Jobs at X-FAB

The X-FAB Group - about 4,000 employees - is the leading analog/mixed-signal foundry manufacturing silicon wafers for analog-digital integrated circuits (mixed-signal ICs). X-FAB customers benefit from high-performance technologies, excellent technical design and prototyping services; and fast, easy and flexible foundry access worldwide.

Opto Characterisation Engineer (m/f/d)

Erfurt, Germany    

Job description

X-FAB is looking for a Opto Characterisation engineer (m/f/d) to join our Process Development Opto group with a focus on CMOS image sensors (CIS) and SPAD characterization, based in Erfurt, Germany, but working as part of an international organization developing mixed signal CMOS technologies. 

Major Responsibilities:

  • Characterization of Optical sensors, with a focus on CMOS Image sensor and SPAD.
  • Image sensor and SPAD test development and test system maintenance
  • Development and design of test structures for CMOS Image sensor and SPAD. 
  • Offer technical support to customers.
  • Cooperation with external partners.
  • Working in interdisciplinary and international teams.

Job requirements

  • Qualification: Bachelor Degree / Master of Engineering in Material Science, Physics, Microelectronics or related subject.
  • Experience with CIS or SPAD development or characterization an advantage 


Behavioral Competencies

  • Willingness to travel and ability to work effectively in multicultural international team
  • Self motivated
  • Good technical leadership and organizing abilities
  • Able to meet deadlines
  • Good problem-solving skills
  • Excellent English language and communication skills

Technical/ Functional Competencies

  • Some hands-on experience with testing and   characterization, experience on CIS or SPAD an advantage.
  • Some experience with Labview and FPGA programming. 
  • Good knowledge about device physics for optical sensors.
  • Additional knowledge in the following areas would be advantageous: Experience in project work, circuit design and TCAD tools.

Contact person: Marion Heidolf
or online at: HR-Erfurt(at)