Principal Optical Engineer

Infinera Corporation

Sunnyvale, CA, US / Ottawa, CA
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Engineering Hardware
  • Post Date: 04/11/2021
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  • Company Address: 169 Java Drive, Sunnyvale, CA, 94089

About Infinera Corporation

Infinera empowers network operators to scale network bandwidth, accelerate service innovation and automate optical network operations. Service providers, cloud operators, governments and enterprises across the globe rely on Infinera Intelligent Transport Networks to enable services that create rich end-user experiences based on efficient, high-bandwidth optical networking.

Job Description

This position will provide product design and product development leadership within Infinera's Optical Engineering Team which is focused on next the generation transponder/muxponder product family.

This position will serve as the Technical Leader for the Optical Development Team.  The individual will own the translation of system requirements to detailed line card architecture along with peer engineering groups.  

Responsibilities include full integration of such a line card with performance optimization and quality assurance, performing design validation/testing to verify module function and system performance, often times assisted by other engineers in the department. 

Finally, this engineer will serve as a mentor and role model for other departmental engineers.

  • MS or PhD degree in Optical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Applied Physics, or related majors
  • Must have 5 or more years of recent experience in Coherent Optical Communication (Transceivers/Transponders)
  • Must have 10+ years of optical engineering development experience
  • Must be willing to work in the office 5 days a week in the San Jose, CA area
  • Deep technical competency in Coherent optical communication technology, digital signal processing, and high speed optical signal generation and detection
  • Familiarity with standard industry design validation processes and product life cycle
  • Familiarity with optical communication systems and linear and nonlinear impairments and tradeoff, such as cross-talk, OSNR, chromatic dispersion, PMD, SPM, XPM, FWM, etc.
  • Ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines
  • Good English communication skills
  • Good people skills, team player
  • Unfortunately, we will not be able to sponsor any VISAs for this role.

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