Senior Product Engineer

Ciena   •  

Ottawa, ON

Industry: Telecommunications.


5 - 7 years

Posted 177 days ago

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Ciena is seeking a Senior Product Engineer to work within the New Product Introduction group of the Optical Components R&D organisation.  Working closely with our Design team and manufacturing partners, who have responsibility for developing and maintaining manufacturing equipment and capability, the Product Engineer shall act as the lead for pulling new products from R&D and work with the various parties to plan and action the transfer to our contract manufacturer (CM) and then maintain them in production.

This position requires a significant amount of travel to support Ciena’s products at our contract manufacturing partner, and through our supply chain.  Specific responsibilities may include, but not limited to,

Product Engineering

  • Design authority for products in manufacture
  • Act as first line failure analysis and develop fault-finding algorithms for CM engineers
  • Work with R&D and the Operations team to define production requirements and specifications in terms of process and test
  • Work with the combined team to develop and deliver training programs for CM operators and engineers
  • Work with the combined team to develop and maintain process and assembly tools in manufacture
  • Manage and track product yield and develop detail product cost reduction plan according to targets, and track performance to plan
  • Work with Test Engineering to create and manage automated analysis tools and key performance indicators (KPIs)
  • BOM management of the products in mass production
  • Responsible for the development of the packaging materials for products and associated recycling programs
  • Work with PLM team on product customization
  • Technical support to Quality and Sales organizations

Lifecycle Management

  • Manage the product life cycle from product launch to mass production
  • Review design for manufacturability (DFM)
  • Review and update PFMEA
  • Be responsible for the management and assessment of RMAs

Cross-functional Communications

  • Interface with remote design teams and Application Engineering teams
  • Support contract manufacturers
  • Support sales teams and customers

Production Testing and Planning

  • Define and verify production test requirements (DVT/PVT)
  • Drive pilot builds and production forecasts into manufacturing line

Required Qualifications

This position requires a candidate with a strong, demonstrated record in the development and manufacture of advanced optoelectronic modules and devices in a telecom or Datacom environment.  This position will involve a higher than average level of travel (estimated at around 33%) to support the products during transfer to the CM and maintain the product in manufacture.

Skills and Experience

  • A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in a relevant discipline and 5+ years product experience in the design, manufacture or test of optoelectronic products
  • Solid understanding of the principles and theory of optical devices such as lasers, modulators, detectors, optical sub-assemblies and transceivers
  • Knowledge and experience of the production processes related to the manufacture of optoelectronic devices
  • Excellent organisational and project management skills
  • Understanding of Product Lifecycle Management
  • Demonstrated track record of launching complex optoelectronic module products to market
  • Problem solving and the ability to solve technical issues in a high-pressure environment and resolve issues locally and remotely
  • Experience working in a global marketplace
  • Experience interacting with multi-functional, multi-locational teams
  • Good written and oral communication skills
  • Strong computer and analytical skills, including database management and data analysis tools