Headquartered in Bridgewater, New Jersey, Nistica is a global supplier of agile optical modules that simplify and automate the fiber optic network. Founded in January 2005, Nistica has designed its products for optical system vendors around the world. Since its founding, Nistica has transitioned from a venture-backed start-up to an independently run subsidiary of Fujikura, a $6B company renowned as one of Japan’s foremost manufacturers of telecommunications, energy and automotive products.
The Line Card Product Engineer will help deliver new product introduction, life cycle change management and manufacturing & test cost efficiency in complex line cards for optical transport products. Specifically, the incumbent will ensure that manufacturing processes, tools and documentation are in place to produce high quality products, investigating issues, proposing and implementing solutions, and developing and maintaining a close partnership with R&D, product management, supply chain, and manufacturing teams. There will be a strong focus on testing design, cost reduction and cost efficiency programs and improvements.
Duties & Responsibilities
Provide product technical support of initial NPI introduction, volume production and product enhancements through technical assessments and change process
Perform manufacturability reviews and make recommendations for design improvement
Manage product deliverables per schedule, including all proto builds and production level technical data transfers
Identify and communicate design changes and component substitutions
Work with the Contract Manufacturers (CMs) in refining manufacturing processes to increase production efficiency and improve yield, cycle time and quality
Provide inputs into system test documents and diagnostics working with the optical team
Assist in the design of the test stations and write test instruction manuals, including re-work instructions
Set-up and configure electronic and optical test sets
Resolve technical issues with CMs
Develop lean and six-sigma manufacturing strategies, and assist with production-line transfers to CMs
Travel to Asia will be required during product transfer periods
Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Electrical or Optical (Eng Physics) Engineering
5 years of related experience focused on engineering of high speed optical products and line cards
Experience with electro-optical, optical transmission and communication systems is essential
Broad knowledge of global manufacturing and new product introduction processes
Experience with design for manufacturing assessments techniques and processes
Demonstrated knowledge of the manufacturing and testing of complex PCBAs, EDFAs and ROADMs or similar telecom/datacom components and technologies.
Knowledge of lean manufacturing (Six Sigma), DFM/DFT and statistical tools
Experience with setup and configuration of electronic and optical test sets is highly desirable
Excellent communication and documentation skills
Leadership capabilities to manage internal and external teams including CMs and suppliers
Ability to work under pressure and with tight timelines while maintaining clear headed thinking and performing both strategic and repetitive/routine tasks.
Must demonstrate: hands-on capability, team orientation, initiative, curiosity, interpersonal competence, and personal and professional integrity.
Willing to adapt to and accept flexible schedules in order to complete critical projects
In addition to competitive salaries commensurate with experience, we offer stock options and a company-funded comprehensive benefit plan.
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