Hardware Engineering Technician - Acacia

  • Location:
    Maynard, Massachusetts, US
  • Area of Interest
    Engineer - Hardware
  • Compensation Range
    71400 USD - 102000 USD
  • Job Type
  • Technology Interest
    Cloud and Data Center
  • Job Id

Acacia designs, develops, manufactures and sells intelligent transceivers using sophisticated signal processing and photonic integration for the 100G, 400G and 1T bit speed fiber optic transmission market deployed in data center, metro, long-haul and ultra-long haul telecommunication networks.

We are looking for an engineer to be key member of Acacia’s Hardware team, contributing to the hardware life cycle of our products which are deployed in Cisco’s core network routers and switches, as well as some key hyperscale data centers.

The Hardware Engineering Technician will work within a multi-disciplinary hardware, Software, Optics, Silicon Photonics, and DSP engineering organization.  

You will be a member of Acacia’s Hardware team and contribute to the hardware life cycle of our products.  You will work within a multi-disciplinary hardware, Software, Optics, and DSP engineering organization.  Responsibilities for this position range from HW engineering support, to debugging and contributing to board bring up, to DVT and validation of systems.

Essential Responsibilities:

·       Test and debugging of systems during bring up phase

·       Proto-typing and rework

·       DVT and system validation

·       General HW engineering and lab support

Minimum Qualifications, Experience, Skills, Education and Certifications:

·       Associate degree in electronics or BSEE with solid relevant internship experience during college

·       Test and validation of high speed electrical products including parametric and performance testing

·       Experience with proto-typing, HW debug and fine pitch soldering

·       Solid experience using test equipment (high speed oscilloscopes, spectrum analyzers, frequency counters, digital multi-meters, etc.)

·       Solid demonstrated experience f troubleshooting basic digital circuitry, protocols, and interfaces (UART, SPI, I2C, MDIO, CPUs, memory, FPGAs, etc.)

·       Solid knowledge of basic analog components (ADC/DAC, DC-DC converters, Op Amps, etc.)

·       Working knowledge of high-speed designs (10+ GHz)

  • Experienced in reading and interpreting BOMs, schematics, drawings, and other engineering documentation

·       Working knowledge of Cadence Allegro PCB layout viewer and Mentor DxDesigner

Good analytical, interpretive, and problem resolution skills.

·       Good written and oral communications skills

Highly Desired Skills:

·       Exposure to high-speed electro-optical transmission components (tunable lasers, modulators, VOAs, Siph PICs, etc.)

·       Experience with Optical test equipment (Wave meters, OSA, etc.)

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