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Engineering Technician at Ayar Labs
Santa Clara, CA, US
  • Build test systems with direction from Engineering
  • Execute manufacturing processes; e.g. SPC, Gage R&R, RCA, etc.
  • Maintain schedules for preventative maintenance and calibration
  • Carefully document deviations from processes 
  • Rent/purchase equipment that meet specifications from Engineering, or fill a bill of materials
  • Find and document software bugs
  • Run parts through automated test systems, run experiments on individual parts
  • Manage inventory of parts to test, shipments, and test lab supplies
  • Improve existing test systems and assist with new test development
The Engineering Technician 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:
  • Relevant certifications or AA
  • Use of electronic and/or optical instruments for test and measurement
  • Read, understand, and follow technical directions, e.g. instrument manuals or assembly instructions
  • Understanding of basic electrical, optical, thermal, and mechanical physical quantities
  • Using spreadsheet software to collect data and run basic calculations
  • Assembly of mechanical parts
  • Independently develop new skills required to solve problems
  • Maintain a well-organized work environment
  • Occasionally move equipment, up to 40 lbs, between racks, benches, carts, etc
Skills/Experience preferred:
  • Basic soldering and assembly of electronic components: cables, simple PCB
  • Experience with photonic and electronic test and measurement equipment
  • Experience with fiber optics practices and fiber optic devices
  • Working with mechanical engineer or draftsman to have simple parts machined
  • Skills/Experience also considered:
  • Experience scripting or simple programming
  • Using spreadsheet software for calculations and graphing
  • Creating presentations
  • CAD or drafting experience for submitting simple parts to machinist
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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.​