Director of Optical Packaging

Mountain View, CA, US

Job Description / Skills Required

Lead the development of optical packaging for Avicena’s innovative optical interconnects:

  • Lead and manage a team of engineers, consultants, and partners to develop optical and optomechanical packaging solutions for Avicena’s products.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional groups to develop optical package requirements.
  • Architect optical and optomechanical packaging solutions.
  • Design optical packaging solutions from concept to volume production to meet performance, reliability, manufacturability, yield, and cost requirements.
  • Perform design, tolerance and yield analysis and simulation of optical/optomechanical components, subassemblies and systems.
  • Generate optical and opto-mechanical component specifications.
  • Select and work closely with key suppliers to optimize component design.
  • Support assembly process and tooling development.
  • Lead and support development of test procedures and test systems at the optical component and subsystem level.
  • Troubleshoot during product bring up and analyze data to optimize yield.
  • Design packaging reliability and qualification testing.
  • Perform Failure Mode Engineering Analysis (FMEA) as needed.


  • 5+ years experience in developing optical packaging solutions for fiber-optic transceivers.
  • Experience in working with vendors for development of high-performance optical components, especially precision molded plastic components.
  • Expertise in use of optical simulation tools such as Zemax, including running Monte Carlo simulations.
  • Master’s degree or higher in a relevant area of engineering or physics.
  • Ability to work independently in a fast-paced startup environment, adapt, and overcome unforeseen challenges.
  • Excellent teamwork and interpersonal/communication skills within the company and with partners, customers, and consultants.