Optical / Photonics Test Engineer – Cisco – San Jose, CA

What you’ll do:
You will be a technical leader in the Component Quality and

Technology team within Supply Chain Operations, who will partner with Cisco’s IC

design engineers in the Transceiver Module Group, silicon fabs, test equipment

vendors and other Cisco Supply Chain teams to develop leading edge characterization

and production test solutions on Cisco’s suite of silicon photonic integrated


You have expert knowledge in the design and measurement of

OWAT (optical wafer acceptance test) and EWAT (electrical wafer acceptance

test) structures and parameters that need to be tested to verify known good

silicon. You will produce optical and electrical test parameter specifications

based on prototype data collection and analysis of the tested structures. You will specify and write test programs to

capture this data, and automate the data analysis.

You have excellent knowledge of test equipment integration,

and are able to write libraries to support the automated test of the

integrations. You will have hands on experience in optical wafer level probing including

integration and alignment of optical and electrical probes to perform the test

measurement capabilities. You have knowledge in optical waveguide and test

structure design, DFT, coupling structure design and optical measurements of

waveguides and other optical structures.


scope includes defining characterization plans and generate characterization

reports, defining production screening guard-band specifications based upon

design intent and characterization results, and transferring new products into full

manufacturing release by collaborating with offshore manufacturing personnel. You

should also have the capability to write or revise test programs on 93000 test

platform and other platforms as needed. Your additional responsibilities

include manufacturing sustaining support on Cisco’s photonics integrated


You must have proven ability to perform

statistical data/yield/correlation analysis on large data sets from wafer sort

to system final test to find yield issues and apply root cause corrective

actions to design and test teams. Your role will also be to drive component failure analysis at

the die or module, containments, and root cause corrective actions interfacing

with development/manufacturing engineering and management to resolve complex

technical problems.

Who you’ll work

You will be part of a team providing innovative

opto-electrical test solutions for Silicon Photonics platform at Cisco. You

will collaborate with and lead test implementation at optical wafer fabs and

OSATs (out-sourced assembly and testing). You will liaise with IC design teams

to ensure suitable test structures are incorporated in the designs to verify

production silicon. You will further

collaborate with IC designers, module and system hardware teams on integrated

circuit verification and performance, and identifying and implementing

corrective action on both new and mature products and technologies.


you are:

  • MSEE (or higher) in Physic, Optics, Electrical

Engineering or related fields.

  • 7+ years’ experience in optical testing and

silicon IC bring-up, production and characterization test experience.

  • Deep knowledge in Optical signal

characterization and testing using optical measurement instrumentation.

  • Experience programming in C, C++, Python, AWK,

SED, Perl languages, Unix.

  • Strong working knowledge of integrating optical

test equipment and writing instrument drivers to form a holistic solution.

  • Understanding of optical test structure design

for testing and state of the art electro-optical testing and probing


  • Strong working knowledge of production ATE for

characterization and production testing, and ability to automate data

collection and analysis.

  • Deep knowledge on

performing statistical data analysis, experience in yield management of high volume products (e.g., able to

take STDF data and produce comprehensive data analytical charts for debug and

yield improvement) and the ability to setup design of experiments to drive to

the root cause of the problem.

  • Ability to drive deep collaboration and

leadership across many parts of Cisco’s technical entities to provide

bleeding-edge solutions for Cisco’s photonic and system test strategies.



teamwork & collaboration skills. Excellent problem solving & effective

conflict resolution skills.

  • An effective cross-functional communicator with

strong, presentation and interpersonal skills, who perseveres and has

cross-functional leadership to drive results and change across organizations up

to the executive level.



communicate effectively with internal and external executives via executive

summaries and project status overviews

  • Ability to thrive in a dynamic environment.

High level of motivation

and energy.



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