NPI Product Engineer (Engineer Staff, Mfg General) – Lumentum Operations LLC – Milpitas, CA

NPI Product Engineer

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, and Individual with Disabilities

Job Description:
As the NPI Product Engineer you will be the spearhead of new product introductions for Lumentum’s 100G client side transmission modules. Starting from early stage of the product, you will work with design team to define and examine the key specifications and requirements for Lumentum’s most advanced 100G products, specifically design for manufacturability, cost, and reliability. You will be the lead to solve the major issues in ramp up activities including yield improvement, production scaling up, cost reduction, and cycle time reduction. You will be the lead to drive the activities associated with enabling product variants into manufacturing stage.

Additional responsibilities will include managing the bill of materials, process document control, test plans. The focus will be on activities to support ramping newly developed products into volume production and coordinating efforts between R&D team and Operations.

In this job you will:
Lifecycle Management:
Define production requirements and specifications

Support BOMs and process document control

Review DFX, including manufacturability, cost, and reliability

Cross-functional Communications:
Interface with local design team

Communicate with off-shore product engineering teams

Production Test Planning:
Define and/or validate production test requirements

Drive pilot builds and pre-production forecasts into Operations

Verify pilot-production test data (DVT and PVT)

Product costs:
Review and validate product cost targets

Track performance to plan

1-2 years of technical experience in long-haul optical communication systems and/or components.

1 year experience with high speed optical transceivers.

3+ years of technical engineering experience (launching complex transmission components or fiber-optic modules).

Willingness and ability to have calls/meetings with multiple time zones.

Minimum of 1 year experience with Product Lifecycle Management.

1 year experience with launching complex transmission products (components or modules) to high volume manufacturing

History of successfully solving technical questions and resolving issues remotely.

Familiarity with SONET/SDH and Ethernet applications is a plus.

Excellent written and oral communication skills.

Strong computer, analytical skills (PowerPoint, Excel, Word, etc.)

100G experience is highly desired.

Primary Location



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Milpitas-HQ, CA USA

400 N McCarthy Blvd





Manufacturing General







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Individual Contributor



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Job Posting


Mar 29, 2017, 9:36:09 AM

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