Samtec is a $800,000,000+ global interconnect company with over 6,000 employees, with a wide range of connectors and cable solution offerings. The Samtec Optical Group in Santa Clara, CA develops and manufactures an advanced line of extremely high speed (56 Gbps and up) optical computer interconnect solutions, including FireFly™ Embedded Optical Modules.
Samtec Optical Group is seeking a world class optical transceiver architect to join the optical design and development center in Santa Clara, California. The successful candidate will work with the development, manufacturing, sales and marketing teams to enable products that meet customer’s performance, form factor, and price requirements.
Create new product concepts and architectures, especially mechanical designs
Oversee evaluations of viability of technical concepts and proposals
Engineering leadership and technical project mgmt.
Lead new product designs and developments.
Lead design reviews (Mechanical, Electrical, Process).
Create and execute technical project mgmt. plans. This includes people/team direction, and schedule management.
Collaborate with other Samtec design centers and manufacturing locations. EE, ME, and technician resources. Direct status meetings with design and development teams.
Work jointly with Application Engineering to resolve product technical issues during and after customer design in.
Meeting new market needs and requirements. Provide technical support to strategic new product roadmap discussions and existing product enhancements.
10+ years of experience in optical transceiver product design and engineering mgmt. strongly preferred.
Master’s degree or greater in Physics/EE/ME or related field.
Expertise with high speed optoelectronic components including specifications, hands on design and development, performance optimization, qualification and high-volume manufacturing.
Optomechanical design or mixed signal design expertise for 28 GHz+ signal product.
Solid foundation of integrating:
Optical Lens placement and mechanical fiber alignment.
TIA (Trans impedance amplifier), LA (limiting amplifier) and Laser drivers (LD) design and performance.
Software/firmware related to the function and test of optical transceivers.
High Speed electrical/RF and optics signal test instrument and methodology.
Strong technical and verbal/written communication skills
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About Samtec Inc.
Samtec, the service leader in the electronic interconnect industry, was founded in 1976 and is headquartered in New Albany, Indiana. We are privately held with more than 6,000 employees in over 40 countries. At Samtec, we believe people matter, and taking care of our customers and our employees is paramount in how we approach our business.
Samtec puts people first with a commitment to exceptional service, quality products, innovative technologies and convenient design tools. We serve customers in approximately 125 countries with revenues exceeding $800 million in 2018.
We are committed to globally interconnecting service and technology to take
the industry further faster.