R&D Engineering Manager- Optical Receivers (Engineering Dev Manager) – Lumentum Operations LLC

Lumentum (NASDAQ: LITE)

is a market-leading manufacturer of innovative optical and photonic products

enabling optical networking and commercial laser customers worldwide.

Lumentum’s optical components and subsystems are part of virtually every type

of telecom, enterprise, and data center network. Lumentum’s commercial

lasers enable advanced manufacturing techniques and diverse applications

including next-generation 3D sensing capabilities. Lumentum is

headquartered in Milpitas, California with RD, manufacturing, and sales

offices worldwide. For more information, visit www.lumentum.com.

Lumentum is an Equal

Opportunity Employer,EOE/Minorities/Females/Veterans/Disability

Job Description

As an

RD Manager-Optical Receivers you will manage and lead a small

multi-disciplinary RD team that designs Lumentum’s next-generation

client-side fiber optic receivers (100Gb/s, 400Gb/s). Responsibilities will

include but are not limited to:
Technical ownership of client-side receiver products

Management of key members of client-side receiver team

Provide technical leadership and direction to

packaging, reliability, and photonic integrated circuit design engineers

to overcome development challenges and enable fast-paced new product introduction

from initial concept through reliability and qualification.

Interface with customer to understand and/or negotiate

high level performance requirements

Translate high level performance requirements into

component architecture and detailed specifications for integrated optical

devices, package optics and RF transmission characteristics. Derive

appropriate trade-offs to minimize development time and risk.

Analyze test data to confirm performance

validation. Identify design limitations and provide direction for

design refinement and yield improvement


Ph.D. in EE/Physics or equivalent

Master’s Degree in EE/Physics with sufficient work

experience will also be considered

Minimum 5 years of experience in optical component

product development or equivalent

Management experience of RD design teams a plus

Proficiency in optical device characterization

including sensitivity, S-parameters

Detailed knowledge of optical devices for photonic

integrated circuits including photodiodes, waveguides, Mach-Zehnder

interferometers, and AWGs a plus

Experience in Silicon Photonics design is a plus

Familiarity with RF design and test is a plus

Familiarity with transimpedance amplifiers (TIAs) is a


Proficiency in JMP, Minitab, or similar and familiarity

with statistical analysis and design-of-experiments is a plus

Proficiency in design for failure mode effects analysis

or risk management is a plus

Familiarity with higher-order modulation schemes for

optical communications (PAM4, DP-QPSK, 16-QAM) is a plus

Team player, self-directed, with strong oral and

written communication skills

Primary Location



Work Locations


Milpitas-HQ, CA USA

400 N McCarthy Blvd





Development Engineer







Employee Status



Job Type



Job Level


Manager with Direct Reports

Job Posting


Mar 3, 2017, 11:24:19 AM