Senior Optical Engineer #2018300

  • Infinera
  • 555 Legget Drive, Kanata, ON, Canada
  • May 31, 2018
Full time Engineering R&D Telecommunications

Job Description

Job Description Summary:

Member of Infinera's Optical Architecture team. Responsible for experimental testing and methodologies to drive the design verification of distributed optical controls and optical performance of Infinera's transmission systems. A unique opportunity to contribute to the design and architecture of highly-advanced optical transport systems based on disruptive photonic integration technology.

Essential Functions / Key Responsibilities:

  • Design verification of Infinera transmission systems.  This includes test plan creation and execution in alignment with system requirements, development of test infrastructure and processes, troubleshooting and documentation.  Cross-functional collaboration with SW, FW and HW teams aimed at delivering high-quality products with aggressive timelines.
  • Validation of optical performance of new hardware including ROADMs based on wavelength selective and multi-cast switches, superchannel coherent transponders, optical performance monitors and hybrid Raman-EDFA line cards.
  • Investigation of potential integration possibilities of Infinera's line system with 3rd party optical equipment as well as cross-platform feasibility studies across Infinera's product suite.

Knowledge / Skills / Abilities

  • Hands-on testing experience with ROADM, WSS, EDFA, Raman amplifiers and coherent transponders desired.  Familiarity with optical communication systems, linear and nonlinear impairments such as cross-talk, gain flatness, OSNR, CD, PMD, transients.
  • Hands-on experience with high-speed optical and electrical test equipment and data acquisition.
  • Highly detail-oriented, excellent analytical and troubleshooting skills.
  • Highly motivated team player adept at cross-functional interaction.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent programming skills. Experience with VB.Net, Python, C++, or Visual Studio.

Education / Experience

  • M.S. in Optics/Electrical Engineering or Applied Physics + 3 years of experience