Director of Hardware Engineering Analysis

Mountain View, California
Jun 19, 2024
Jun 24, 2024
Position Type
Director, Engineer
Full Time
Organization Type
Corporate, Other Corporate
Lightmatter is redefining what computers and humans are capable of by delivering a fundamentally new kind of computer that calculates using light. Transistors, the workhorse of modern computers, aren't improving at the rate they once were. To scale AI, companies are building increasingly large and energy-expensive data centers-a path that is neither financially nor environmentally sustainable. By delivering ultra-high performance and energy efficiency, Lightmatter's compute engine will power rapid advancements in AI while lowering its environmental footprint. We are inviting candidates for the role of Director of package analysis and core competency team to join Lightmatter!

In this role, you will lead and manage a multi-physics engineering team across various domains from Signal/Power Integrity, Photonics, Mechanical, and Thermals to develop state-of-the-art simulation techniques and establish methodologies to deliver error-free design execution for Lightmatter products from package to systems. You will be managing a team of at least eight to ten analysts from various disciplines. You will work closely with Package and System Architects to develop cutting-edge technologies to enable AI architectures, setting new industry standards with respect to compute power, performance, and efficiency.


Lead and manage a cross-disciplinary team of 8 to 10 engineers with expertise across SI/PI, Thermo-mechanical, and Photonic domains

Establish state-of-the-art analysis techniques that deliver accurate, predictable, and high-confidence results

Develop validation techniques and drive appropriate data collection activities to deliver high confidence in analysis outcomes

Establish analysis methodologies and measurement metrologies to ensure error-free, timely package and system design tape-outs

Participate in design reviews at program levels and publish documents to support evidence-based indicators of risk levels at each program level milestone

Participate in technology roadmap discussions. Innovate and optimize through analysis to down-select solutions that meet Lightmatter product requirements

Define group objectives and key results; plans and evaluates group accomplishments

Maintain and develop capabilities by recruiting appropriate talent and continuing to review employee's skill set requirements & training to meet business needs.

Ensure a safe, secure, and legal work environment

Responsible for employee performance management and development


M.S. or Ph.D. in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering, or a relevant field

Minimum of 15 years of proven domain expertise in at least one the following fields: Signal/Power Integrity, Thermals, Mechanical Design, FEA and Photonics

At least 5 years of proven experience in leading and managing a multi-physics engineering analysis team

Proven experience and knowledge of semiconductor packaging technologies; General understanding of 2D/2.5D & 3D packaging technologies and ability to perform trade-offs across design, manufacturability and reliability

Proven experience in working with vendors and suppliers

Experience in lab scale validation techniques in at least of the domains such as SI/PI, thermals and mechanicals

Proficient user of at least one of the following simulation tools:

Power Integrity: PowerSI, PowerDC, H-Spice and ADS

Thermal/Mechanical: Solidworks/Ansys/Abaqus;

Signal Integrity: Ansys HFSS/Keysight ADS

Knowledge of EDA tools such as Mentor Graphics, Allegro

Understanding of software tools and IT infrastructure requirements

Preferred Qualifications:

Ability to work independently, lead a team, and manage multiple projects simultaneously

Strong communication skills and a track record of successful collaboration in cross-functional team environments

Creative thinker with strong problem solving skills


Comprehensive Health Care Plan (Medical, Dental & Vision)

401k matching

Life Insurance (Basic, Voluntary & AD&D)

Generous Time Off (Vacation, Sick & Public Holidays)

Paid Family Leave

Short Term & Long Term Disability

Training & Development

Flexible, hybrid workplace model

Stock Option Plan

We offer competitive compensation. The base salary range for this role, inclusive of all US locations, is $230,000-$300,000. Your base salary will be determined based on location, experience, educational background, and market data.

Lightmatter recruits, employs, trains, compensates, and promotes regardless of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, veteran status, and other protected status as required by applicable law.