Primary Location : US-CA-Santa Rosa
VIAVI (NASDAQ: VIAV) has a 90+ year history of technical
innovations that have evolved to keep pace and address our
customer’s most pressing business issues. We make equipment,
software, and systems that help to plan, deploy, certify, monitor,
and optimize all kinds of networks - like those for mobile phones,
service providers, large businesses and data centers. VIAVI is also
a leader in high performance thin film optical coatings and
engineered diffusers, providing light management solutions to
anti-counterfeiting, consumer electronics, automotive, defense and
We are the people behind the products that help keep the world
connected – at home, school, work, at play, and everywhere in
between. VIAVI employees are fierce about supporting customer
success and we welcome people who bring their best every day to the
company - to question, to collaborate and to push for solutions
that will delight our customers.
Job Summary :
VIAVI Solutions is seeking an experienced Controls/Automation
Engineer to quicken the pace of experiments and new product
development. The selected candidate will work with the R&D team
to develop and prototype hardware and algorithms to control
state-of-the-art optical coating manufacturing and metrology
Interface to intelligent controllers and hardware associated
with vacuum coating technology, including power supplies,
programmable logic controllers, distributed information systems,
and remote sensors.
Develop customized sensor and control solutions using PC’s,
single-board microcontrollers, and/or programmable logic
Modify existing PLC or HMI programs to accommodate new
development or experimental configurations.
Rapid prototyping is a key element of the position, as well as
good documentation and an ability to work with manufacturing
engineering to transition successful prototypes to production. This
position involves occasional travel including possible
international site visits.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities :
Interface controls and sensors to PLC and HMI software.
Implement robust control algorithms for a manufacturing
Generate structured, well documented, and robust PLC and HMI
code meeting project objectives.
Assist with equipment troubleshooting.
Lead, motivate others, and/or contribute to a team-work
Identify and implement process improvement opportunities.
Work with multi-disciplined teams including R&D and
Qualifications Required Skills/Qualifications :
PLC programming, especially Mitsubishi PLC and Siemens Step7
HMI programming, especially Delphi and LabVIEW
Experience with digital controls, PID, motion control,
oscilloscope, lock-in, sensors, etc.
Read and understand electrical schematics and P&IDs
Strong time management
Ability to work effectively with R&D, Operations,
Maintenance, and Contractors
Ability to solve complex problems with effective solutions
Candidate must be able to work in a fast-paced environment and
adapt to change
Desired Skills :
MATLAB, Python or equivalent rapid-scripting languages
Experience with database construction and SQL queries
Motor drive configuration and startup
Draw electrical schematics, for example using AutoCAD or
Action oriented approach to problem solving
Learn quickly, committed to continuous self-improvement
Education / Experience :
BS in Computer or Electrical Engineering or equivalent.
Five or more years in a similar role
Excellent communication skills (written and verbal)
If you have what it takes to push boundaries and seize
opportunities, apply to join our team today.
VIAVI Solutions is an equal opportunity and affirmative action
employer – minorities/females/veterans/persons with