Optical Physicist

  • Palo Alto, United States

Optical Physicist

Job description

ABOUT US:

Fathom is building an optical computer that replaces electricity in processors with light allowing super-parallel operations. Our brain-scale optical processors will allow us to train vast neural networks with unprecedented performance.


ABOUT THE ROLE:

We require experienced optical and laser physicists to help with the research and development for the future of machine learning hardware.


RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Use your technical skills and deep knowledge of physics to bring a physical understanding and first principles problem-solving approach to varied challenges
  • Think creatively and work closely with our interdisciplinary team which comprises experts in machine learning, laser science, optical engineering, semiconductor fabrication and electronics
  • Conceive, design, simulate, specify and implement optical devices and subsystems
  • Working closely with the laboratory team, interpret and reconcile empirical data with first-principles analytical and/or numerical simulations

Requirements

  • Extremely broad and deep background in optics and physics
  • Strong organizational and communication skills
  • Worked on a large variety of projects
  • Solid understanding of optical systems, coherence, laser and non-laser sources
  • Fluent in at least one programming languageĀ (Python preferred)