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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 leader 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 very competitive benefit package.

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In addition we have the following openings in our Santa Clara, California location.




Product Assurance/Quality/Reliability Engineer - Click here to apply

OptaSense is a world leader in Distributed Acoustic Sensing and proud to provide vital information to help protect and secure the world's critical assets.

Drawing on decades of experience in the signal processing world, OptaSense is able to turn standard single mode telecoms fibre into a listening device up to 50km in length. OptaSense is rapidly expanding, with growth built on providing cutting edge solutions and excellent service to clients with security and monitoring requirements in tough environments. The OptaSense system has been deployed successfully worldwide and we now have operations in over 35 countries, in industries such as Oil and Gas, Transport and Security.

Join a challenging, dynamic and fast growing business with an exciting portfolio of international clients working on some of the most critical and exciting projects around the planet.

Job description/Person specification

Specific Responsibilities:

This is a hands-on position to assure product compliance with customer requirements. The position includes the following responsibilities:

  • Understand customer requirements regarding product specifications, quality, reliability qualification, production testing, documentation and reporting.
  • Develop plans to meet all customer requirements within a specific time schedule
  • Develop/Coordinate/execute qualification plans, and coordinate/perform review & reporting of test results.
  • Review and update quality documentation, as needed, to meet customer and industry requirements.
  • Perform qualification tests as needed, analyze and summarize test data.
  • Identify failures and issues, coordinate/execute FA, and follow up with the design team and customer support organization accordingly.
  • Develop and execute corrective and preventive actions.
  • Organize and maintain QA systems and documentation

Essential Qualifications:

  • BS in Engineering, MS preferred
  • Knowledge of active optical components principles, technology and manufacturing
  • Hands on experience in optical and electronic testing and data analysis
  • 3-5 years product/quality/reliability engineering experience
  • Strong Knowledge of Quality Systems and Industry Standards ( ISO, Telcordia, MIL) and documentation
  • Experience with qualifying optical or electronic products for high TRL
  • Good communication, writing and presentation skills
  • Some travel may be required
  • Must be US Citizen or permanent resident to work on Federal/State/Government contracts



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.