Careers

We are a fast-growing publicly listed high technology company and we offer extremely competitive employment packages. Our team is composed of world-class technologists. Our materials scientists synthesize new polymer materials to technical specifications driven by photonic device engineers who are creating a polymer PIC platform for the datacenter and high performance computing markets in fiber communications. We are also implementing our technology into non-communication markets.

Our current job openings are listed below, but if you feel that you are truly world-class, you have the right experience base, and you believe you can add value to our technology platform (as seen from the photonics product roadmap webpage) then please feel free to submit your resume to: resumes@lightwavelogic.com.
If you decide to submit your resume, please also write a short (less than 1 page) cover letter with a couple of succinct reasons why you should be considered to join our world-class team. Our entrance hurdle is high, but not impossible should you have the experience and skill base to assist us in becoming the leading polymer photonic PIC technology player in the world.

Reliability Engineer

Lightwave Logic (Nasdaq: LWLG) is a publicly traded technology company that is doing exciting work commercializing its proprietary organic nonlinear polymers for a variety of electro-optic devices, with primary applications in high-speed fiber-optic telecom and data communications. Our development roadmap is geared to disrupt the industry by introducing organic modulators and related photonic integrated circuits that have superior speed, lower power consumption, and smaller size than present inorganic devices. Our materials and devices are extendable into other applications, including sensors and instrumentation. We are seeking a Reliability Engineer to work in our facility in Englewood, CO. Lightwave offers competitive compensation and benefits along with a fast-paced working environment.

 

Lightwave Logic’s Materials Team has designed our chromophores to provide high electro-optic activity as well as all the other properties needed for use in a commercial product. Lightwave Logic’s Device Team is designing high speed, low drive voltage optical modulators based on these electro-optic chromophores. Lightwave Logic’s materials scientists and device engineers have designed our chromophores and devices for thermal stability and resistance to photodegradation to insure high reliability over operating life. As a member of the Reliability Engineering Team, the Reliability Engineer will work with our Materials and Device Teams to insure and evaluate the reliability of our materials and devices and to qualify our products for commercial release.

 

Minimum requirements

  • Master’s degree (Ph.D. preferred) in material science, electrical engineering, physics, or a related
  • 5+ years of industry experience evaluating the reliability of commercial products and materials, preferably semiconductor based integrated photonics for applications in the optical communications
  • Experience designing and conducting accelerated aging tests and other tests to evaluate the reliability of semiconductor based integrated photonics including compound semiconductor based devices (applicants with experience in the silicon electronics industry or other areas of semiconductor reliability will be considered).
  • Experience applying aging models to accelerated aging data to model average time to failure under operating conditions and failure rates over operating lifetime at operating
  • Experience working with design teams to implement design for reliability (DfR).
  • Experience in analytical methods and failure analysis to determine root cause of failures or degradation of optical communications devices and related materials for use in
  • Experience qualifying products to Telcordia standards such as GR-468 including planning and executing the full suite of relevant
  • Strong problem solving
  • Able to work as part of a team as well as independently with minimal
  • Extreme attention to detail and data
  • Excellent written and oral communication Desired skills
  • Experience in reliability related material science especially pertaining to organic
  • Competence with JMP or other similar tool for organizing, analyzing and preparing for presentation large bodies of reliability and qualification
  • Competent in data analysis software such as MATLAB or
  • Competent in experiment control software such as LabVIEW or Python.
  • Experience operating environmental chambers, complex scientific equipment and metrology
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively work in an engineering product-development team and with other relevant groups such as external suppliers, consultants, and

 

Lightwave Logic offers a highly competitive compensation package including stock options, as well as comprehensive benefits including fully paid medical, dental, and vision insurance coverage (employee and family), a generous PTO policy, $500/year (prorated) company contribution to your medical FSA, and a 401K (safe harbor, 4 % match).

Interested candidates should send a cover letter and CV/resume to resumes@lightwavelogic.com.

Reliability Engineering Manager

Lightwave Logic (Nasdaq: LWLG) is a publicly traded technology company that is doing exciting work commercializing its proprietary organic nonlinear polymers for a variety of electro-optic devices, with primary applications in high-speed fiber-optic telecom and data communications. Our development roadmap is geared to disrupt the industry by introducing organic modulators and related photonic integrated circuits that have superior speed, lower power consumption, and smaller size than present inorganic devices. Our materials and devices are extendable into other applications, including sensors and instrumentation. We are seeking a Reliability Engineering Manager to work in our facility in Englewood, CO. Lightwave offers competitive compensation and benefits along with a fast-paced working environment.

Lightwave Logic’s Materials Team has designed our chromophores to provide high electro-optic activity as well as all the other properties needed for use in a commercial product. Lightwave Logic’s Device Team is designing high speed, low drive voltage optical modulators based on these electro-optic chromophores. Lightwave Logic’s materials scientists and device engineers have designed our chromophores and devices for thermal stability and resistance to photodegradation to insure high reliability over operating life. Reliability Engineering Manager will act as a hands on technical contributor and a technical team leader of the Reliability Engineering Team in the Reliability Engineering Team’s work with our Materials and Device Teams to insure and evaluate the reliability of our materials and devices and to qualify our products for commercial release.

 

Minimum requirements

  • D. preferred in material science, electrical engineering, physics, or a related field (MSc acceptable with at least 10 years of industrial reliability engineering experience).
  • 7+ years of industry experience evaluating the reliability of commercial products and materials, preferably semiconductor based integrated photonics for applications in the optical communications
  • Experience designing and conducting accelerated aging tests and other tests to evaluate the reliability of semiconductor based integrated photonics including compound semiconductors based devices (applicants with experience in the silicon electronics industry or other areas of semiconductor reliability will be considered).
  • Experience applying aging models to accelerated aging data to model average time to failure under operating conditions and failure rates over operating lifetime at operating
  • Experience working with design teams to implement design for reliability (DfR).
  • Experience in analytical methods and failure analysis to determine root cause of failures or degradation of optical communications devices and related materials for use in
  • Experience qualifying products to Telcordia standards such as GR-468 including planning and executing the full suite of relevant
  • Strong problem solving
  • Decisive decision making and good people
  • Able to work as part of a team as well as independently with minimal
  • Extreme attention to detail and data
  • Excellent written and oral communication Desired skills
  • Experience leading a technical team in an industrial engineering
  • Experience in reliability related material science especially pertaining to organic
  • Competence with JMP or other similar tool for organizing, analyzing and preparing for presentation large bodies of reliability and qualification
  • Competent in data analysis software such as MATLAB or
  • Competent in experiment control software such as LabVIEW or Python.
  • Experience operating environmental chambers, complex scientific equipment, and metrology
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively work in an engineering product-development team and with other relevant groups such as external suppliers, consultants, and

 

Lightwave Logic offers a highly competitive compensation package including stock options, as well as comprehensive benefits including fully paid medical, dental, and vision insurance coverage (employee and family), a generous PTO policy, $500/year (prorated) company contribution to your medical FSA, and a 401K (safe harbor, 4 % match).

Interested candidates should send a cover letter and CV/resume to resumes@lightwavelogic.com.

Silicon Photonics Engineer

Lightwave Logic (Nasdaq: LWLG) is a publicly traded material and device development company that is doing exciting work, commercializing its proprietary organic nonlinear polymers for a variety of electro-optic devices and pushing the state of the art in high-speed fiber-optic telecom and data communications. Our development roadmap is geared to disrupt the industry by introducing organic modulators and related photonic integrated circuits that have superior speed, lower power consumption, and smaller size than present inorganic devices. Our materials and devices are extendable into other applications, including sensors and instrumentation. We are seeking a Silicon Photonics Engineer to work in our facility in Englewood, CO. Lightwave offers competitive compensation and benefits along with a fast-paced working environment.

Lightwave Logic is seeking an experienced engineer with Silicon Photonics experience to grow the company’s activities in developing our polymer PIC platform. This position requires hands-on experience in the design of PIC circuits and demonstrated fabrication and testing of the PIC circuits. The successful candidate will play a key role in the design, development, and qualification of polymer-based PICs for both active and passive devices so that Lightwave can build a library of components (mux, demux, modulator, waveguide, spot size converter, etc.). The candidate should have experience working with Silicon foundries and experience using Process Design Kits (PDKs).

 

Basic requirements

  • PhD degree in electrical engineering or related field.
  • Design and modeling of PIC platform and the associated active and passive devices.
  • Fabrication and testing of PICs with associated statistical analysis of results and performance.
  • Optical alignment and measurement of photonic devices and circuits.
  •  Ability to work effectively as part of an inter-disciplinary engineering team that includes device designers, micro-fabrication engineers, packaging and test engineers, and technicians.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.

Desired skills

  • Three to five years’ experience working in PIC based development and design environment. A plus would be experience in a commercial advanced development and manufacturing environment where PIC platforms have been productized.
  • Post graduate experience in designing, modeling, and simulation of high-speed photonic devices as part of a PIC platform.
  • Demonstrated technical innovation and experience in related disciplines such as multi-GHz photonic device evaluation and data analysis. A plus would be experience in coherent and tunable designs with control of intensity, polarization, and phase to high-speed digital signaling.
  • Experience with wafer level (probed) measurements and calibrations.
  • Experience operating complex scientific equipment and metrology tools.

Lightwave Logic offers a highly competitive compensation package including stock options, as well as comprehensive benefits including fully paid medical, dental, and vision coverage (employee and family), a generous PTO policy, $500/year (prorated) company contribution to your medical FSA, and a 401K (safe harbor, 4 % match).

Interested candidates should send a cover letter and CV/resume to resumes@lightwavelogic.com

Photonic Device Engineer

Lightwave Logic (Nasdaq: LWLG) is a publicly traded material and device development company that is doing exciting work, commercializing its proprietary organic nonlinear polymers for a variety of electro-optic devices and pushing the state of the art in high-speed fiber-optic telecom and data communications. Our development roadmap is geared to disrupt the industry by introducing organic modulators and related photonic integrated circuits that have superior speed, lower power consumption, and smaller size than present inorganic devices. Our materials and devices are extendable into other applications, including sensors and instrumentation. We are seeking a Photonic Device Engineer to work in our facility in Englewood, CO. Lightwave offers competitive compensation and benefits along with a fast-paced working environment.

This position supports the device team to characterize the optical and electrical properties of our materials and modulators, with emphasis on high-frequency performance. The candidate will measure and analyze electrical, optical, and electro-optical properties of materials and devices at RF and MM-wave frequencies and may also be involved in metrology studies. A strong background in hands-on research and development, laboratory work operating complex scientific instruments, finite-element modeling, and experiment design is required. Knowledge of electrical and optical waveguide design is desired, as is experience working with electro-optic modulators. The ideal candidate is detail oriented and career driven with a desire to be on the cutting edge of implementing game-changing technologies for future communications systems.

Basic requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering, materials engineering, optical engineering, physics, or related field, plus 4+ years of relevant industry experience. Masters or PhD degree preferred.
  • Experience calibrating and operating a vector network analyzer (VNA).
  • Experience operating a bit error rate tester (BERT) and familiarity with eye diagram characterization and figures of merit.
  • Competent in data analysis software such as MATLAB or Python.
  • Competent in experiment control software such as LabVIEW or Python.
  • Ability to work effectively as part of an inter-disciplinary engineering team that includes device designers, microfabrication engineers, packaging and test engineers, and technicians.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.

Desired skills

  • Three to five years’ experience working in RF/electro-optic testing and commercializing photonic devices.
  •  Finite-element simulation work in RSoft, Fimmwave, ANSYS HFSS, Keysight EMPro and ADS, COMSOL, or similar software packages.
  • Experience with wafer level (probed) measurements and calibrations.
  • Experience with fiber-coupled laser systems and components.
  • Experience operating complex scientific equipment and metrology tools.
  • The desire and ability to learn new skills quickly and to work independently on assigned tasks.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively work in an engineering product-development team and with other relevant groups such as external suppliers, consultants, and partners.

Lightwave Logic offers a highly competitive compensation package including stock options, as well as comprehensive benefits including fully paid medical, dental, and vision coverage (employee and family), a generous PTO policy, $500/year (prorated) company contribution to your medical FSA, and a 401K (safe harbor, 4 % match).

Interested candidates should send a cover letter and CV/resume to resumes@lightwavelogic.com

RF Engineer

Lightwave Logic (Nasdaq: LWLG) is a publicly traded material and device development company that is doing exciting work, commercializing its proprietary organic nonlinear polymers for a variety of electrooptic devices and pushing the state of the art in high-speed fiber-optic telecom and data communications. Our development roadmap is geared to disrupt the industry by introducing organic modulators and related photonic integrated circuits that have superior speed, lower power consumption, and smaller size than present inorganic devices. Our materials and devices are extendable into other applications, including sensors and instrumentation. We are seeking a RF Engineer to work in our facility in Englewood, CO. Lightwave offers competitive compensation and benefits along with a fast-paced work environment.

This position supports the device team to characterize the electrical properties of our materials and modulators, with emphasis on high-frequency performance. The candidate will measure and analyze electrical properties of materials and devices at RF and MM-wave frequencies and will also be involved in RF circuit design and optimization. A strong background in hands-on research and development,
laboratory work operating complex scientific instruments, finite-element modeling, and experiment design is required. Knowledge of on-chip electrical waveguide design as well as RF circuit simulation is required. Experience working with electro-optic modulators is desired but not essential. The ideal candidate is detail oriented and career driven with a desire to be on the cutting edge of implementing game-changing technologies for future communications systems.

Basic requirements
• Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering or related field, plus 4+ years of relevant industry
experience. Masters or PhD degree preferred.
• Experience calibrating and operating a vector network analyzer (VNA).
• Finite-element simulation work in ANSYS HFSS, Keysight EMPro and ADS, COMSOL, or similar
software packages.
• Competent in data analysis software such as MATLAB or Python.
• Competent in experiment control software such as LabVIEW or Python.
• Ability to work effectively as part of an inter-disciplinary engineering team that includes device
designers, micro-fabrication engineers, packaging and test engineers, and technicians.
• Excellent written and oral communication skills.

Desired skills
• Three to five years’ experience working in RF/electro-optic testing and commercializing photonic
devices.
• Experience with wafer level (probed) measurements and calibrations.
• Experience operating complex scientific equipment and metrology tools.
• The desire and ability to learn new skills quickly and to work independently on assigned tasks.
• Demonstrated technical innovation and experience in photonic device evaluation and data
analysis.
• Demonstrated ability to effectively work in an engineering product-development team and with
other relevant groups such as external suppliers, consultants, and partners.

Lightwave Logic offers a highly competitive compensation package including stock options, as well as a comprehensive benefits package including fully paid medical, dental, and vision coverage (employee and family), a generous PTO policy, $500/year (prorated) company contribution to your medical FSA, and a 401K (safe harbor, 4 % match).

Interested candidates should send a cover letter and CV/resume to resumes@lightwavelogic.com

Materials Science Engineer

Lightwave Logic (Nasdaq: LWLG) is a publicly traded material and device development company that is doing exciting work, commercializing its proprietary organic nonlinear polymers for a variety of electrooptic devices and pushing the state of the art in high-speed fiber-optic telecom and data communications. Our development roadmap is geared to disrupt the industry by introducing organic modulators and related photonic integrated circuits that have superior speed, lower power consumption, and smaller size than present inorganic devices. Our materials and devices are extendable into other applications, including sensors and instrumentation. We are seeking a Materials Science Engineer to work in our facility in Englewood, CO. Lightwave offers competitive compensation and benefits along with a fast-paced working environment.

This position bridges the materials development team and device fabrication team to test newly developed electro-optic polymers and claddings.

 

Major responsibilities

  • Fabrication of multilayer optical waveguide devices as a testbed for new materials evaluation.
  • Cleanroom work including photolithography, spin coating, wet and dry etching, sputter deposition, electron beam evaporation, electroplating, dicing, and wafer metrology.
  • Formulation of polymer solutions following the direction of a senior chemist.
  • Characterization of materials using 2D and 3D profilometer, optical microscope, UV-Vis-NIR spectrometer, prism-coupler, AFM, and SEM.
  • Characterization of electrical and optical performance of devices incorporating novel polymers.
  • Analyze data and present results.

Minimum requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Materials Science, Electrical Engineering, Physics, Chemistry, or related discipline.
  • 2+ years of cleanroom experience.
  • Able to work as part of a team as well as independently with minimal supervision.
  • Extreme attention to detail and data integrity.
  • Follow standard operating procedures, lab hygiene, and safety protocols.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.

Desired skills

  • 3+ years semiconductor or silicon photonics fabrication experience.
  • Experience operating complex scientific equipment and metrology tools.
  • The ability to learn new skills quickly and to work independently on assigned tasks.
  •  Demonstrated ability to effectively work in an engineering product-development team and with other relevant groups such as external suppliers, consultants, and partners.

Lightwave Logic offers a highly competitive compensation package including stock options, as well as comprehensive benefits including fully paid medical, dental, and vision coverage (employee and family), a generous PTO policy, $500/year (prorated) company contribution to your medical FSA, and a 401K (safe harbor, 4 % match).

Interested candidates should send a cover letter and CV/resume to  resumes@lightwavelogic.com

RF Measurement Engineer

Lightwave Logic (Nasdaq: LWLG) is a publicly traded material and device development company that is doing exciting work, commercializing its proprietary organic nonlinear polymers for a variety of electrooptic devices and pushing the state of the art in high-speed fiber-optic telecom and data communications. development roadmap is geared to disrupt the industry by introducing organic modulators and related photonic integrated circuits that have superior speed, lower power consumption, and smaller size than present inorganic devices. Our materials and devices are extendable into other applications, including sensors and instrumentation. We are seeking a RF Measurement Technician to work in our facility in Englewood, CO. Lightwave offers competitive compensation and benefits along with a fast-paced working environment.

This position supports the device team to characterize the electrical properties of our materials and modulators, with emphasis on high-frequency performance. The candidate will measure and analyze electrical properties of materials and devices at RF and MM-wave frequencies. A strong background in hands-on research and development, RF circuit theory and measurement, and laboratory work operating
complex scientific instruments is desired. The ideal candidate is detail oriented and career driven with a desire to be on the cutting edge of implementing game-changing technologies for future communications systems.

Basic requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering or related field, plus 2+ years of relevant industry experience.
  • Experience calibrating and operating a vector network analyzer (VNA).
  • Competent in data analysis and presenting results.
  • Experience operating benchtop test equipment such as oscilloscopes, multimeters, function generators, and DC power supplies.
  • Able to work as part of a team as well as independently with minimal supervision.
  • Extreme attention to detail and data integrity.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.

Desired skills

  • Three to five years’ experience working in RF/electro-optic testing and commercializing photonic devices.
  • Experience with wafer level (probed) measurements and calibrations.
  • Experience operating complex scientific equipment and metrology tools.
  • Experience operating a bit error rate tester (BERT) and familiarity with eye diagram characterization and figures of merit.
  • The desire and ability to learn new skills quickly and to work independently on assigned tasks.
  • Demonstrated technical innovation and experience in photonic device evaluation and data analysis.
  •  Demonstrated ability to effectively work in an engineering product-development team and with other relevant groups such as external suppliers, consultants, and partners.

Lightwave Logic offers a highly competitive compensation package including stock options, as well as comprehensive benefits including fully paid medical, dental, and vision coverage (employee and family), a generous PTO policy, $500/year (prorated) company contribution to your medical FSA, and a 401K (safe harbor, 4 % match).

Interested candidates should send a cover letter and CV/resume to resumes@lightwavelogic.com

Senior Chemist / Senior Research Scientist Position

Lightwave Logic, Inc, (LWLG) is a fast growing publicly traded (NASDAQ: LWLG) technology company located near the Denver Tech Center in Englewood, Colorado, and we offer competitive employment packages. Our team is composed of world-class technologists. Our materials scientists synthesize new chromophores to technical specifications driven by photonic device engineers. The devices utilize a
chromophore-polymer matrix as part of a photonic integrated circuit (PIC) platform, for datacenter and high-performance computing markets in fiber communications.

Lightwave Logic is looking for a creative expert in synthetic organic chemistry and the design of organic compounds for desired physical and optical properties to join our world class materials team. This position offers the successful candidate the exciting opportunity to play a key role in the development and demonstration of new materials with far reaching applications.

 

Major responsibilities

  • Design and execute multistep organic syntheses, including isolation, purification, and characterization of targeted products.
  • Use, and analyze data from, various characterization methods to determine identity and purity of targeted products.
  • Ensure final products achieve minimum standards of quality.
  • Thoroughly analyze data from various test results and use this data to inform thoughtful decisions about the design and synthesis of novel chromophores that exceed current performance and property metrics.
  • Remain current on relevant scientific literature.
  • Maintain a collaborative work environment with colleagues in wide-ranging roles within the company; use this collaboration to advance the goals of the company and enhance the output of the chemistry team.
  • Punctually and thoroughly record all work and data in e-notebook, as well as summarize and report ongoing work to the group regularly.
  • Exhibit safety awareness, safe work practices, and common laboratory hygiene.

 

Qualifications

  • PhD in organic chemistry (or MS with 5+ years of industry experience).
  • Extensive experience in the multi-step synthesis of complex small molecules, including reaction design and execution
  • Extensive experience in the development and execution of workup, isolation, purification, and crystallization procedures.
  • In-depth knowledge of synthetic methodology and reaction mechanisms.
  • Ability to conduct literature searches for specific target compounds and reactions; ability to use the literature to design efficient synthetic routes, as well as troubleshoot problematic reactions.
  • Thorough understanding of modern analytical and spectroscopic techniques and ability to interpret the corresponding data and spectra.
  • Ability to analyze and interpret large data sets in order to devise structure-activity relationships (SAR) of functional materials.
  • Quality-first mindset, which leads to the production of highly pure final products.
  • Ability to work independently and efficiently, requiring minimal supervision, but also work within and across groups to support the achievement of the company’s goals.
  • Ability to organize work efficiently, carry out multiple operations in parallel, and successfully complete projects in a timely fashion.
  • Demonstrated track record of scientific achievement: publications, patents, key role in successfully completed commercialized projects.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.

 

Company Benefits

  • Fully paid medical, dental, and vision coverage (employee and family)
  • Company contribution of $500/year (prorated) toward your medical FSA
  • PTO and holiday as spelled out in the Company Handbook
  • 401K (Safe Harbor, 4% match)

 

Interested candidates should send a cover letter and CV/resume to resumes@lightwavelogic.com