Test Development Engineer III in Rochester, MN at Benchmark Electronics

Date Posted: 3/20/2020

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Job Title
Test Development Engineer III

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Job Summary
We Bring Our Customer’s Products to Life

We provide service to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) in support of their product offerings for business enterprises, medical devices, industrial control equipment, aerospace and defense equipment, testing and instrumentation products, and telecommunication equipment. Benchmark provides specialized engineering services, including product design, prototyping, automation and test development.

As an Optical/ Photonic Test Engineer, you will be part of a team that designs, modifies, writes and implements test plans and solutions, uses test equipment and instrumentation to test products such as DWDM, Modulators and networking line cards. You will turn requirements into deliverable products and work with a cross functional team and other test Engineers to develop test plans and test products through the development cycle.

Essential Functions and Competencies

  • Solid analytical skills and troubleshooting of electronic circuits.
  • Experience conceptualizing and delivering high speed 25/ 50Gbps test solutions.
  • Experience working with optical protocols and technologies, such as PAM4, QAM and DWDM.
  • Experience working with optical component and networking suppliers.
  • Takes on project leadership/ownership.
  • Experience with optical interconnect technologies, inspection and cleaning.
  • Experience with optical test standards, such as IEEE, Telcordia and Mil standards.
  • Experience developing test scripts for optical validation and characterization, such as Python or C++
  • Experience with Optical test equipment (OSA, SWS, OPM, TLS, OA, Polarization)
  • Experience with High speed test equipment (DCA, NWA, BERT, LCA)
  • Subject matter expert for technical problem-solving beyond use of typical methods
  • Possess an advanced engineering level understanding of electronic components, circuits and systems
  • Experience with RF optical products and test, such as RF modulators and coherent modules.

Qualifications / Education / Experience
  • Possess advanced knowledge of software languages and programming techniques, revision control, and verification and validation techniques
  • Collaborate with PM’s and engineers to define and preform optical testing on new products
  • Subject matter expert for technical problem-solving beyond use of typical methods
  • Collaborate with customers and vendors in defining and developing test plan for Optical components, Modules and Line cards
  • Demonstrate an advanced breadth of understanding of test development techniques and apply test solutions for complex test scenarios
  • Ability to make independent judgments using sound engineering principles and techniques
  • Perform optical testing on new product designs, such as 200 and 400 Gbps modules based on PAM4, Coherent and other modulation formats.
  • Work with manufacturing team in identifying operation issues and improving quality using test technologies.
  • Defining test methodologies and test plans for characterizing optical performance of components and modules associated optical sub-systems and network line cards
  • 2+ years of optical test related experience
  • Expertise in optical hardware design and test.
  • Expertise in Fiber optic/ Photonic test, debugging and troubleshooting
  • Significant experience in the use of Optical test equipment.
  • Basic understanding of optical technologies such as PIC, DSP and Silicon photonics. Candidate must have a 4 year engineering or technical degree. (Prefer Electrical or Software Engineering)

  • Job Category
    Design Engineering
    Job Location
    Rochester, MN, USA

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