Director of Product

The Director of Product reports to the Chief Commercial Officer and is responsible for product management and new product definition for Rockley Photonics. This individual will play a key role in defining the Rockley Photonics roadmap for high-density, low-power, economical optical communications through tight integration with digital electronics. 

The Director of Product is responsible for opportunity analysis, new product definition, product positioning, and alignment with customers regarding new product offerings.  This individual owns the marketing requirements and business case for company development projects. As the business grows, the Director of Product will be responsible for growing the product team and providing direction, mentorship and leadership to product managers in North America and abroad.

Major Responsibilities

  • Study and train on Rockley Photonics technology. Develop technically detailed and compelling presentations which capture Rockley Photonics’ core platform advantages.  
  • Lead and perform market research to identify opportunities and quantify the business case for new projects.
  • Establish engagements with tier-1 customer partners to align Rockley Photonics product roadmap with customer end-market needs. Facilitate detailed technical discussions with customer system leads involving Rockley Photonics team members.  
  • Working in a cross-functional team comprised of Rockley Photonics’ team leads, establish product roadmap requirements and initiate new development projects. 
  • Define marketing requirements documents (MRDs) with substantiated customer/market feedback to support the product definition plus internal alignment on engineering team capabilities. 
  • Develop, present and defend the business case for new project proposals. 
  • Establish the pricing strategy for new product families. Continuously review and refine the company price book for portfolio offerings. 
  • Prepare marketing collateral (including presentations and whitepapers) explaining Rockley Photonics product features. Establish clear differentiation with respect to market alternatives. 
  • Establish, present, and refine product positioning for high market impact with emphasis on the key attributes favored by target customers.  
  • For new products, work with the sales team to establish early customer traction and secure lead customers. Remain engaged in “alpha” customer sales activities through first customer sampling. 
  • Serve as the business lead within the product development core team. Communicate whole-product requirements and prioritize among development options. Work closely with engineering leads to engage, motivate, and lead the team towards successful product delivery. 
  • Periodically contribute to company business plan and support investor due diligence.
  • Recruit, train, and lead new product managers as required to perform the tasks above as the business grows. 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilites

The Director of Product is instrumental to delivering the Rockley Photonics vision for high-density, low-power, economical optical communications through tight integration with digital electronics. Above all else, this individual must be committed to delivering compelling new products which anticipate and cater to next generation customer needs, with an eye to large opportunities that align to company core competencies.

Success in this role requires excellent market insight, an ability to assimilate complex new technologies into business strategies, and a passion for solutions that are smarter/faster/cheaper/lower-power than what is currently thought possible. The candidate should have an eye for product differentiation and be highly articulate in communicating the advantages of the products he or she defines. Excellent communication skills (written, PowerPoint, and interpersonal) are required. This individual must be confident handling new technical content and in influencing product decisions across an extraordinary range of technical disciplines. Exceptionally fast quantitative skills including financial analysis (ROI analysis, pricing analysis, scenario analysis) are assumed and required.

Working responsibilities for the Director of Product are expected to expand increasingly into a supervisory/managerial role as the business grows. It is critical for this individual to work effectively in both an individual capacity and as a supervisor of a team.

Educational & Experience

Requires a minimum of 10 years of experience in product management, marketing, engineering development, systems architecture, or customer product engineering, including at least 5 years working in a cross-functional management capacity.  Requires a bachelor’s degree and at least 3 years of industry experience in one of the following technical fields: electrical engineering, materials science, mechanical engineering, biomedical engineering, physics/applied physics, optics, or a related field.

The candidate must have demonstrated success in delivering disruptive, commercially successful new products. Extensive experience working on cross functional internal development teams and with highly technical customers is key. Experience in making executive-level presentations and communicating with high-level customer personnel is highly desired.

Email your resume to careers@rockleyphotonics.com and reference RP1096.

All candidates must be able to meet and work under Export Control requirements.

 

Director of Sales

The Director of Sales reports to the Chief Commercial Officer and is responsible for customer-focused revenue-generating activities including relationship development, identifying and tracking opportunities, developing account strategies, driving opportunities to closure, and forecasting revenue on an ongoing basis. This individual will play a key role in realizing the Rockley Photonics vision for high-density, low-power, economical optical communications through tight integration with digital electronics.  The Director of Sales is responsible for account strategy as well as the engagement tactics for new opportunities, and owns the revenue forecast for committed customer designs. As the business grows, the Director of Sales will be responsible for growing the account team and providing direction, mentorship and leadership to sales managers in North America and abroad.

Major Responsibilities

  • Identify and actively track prospective customer accounts and maintain relationships with key decision makers at those accounts
  • Study and train on Rockley Photonics technology. Present core product advantages to the customer and identify the right Rockley products to serve customer needs. 
  • Source, track, and actively manage near-term and medium-term revenue opportunities in new customer development projects. 
  • For active accounts, chart and manage account strategies including upcoming programs, key decision makers and a plan to maintain contact with decision makers over the duration of active opportunities. 
  • Identify technical assistance required to support active design opportunities and work with Rockley management to assign personnel to support pre-sales activities.   
  • Negotiate pricing and deal terms, working from product-based pricing strategy and guidelines established by Product Management. 
  • Drive and close design wins.  
  • Maintain customer-specific forecasts and actively manage orders to support near-term (2 quarter) company shipments and revenues. 
  • Maintain forecast for medium-term (6 quarter) customer demand. Work with customer to keep forecasts updated and work with company operations to align on long-term build-plans. 
  • Actively manage customer expectations for product delivery quantities and schedule.  
  • Track active designs (post-win) and identify additional technical support required to ensure customer success on their designs. Work with Rockley management to appropriately staff customer support functions. 
  • Prepare and manage quarterly targets for new design wins and revenue, individually and for the team. 
  • Work with the product management and marketing teams to define product and platform strategies
  • Periodically contribute to revised company business plan and support investor DD.
  • Recruit, train, and manage new account managers and pre-sales engineers as required to support the growth of the business. 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

The Director of Sales will play a key role in driving the Rockley Photonics vision for high-density, low-power, economical optical communications through tight integration with digital electronics. In particular, this individual is responsible for identifying customer needs and matching them with Rockley product solutions.

Success in this role requires a passion for identifying solutions to customer problems, communicating the value and advantages of our advanced new technology, negotiating commercial terms for mutual success, and relentlessly driving opportunities to closure. Equally important is a day-to-day focus on customer relationship development, ongoing support of committed customers, and active management of both near-term product revenue as well as new revenue opportunities. Because the customer applications are  highly complex and multidisciplinary, success in the role requires enthusiasm for new technology and comfort in working with a technically expansive set of customer decision makers.

The Director of Sales’ responsibilities are expected to expand increasingly into a supervisory/managerial role as the business grows. It is critical for this individual to work effectively in both an individual capacity and as a supervisor of a team.

Educational & Experience

Requires a minimum of 10 years of experience in direct sales of communications systems, semiconductors, or optical components, including direct responsibility for design win closure (sales quota) and customer shipments/revenues (demand forecasting). Also requires at least 3 years of technical experience in product development, customer support engineering, field sales engineering, or operations engineering. A BS degree in a technical discipline is strongly preferred.

The candidate must have demonstrated success in establishing business at new accounts: either at all-new customers or within new divisions at existing customers. A strong background in managing complex accounts at large customers with highly-technical decision makers is key. Seeking a highly motivated individual, persistent, resilient, pro-active, a quick learner, with a strong work ethic and a customer-focused mindset. Experience in making executive-level presentations and communicating with investors is highly desired.

Email your resume to careers@rockleyphotonics.com and reference RP1095.

All candidates must be able to meet and work under Export Control requirements.

 

Electrical Engineer

The successful candidate will be involved in product validation and in platform maintenance. The candidate will have tasks related to hardware bring-up, debug, test and will work in close collaboration with members of the Product Development, Digital Design and Software teams.

Responsibilities:

  • Perform Hardware platform bring-up activities of Rockley Photonics test and reference platforms
  • Troubleshoot bring-up issues
  • Command sufficient understanding of design (schematics and PCB layout) in order to perform product validation and implement schematics design changes as needed
  • Drive system validation of thermal control loop subsystems and implement firmware/gateware design updates as required
  • Maintain test and reference platforms through project lifecycles
     

Skill Requirements:

  • Strong lab skills with hands on experience with oscilloscopes, analyzers, and signal generators
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience in reworking PCBAs is a plus
  • Experience with microcontroller (Microchip PIC) and FPGA/verilog development is a plus
  • Demonstrate proficiency in schematics capture, electrical/optical signaling requirements and validation

Educational and Experience Requirements:

  • B.S Electrical Engineering or Computer Engineering (M.S. Preferred) with up to 4 years experience in firmware and hardware systems development

Email your resume to careers@rockleyphotonics.com and reference RP1091.

All candidates must be able to meet and work under Export Control requirements.

 

Laser Design Engineer

As a Laser design engineer at Rockley Photonics, you will own the design and characterization of lasers for a variety of different applications and market segments.  You will work with design, process and test engineers to characterize the laser and drive improvements in performance and identify root cause for device performance. You will work with senior engineers to correlate device performance to simulations.

Responsibilities:

  • Design and develop to product readiness low power, compact silicon photonics lasers
  • Work closely with test engineers and technicians to characterize laser designs vs specifications and document test flows
  • Interface closely with thermal and HS designers to optimize design for x-temp performance for various form factors
  • Lead design-process debug activities by interfacing with process engineers and provide feedback to next run
  • Work closely with system engineers to quantify the impact on the laser and vice-versa

Requirements:

  • 2 years of experience in laser design in a product setting
  • Strong background in fundamentals of lasers
  • Strong experience in the characterization of lasers to extract fundamental parameters
  • Good knowledge and understanding of with different laser types & trade offs

Educational Requirements:

  • MS in electrical engineering with laser background, PhD preferred, recent college graduates welcome

Email your resume to careers@rockleyphotonics.com and reference RP1022.

All candidates must be able to meet and work under Export Control requirements.

 

Photonic Design Engineer

As a Photonic Design Engineer at Rockley Photonics, you will own the design of integrated optical structures for a variety of applications and market segments.  You will work with process and test engineers to characterize the devices and drive improvements by identifying root cause for device performance.  You will develop cutting edge low loss silicon photonics for next generation photonic systems.

Responsibilities:

  • Design and develop to product readiness a variety of integrated structures including multi-wavelength elements, combiners, splitters and couplers
  • Work closely with test engineers and technicians to characterize device designs vs specifications and document test flows
  • Interface closely with thermal and HS designers to optimize design for x-temp performance for various form factors
  • Lead design-process debug activities by interfacing with process engineers and provide feedback to next run
  • Extract design-process interaction effects by analyze large complex data sets

Requirements:

  • 2 years of experience in photonics design in a product setting
  • Strong background in silicon photonic process impact on device performance
  • Strong background in fundamentals of optics and photonics
  • Strong experience in the characterization of integrated silicon photonic devices and structures
  • Good knowledge and understanding of with different device types & trade offs

Educational Requirements:

  • MS in electrical engineering with optics/EE background, PhD preferred, recent college graduates welcome

Email your resume to careers@rockleyphotonics.com and reference RP1100.

All candidates must be able to meet and work under Export Control requirements.

 

Photonic Engineer  - Reliability

This position will report to the Manager of Product Development & Test and work closely with device designers, product architects, fabrication houses, test engineers and be responsible for the following:

Responsibilities:

  • Test and characterization of passive and active photonics devices such as lasers, high-speed optical modulators and photo-detectors
  • Execute test infrastructure development plan, including working with external vendors as needed
  • Develop automation required to stress and continuously monitor parts through the test.  Assist on developing the automation for time zero and interval tests.
  • Report out scheduling and WIP monitoring of activities and cells under stress
  • Perform initial failure analysis including, but not limited to, failed device electrical and optical characterization and coordinate physical debug at vendor site

Requirements:

  • 5+ years of experience in Si Photonic characterization and knowledge of device requirements for product
  • Strong background & hands-on experience with Si Photonics device testing and characterization
  • Experience with test automation for die level testing of photonic devices
  • Strong background in vendor interaction and drive projects to completion at remote locations
  • Experience in MS, Excel, Matlab and computer programming

Educational Requirements:

  • BS in related field

Email your resume to careers@rockleyphotonics.com and reference RP1052.

All candidates must be able to meet and work under Export Control requirements.

 

Photonics Packaging Engineer

The successful candidate will design and develop photonics packaging for Rockley Photonics' Silicon Photonics platform.  The role requires strong teamwork with the Silicon Photonics and ASIC design teams as well as the Microelectronic Packaging Engineer.

Responsibilities:

  • Create packaging designs that provide optimum configurations of competing requirements: thermal, mechanical, electrical, and optical
  • Thermal and mechanical stress modeling
  • Collaborate with Rockley’s device designers and process engineers, as well as external suppliers and CM’s, to provide designs and manufacturing processes optimized for cost, reliability and throughput
  • Define component specifications and locate and develop suppliers
  • Prove the feasibility of the package design and the assembly process by designing experiments, and overseeing prototype build and reliability and stress testing
  • Support pilot production builds
  • Manage the transfer of product packaging to manufacturing at CM's and OSAT's 
  • Analyze yield and throughput data for early production and drive improvements in the design and process

Requirements:

  • Thermal and mechanical modeling of optical and/or electronics packages
  • Demonstrated strength in material selection
  • Successful transfer to manufacturing of photonics package designs and processes
  • Working knowledge of die handling and bonding equipment, methods, and materials (wire bonding, flip chip, solder, epoxy, etc.)

Educational Requirements:

  • MSc or PhD in related field or
  • BSc and 3 years experience in related field
     

Email your resume to careers@rockleyphotonics.com and reference RP1093.

All candidates must be able to meet and work under Export Control requirements.

 

Photonic Test Engineer

This role is responsible for executing on development of world class test infrastructure for silicon photonics required to intercept the product development timelines of Rockley Photonics.

Responsibilities:

  • Test and characterization of passive and active photonic devices such as waveguides, light couplers, optical modulators and photo-detectors
  • Develop automation required to stress and continuously monitor parts through the test
  • Work with software team to upload data to the right databases with appropriate tags to allow correlations to design and process information
  • Close interaction with design and process teams to perform failure analysis and debug failed devices
  • Develop automated testing for die level testing of SiPh chips, and laser chips pre and post bonding/packaging
  • Lead documentation of the development activity
  • Report out scheduling and WIP monitoring of activities and cells under stress
  • Perform initial failure analysis including but not limited to failed device electrical and optical characterization and coordinate physical debug at vendor site

Requirements:

  • 5+ years of experience in Si Photonic testing at die, wafer level and requirements
  • Experience with test automation for die level testing of photonic devices
  • Experience with Si Photonics device testing and characterization
  • Background in vendor interaction and drive projects to completion at remote locations

Educational Requirements:

  • BS in related field

Email your resume to careers@rockleyphotonics.com and reference RP1104.

All candidates must be able to meet and work under Export Control requirements.

 

Senior Photonic High Speed Design Engineer

As a Senior Photonic High Speed Design Engineer at Rockley Photonics, you will own the design of ultra low power, high speed silicon photonics devices from concept phase, technology development through product readiness.  You will lead cross functional teams to identify root cause for device performance and correlate to simulations. You will define the roadmap for the high speed device design in alignment with industry trends.

Responsibilities:

  • Design and develop to product readiness low power, compact silicon photonics modulators and detectors
  • Lead the definition of high speed photonics device architecture for next generation applications
  • Work closely with analog CMOS design to optimize design of modulator driver and receivers
  • Interface closely with thermal and laser designers to optimize design for x-temp performance for various form factors
  • Lead design-process debug activities by interfacing with process engineers and provide feedback to next run
  • Collaboratively define RP strategy for high speed devices for various market segments
  • Provide leadership in the area of high speed photonics by identifying industry trends and aligning Rockley strategy

Requirements:

  • 5+ years demonstrated industry experience in designing HS devices for product
  • Solid experience in co-design of high speed photonics and electronics
  • Strong background with process integration and support

Educational Requirements:

  • MS or PhD in Electrical Engineering

Email your resume to careers@rockleyphotonics.com and reference RP1016R.

All candidates must be able to meet and work under Export Control requirements.

 

Senior Photonic Design Engineer

This role is responsible for design and implementation of advanced Si photonics devices, systems and platform development required to intercept the product development timelines of Rockley Photonics. The role involves designing the state-of-the-art passive and active photonic devices as well as complex integrated photonic systems. The Sr. Design Engineer will work with other members of the fabrication, layout and product development teams.

Responsibilities:

  • Design and implementation of complex integrated Si photonic systems
  • Design and implementation of advanced Si photonic passive devices such as light couplers, MZ interferometer, MUXs/DEMUXs, and filters
  • Design and implementation of active devices including integrated Si photonic phase and amplitude adjusters, and photo-detectors  
  • Support product development and process fabrication teams with related passive, active, and system designs
  • Assist process development team with the initiation and development of a PDK for Rockley Photonics' silicon photonics platform
  • Work and deliver designs under tight tape-out schedules
  • Support CMOS team with providing required models for CMOS-photonic interface
  • Support packaging team with providing required design data for mechanical stress, thermal modeling

Requirements:

  • 2+ years of experience in Si Photonic device and integrated system level designs
  • Excellent experience in photonic modeling tools, electro-optical device modeling, integrated photonic system modeling
  • Excellent experience in Matlab, MS, Excel and computer programming

Educational Requirements:

  • PhD in Engineering or Physics

Other Skills/Experience:

Email your resume to careers@rockleyphotonics.com and reference RP1103.

All candidates must be able to meet and work under Export Control requirements.

 

Senior Photonic Test Engineer

As a Senior Photonic Test Engineer at Rockley Photonics, you will own the test, characterization and validation of high speed optical devices for next generation nodes in the data center.  You will work closely with design and process engineers and implement state of the art testing procedures for silicon photonic devices in order to enable timely launch of products into the marketplace.

Responsibilities:

  • Design and document test flows from wafer level to KGD generation and to align with product roadmap
  • Characterization of high speed photonic devices and passive structures and generate comprehensive test reports and documentation
  • Define measurement of high data rate electro optical links to guarantee compliane to industry standards and specs
  • Interface with test automation engineers and technicians to define improvements in test execution
  • Lead design-process debug activities by interfacing with design and process engineers and provide feedback to next run
  • Lead and define setting up demos for trade shows required
  • Scope out & procure required measurement equipment required for all aspects of test and automation

Requirements:

  • Strong analytics background to tease out trends from large data sets to accelerate TPT
  • Experience with validation of high speed optical components for products
  • Knowledge of fundamental physics of high speed electro-optical devices

Educational Requirements:

  • MS or PhD in Electrical Engineering

Email your resume to careers@rockleyphotonics.com and reference RP1106.

All candidates must be able to meet and work under Export Control requirements.