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.
Infinera is looking for a Coherent Optical Systems Engineer to join the Optical Systems Group in Ottawa, ON.
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 seeking a Coherent Optical Systems Engineer to join our Optical Systems Group (OSG). The engineer will be responsible for contributing to the design, characterization, and development of leading coherent optical transceivers based on Infinera's next-generation coherent photonic integrated circuit (PIC) and digital signal processor (DSP) technologies. The ideal candidate should be prepared to work with early prototype PIC, DSP, and analog ASIC hardware; to perform digital-optical integration, develop robust calibration and controls methodologies, and carry out performance characterization. Performance characterization will include transceiver SNR, OSNR tolerance, sensitivity studies, etc. OSG works closely with many parts of the company and the candidate should anticipate frequent interactions with the DSP, PIC, analog ASIC, and systems engineering teams. A key component of this role is the ability to understand and make tradeoffs between optical, electrical, and digital capabilities, in order to optimize the overall system performance.
Digital-optical integration of next-generation coherent optical transceivers
Development of calibration and controls algorithms to maximize system level performance
Performance characterization of coherent pluggable transceivers, which will include detailed experimental validation of the constituent sub-components that comprise the pluggable, such as the analog, controls, and DSP ASICs
Active member of the cross-functional product development team involving software, electronics, optics, and test
Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering or Applied Physics with experience in optical communications, photonics, high-speed electronics or systems
New Ph.D. graduates, as well as experienced professionals, are encouraged to apply.
Fundamental understanding of optical communication systems, DWDM transmission systems, fiber transmission penalties, photonic integrated components, electronic (integrated) circuits, and signal analysis and processing
Hands-on experience working with system-level optical communication hardware and components
Extensive understanding of coherent communications systems, including experience with QPSK, 16QAM, and 64QAM, as well as coding and forward error correction algorithms
Experience characterizing high-speed RF and mm-wave interconnects, amplifiers, and components
Characterization of RF/mm-wave systems, such as S parameter measurements, jitter measurements, ADC/DAC performance and ENOB
Hands-on experience with high-speed optical and electrical tests, measurement equipment control, and data acquisition
Programming experience in Matlab, Python, VB.net, or C desired
Infinera 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.
Infinera Corporation is a San Jose, California-based global manufacturer of innovative Wavelength division multiplexing (WDM)-based packet optical transmission equipment and IP transport technologies for the telecommunications service provider market. Our technology enables enterprises, governments, carriers, and cloud operators to scale network bandwidth, accelerate service innovation, and automate network operations. Infinera is a pioneer in designing and manufacturing of large-scale photonic integrated circuits (PICs). www.infinera.com