President and Chief Executive Officer

Mike is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Analog Photonics. He is also an Associate Professor of Electrical Engineer and Computer Science at MIT where he is the principal investigator of the DARPA E-PHI and DODOS programs. At MIT he demonstrated state-of-the-art silicon photonic devices such as electro-optic modulators, optical filters, and large-scale optical phased arrays on the first 300mm silicon photonics electronics-photonics with heterogenous integration of CMOS. Prior to MIT, he was a Principal Member of Technical Staff and Sandia National Labs where he led their silicon photonics effort. He is also the Chief Technology Officer of AIM photonics, the $600M public-private partnership to advance the state of photonic manufacturing in the United States.


Director of Photonics Integration

Ehsan is the director of Photonics Integration of Analog Photonics. After his PhD at Georgia Institute of Technology developing integrated visible photonics devices in Silicon Nitride he joined MIT’s photonics microsystems group as a postdoctoral researcher and helped develop the fabless CMOS-Photonics integration technology. He also demonstrated the highest power erbium doped laser on silicon chips. Since 2013 he has been the technical lead on Analog Photonics projects in charge of design, manufacturing, and test of silicon photonics digital to analog convertors, ultrafast pulse characterization chips, microwave photonics designs, and phased arrays. He is the coauthor of more than 80 journal and conference papers in silicon photonics.


Director of Engineering

Diedrik is the Director of Engineering of Analog Photonics. Diedrik brings more than 10 years of experience in the field of commercializing silicon photonics technology. After his Ph.D. at Ghent University/IMEC where his work on Silicon Photonics Fiber-To-The-Home transceivers was commercialized by a university spin-off Caliopa, later on acquired by Huawei, he joined Acacia Communications and worked there as a principal member of the silicon photonics team, bringing the first silicon photonics 100G coherent transceiver to market for metro and long-haul applications. In 2015 he joined the Photonics Microsystems Group at MIT as a Research Scientist. Diedrik has more than 50 papers and conference contributions in letters, journals and conferences and is the inventor of 15 patents.


We are a team of highly motivated and intelligent individuals with a dedication to disruptive innovation. Our philosophy is based on responsibility and mutual respect, while encouraging ownership of responsibilities to help foster personal and professional growth. We focus on productivity for growth and profitability, and respect for its partners. Additionally, the company encourages employees to have fun by allowing creative independence and providing professional challenges that are realistic, attainable and rewarding.

Join our team if you are:


  • interested in working in a fast-growing early-stage startup
  • enthusiastic about working on disruptive silicon photonics and LiDAR technology
  • a team player being able to work in dynamic environment


Silicon Photonics Engineer

Photonics researcher position in Boston.
Design, develop and test silicon microphotonic systems focused on the following areas:

  • photonic-based microwave, analog, or digital communication links;
  • phased arrays and ranging applications;
  • Photonics-Electronics integration

Responsibilities will include photonic simulation, device design and layout, optoelectronic testing and characterization, leading in project planning and reporting.

Job Requirements:

  • A Ph.D. in electrical engineering, applied physics, or related field;
  • Experience with photonic design including FEM and FDTD;
  • Experience with high-speed silicon photonic devices and systems;
  • Cadence design and layout;
  • Photonics fabrication and packaging, and RF and analog electronic circuit design;

Job Type: Full-time

Required education: PhD in engineering or physics

please email your resume to info@analogphotonics.com

Senior Software Engineer

We are currently searching for an experienced software engineer for the development of lidar imaging software and photonic integrated circuit design tools. Core responsibilities go from processing 3D point clouds for lidar sensors to the development of photonic simulation tools on a supercomputer.


  • S. Degree in Computer Science or related field or equivalent experience
  • Fluent in Linux, C++/C#, Python and Matlab
  • Experience with lidar systems or integrated photonics is a plus
  • Strong problem solving skills, self-motivated, and dependable
  • Excellent written and spoken communication skills

Location: Seaport, Boston, Massachusetts
Schedule: Full-time

Job Type: Full-time

Required education: Master’s

please email your resume to info@analogphotonics.com

Principal FGPA Engineer

We are currently searching for an experienced FPGA/SoC engineer for the development of a multi-functional prototyping test bed implementing lidar control and signal processing algorithms. Core job responsibilities include architecting, designing, implementing, and validating Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) logic designs including interface logic, control logic and digital signal processing (DSP).


  • 2-5 years experience including hardware architecture, simulation, system integration, hardware validation and testing
  • Successful track record delivering multiple FPGA designs
  • Experience with lidar systems is a plus
  • Verification experience developing test bench methodologies and infrastructure
  • BS in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering or Software Engineering , MS preferred
  • FPGA System on a Chip (SoC) architecture definition and partitioning, algorithm implementation, HW/SW interfaces, PCB interfaces, and design for in-system test
  • Xilinx background, Zynq SoC (ARM). Microcontroller experience (PIC, ARM, and Microblaze/Picoblaze
  • Xilinx Design Tools (ISE/EDK/SDK, Vivado), C/C++, PC and Linux environments, Modelsim tools (GUI and scripting), and configuration management tools (Git, Clearcase).
  • Creation of HDL-based test benches. SystemVerilog, high-level language simulation environment a plus.
  • PCB design (layout, verification, and assembly) and physical testing experience
  • Zynq AXI peripherals, DDR and memory arbitration, Ethernet and high-speed transceivers, image/signal processing, implementing processing functions (fixed point, pipeline, parallelism), and chip-to-chip interfaces
  • Vendor debugging tools (Xilinx Chip Scope) and design of synthesizable test code and traps
  • Strong problem solving skills, self-motivated, and dependable
  • Excellent written and spoken communication skills

Location Seaport, Boston, Massachusetts

Schedule Full-time

please email your resume to info@analogphotonics.com

Innovative Lidar Architect

Analog Photonics is a fast-growing startup developing the next generation miniaturized lidar sensors for autonomous applications. We are currently searching for a seasoned lidar expert for the development of the next gen lidar sensing technology. You will be a core member of the technology development team. The essential requirements for this job include a good overall understanding of optical systems, a deep understanding and extensive experience with 3D-lidar sensors and an established track record.


  • 2-5 years industry experience or equivalent
  • PhD in Engineering/Optics/Physics
  • Extensive experience with different lidar topologies
  • Experience with integrated photonics is a plus
  • Strong problem solving skills, self-motivated, and dependable
  • Excellent written and spoken communication skills

Location Seaport, Boston, Massachusetts
Schedule Full-time

Job Type: Full-time

please email your resume to info@analogphotonics.com