Senior Product Engineer

Oclaro, Inc. is a leading provider of optical components, modules and subsystems for the core optical transport, service provider, wireless backhaul, enterprise and data center markets.  Oclaro provides differentiated solutions for optical networks and high-speed interconnects driving the next wave of streaming video, cloud computing, voice over IP, Software as a Service and other bandwidth-intensive and high speed applications.

 Job Purpose:

Knowledgeable engineer, preferably with experience of optical and electronic design. The photonic components team develops transmitters, receivers and modules for optical communication systems.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Required to perform engineering activities within the photonic components R&D team.
  • Will join a product R&D team and contribute to the development of new components and modules for next generation optical transmission systems.
  • The role will involve input to the design and build of the products, verification of prototype performance against customer specifications and liaising with NPI and manufacturing teams to introduce the product to manufacture.
  • Development of R&D test platforms and measurement automation will also be a requirement.
  • Working closely with other members of the design team, including optical and electronic engineers, test and process development engineers and the product qualification team to deliver cost effective product solutions in a timely manner.

Key Relationships:

  • Optical and electronic engineers
  • Product qualification team
  • Test and process development engineers



  • Honours degree or equivalent in physics, optics, electronics or equivalent technical discipline


  • Optical Communication systems, components and design
  • Practical measurement techniques, data correlation and results analysis
  • Familiarity with the use of software to automate laboratory measurements
  • Analogue and digital design techniques would be an advantage.


  • 3-4 years relevant industrial experience.

Other requirements:

The candidate will have to demonstrate that they are capable working within a team environment and have proven practical experience in completing given tasks. Their technical background and hands-on skills will enable them to integrate quickly into an existing development team. The candidate must demonstrate strong inter-personal communication skills.

Occasional travel to other Oclaro sites and customer locations may be required.

Oclaro Technology Ltd is an equal opportunities employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, marital status, part-time and fixed term contract status, age, sexual orientation or religion or on the basis of disability.






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