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Product Engineer, Optical Communications

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Direct Hire
Associate of Science
Jul 09, 2014
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Location– Northeast US
Product Engineer, Optical Communications

Job Summary

The Product Engineer will help deliver new product introduction, life cycle change management and manufacturing & test cost efficiency in complex line cards for optical transport products. You will ensure that manufacturing processes, tools and documentation are in place to produce high quality products, investigating issues, proposing and implementing solutions, and developing and maintaining a close partnership with R&D, product management, supply chain, and manufacturing teams. There will be a strong focus on testing design, cost reduction and cost efficiency programs and improvements. 

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Provide product technical support of initial NPI introduction, volume production and product enhancements through technical assessments and change process
  • Perform manufacturability reviews and make recommendations for design improvement
  • Manage product deliverables per schedule, including all proto builds and production level technical data transfers
  • Identify and communicate design changes and component substitutions
  • Work with the Contract Manufacturers (CMs) in refining manufacturing processes to increase production efficiency and improve yield, cycle time and quality
  • Provide inputs into system test documents and diagnostics working with the optical team
  • Assist in the design of the test stations and write test instruction manuals, including re-work instructions
  • Set-up and configure electronic and optical test sets
  • Resolve technical issues with CMs
  • Develop lean and six-sigma manufacturing strategies, and assist with production-line transfers to CMs
  • Travel to Asia will be required during product transfer periods
  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Electrical or Optical (Eng Physics) Engineering
  • 5 years of related experience focused on engineering of high speed optical products and line cards
  • Experience with electro-optical, optical transmission and communication systems is essential
  • Broad knowledge of global manufacturing and new product introduction processes
  • Experience with design for manufacturing assessments techniques and processes
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the manufacturing and testing of complex PCBAs, EDFAs and ROADMs or similar telecom/datacom components and technologies.
  • Knowledge of lean manufacturing (Six Sigma), DFM/DFT and statistical tools
  • Experience with setup and configuration of electronic and optical test sets is highly desirable 
  • Excellent communication and documentation skills
  • Leadership capabilities to manage internal and external teams including CMs and suppliers
  • Ability to work under pressure and with tight timelines while maintaining clear headed thinking and performing both strategic and repetitive/routine tasks.
  • Must demonstrate: hands-on capability, team orientation, initiative, curiosity, interpersonal competence, and personal and professional integrity.
  • Willing to adapt to and accept flexible schedules in order to complete critical projects
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