Senior Component Engineer at Acacia Communications
Maynard, MA, US

Acacia Communications is an optical networking technology company that empowers cloud and content providers to connect at the speed of light enabling them to meet the rapidly increasing consumer demands for data.



Position:  Senior Component Engineer (Maynard, Massachusetts)


Duties:  Advise engineers on component cost, quality, obsolescence, replacements and multiple source issues. Interface with contract manufacturing procurement and collaborate with GCMs, Operations and Design teams to provide guidance for the selection of components. Responsible for the quality & reliability requirements for passive optical subcomponents, passive electronics and semiconductor parts procured by Acacia. Lead component failure investigation, root causing and corresponding 8D corrective action implementation and proactive supplier improvement initiatives. Chair regular meetings to oversee status of multiple RMA/FA issues to satisfy customer requests. Perform supplier on-site auditing as part of new supplier onboarding or regular quality level maintenance audits. Evaluate the impact of product change notifications (PCNs) from suppliers and coordinate the internal review of the PCNs to resolutions. Chair regular meetings to discuss all the pending PCNs and identify alternates for the Design team.

Requirements: Master’s degree (or foreign equivalent) in Electrical Engineering or a related field and three (3) years’ experience performing supplier quality and component engineering; or in the alternative, a Bachelor’s degree (or foreign equivalent) in Electrical Engineering or related field and five (5) years of experience as indicated above.

Also requires: demonstrated expertise (DE) qualifying components (optical, semi) according to MSA, Telecordia, Belcore, IPC, MIL and ATIS; DE ensuring suppliers have a thorough understanding of qualification requirements for passive optical (and sub-optical) components including Isolators, WDM, and TOF-VOA;  DE working with Engineering teams to advise and define approved supply bases, and monitor and address technical and quality concerns associated with Optical, SMT and electronic component suppliers; DE monitoring, measuring and championing root cause analysis (RCA) and supplier corrective action for failed components through failure analysis (FA); DE with technical and ‘hands-on’ semi production line audits, including relevant standards to ensure reliable and quality production; and DE performing electromagnetic simulations for packaging designs using COMSOL and HFSS, and working  with oscilloscopes, network analyzers, temp cycle chambers, and soldering.   Must be a certified TL9000 auditor.


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status