Staff Product Engineer – Inphi Corporation – Santa Clara, CA

Staff Product Engineer
Inphi Corporation
Santa Clara, CA 95054


  • Ownership of architecting and implementing automated test systems (including software, hardware, and database) for optical transceiver module production, characterization, and development
  • Ownership of manufacturing test methodology, test process, and test coverage to ensure product quality and reliability
  • Develop software and database tools to analyze production test data and track work in process (WIP) and yield
  • Define and communicate design for test (DFt) requirements to design teams to ensure testability of the products
  • Lead the transfer of production stations and systems to off-shore contract manufacturer
  • Work with and provide guidance to local supports to maintain production stations in off-shore contract manufacturing site
  • Drive cost reduction efforts such as test time reduction and yield enhancement
  • Develop and maintain a test platform based on the production system for development, characterization, and verification purposes
  • Support design, qualification, and operation teams on automating tests such as engineering verification test (EVT), design verification test (DVT), characterization test, and reliability test
  • Lead efforts to develop low-cost or specialty equipment and circuit board for manufacturing and engineering uses
  • Conduct test automation software and system level training as well as documentation


  • 10+ years of experience developing automated test solutions relating to optical components or modules
  • Deep knowledge of optical systems, modules, components, and photonics devices (lasers, detectors, modulators, DWDM system)
  • Proven experience with control mechanism of complex optical components or modules
  • Excellent programming skill in C# / Visual Basic / VB.Net and database (MySQL)
  • Knowledge of scripting languages like Perl and Python is a plus
  • Experience and capability of designing PCB circuit boards is required
  • Strong ownership, excellent communication, flexibility, and team spirit
  • MSEE or higher preferred

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