Optical Wafer and Chip on Wafer Test Engineer

  • Location:
    San Jose, California, US
  • Area of Interest
    Engineer - Hardware
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WWhat You'll Do

As an Optical Wafer and Chip on Wafer Test Engineer you will be working in the Silicon photonics area, Where you’re expected to have Chip level testing experience on both electrical and optical areas. You are also expected to enable and develop Optical/electrical Probing Automation for Chip/Chip on Wafer level testing.


Cisco is looking for an experienced optical/automation test engineer to enable test solutions and characterize and test performance of silicon-based active and passive photonic devices for efficient optical interconnects. This test/automation engineer is expected to be a part of the development team and own the die-level, wafer level and subsystem level testing, mainly focused on Chip on Wafer Optical/electrical testing. The outcome of the job is to deliver the right solution and upstream test coverage in a high production environment. Cost, timely delivery and quality test solution are essential for the success of the product and are expected out of the test engineer. Collaboration with the design, engineering, component and reliability teams is paramount and the candidate is expected to demo these skills.

Here are some of the expertise required

o   In depth knowledge of test equipment such as scopes, DCA, and other optical instruments to characterize optical signals. Experience in automated/manual Probers.

o   Failure analysis skills, Hardware assembly debug skills.

o   Business intuition and capacity planning

o   SW and programing skills


Who You'll Work With


Product Operations is the organization that enables and accelerates innovation

to create an unrivaled customer experience & competitive advantage for Cisco

through end to end Operations leadership and Product Lifecycle Management.

In this role, you will be a key Product Operations team member specifically

Supporting the Transceiver Module Group.

You will be part of the Test Development Engineering team that defines,

Justifies, implements, and validates manufacturing test solutions for Wafer level and /or chip on Wafer level. .


Who You Are

Min Qualifications

● BS EE Degree, MS EE preferred

● 8+ years’ experience on wafer and chip on chip testing and automation

Knowledge in Python and C# programming.

knowledge in Optical signal characterization and testing using various optical instruments

knowledge in Optical Module assembly testing and manufacturing process, starting with Die level testing, to TOSA and ROSA assembly.




Determine test requirements for new products.

● Design test system hardware components where applicable and unique value add

● Debug tester hardware and software, or drive efforts of other engineers doing those tasks.

● Develop Software for tester automation and test instrument drivers.

·       Design for Testing and Manufacturing

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