Life @ Accton

Eddie

It has been 11 years since I joined the Bring-up & DIAG software team. I chose Accton among other offers because of the compelling job description and a mission that aligned with what I feel is my true calling. Our group works with in-house hardware teams to bring-up system boards of phased prototypes for functionality validation, including troubleshooting low-level software combinations during the bring-up stage. We then support TA & PE teams by developing diagnostics software to guarantee successful production checks at the factory. At the same time, we collaborate directly with our customers to debug any issues they may encounter. A myriad of challenges that require vast knowledge in hardware and software, experience in embedded systems (like our network switches), and the ability to perform when stakes are high. Our team’s hard work results in continuous positive feedback from customers regarding our capabilities in bring-up validation and in developing diagnostics that reveal very useful during production. Accton has come a long way over the years, and I was lucky enough to witness the progress in the first person. We evolved from an ODM company into a strong, reliable partner that collaborates with leading chipset vendors and customers to create advanced, high-quality networking products.

SWRD Manager

We build networking solutions for some of the biggest tech companies in the world. Before the pandemic, I traveled to the US regularly to work closely with their super-talented teams—and look forward to doing it again. These opportunities give us unique insight on how to meet customers’ highest expectations and seamlessly coordinate project teams. I have been given total autonomy during my career at Accton. It is like working for myself, but with access to extensive backup when needed. I now manage an entire department and lead weekly group meetings of about 50 colleagues. We use this time to share valuable project experience that allows everyone to improve quickly. In addition, I often invite subject-matter experts to lecture us on everything software to accelerate career development and broaden our horizons. It is exciting to build one product from zero to mass production. And having built so many successful products over my career gives me a strong sense of accomplishment. There is more to life than work and I absolutely enjoy traveling for leisure, going out for a run, or staying in reading novels; one of my favorites being The Mistletoe Secret by Richard Paul Evans.

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SWRD Manager

We build networking solutions for some of the biggest tech companies in the world. Before the pandemic, I traveled to the US regularly to work closely with their super-talented teams—and look forward to doing it again. These opportunities give us unique insight on how to meet customers’ highest expectations and seamlessly coordinate project teams. I have been given total autonomy during my career at Accton. It is like working for myself, but with access to extensive backup when needed. I now manage an entire department and lead weekly group meetings of about 50 colleagues. We use this time to share valuable project experience that allows everyone to improve quickly. In addition, I often invite subject-matter experts to lecture us on everything software to accelerate career development and broaden our horizons. It is exciting to build one product from zero to mass production. And having built so many successful products over my career gives me a strong sense of accomplishment. There is more to life than work and I absolutely enjoy traveling for leisure, going out for a run, or staying in reading novels; one of my favorites being The Mistletoe Secret by Richard Paul Evans.

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Kate

I used to work at a company near Accton HQ. One day, walking around the office, I noticed Accton’s onsite kindergarten. Seeing the kids’ joy drew me instantly to this workplace. That moment gave me the warm feeling of a family-friendly environment that I was hoping to find. Currently, I am responsible for talent acquisition, internal audit, and employee relationship management. Our team is critical in maintaining Accton as the humane company that made me want to join many years ago. Thankfully, the HR manager trusts the team and gives us opportunities to display our expertise and expand our capabilities. Recently, we were put to the test when Accton undertook a massive expansion in manufacturing capacity. We had to find, process, and onboard a large number of new employees in a short period to kick off the new lines. Apart from using new recruitment channels, we collaborated with schools and advertised on national TV to attract more talent. It was a massive challenge for the HR team. During that time, we encouraged and helped one another while fulfilling our own duties. And by executing this project together, we developed close, amicable relations within the team that allow us to collaborate effectively and strive to deliver the best results.

HR Section Manager

Accton has a number of women leading the company from senior and executive roles that include HR, Finance, Marketing, Product Management, and more. Besides that, Accton is highly supportive of employees with families, notably providing special care for pregnant women. Expectant mothers have access to frequent free pregnancy consultations, and employees are encouraged to take parental leave. When returning, Accton assures a safe landing back into the job and offers further assistance with physical and mental health. I enjoyed taking my daughter to work and the onsite kindergarten. We shared stories and laughs during car rides, creating irreplaceable, loving memories. My husband would jokingly say he was jealous about how much we could share with each other. It reflects Accton’s culture. A company that supports us to take care of our family when we need it, so we are focused when it is time to work. It has been a profound experience for me as a working woman. Accton is a friendly workplace for women with family and children and where a balanced work and family life is actively promoted.

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HR Section Manager

Accton has a number of women leading the company from senior and executive roles that include HR, Finance, Marketing, Product Management, and more. Besides that, Accton is highly supportive of employees with families, notably providing special care for pregnant women. Expectant mothers have access to frequent free pregnancy consultations, and employees are encouraged to take parental leave. When returning, Accton assures a safe landing back into the job and offers further assistance with physical and mental health. I enjoyed taking my daughter to work and the onsite kindergarten. We shared stories and laughs during car rides, creating irreplaceable, loving memories. My husband would jokingly say he was jealous about how much we could share with each other. It reflects Accton’s culture. A company that supports us to take care of our family when we need it, so we are focused when it is time to work. It has been a profound experience for me as a working woman. Accton is a friendly workplace for women with family and children and where a balanced work and family life is actively promoted.

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Liz

After graduating from the National Central University with a Ph.D. in Optics and Photonics, I joined a startup company dedicated to advancing optical interconnect products. By the very nature of a startup, I was involved in the entire product lifecycle, from optical simulation to deployment of new solutions. For someone who just stepped into the optical communication field, participating in design and development stages, following assembly and manufacture processes, setting up test and validation phases, and finally presenting real-world applications is an invaluable experience. As a people person, I wanted to understand our customers’ issues. I became an FAE (field application engineer) to further recognize the needs and the reasons behind their spec requirements. Joining Accton was a big step forward in my career as it allowed me to imagine broader applications of optical communications and diversify my professional capabilities. Accton is a premier architect and manufacturer of network switches, from small applications to hyperscale data centers, with 10G, 100G, 400G and faster Ethernet speeds. The company is at the very forefront of industry developments.

Technical Manager

To stay ahead, Accton has been actively building a team of optical experts to develop on-board optical platforms and expand optical technologies’ integration in future high-speed switches. Our team strives to enhance the efficiency of high-speed switches by modularizing on-board packaged OE-IC and integrating fiber deployment and system. Developing such a complex platform requires knowledge in high-speed optical signal processing, fiber assembling experience, and the ability to combine expertise from signal integrity, thermal design, software, and hardware teams. A successful switch with on-board optics is a product of cross-team collaboration. Only Accton can provide the environment and resources necessary to develop a switch with on-board optics in collaboration with internationally renowned silicon photonics companies and data center clients. Our optical team also contributes key knowledge and skills that make Accton stronger. In my spare time, I enjoy running. I ran over 20 half marathons over the years, and my training includes going for a run every day after work. That’s when I can solely focus on each step and be with myself in the present moment. It feels great!

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Technical Manager

To stay ahead, Accton has been actively building a team of optical experts to develop on-board optical platforms and expand optical technologies’ integration in future high-speed switches. Our team strives to enhance the efficiency of high-speed switches beyond 800G by modularizing on-board packaged OE-IC and integrating fiber deployment and system. Developing such a complex platform requires knowledge in high-speed optical signal processing, fiber assembling experience, and the ability to combine expertise from signal integrity, thermal design, software, and hardware teams. A successful switch with on-board optics is a product of cross-team collaboration. Only Accton can provide the environment and resources necessary to develop a switch with on-board optics in collaboration with internationally renowned silicon photonics companies and data center clients. Our optical team also contributes key knowledge and skills that make Accton stronger. In my spare time, I enjoy running. I ran over 20 half marathons over the years, and my training includes going for a run every day after work. That’s when I can solely focus on each step and be with myself in the present moment. It feels great!

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Klaus

I am a signal integrity (SI) engineer with over 7 years of research experience, and a speaker at the 2019 Ansys Taiwan Innovation Conference. I am enthusiastic about solving problems and helping my fellow teammates. I obtained my master’s degree in electronic engineering from Chung Yuan Christian University in 2015. In my spare time, I enjoy strolling around the city with my girlfriend and my dog, Handsome. We also adopted a cat called Beauty. At Accton, I work with cross-functional teams to provide thorough interconnect evaluations and conduct simulation and correlation analyses. I’ve been invited to join workshops held at customers’ sites in the US to provide technical support. To pass on important knowledge to my teammates and improve our team’s work efficiency, I have created 21 databases for simulation debugging and several tutorials on how to implement new technologies.