06 Mar
Staff Optical Systems Architect

Staff Optical Systems Engineer

Looking to be a part of a distinguished company in your next career move!? Our key client is currently seeking a Staff Optical Systems Engineer to join the team in Sunnyvale,CA. If you are looking for a new challenge, professional growth and the opportunity to work within an environment like no other, we have the “game changing” opportunity you’ve been dreaming of!


  • Investigation of transmission characteristics of long haul flex-grid line system including signal power/OSNR evolution and fiber nonlinearities

  • Experimental analysis of the impact of various optical impairments (including chromatic dispersion, PMD, PDL, polarization transients, filtering, crosstalk, nonlinearities) on coherent systems.

  • Supporting the development of system design rules and performance models via optical transmission simulations

  • Experimental validation of distributed, link-level optical control systems enabling automated optimization of system performance

  • Own, maintain and continually evolve the in-house long haul transmission infrastructure

  • Occasional support of high-complexity/new technology customer demonstrations


  • Hands-on experience with DWDM transmission systems including coherent transponders, EDFAs, Raman amplifiers and ROADMs

  • Knowledge of advanced coherent modulation formats including QPSK and 16QAM and practical experience in transmission in long haul systems

  • Extensive experience with high-speed optical and electrical test and measurement equipment control and data acquisition

  • Experience with long haul optical link design including power budgets, OSNR calculations, and transmission penalties

  • Excellent programming skills, desire experience with VB.net and Python

  • Excellent analytical and troubleshooting skills

  • Ph.D. in Optics/Engineering or M.S. in Optics/Engineering + 5 years of experience

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