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At RIO we believe there's much more to a career than just a salary. That's why we've created a work environment that values the individual. As a start-up in a fast-paced industry, we challenge our employees to set goals, accept responsibility and solve problems. Ours is an environment where every employee is a partner in our eventual success and will be rewarded accordingly, including a stock option grant and a very competitive benefit package.

We have the following openings in our corporate headquarters. Please email your resume to riojobs@rio-inc.com. com for immediate response.




Laser Test Technician — Santa Clara, California

This position involves setting up, inspecting, and testing semiconductor lasers and laser modules. This person will be responsible for testing, maintaining daily product test log, analyzing test results, and providing feedback to engineers and supervisors on test results. The ideal candidate will be a self-starter that can work independently with minimum direction.

Responsibilities:

  • Perform semiconductor based laser tests, following work instructions.
  • Maintain product test log
  • Analyze test results and provide feedback to supervisors and engineers
  • Provide assistance to test engineers on test yield improvement projects
  • Use test instruments and hand tools to perform a variety of optical test operations

Qualifications:

  • Min. 3 years experience as a production or quality operator in an optical testing for opto-electronic products, or associate of science degree in laser electro-optics technology
  • Skill on laser CW test (LIV, temp. sweep) using precision optical test instruments (wavemeter, OSA, optical power meter)
  • Experience with laser phase noise and linewidth test is a plus
  • Experience with semiconductor chip test is a plus
  • Experience with LabVIEW based test software is a plus
  • Able to work with minimal supervision
  • Must be a fast learner, and willing to learn new tasks or jobs
  • Good communication skills required
  • Computer skills for MS Office software required

Personal:

  • Dependable individual with strong work ethics, high motivation and team player.



Optomechanical Assembly Technician — Santa Clara, California

This position employs an individual skilled and experienced in opto mechanical assembly and related quality assurance measures like visual inspection. This person will be responsible for the assembly of RIO's Butterfly Lasers. The ideal candidate will be a self-starter that can work independently with minimum direction.

Responsibilities:

  • Perform epoxy based assembly processes, following RIO's work instructions.
  • Develop, evaluate and improve current manufacturing methods by utilizing knowledge of product design, materials, assembly
  • Perform component and subassembly inspection according to RIO's quality documentation
  • Assist with material management including kitting as needed.
  • Assist in the shipping and receiving of product as needed
  • Use machine and hand tools to perform a variety of optical alignment and test operations
  • Provide assistance to the Engineering organization to support yield improvement projects
  • Contribute to cost and cycle time reduction activities by suggesting innovative approaches to optical assembly, and alignment

Qualifications:

  • Minimum 3-5 years experience in a mechanical assembly role for opto electronic products.
  • Ability to perform epoxy die attach work under a microscope is a must.
  • Must be highly motivated individual willing to take initiative
  • Able to work with minimal supervision
  • Must be willing to learn new tasks or jobs
  • Excellent manual dexterity
  • Computer skills for MS Office software required.

Personal:

  • Dependable individual with strong work ethics, high motivation and team player.



Sales Development Engineer — Santa Clara, California

Reporting to: Director of Sales

The Sales Development Engineer is the primary contact for initial sales discussions and distributing sales leads. The Sales Development Engineer position requires an analytical capability to qualify opportunities, understand the application-specific single frequency laser requirements, and develop product/commercial proposals that best leverage the corporate value proposition

Responsibilities:

  • Support inbound opportunity requests from worldwide sales channels, online inquiries and via inbound phone calls
  • Proactively interface with Sales and Marketing to develop optimal proposals
  • Understand and articulate product strengths, competitive positioning, and opportunity-specific value propositions
  • Coordinates with Sales to provide sales lead qualification, sales documentation, and satisfy customer requirements
  • Generate quotations, and proactively develop opportunity-specific Sales collateral as necessary
  • Maintain accurate and complete data as well as producing activity reports and summaries
  • Assist the Sales organization in providing customer application and product support for all products in RIO’s product line to customers contacting RIO via phone and/or internet
  • Plans and implements various projects that support the sales organization including supporting tradeshows, managing product line’s price list, etc.

Qualifications:

  • Ability to understand single frequency lasers product specifications and technical data
  • Ability to understand fiber optic sensing application requirements
  • Self-motivated with solid opportunity-qualification capability
  • Excellent verbal/written skills + numerical/computational skills
  • Excellent problem-solving skills with analytical, detail-oriented approach
  • Thorough experience with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint etc.)
  • B.A./B.S Optics or Physics, or BSEE OR four years or more experience with single frequency lasers
  • Single frequency laser knowledge & optical sensing industry experience (highly desired)
  • Minimum 2 years experience in Sales Development / Inside Sales

Personal:

  • Leadership – ability to take responsibility and lead design and implementation effort
  • Ability to work within a team and to interface well with internal and external customers
  • Must demonstrate professional speaking and writing skills in English
  • Self-starter, fast learner and a all-around team player
  • Good communication skills and good skills in writing technical Mandarin (highly desired)
  • Willing to travel to domestic and international customers
  • Able to multi-task & thrive well in a fast-paced corporate environment

Salary is commensurate with qualification and experience.




Sr. Manufacturing Engineer — Santa Clara, California

Reporting to: Dir. Manufacturing

Responsibilities:

  • Plan and coordinate RIOs manufacturing processes
  • Develop, evaluate and improve current manufacturing methods by utilizing knowledge of product design, materials, assembly
  • methods, production equipment capabilities and quality control standards
  • Apply statistical methods to control and improve assembly processes
  • Analyze and plan work force utilization, space requirements and workflow
  • Design layout of equipment and workspace for maximum efficiency
  • Estimate production times, staffing requirements and related costs to provide information for management decisions
  • Collaborate with engineering staff concerning product design and tooling to ensure efficient production methods

Qualifications:

  • Fundamental understanding of epoxy and solder-based assembly processes for optoelectronic products
  • Proficient in statistical process control (SPC)
  • Good understanding of ISO requirements, 3 years minimum experience in ISO environment
  • Hands on experience with transferring processes to production personnel and Contract Manufacturers
  • Proficient in writing Work Instructions and other manufacturing related documentation
  • Good planning and organizational skills for accomplishing manufacturing related tasks
  • Experienced in manufacturing related software tools: CAD, SPC, DOE, Doc Control, MRP, Database
  • 8 years minimum experience in optoelectronics manufacturing environment
  • BS, MS in mechanical Engineering or equivalent

Personal:

  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Accustomed to work in a start up environment
  • Fast learner, team player, work within budgetary and schedule constraints



Planar Lightwave Circuit (PLC) Process Integration Sr. Engineer — Santa Clara, California

Reporting to: Dir. Manufacturing

Responsibilities:

  • Process Integration
  • Translate optical design requirements into waferfab process requirements, parameters, and tolerances
  • Develop, control and maintain process documentation and design rules
  • Transfer process requirements to PLC foundry partners
  • Work with PLC foundry partners to solve process/yield problems
  • Ensure that PLCs meet specifications and yield targets in volume production
  • Characterization of samples
  • Develop advanced PLC testing and charaterization methods
  • Perform statistical analysis of test results
  • Provide feedback to foundry partners to improve wafer fab processes
  • Verify design simulations
  • Design masks for planar optical waveguide processes

Qualifications:

  • Successful fabrication of PLCs through advanced integration of wafer fab processes with optical design
  • Solid understanding of process limitations on optical design
  • Ability to solve process problems affecting PLC performance & yield
  • Demonstrated capability to work with 3rd party vendors to deliver PLCs meeting specifications
  • Proficient in Statistical Data Analysis and Design of Experiments
  • Experienced in design of optical waveguides in silica-on-silicon (preferred) or other optical material systems
  • Min 5 years experience designing or manufacturing PLC-based products
  • Advanced degree in Engineering, Physics, or Optics

Personal:

  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Accustomed to work in a start up environment
  • Fast learner, team player, work within budgetary and schedule constraints



Sr. Electronics Engineer — Santa Clara, California

Low-Noise Electronic Design Engineer, Reporting to: Dir / VP Engineering

Responsibilities:

  • Design, development, and commercialization of board-level analog and digital circuitry to control and drive RIO's narrow linewidth, low-phase noise lasers used in optical sensing applications. Design requirements include:
  • Analog interface electronics for ultra-low noise performance at low frequencies 5 Hz to 10 kHz.
  • Analog circuits utilizing balanced input or single ended input topology
  • Digital control of analog adjustment circuitry
  • Low noise, high accuracy temperature control circuitry
  • Embedded microprocessor and computer interface
  • Low sensitivity to acoustic noise and vibration
  • Generate specifications for the circuitry required for the high-fidelity drive and control of low Phase Noise lasers.
  • Board-level development: Develop concepts, design prototypes, assemble prototypes, test and debug prototypes, interface prototypes with lasers and characterize, perform design iteration, apply DFM rules, transfer to manufacturing, conduct failure analysis, support customer interaction and field installation, develop operating manuals and application notes.
  • Closely interface and communicate with colleagues from other disciplines, including Test, laser design, mechanical design, optical design, laser manufacturing
  • Manage internal and external consultants, as needed
  • Support interface and communication with customers in defining product requirements
  • Develop application notes and travel to customer labs for testing the product in costomer systems

Qualifications:

  • Fundamental understanding and hands-on experience in low-noise design at low-frequencies (from Hz to 100's kHz)
  • Expertise in analog circuit design, analog signal conditioning and analog signal processing
  • Experience in ultra-low noise power supply design
  • Experience in Circuit Simulation, Schematic Design, PCB Design, firmware specification and design
  • Hands-on experience in low noise printed circuit boards design
  • Experience in fiber optic communication circuitry highly desirable
  • Experience with customer support and customer interaction highly preferred
  • Familiar with relevant industry safety requirements (UL, IEC, CE)
  • 5 years minimum industry experience
  • BS, MS or PhD in Electrical Engineering or equivalent

Personal:

  • Technical leadership - ability to take responsibility and lead design and implementation effort
  • Self-starter, fast learner and a team player
  • Good communication skills and good skills in writing technical English
  • Able to listen to customer interface requirements and support customer applications
  • Self-discipline to work within budgetary and schedule constraints
  • Able to multi-task



As the culture at RIO is dedicated to respecting our employees and using their unique talents to their full potential and because our customers push the boundaries for us to deliver new technologies, all interested candidates must be team players and self starters who understand and can react to customer needs.

Email your resume to: riojobs@rio-inc.com