Mechanical Socket Development Engineer

TE Connectivity

Location: Fremont, California

Job Type: Full time

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Job Overview

The Staff R&D Product Development Engineer will support the Sockets portfolio for the Data and Devices Business Unit of TE Connectivity. In this role, you will be responsible as the primary engineering contact of a US based large account customer. You will be also responsible for fine pitch socket products in its early phase of the development projects as the mechanical design engineer. You will deliver the information to China based socket engineering team by understanding the customer’s request correctly. You will be also joining regular conference calls for the customer with China based socket engineering team and support the engineering discussions so that the meetings become productive.

For the mechanical design role, you will be working for US based customers on developing Socket concepts and designs for new type of socket applications like for co-packaged optics sockets.


  • As the customer interfacing engineer role of the large account
  • Directly respond to the engineering inquiries from the customer in timely manner, or by coordinate the response with Asia based engineering team as required
  • Joining the regular conference calls and support to delivering or receiving the engineering information correctly sometimes with the translation from English to Mandarin
  • Acquire the customer’s intent correctly may be by having additional interactions than regular conference calls and guide China based product engineering and plant engineering team to work toward the right direction
  • Provide the guidance on the documentation on its structure and the content so that the presentations can deliver China engineering team’s intent clearly. You will often need to review it from the customer point of view
  • As the mechanical design engineer role of the socket
  • Working on designing customized products for the assigned product platforms by following the direction from your team’s manager
  • Understand the customer’s technical requirements often by creating and proposing conceptual design of the sockets. Also, by interacting with US local sales and product managers. The understanding of the customer’s system, i.e. semi-conductor package design and socket cramping hardware system design will be important
  • Provide product design proposals and the engineering data to the customers considering the product advantages, manufacturing technology background and cost structure
  • Create product models and drawings for building functional samples for the customers
  • Understand TE’s New Product Development process and delivering the engineering outputs like tolerance analysis, risk evaluations,

What your background should look like:

  • Bachelor’s degree on Mechanical Engineering or Electrical Engineering. Master’s degree is preferred.
  • Minimum of 5 years of work experience in a product development of connectors with mechanical design responsibility, and with direct customer design and support experience
  • Experience in Socket product development is a strong PLUS
  • Capable of manipulating CAD modeling tools (Creo, SpaceClaim)
  • Mechanical FEM simulation capability is a plus (ANSYS)
  • A solid understanding of mechanical designs including GD&T, structural mechanics and manufacturing process on stamping, injection molding, plating and assembly
  • The basic understanding of highspeed signal integrity is a PLUS
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English and Mandarin
  • Communication skills in Japanese is a PLUS
  • Ability to work in a global environment, able to collaborate with individuals across geographies
  • Complete technical documents, including design specification, test report, engineering presentation
  • Proficiency in Excel and Powerpoint
  • Knowledge in Computing/Communication systems (high-speed servers, switches, routers, storage) is a PLUS


Values: Integrity, Accountability,Teamwork, Innovation

About TE Connectivity

TE Connectivity is a global industrial technology leader creating a safer, sustainable, productive, and connected future. Our broad range of connectivity and sensor solutions, proven in the harshest environments, enable advancements in transportation, industrial applications, medical technology, energy, data communications, and the home. With more than 85,000 employees, including over 8,000 engineers, working alongside customers in approximately 140 countries, TE ensures that EVERY CONNECTION COUNTS. Learn more at and on LinkedIn, Facebook, WeChat and Twitter.

What TE Connectivity offers:
We offer competitive total rewards compensation. Our commitment to our associates includes offering benefit programs that are comprehensive, competitive and will meet the needs of our associates.

  • Generous 401(k) Plan
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Benefits start on day one
  • Charity Donation Matching Program
  • Competitive Paid Time Off
  • Employee Resource Groups
  • Employee Stock Purchase Program
  • Healthcare for Associates and Families
  • Health and Wellness Incentives
  • Life Insurance and Disability Protection

Throughout our Global reach and various Business Units, we take a balanced approach to the benefits we provide. Many benefits are company-paid, while others are available through associate contribution. Specific benefit offerings can vary by location.

EOE, Including Disability/Vets

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