Process Development Engineer (Engineer Staff, HW Development) – Lumentum Operations LLC – Milpitas, CA

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 R&D, manufacturing, and sales offices worldwide. For more information, visit


Lumentum is an Equal Opportunity Employer, EOE/Minorities/Females/Veterans/Individuals with Disability

Job Description

Process development of dicing, die-bonding, wire bonding, overmolded lens

Transfers processes to contract manufacturers primarily in Asia

Performs data analysis utilizing DOE, SPC, and FMEA tools regularly throughout product life cycle

Conducts failure mode analysis (FMA) of device and component failures related to subject area

Works with vendors on components for laser modules and tooling/fixtures


enerates BOMs, assembly work instructions and engineering reports for new processes/products

Works closely with project team members on conceptual design, vendor and interactions, package prototyping, testing, and performance characterization

Recommends and executes qualification tests for new processes/components

Plan and execute on schemes to improve product yield and reliability

Communicates/contributes effectively in cross-functional teams (such as manufacturing, quality and supply-chain management)


MS/PhD in Materials Science or equivalent with 8+ years experience in optoelectronic components industry.

Experience/familiarity with equipment automation and process development for high volume manufacturing

Experience/familiarity interacting/transferring to Contract Manufacturers and knowledge of assembly/equipment capabilities

Experience in materials/process engineering: solder, metalization, epoxy, ceramics in laser products

Experience with overmolded lens and silicone processing

Experience with conventional SMT



with manual and automated component

attach methods, particularly laser/electrical/optical components sensitive to reliability/performance

Experience with automotive product development and qualification

Familiarity utilizing DOE, SPC, DFX, FMEA, and

qualification standard

Familiarity with conceptual design layout, prototyping, fixture/tooling design

Familiarity with FA techniques such as x-sections, SEM, EDS etc

Primary Location



Work Locations


Milpitas-HQ, CA USA

400 N McCarthy Blvd





Development Engineer







Employee Status



Job Type



Job Level


Individual Contributor



Yes, 20 % of the Time

Job Posting


Mar 15, 2017, 1:35:03 PM

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