Optical Physicist | Fathom Computing

Date Posted: 
Friday, August 18, 2017
Position Location: 
Palo Alto, CA
Job Description: 


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.


Hiring experienced optical physicists to help with the research and development for the future of optical computing.


  • Use your technical skills and deep knowledge of physics to bring a physical understanding and first principles problem-solving approach to varied challenges
  • Think outside the box and work with our interdisciplinary team to build complex systems
  • Conceive, design, simulate, and specify optical devices and subsystems
  • Interpret and reconcile empirical data with first-principles analytical and/or numerical simulations


  • 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