Senior Product Engineer NPI_LCE_OTT_004178

  • ADVA Optical Networking NA
  • Ottawa, ON, Canada
  • Apr 05, 2018
Full time R&D

Job Description

Job ID: OTT_004178

Principal Tasks:

Responsible for the industrialization, production process set up & ongoing sustaining of passive and active optical/RF components and assembly/packaging to be used in DWDM optical sub-assemblies and modules.

 Thorough knowledge of optical packaging, assembly and test of high speed RF/optical components

  • Interface with and contribute to the R+D team for the design for Manufacture/Test/Quality/Reliability for optical sub-assemblies
  • Work with manufacturing partners to drive test methodologies and yield improvements. Consider end-to-end manufacturing set optimizing the overall process flow.
  • Interact with vendors to maintain visibility to new technologies.
  • Work with the with optical, mechanical and hardware engineers to reach a well industrialized and testable solution
  • Work with R+D project manager to Coordinate design with optical, mechanical design team and external/internal production in delivering prototypes and early customer samples that meet project need
  • Work with Product Quality Management and our EMS partners to pro-actively improve the manufacturing product quality.
  • Dive continuously Improvement Program: Initiative ideas and implement proposal for cost reduction, quality improvement, efficiency improvement, process optimization. Apply formal methods for improvement activities including Lean, 6M.

Supplementary Tasks:

  • Provide manufacturing cost including tooling and equipment for new/transferred products.
  • Provide training to NPI-LCE and wider on best in class manufacturing technology, improvement processes and Tools.
  • Other tasks as required

Customers (Internal & External)


  • All ADVA Employees


  • All ADVA Customers

Skills / Qualifications / Training / Experience:

  • BS or MS in electrical engineering or Physics.
  • Demonstrated ability to complete the full product design life cycle on a portion of the system involving multiple components.
  • Capable of working independently on the assigned design activities with minimal supervision.
  • Comprehensive understanding of the product architecture, design, processes, tools, etc. required to perform their assigned design activities.
  • Operating at the equivalent of an engineer with 5 plus years of relevant
  • Design for Manufacturing experience with different optical/RF packaging technologies (die/wire bonding, SMT, flip chip, active and passive optical alignment, chip-on-carrier/board/ceramic/glass/flex, interposers, lens designs, array alignment)
  • Familiar with PDM application e.g. Agile
  • Familiar with Dfx(DFM, DFA) tools e.g. Valor and CAM350 for PCBA Gerber review and Pro-E viewer for mechanical drawing
  • Familiar with manufacturing/quality management methodology/tool: Lean, FMEA, Kaizen, 6 sigma etc.
  • Testing expertize in Active Optical Inspection, optical measurement of placement precision, functional/electrical/optical testing
  • Proficiency in writing technical specifications.
  • Knowledge of optical component reliability and telecom performance standards such as Telcordia, IEC, and ITU are highly desirable.
  • Experience in fiber optics test and measurements.
  • Robust personality
  • Basic project management experience
  • Capable of being Office based, full time position with ability to work unsocial hours for interaction with overseas team members
  • Able to travel internationally.
  • Able to work within a Lab environment

Success Criteria:

  • Able to development team teams, component vendors and manufacturing partners
  • Able to generate high quality documents
  • Very good communication skills. Written and verbal.
  • Self-motivated and perform with minimum supervision.
  • Has knowledge of commonly-used concepts, practices, and procedures within a particular field