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VP of R&D

Position Overview

Direct report to the CEO of the company. The qualified individual assumes the leadership role of a R&D team of highly talented engineers, plans and manages various projects in the area of integrated photonics. He or she is also responsible to further grow the team located in the Ottawa (Canada), Fremont (USA), and Suzhou (China). At this capacity, he or she should lead the development of high-speed photonic engine (200Gbps & 400Gbps) based on Enablence’s unique hybrid integration platform and commit to bring new products from concept to volume production.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Provide strategic technical leadership for company’s long-term business development
  • Communicate to major customers for company’s technology and product roadmap
  • Grow the R&D team and mentor the individual team member to fill the gap of expertise in the current team, which includes the design and process development of photonic chip, hybrid integrated subsystem, assembly, packaging and testing
  • Initiate, plan, and manage multiple R&D projects and continue developing photonic integration platform
  • Establish and improve the current process of product development to achieve better efficiency
  • Control the cost and manage the budget of the R&D group


  • Require Master degree in physics, electronics, optics or other relevant fields. Prefer Ph.D. degree
  • Require 7+ years’ industrial experience in fiber optics, optoelectronics, or electronics
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in management role
  • Management experience in bringing R&D projects to volume production
  • Ability to work across multiple business units with strong communication skills and problem-solving initiatives
  • Deep knowledge in product engineering and excellent capability to master new technologies
  • Direct experience in integrated photonics and optoelectronics, chip design, advanced packaging are preferred

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