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Development Engineer Active Optical Cables (m/f/d)

Date: Mar 5, 2019

Location: Berlin, Germany, DE

Company: Corning

Corning is one of the world’s leading innovators in materials science. For more than 160 years, Corning has applied its unparalleled expertise in specialty glass, ceramics, and optical physics to develop products that have created new industries and transformed people’s lives.

Corning succeeds through sustained investment in R&D, a unique combination of material and process innovation, and close collaboration with customers to solve tough technology challenges.

Our Optical Communications segment has recently evolved from being a manufacturer of optical fiber and cable, hardware and equipment to being a comprehensive provider of industry-leading optical solutions across the broader communications industry.This segment is classified into two main product groupings – carrier network and enterprise network. The carrier network product group consists primarily of products and solutions for optical-based communications infrastructure for services such as video, data and voice communications. The enterprise network product group consists primarily of optical-based communication networks sold to businesses, governments and individuals for their own use.


  • Electrical design of active optical engines including creation of electrical schematic drawings and PCB layouts
  • Verification of design through electrical (DC and HF) and optical measurements
  • Design and implementation of evaluation PCBs
  • Design and implementation of evaluation and/or test firmware and software
  • Collaboration with electrical design, process development, and subcontractors


  • Education and background in electrical engineering or similar field
  • Experience in the optoelectronics industry highly beneficial (transceivers, components or optical sensors)
  • Experience with laboratory equipment: oscilloscope, pattern generator, protocol analyser, optical measurement apparatus, and power supplies
  • Experience in and working knowledge of embedded electronics (microprocessors, firmware)
  • Programming skills in LabView and C/C++/C#
  • Experience with PCB schematic and layout (e.g. Orcad/Allegro, Altium, or similar)
  • Familiarity with communication protocols used in consumer electronics and industrial applications (USB, Thunderbolt, HDMI, etc.)
  • Excellent English spoken and written,  German beneficial
  • Ability to work in cross-cultural and distributed teams