Senior Engineer – SQA | EFFECT Photonics


Posted: 21-Dec-22

Location: Maynard, Massachusetts

Type: Full Time



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Preferred Education:

4 Year Degree

Additional Information:

Telecommuting is allowed.

Internal Number: 1134953

EFFECT Photonics is looking for an experienced – Senior Engineer – SQA – Transceiver Software Quality Assurance

We are seeking an experienced Senior Software Quality Assurance Engineer to join our growing team., This position will be instrumental in defining, developing, analyzing, and supervising tests to validate firmware implementations of EFFECT Photonics products. You will collaborate with our technical teams and assume responsibility for assuring that EFFECT Photonics products reliably conform to software and hardware specifications. The position requires the ability to define test capabilities, identify bugs and work with the appropriate design engineers to determine the root cause. Experience working with optical product technologies and especially with Transceivers would be an advantage.

Role responsibilities:

  • Develop, document, and execute test cases and plans for EFFECT Photonics family of optical technology products. Develop automation to execute on product software releases
  • Design and build test stations
  • Work closely with product line managers, software engineers and the application engineering team to document and resolve defects
  • Ability to produce test results and report on the software quality metrics
  • Train engineers and technicians in the use of test stations and automation software
  • Participate in specifications reviews of new features to influence designs to include measurable test parameters

Requirements/Desired Skills:

  • You will have a BS / MS degree in computer engineering or equivalent
  • A minimum of 7+ years’ work experience in the opto-electronic / photonics sectors working with software quality
  •  Understanding of optical communications systems, including pluggable transceivers and DWDM systems
  • Solid understanding of optical communication fundamentals
  • Have a track record of providing expertise on software testing methodologies and processes to the SQA team
  • Knowledge of Telecom specifications IEEE 802.3, SFF-8690, SFF 8418, SFP, QSFP
  • Experience developing software architectures
  • Software version control such as Subversion, Git, Perforce
  • Expertise in writing Python, Opentap, C# or similar language
  • Familiar with bug tracking systems such as Jira
  • Self-motivated and driven to continuously improve test methodologies
  • Strong Communication skills both verbal and written
  • Ability to seamlessly work effectively among multiple team members
  • Ability to be based in Maynard, Massachusetts where our facility is located

Rewards and Benefits:

  • A fast-paced working culture where everyone’s point of view has real value
  • Genuine opportunities for self-development and career growth
  • An environment that embraces collaboration
  • A competitive salary that reflects our ambition
  • Above industry average company paid contribution towards medical and dental plans
  • A flexible benefits scheme including 401K with company match
  • Generous paid time off (vacation days) plus statutory annual holidays
  • Flexible working hours
  • Stock Appreciation Rights (SAR – stock program)
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About EFFECT Photonics

Where Light Meets Digital – EFFECT Photonics is a highly vertically integrated, independent optical systems company addressing the need for high-performance, affordable optic solutions driven by the ever-increasing demand for bandwidth and faster data transfer capabilities. Using our proprietary digital signal processing and forward error correction technology and ultra-pure light sources, we offer compact form factors with seamless integration, cost efficiency, low power, and security of supply. By leveraging established microelectronics ecosystems, we aim to make our products affordable and available in high volumes to address the challenges in 5G and beyond, access-ready coherent solutions, and cloud and cloud edge services.

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