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Staff Hardware Engineer

Company: NeoPhotonics
Location: San Jose
Posted on: June 9, 2021

Job Description:

NeoPhotonics is a leading developer and vertically integrated manufacturer of coherent and photonic integrated circuit based components, modules and subsystems for use in telecommunications and data center networks.

We thrive in making a difference. In each of our locations, you will find talented and committed teams, where we enjoy what we do and share in the values of our success.

Position Summary

The Staff Hardware Engineer reports to the Director of Hardware/Firmware and will be located at our HQ in San Jose, CA. As an integral member of the R&D Hardware team, the position will be responsible for the development, testing, and documentation of hardware for 400G / 600G optical components, modules, and subsystems. The Staff Hardware Engineer will participate and influence hardware architecture, software architecture, test methodology and strategy, design trade-offs, and product yield improvements and quality.

The successful candidate will be innovative, results-driven and possess demonstrated expertise in high speed PCB design, schematic capture and layout, signal integrity, PCB fabrication and assembly, and hardware/firmware/optics integration and verification.

How You'll Make a Difference

  • Design and test multilayer circuit boards for optical transport transceivers, tunable lasers, and subsystems

  • Responsible for development of hardware specifications and test plans

  • Lead hardware design from initial concept into production

  • Perform schematic capture, component selection, bill of materials, circuit analysis, signal integrity analysis, and simulation of designs

  • Responsible for circuit board design, layout and test

  • Oversee PCB fabrication and assembly

  • Develop and execute PCB diagnostics and bring-up

  • Conduct hardware functional and electric verification including signal integrity

  • Develop concise documentation of hardware designs, specifications, test plans, test results and analysis

  • Provide production and field support

  • Ensure EMC and safety certification

What you need to win

  • MS in Electrical Engineering or relevant technical subject

  • 10+ years of recent experience in complex multilayer board designs

  • 5+ years of experience in optical transceivers/subsystems

  • Demonstrated expertise and understanding of high speed, multilayer circuit boards design that include embedded processors, FPGA's, SERDES, tunable lasers and COSA's (coherent optical sub assembly)

  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience with embedded subsystem board design

  • Possess working knowledge and efficiency with schematic capture tools such as PADS

  • Proven experience with optical transceivers and subsystems targeted at 400G

  • Demonstrated experience with signal integrity

  • Demonstrated experience of PCB fab and assembly processes

  • Working knowledge of standard bench equipment; logic analyzers, oscilloscopes, digital communication analyzers and BERT

  • Effective problem solver with strong lab and debugging skills

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

  • Familiarity with industry standard busses: RS232, I2C, SPI, Ethernet

  • Familiarity with high speed signaling (i.e. differential signaling, PAM-4 operating at 25.78125 Gbaud) and signal integrity

  • Familiarity with GR-468 qualification

Equal Opportunity Employer

Neophotonics is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applicants will be considered for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other characteristics protected by applicable law.

Keywords: NeoPhotonics, San Jose , Staff Hardware Engineer, Other , San Jose, California

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