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Principal Optical Integration Engineer

Company: Infinera Corporation
Location: Sunnyvale
Posted on: June 18, 2022

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 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.Imagine being part of a team that is fundamentally changing the way people communicate, the way they collaborate, the way they watch TV and explore the universe through the internet. Utilizing our uniquely differentiated technology, we have created an Intelligent Transport Network with more speed, capacity and scalability than ever before. Imagine a world with unlimited bandwidth. The network of tomorrow will allow for content and creativity limited only by the imaginations of its users.If this is something that interests you, that excites you, come take a look at a team not bound by large company obstacles and bureaucracy, where an idea today can be set in motion tomorrow. Come take a look at Infinera!Infinera is searching for an Optical Engineer to join the Optical System Group in San Jose, CA for the development of Photonic Integrated Circuit (PIC)-based, high speed, and advanced modulation digital coherent optical engines.The candidate should have solid foundation spanning optoelectronic devices and their contributions in performance impairment of the coherent optical MODEM, fundamental blocks in the coherent digital signal processing chain, coherent optical test and measurement methods, and software automation. -Experience with optical link design including power budgets, OSNR measurement and calculations, fiber penalties (CD, PMD, nonlinearities), and critical components specifications like laser FM-noise and ADC/DAC ENOB is essential.Job SummaryThe job responsibilities include generating experimental results that inform the design and development of PIC-based modules and digital coherent optics (DCO) subsystems from early-stage prototypes and evolving to product compliant hardware.Frequently used diagnosis capturing coherent waveforms on a high-speed oscilloscope and performing coherent signal processing on waveforms and measuring bit-error rate performance in the presence of optical noise and transmission impairments. -Through frequent interaction with the firmware and controls teams, you will assist in optimizing performance-critical aspects such as powerup self-calibration, receive acquisition, acquisition robustness, performance tuning and tradeoffs between the coherent DSP engine and the PIC-module, real-time performance monitoring, and in-service performance optimization. These algorithms will be tested during the implementation stage to ensure they are robust and operate reliably.Results will be presented internally and documented as electrical and optical performance specifications for next-generation platforms.The successful candidate will work closely with coherent DSP, Photonic Integrated Circuit (PIC), high speed analog ASIC, module design, and product engineering teams to ensure quality release of new products starting from architecture and design phase all the way through manufacturing release.Job RequirementsStrong theoretical and experimental background with coherent optical modems, digital signal processing techniques and DSP chain.Fundamental understanding of coherent optical communication systems, DWDM transmission systems, photonic integrated components, electronic (integrated) circuits, and signal analysis and processingExtensive understanding of coherent communications systems, including experience with high order QAM modulation formats, channel-coding and forward error correction algorithms.Demonstrated proficiency and hands-on experience in optical communication hardware and componentsProgramming experience in Matlab, C, C++, VB.net, or similar for automation of instrument control and data acquisition.Strong problem solving, failure mode analysis, teamwork, as well as excellent oral and written communication skills are essential to succeed in this position.Ability to work with a large body of data and the necessary statistical analysis tools, and the ability to present the data and ideas to a diverse audience.Ability to work in an integrated team environment.Please note that Infinera has adopted a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy to safeguard the health and well-being of our employees. As a condition of employment, our employees are required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19, unless a reasonable accommodation for a medical/disability or religious basis is approved or as otherwise required by law. -Candidates are not required to and must not furnish proof of vaccination or request an accommodation during the application process. -Candidates will be required to do so only after a job offer has been extended and prior to their start date if they accept the job offer. - A person is fully vaccinated against COVID-19 if the person has received one dose of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine or two doses of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine and two weeks have passed since receiving the final dose of the vaccine. -Experience and EducationPh.D in Electrical Engineering or Applied Physics with a minimum of 5 years industry experience in optical communications, photonics, high speed electronics or optical systems.#LI-SR2Infinera is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Infinera complies with all applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment.SummaryLocation: Sunnyvale, CaliforniaType: Full time

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