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Manufacturing Test Engineer at Ayar Labs
Santa Clara, CA, US
  • Create manufacturing processes and execute; e.g. SPC, Gage R&R, RCA, Document Control, etc. 
  • Build hardware and write scripts to automate manufacturing processes 
  • Design and build test systems with assistance from Test Development Engineers
  • Run parts through automated test systems, run experiments on individual parts
  • First line of defense in troubleshooting experiments and test systems
  • Basic programming: Find and fix simple bugs, simple modifications of existing code
  • Determine specifications required for equipment to meet test design, and procure equipment
  • Manage task and project schedules
  • Manage inventory of parts to test, shipments, and test lab supplies
  • Maintain schedules for preventative maintenance and calibration
  • Improve existing test systems and assist with new test development
The Manufacturing Test Engineer must work on-site. Ayar Labs maintains strict COVID safety policies that meet or exceed requirements posted by local government health offices. Occasional travel between the Emeryville, CA and Santa Clara, CA facilities may be required, with reimbursements in accordance with our Travel Policy.

Working at a startup like Ayar Labs offers many challenges and opportunities for professional growth. You will be challenged with ambiguity, making decisions with limited information, and picking up new skills to contribute in unexpected ways. You will have the opportunity to design manufacturing and test infrastructure that will grow into something very big.

Skills/Experience required:
  • BS in Photonics, Electronics, Applied Physics, or other relevant field
  • Scripting and basic programming, ready to pick up Python
  • Assembly of mechanical parts
  • “Rack-and-stack” electronic and/or optical instruments for test and measurement
  • Technical troubleshooting using scientific method
  • Using spreadsheets for information collection, calculations, and graphing
  • Writing technical documentation and reports, making slides for presentations
  • Evaluate electrical, thermal, mechanical, and optical problems from basic principles
  • Independently develop new skills required to solve problems
  • Maintain a well-organized work environment
  • Occasionally move equipment, up to 40 lbs, between racks or benches
Skills/Experience preferred:
  • Python experience
  • Soldering and electronic repair and assembly
  • Fiber optics and optics lab work
  • Skills/Experience also considered:
  • Experience with SolidWorks
  • PCB design
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About Ayar Labs
At Ayar Labs we’re about to revolutionize computing by moving data with light.  We’re unleashing processing power for artificial intelligence, high performance computing, and telecommunications by removing the bottlenecks created by today’s electrical I/O -- making it possible to continue scaling computing system performance.  Ayar Labs is the first to deliver in-package optical I/O chiplets, a new universal I/O solution that replaces traditional electrical I/O and enables chips to communicate with each other from millimeters to kilometers, to deliver orders of magnitude improvements in latency, bandwidth density, and power consumption.

With our strong collaborations with industry leaders and government, our deep ties to MIT and UC Berkeley, and our commitment to hiring the best engineers in photonics and electronics, joining our team gives you the opportunity to collaborate with renowned experts on challenging, paradigm-shifting work.

We are passionate about delivering in-package optical I/O at scale, leveraging the strength of our patent portfolio and our team of leading interdisciplinary experts.  We believe that deep cross-collaboration between teams facilitated by honest, open debate is the best way to drive innovation and achieve big wins.   Join our team and experience the possibilities.


Ayar Labs is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and is strongly committed to all policies which will afford equal opportunity employment to all qualified persons without regard to age, national origin, race, ethnicity, creed, gender, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.​