Principal Engineer – Production Test

Principal Engineer – Production Test

Principal Engineer – Production Test

Maynard, United States

Full time

Bachelor degree

General overview

About us

Where Light Meets Digital – EFFECT Photonics is a highly vertically integrated, independent photonic semiconductor company addressing the need for high-performance, affordable optic solutions driven by the ever-increasing demand for bandwidth and faster data transfer capabilities. Our teams are made up of professional, highly skilled, energized, and enthusiastic people who share a passion for developing and creating high-volume, world-class solutions. We operate globally, and our teams work collaboratively to make EFFECT Photonics a very dynamic and rewarding place to work.

About the position

EFFECT Photonics is looking for an experienced – Principal Engineer – Production Test

We are seeking an experienced Principal Production Test Engineer to join our growing team. This is a critical role within our business that is central to the development of new products. Working with both our internal product development teams and our external manufacturing partners, you will be involved with in our new product development efforts to help us implement high volume production test solutions for EFFECT Photonics family of optical products. The ideal candidate will be someone with a strong test development/product engineering background working with optical technologies including transceivers.

Role responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with design engineers and cross functional teams to evaluate and integrate new technologies, components, and functionality into product test solutions
  • Create specification documentation for production test stations
  • Develop requirement documents detailing design for test boards used in manufacturing test stations
  • Work closely with outsourced design houses and contract manufacturers to ensure successful delivery of products and services
  • Provide design-for-test inputs to the development team on new product designs
  • Participate on all stages of design reviews with testability input and actively participate in critical releases
  • As part of the engineering development team, develop test scope, test method proposals and project timelines
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About you

We want you to bring your expertise, experience, and passion for optical communications systems Design Verification and Testing to the forefront of our organisation, helping us create the most reliable products in the marketplace, thus helping us to create a world class company with a world class reputation.

Required / Desired knowledge, skills, and abilities

  • You will have a minimum of a BS degree in Engineering or Physics
  • A minimum of 7+ years’ work experience in opto-electronic / photonics systems market
  • Understanding of optical communications systems, including pluggable transceivers and DWDM systems
  • You will have a proven track record of deploying production test solutions into external manufacturing partners
  • Experience developing automated test solutions for system/component level products
  • Excellent data analysis skills and strong understanding of statistical analysis principles
  • Solid understanding of optical communication fundamentals
  • Knowledge of Telecom specifications IEEE 802.3, SFF-8690, SFF 8418, SFP, QSFP
  • Ability to work with internal cross-functional teams and external suppliers
  • Ability to multi-task, prioritize and work independently in dynamic start-up environment
  • Strong Communication skills both verbal and written
  • Candidate will be required to spend majority of time in Maynard, Massachusetts location
  • Candidate may be required to travel to our manufacturing partner locations

We are a collaborative Global Technology Company, and we’re building a truly dynamic and rewarding place to work.

Reward and Benefits

Benefits are a critical component to consider when taking on a new challenge, but because we are a global company, benefits may vary by location.

Here’s what you can expect from us regardless: 

  • A fast-paced working culture where everyone’s point of view has real value
  • Genuine opportunities for self-development and career growth 
  • An environment that embraces collaboration  
  • A competitive salary that reflects our ambition
  • A flexible benefits scheme with health and pension plan (401 K for US based roles)
  • Paid time off (vacation days) plus statutory annual holidays
  • Flexible working hours
  • Stock Appreciation Rights (SAR – stock program) 

We look forward to receiving your application, if you have any questions, please contact our recruitment team.

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Effect Photonics is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, colour, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Effect Photonics complies with all applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment.

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