Module Test Engineer - 701810
Intel - Santa Clara, CA

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Module Test Engineer




Come join Intel's premier research group!

Silicon photonics is a research effort at Intel to revolutionize computing platforms by creating optical communication devices using traditional silicon manufacturing techniques. Bringing optical technology into the computing industry will transform the way computers work and the value that they provide to people.

As a Module Test Engineer within this group, you will support new product introductions for Intel's Silicon Photonic modules. You will manage EVT and DVT activities to qualify newly developed products for mass production. You will work closely with R&D, systems integration and software teams. Responsibilities will include but not be limited to:

  • Define measurement methodology and automated data acquisition techniques to characterize high-speed optical transmitters, receivers and transceiver modules at up to 40 Gb/s data rate
  • Perform optical, electrical, and mechanical assessments of photonic solutions with the goal of bringing the technology to a production environment
  • Cross-functional communications with local design teams and off-shore manufacturing teams in a fast-paced and challenging professional environment
  • Define production test requirements per the product specifications, and execute EVT and DVT test plans
  • Review designs for manufacturability and test (DFM and DFT)
  • Manage test equipment and make recommendations for capital procurement
  • Track performance to plan
  • Up to 20% travel may be required
The ideal candidate should exhibit behavioral traits that indicate:

  • Strong problem solving ability to answer technical questions and resolve issues remotely
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills


You must possess the below minimum qualifications to be initially considered for this position. Preferred qualifications are in addition to the minimum requirements and are considered a plus factor in identifying top candidates. Experience listed below would be obtained through relevant previous job and/or research experience.

Minimum qualifications

  • Must have a BS, MS or Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Physics, Optical Science or similar technical discipline
  • Minimum 3 years of experience with optical communication components and/or systems and familiarity with Ethernet and Fibre Channel applications and standards
  • Minimum 3 years of experience with in the testing and characterization of high speed photonic modules for optical communications
  • Minimum 3 years of experience with semiconductor lasers, electro-optic modulators and PIN/APD receivers as well as silicon photonics fundamentals and applications
  • Minimum 3 years of experience with statistical data analysis and process control for test and process characterization and yield analysis
  • Minimum 3 years of experience with integrating hardware and software into test solutions for volume manufacturing
Preferred qualifications

  • 5+ years of experience in the above skill sets
  • 5+ years of experience with MATLAB, PERL, JMP and Microsoft office components
  • 3+ years of experience as a Product Engineer or similar technical role
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Primary Location


USA-California, Santa Clara

Full/Part Time


Full Time

Job Type






Posting Date


May 30, 2013

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Intel Labs is the company's world-class, industry leading research organization, responsible for driving Intel's technology pipeline and creating new opportunities. The mission of Intel Labs is to deliver breakthrough technologies to fuel Intel's growth. This includes identifying and exploring compelling new technologies and high risk opportunities ahead of business unit investment and demonstrating first-to-market technologies and innovative new usages for computing technology. Intel Labs engages the leading thinkers in academia and industry in addition to partnering closely with Intel business units.

The Silicon Photonics Operation business unit is responsible for the commercialization of silicon based optical products.

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We will accept applications/resumes until 60 days after posting date or earlier at Intel's discretion

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