Principal Optical Engineer
Ottawa, Canada
7h ago

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 network.

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.

Location : Sunnyvale, CA / Ottawa, Canada

Role Responsibility Summary :

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.
  • 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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