Optoelectronic Engineer

Optoelectronic Engineer

Sanmina SCI | Kanata (Beaverbrook / South March), ON, K2K, CA

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14051 - EMS Kanata CAN - Ottawa, ON K2K 0J9 CA (Primary)

Job Description

Advanced Microsystems Technologies, AMT, is a technology division of Sanmina Corporation (Nasdaq: SANM), responsible for RF, Microelectronic, Optical components and Integrated Subsystems, providing services from design concept, through prototype design and testing, process development, assembly and test innovation, to volume manufacturing. We are extremely proud to partner with our customers enabling their product through the full product lifecycle.

At AMT, you will work on some of the most innovative programs and products that address emerging markets, including optical and RF communication, datacenter connectivity, quantum computing, automotive sensing systems, medical devices and diagnostics and test & measurement systems, to name a few.

Come and join us, and be part of a team that challenges you to be your best, where you will be empowered to make a difference and where we are extremely proud of what we deliver, together.


We are looking for an experienced Optoelectronic Engineer to join the multidisciplinary development team to support the design and development of advanced optical components, modules and sub-systems to meet our customers' needs, in diverse market applications including Communications, Medical, Industrial and Automotive sectors. The position involves both leading and supporting projects from concept definition, detailed design, process and test development, prototyping and qualification phases, through to implementation into manufacturing.


* Work within a multidisciplinary development team to provide design solutions on optoelectronic /optical/photonics products to meet customer specifications. Design activities include, but are not limited to:
* Telecommunications components/modules/subsystems (lasers, detectors, modulators, receivers, amplifiers, transceivers, etc).
* Sensing / lidar optical components/systems.
* Medical, biomedical, military etc optoelectronic components.

* Define design concepts and select key optical and microelectronic technologies that align with project requirements.
* Design optical components and interconnects with consideration for all design elements (packaging, integration, optical and RF/electrical, mechanical, thermal, assembly, test and reliability).
* Perform optical modeling, including free space and guided wave, and optical system performance simulations.
* Perform optical and optomechanical tolerance analysis to assess practical performance capability. Work with thermal-structural engineering to assess impact on optical performance.
* Select and characterize active and passive optical components for high speed optoelectronic design.
* Define specifications/requirements for outsourced custom components and coordinate/interface with manufacturers/suppliers.
* Support optical assembly process development by defining process related design requirements, alignment and bonding strategies and algorithms for implementation on customized optical assembly processes and equipment.
* Support prototype builds and engineering product verification through hands on engagement with the process engineering team to ensure compliance to requirements.
* Support product transition into manufacturing and provide support needed to members of the production team.
* Generate product documentation including design specifications, custom part drawings, assembly drawings, engineering Bill of Materials, common feature drawings and process flows.
* Support new business development by interfacing with new customers to understand their requirements and defining proposals and quotations.
* Some travel may be required.


* Bachelor's Degree in Engineering.
* Minimum of 8 years of relevant experience.
* Expertise in design of optical products.
* Experience in optical and microelectronic technologies, materials, components, assembly and test processes.
* Experience with latest optical design and modeling tools and techniques.
* Strong multidisciplinary background covering, microelectronics, packaging and assembly, process development, electrical design and simulation, mechanical and thermal design and simulation etc would be an asset.
* Experience in end-to-end product development, with product manufacturing implementation also considered an asset.
* Able to work well within a multidisciplinary product development team in a fast-paced environment.
* Strong written and verbal communication skills are required.

Sanmina welcomes and encourages applications from persons with disabilities. In accordance with the guidelines established under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.