Reliability Engineer

Finisar Fremont , CA 94537

Posted 11 months ago


The Reliability Engineer will support qualification and reliability studies for leading edge semiconductor optoelectronic chips in various stages of product lifecycles. This Engineer will collaborate closely with various Product R&D, NPI and Manufacturing organizations at sites in the Bay Area and in Asia. Occasional travel is required.

  • Plan and conduct qualification studies to fulfill internal and Customer requirements.

  • Plan and conduct studies to estimate device reliability.

  • Conduct designs of experiments.

  • Identify the necessary material and coordinate sample builds, testing and inspection

  • Write travelers for the experiments, coordinate the necessary test resources, and assure that experiments are executed in timely fashion.

  • Make minor modifications to test and measurement set-ups as needed. Perform hands-on measurements of optoelectronic devices and train others to perform these measurements.

  • Create / modify jmp scripts and SQL queries to generate, gather and analyze data.

  • Analyze data, identify test issues and coordinate retests, identify failed devices

  • Perform statistical and reliability analysis of data, including time-trending of data, comparisons of means and distributions, estimate confidence limits, estimate reliability including FIT values.

  • Determine which samples require physical failure analysis (FA). Coordinate FA, obtain results, and interpret their significance to the related experiments.

  • Complete the qualification and reliability studies, reach accurate conclusions and disseminate the results.

  • Publish Qualification Test Reports (QTR's) tabulate and graph data, summarize results, obtain reviews, disseminate results.

  • Comply with all applicable quality, health, safety, and environmental regulations.


  • 2+ years of relevant experience in these areas:

  • Statistical analysis of data

  • Planning & execution of physical experiments and analysis of results

  • Education: B.S. or M.S. in Physics, Engineering, Statistics or Applied Mathematics.

  • Statistical analysis of data (MS Excel, JMP)

. JMP scripting.

  • SQL queries.

  • Running multiple experiments.

  • Design of Experiments (DOE's).

  • Work on multiple projects, plan own work and drive to meet strict deadlines.

  • Positive inter-personal skills necessary to support cross-functional teams.

  • Strong technical (written and verbal) communication skills required.

Company Overview Finisar is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We also hire on a non-discriminatory basis.

Finisar Corporation (NASDAQ: FNSR) is a global technology leader of fiber optic subsystems and components that enable high-speed voice, video and data communications for networking, storage, wireless, and cable TV applications. For 30 years, Finisar has provided critical optics technologies to system manufacturers to meet the increasing demands for network bandwidth and storage. Finisar is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California, USA with R&D, manufacturing sites, and sales offices worldwide.

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