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Senior Test Engineer

Job Category:Manufacturing Engineering
Location(s):Boston (MA, US)
Closing Date:April 28, 2023

This position is based in our Boston, MA facility and will focus on the test development of new fiber-based components and modules with applications primarily in Aerospace & Defence (A&D) sector with additional target markets in industrial, telecommunications, and bio-photonics areas. You will be developing test strategies for new development products as well as supporting test and automation on released fiber optic products. This is an exciting opportunity to join a multidisciplinary team developing cutting-edge products for applications in air/space-born navigation systems, aerospace sensors, satellite communications, industrial sensing and biomedical imaging.

Key Activities

Responsible for test development of fiber optic components and modules including DFBs, pump lasers, DBR lasers, photo-detectors, direct modulated lasers, fused couplers, planar optical devices, modules, and other passive and active fiber-based products.

Lead test activities by delivering robust test strategies.

Work with Business Development, Engineering, and Manufacturing teams to support new opportunities and generate test solutions.

Support the manufacturing engineering in transferring new products into production.

Travel expected to be <5% of the time

Skills & Experience


Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or Science (Physics, Electrical, Electronics, Mechanical) or equivalent

Knowledge of solid-state lasers and laser components.

Proven ability in test strategies.

Experience with lasers and electrical assemblies and PCBAs.

Good knowledge of photonic components and sub-systems from design and test

In-depth knowledge of laser test equipment and measurement methods.

Knowledge of laser safety protocols and NoHD calculations.

Working knowledge of fiber-optic technology and its applications in A&D, Life Sciences and Industrial market sectors.

Capable of working across different disciplines and functions within the business, understanding group objectives and core competencies of other parts of the business.

Ability to work and communicate effectively with all technical professionals at all levels.

Must have excellent communication skills, technical writing, and interpersonal skills, and customer interface experience.


Master’s degree or PhD in Electrical Engineering, Photonics, or Lasers.

Experience with active component design and development.

Understanding of Telcordia, MIL and/or ECSS/ECSS qualification standards