Technical Lead – Optical Systems Test

Technical Lead – Optical Systems Test

Technical Lead – Optical Systems 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 – Technical Lead – Optical Systems Test 

We are seeking an experienced Technical Lead – Optical systems Test to join our growing team. This position will be the technical lead of Optical Systems Test Development. We are seeking a highly experienced technical leader with a proven track record of delivery. You will work across the technical team and help EFFECT Photonics deliver its family of integrated photonics products to market.

Role responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with design engineers to evaluate and integrate new technologies, components, and functionality into product designs
  • Design and develop optical system level testing for evaluating impacts of amplification, dispersion, PDL, PMD and channel interference
  • Provide design-for-test inputs to the development team on new product designs
  • Participate in 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
  • Verify and analyze the implementation of module firmware and hardware control loops
  • Perform fiber optic amplified link system level testing
  • Develop test methods for high-volume test solutions for manufacturing

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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 MS /PhD degree in Engineering or Physics
  • A minimum of 7+ years’ work experience in opto-electronic / photonics systems markets
  • Deep understanding of optical communications systems, including pluggable transceivers and DWDM systems
  • Solid understanding of optical communication fundamentals
  • Knowledge of Telecom specifications IEEE 802.3, SFF-8690, SFF 8418, SFP, QSFP
  • Strong skills in characterizing optical performance and debugging first article transceiver modules
  • Ability to work with internal cross-functional teams and external suppliers, demonstrating excellent leadership and presentation skills
  • Ability to multi-task, prioritize and work independently in dynamic start-up environment
  • Excellent data analysis skills and strong understanding of statistical analysis principles
  • Experience developing automated test solutions for system/component level products
  • Be an expert using software languages such as (Python, C#, SQL, JMP)
  • Strong Communication skills both verbal and written
  • Ability to be based in or able to travel to Maynard, Massachusetts where our facility is located

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 (401K – 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 get in touch with 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, color, 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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