Job Description


DURATION: Permanent (Contract will be considered)

TITLE: IC Validation Engineer


  • Characterizing multiple channel, high speed, optical transceivers based on Si-Photonics technology. Also, sub-components and IC's including drivers, receivers and re-timers
  • Main responsibility with be validating PCB design, executing component validation, and sub-system development for integrated testing
  • Validation testing including Optical and RF performance characterization and compliance testing, firmware compliance, and safety compliance
  • Defining HW and SW specs for the development of test stations for product testing of high complexity silicon photonic products
  • Test tracking and documentation


  • Ability to characterize silicon and use equipment such as BERTS, HSO, VNA, etc
  • Experience testing¬†Optical Modules, mixed signal IC's, and/or RFIC's
  • Experience with optical transceiver characterization tests
  • Experience testing 100/400g transceivers
  • Good knowledge of common high-speed serial data protocols(NRZ, PAM4) and system standards (CAUI-4/CAUI-8) in wireline communications
  • Well experienced with IC or Optical packaging tech
  • Strong debugging and root cause analysis skills
  • Experience with Transceiver product NPI and ramp-up. Able to debug and isolate manufacturing line issues.
  • Technically competent and thorough enough to assert the pass/fail status of validation testing internally as well as potentially communicate results to customers.
  • Understanding of complete transceiver architecture - board, component, software, optical components and packaging.

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