Optical Test Engineer

 ****Recruiters or Agencies will not be considered for this position*** 

Job Purpose

The Optical Test Engineer will work on the testing of Si Photonics chips and modules.

Essential Responsibilities

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these essential responsibilities.

  • DC and High Frequency Optical chip testing, 
  • Optical module tuning and testing
  • Test automation development, data analysis, test report
  • Test procedure definition
  • Test setup development
  • Test instrument acquisition
  • Training technicians. 


  • Strong problem-solving skills with demonstrated track of record.
  • Able to work hard in a dynamic start-up environment.
  • Capable of delivering on aggressive goals/timelines.
  • Excellent verbal and writing communication skills.
  • Effectively multi-tasks
  • Detail-oriented, focused, and organized
  • Self-motivated and results-oriented
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Manual dexterity 

Supervisory Responsibilities


Work Environment

Work is primarily performed in a temperature-controlled, open cubicle setting. Frequent interruptions and conversational noise can be expected.

60% of day is spent on the manufacturing floor, which a temperature-controlled environment that requires the use of ESD wrist straps and heel straps. Frequent interruptions, static noise, and alarms (auditory and flashing lights) can be expected.

Physical Demands

  • Successful completion of a post-offer pre-employment drug screen and background check.
  • The job is somewhat sedentary, consisting of sitting, standing, and walking. May at times carry, push, or pull items in excess of 10 pounds.
  • Sitting at Inspection Microscope for long periods.
  • Daily use of computer and other equipment as required.


Travel Requirements

Less than 10% anticipated.

Required Education and Experience

  • B.S. or M.S. in Electrical Engineering, Physics, Computer Science, or a related field. 
  • Understand fundamentals of electrical engineering and optical communications.
  • Understand the basics of active and passive optical devices.
  • Familiar with various optical testing instruments and testing methods.
  • Experienced in electrical probing, fiber alignment, and test fixture design.
  • Able to write test automation and GUI software with C#, Visual Basic or Lab view.

Preferred Education and Experience

  • Good industrial experience in optical chip testing is preferred. 

Salary Description
$120,000.00 - $160,000.00