About the company:

hQphotonics (hQp) is a start-up company formed by researchers from the California Institute of Technology. hQp is a leader in developing and commercializing state-of-the art, ultra-low phase noise microwave oscillators using photonics approaches. Its current products are used in a range of applications including communications, test and measurement, and sensing. hQp is located in the historic and beautiful City of Pasadena in southern California.

Duties and responsibilities:

Photonics Engineer will participate in the development and commercialization of advanced integrated photonic systems and microwave photonic systems. Responsibilities include:

  • Modeling, test, and prototyping of integrated photonic systems

  • Perform experimental characterization of optics and photonics systems

  • Instrument control for automatic photonic and electrical tests.

  • Support ongoing business development and technology development.



  • M.S. or PhD in Applied Physics, Physics, Electrical Engineering.

  • Solid background of physics, optics and photonics.

  • Experimental experiences with optical assembly and measurement.

  • Familiar with at least one of the following: Matlab, Labview, Python, C, C++

  • Experience with CAD tools such as AutoCAD, Solidworks, etc.

  • Excellent time and task management skills.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • Self-motivated, high energy and team spirit.


We offer competitive salaries and benefits. To apply for this position, candidates should email your resume to [email protected].