• Sherman, TX, USA
  • Full Time

Join the team as we build and start manufacturing in our new facility in Sherman, Texas where we will produce vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers (VCSELs) used in Apple's iPhone camera to allow features such as Face ID, Animoji and Portrait mode selfies. What are VCSELs? It's an acronym that is pronounced "vixels" they are small semiconductor devices that emit light vertically and enable 3D sensing.


  • The position involves learning the techniques Finisar uses and applies them to production crystal growth, contributing to the development of new devices, as well as the optimization of current processes.
  • The engineer will be responsible for growth and characterization of epitaxial crystal films to be used in lasers and detectors for GaAs-based materials. Strong collaborative and communications skills required for interaction within the Epi team and with other groups within the organization.
  • The engineer will be expected to develop and maintain documentation and statistical process control charts appropriate to a manufacturing facility. They will also assist with the transition of products out of development into manufacturing.  
  • Ability to work day or swing shift. Some weekend coverage will be required.



Required Skills:

  • Bachelors in Ch.E., Physics, E.E., or related fields, or equivalent experience.
  • 8 years of experience in the field including:
    • Experience with MOCVD crystal growth of GaAs-based materials and/or compound semiconductor processing.
    • Experience with standard epitaxial characterization tools such as XRD, ECV, PL, and reflectance.
  • Familiarity with SPC, control charts, JMP and other aspects of manufacturing and data analysis.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office, particularly Excel.
  • Ability to work in a small group, take initiative


Company Overview
Finisar is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  We also hire on a non-discriminatory basis.

Finisar Corporation (NASDAQ: FNSR) is a global technology leader of fiber optic subsystems and components that enable high-speed voice, video and data communications for networking, storage, wireless, and cable TV applications. For 30 years, Finisar has provided critical optics technologies to system manufacturers to meet the increasing demands for network bandwidth and storage. Finisar is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California, USA with R&D, manufacturing sites, and sales offices worldwide. 

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