Senior LED Technology Engineer

Crocus Labs GmbH is a technology startup disrupting the indoor horticulture space. By merging cutting edge semiconductor technology, advanced algorithms, and luminaire system technology we are able to provide unparalleled efficiency in horticulture lighting thus empowering indoor farms (vertical farms, greenhouses etc.) to be profitable and go beyond growing basic greens.

Your activity:

We are looking for a results-driven technology manager reporting directly to the CEO to join our organization. Your role is to develop and scale proprietary LED technologies at Crocus Labs . You will successfully introduce break-through products with new technologies and architectures for LED lighting to the market.

Your profile:

Technical Knowledge/Skills/Abilities Required

  • A subject matter expert who can innovate and develop new products within customer requirements, using the latest technologies and resources, as well as ensuring process robustness and manufacturability, cost effectiveness and profitable yields, complete with post-release care.
  • Understanding of III-V semiconductor materials, process, device design and integration schemes with the ability to propose and demonstrate novel solutions to enhance performance of LEDs.
  • Knowledge of LED optics and coating material - Silicone, phosphor and epoxy resin.
  • Strong physics-based thinker able to perform device design, simulation and characterization
  • Solid background in compound semiconductors device design with specific understanding of GaN and GaAs is preferred.
  • Must be a strong individual contributor that is self-starting and able to make technical decisions in a fast-paced research environment.
  • Strong communication, presentation and teamwork skills are required.
  • Understanding of statistical process control (SPC) and design of experiments (DOE).

Desired Experiences

  • Experience on leading process development activities as part of new product and/or technology development.
  • Demonstrated skills for conducting R&D with a team that results in advancement of the state-of-the-art.
  • Startup Know-how to work under limited resources, with most factors unknown. Hands-on mentality and entrepreneurial mindset
  • Experience working with raw materials suppliers and contract manufacturers.
  • Prior knowledge of filing IP and maintaining an IP portfolio.

Required Education & Experience

  • Masters or PhD in electrical engineering, material science, physics, chemistry or related field.
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in semiconductor device research or process development required (industrial experience preferred).
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in LEDs and/or power electronics.

Your Benefits:

  • Join us on the journey to build the most advanced horticulture lighting systems, delivering lasting well-being to millions of people without damaging the environment
  • Become part of Europe’s fastest-growing technology startup, run by a highly motivated and international team of tech & horticulture experts and backed by some of Europe’s leading VCs
  • A working environment that is built on care for one another, trust, openness, grit, and a relentless focus on doing the right thing
  • Flexible working hours and option of working from home and remote
  • Great development opportunities in a fast growing startup
  • Salary + stock options


Crocus Labs GmbH
c/o Unicorn Workspaces
Brunnenstrasse 64
13555 Berlin Germany

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Crocus Labs GmbH
c/o Unicorn Workspaces
Brunnenstrasse 64
13555 Berlin Germany