% travel may be required
  •             Experience in optical alignment, fiber-waveguide coupling, high-speed optical modulator and photo-detector testing required
  •             Experience with RF testing of optoelectronic components at of 25 Gb/s is required.
  •       Minimum M.Sc. in Engineering or Physics with background in photonics devices.


Fiber-Optic System Engineer
In this role you will lead the design and characterization of Rockley Photonics’ innovative high-speed fiber-optic network system products. You will be responsible for working with optical component designers, digital designers, and product architects to design optical links for novel data center applications. You will perform extensive system characterization and testing, and link simulations, and will be responsible for leading successful system demonstrations for customers.


  •  Test and characterization of 25 Gb/s optical systems
  •  Modelling and design of optical links for novel high speed network applications
  •  Experience with optical system test equipment such as BER testers, pattern generators, and high speed sampling scopes
  •  Experience with data center optical networks and architectures is a plus
  •   Minimum Ph.D. with 2 years optical communication systems work experience, or M.Sc. with 5+ years of related experience. 


Optical Test Engineer / System Design Engineer

Digital VLSI Engineer


United Kingdom

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