Reliability Team Lead – Elenion Technologies – San Jose, CA

Who We


Technologies is driving innovation in silicon photonics, an emerging technology

poised to significantly increase performance and reduce costs of optical systems.

We are headquartered in New York City, with offices in San Jose, California and

Munich, Germany.

After pursuing a

path of intensely focused research and development for two years in

stealth-mode, Elenion recently unveiled itself to the world and has assembled a

world-class team of multi-disciplinary experts. Members of our leadership team

have built and sold several companies, published papers in the top scientific

journals in the world, raised hundreds of millions of dollars of venture

capital, and have built products and deployed them to the market. The technical team includes world leaders in our space, and many members are PhD

scientists and engineers from the top schools in the world, such as MIT,

Caltech, UChicago, and Columbia.

Elenion is developing

next-generation photonic integrated circuit technologies and solutions for a

broad range of datacom and telecom applications. It is almost certain that, as

you read this web page, the data traveling from the server to your computer or

phone went through hardware that someone on our team designed, built, or deployed.

This team builds

the hardware at the heart of the internet. We think that’s cool. Hopefully, you

do too.

The Position:
Our San Jose

facility currently has an opening for an experienced and highly motivated

reliability expert to lead the reliability characterization and qualification

of leading-edge electro-optic and RF integrated circuits, components, and

modules. This is a challenging role as it requires the ability to reach deep

understanding of several technologies, a solid test methodology background, and

organizational skills to manage several in-house and out-sourced efforts.

The reliability

team lead is expected to be the company expert on reliability in the design

phase, testing for reliability, and qualifying Elenion’s products to standards.

The incumbent will also direct both in-house and out-sourced testing, failure

analysis activities, and qualification, and provide mentorship and leadership

within this function. A key element of this role is the timely design and

implementation of experiments that provide early insight into reliability

issues during the initial phases of development. As designs progress, the

incumbent will transition into performing reliability testing on key processes

and components, and full qualification activities on a variety of products.

Our ideal

candidate has extensive knowledge of the various standards and methods associated

with this kind of work. As a reliability authority, he or she can clearly

explain why a given set of tests must be run, or can be excluded, and can trace

this back to both standards-based requirements and the fundamental physics and

materials issues within the devices. He or she must be able to manage multiple

ongoing projects, juggle resources among those projects, and communicate

priorities throughout the organization. Finally, our ideal candidate is

ambitious, self-directed and tenacious, and thrives in a fast-paced, fluid

environment characterized by changing conditions. Of particular importance to

us are the ability and desire to learn, and the drive to work very hard with

similarly motivated people.



Develop Failure Mode Effects

Analyses (FMEA) for photonic ICs, RF ICs, and advanced packaging schemes.


Participate in the design phase

as reliability expert, contributing sophisticated design-for-reliability



Design reliability testing

processes, and stand up the platforms for executing the tests.


Manage the execution of

in-house reliability testing, implementing quality measures that ensure test



Manage the execution of

out-sourced (by contract manufacturer or test vendor) reliability, failure

analysis, and qualification activities.


Deliver results under budget

and on time.


Work proactively to de-risk

projects as early as possible.



Degree in electrical

engineering or equivalent; Master’s degree preferred.


Minimum 4 years

of relevant test engineering experience.


Experience in reliability

analysis, DOE, and execution.


Skilled in the use of lab test

equipment such as source meters, vector-network analyzers.


Capable of debugging test sets

and improving quality of measurements.


Experience in defining test

projects with dependencies, and executing test plans on schedule.


Excellent verbal and written

communication skills and interpersonal skills.

Compensation: Competitive compensation and benefits


Travel: Up to 20%


are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee

or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin,

religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis

of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

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