Director/Sr. Director MOCVD GaN Engineering

Role: Director/Sr. Director MOCVD GaN Engineering

Reporting to: VP Engineering

Location: Silicon Valley, CA

  • Manage the MOCVD GaN epitaxy/characterization group within the R&D organization.
  • Provide very close collaboration with R&D LED Wafer Fab Process Engineering team.
  • Device characterization, design of experiments, epitaxy design.
  • Apply technical leadership and domain expertise in Gallium Nitride (GaN).
  • Define strategies and technology applications.
  • Leverage cross-functional collaboration across the areas of semiconductor process development, modeling, simulation, and characterization.
  • MS or PhD in Materials Science and Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or Applied Physics.
  • 10+ years of relevant industry experience.
  • Very strong understanding of semiconductor device physics.
  • Very strong understanding of characterization techniques (SIMS, XRD, SEM, TEM, etc.).
  • Good theoretical knowledge of light extraction techniques.
  • Comfortable in or about an R&D clean room environment.
  • Strong familiarity with semiconductor wafer fabrication processes (photolithography, thin film metal deposition, dielectrics, wet/dry etching, etc.)
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, working with or managing peers, engineers, and technicians.
  • Ability to present and communicate complex scientific findings and drive equally complex engineering solutions.
  • Ability to overcome unforeseen challenges in a dynamic work environment with shifting timelines.

About Avicena

Avicena is a privately held company developing microLED based ultra-low power high bandwidth interconnects for chip-to-chip communications. This technology will revolutionize High-Performance (HPC) and Cloud computing, as well as other industries where low power interconnects are critical like camera sensors, autonomous vehicles, and aerospace. Avicena is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California with a development center in Edinburgh, Scotland. The company was founded in 2019 by leading technologists from the optical networking industry with a track record of delivering breakthrough products. (

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