Principal Design Engineer - Transceiver module

Infinera Corporation

Allentown, PA, US
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Web/Graphic Design/Internet
  • Post Date: 02/23/2021
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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

Infinera is the global supplier of innovative networking solutions. Our customers include the leading service providers, data center operators, internet content providers (ICPs), cable operators, enterprises, and government agencies worldwide, including 9 of the top 10 Tier 1 service providers and 6 of the top 7 ICPs. We design, develop, and deliver hardware and software for fiber-based connectivity solutions that span access, aggregation, metro, long haul, and submarine networks. Our industry-leading, trendsetting edge-to-core solutions provide the foundation for many of the world’s largest and most demanding networks that generate billions in service revenue for our customers.

Job Description

The Principal Design Engineer - Transceiver module, is responsible for the design of PCBs for coherent pluggable transceivers.

Job duties

  • Shared responsibility for the design and development of coherent fiber optic transceivers. Directly responsible for PCB design of transceiver PCB: architecture, analysis, layout, simulation, and measurement of electrical performance.
  • Part of a multi-disciplinary engineering team working on optical transceiver products: firmware, optics, mechanical, and process engineers.
  • Must have in-depth understanding/intuition of electrical engineering solution to power, noise, control, thermal, and EMI design requirements.
  • Must be willing to be hands-on in every step of the design process such as create concept designs, document designs, make prototypes, verify prototypes, & select final designs.
  • Schematic capture, working with the CAD engineer to layout circuitry for high-speed circuits, create BOMs and ECOs to document design.
  • Resolve all DFM requirements from process/production engineering and component suppliers.
  • Perform transceiver design review for Architectural, EVT, DVT phase review.
  • Degree required M.S. or Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering or Physics preferred, or equivalent education and experience


  • Strong circuit design skills, with an understanding of layout for mixed-signal dense PCBs, is required
  • Background in linear system theory, feedback, ICs, and high-speed fundamentals highly desirable
  • Strong laboratory measurement skills required
  • Demonstrated expertise and understanding of high speed, multilayer circuit boards design that include embedded processors, FPGA’s, SERDES
  • Familiarity with industry-standard communication protocols: RS232, I2C, SPI, Ethernet
  • Experience with electronics CAD tools and electronic system modeling
  • Understanding of microprocessors and real-time control firmware a plus
  • Familiarity with fiber optic transceivers a plus
  • Expertise in RF design using modeling tools such as CST or HFSS a plus

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Infinera is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with disability. EEO Employer/Vet/Disabled.

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