Principal Optical Systems Engineer

Job Description

Define, specify and design Oclaro's new, advanced modulation format DWDM transmission products. Design and perform tests of system performance to guide and verify designs.


Develop and execute Design Validation Tests (DVT) to verify system performance of new products.

Design and verification of system level control loops

Support transfer to manufacturing including development and verification of calibration procedures for optimum system performance

DVT of MI 7000XM small form factor 40 Gbls DPSK module

Optical design and DVT of MI 5000XM 40 Gbls coherent module

Write test reports to document results and conduct reviews of test results


The successful candidate will have a key role in defining, specifying and designing Oclaro's new, advanced modulation format DWDM transmission products. He/she must have a demonstrated capability for self-directed work and a strong track record of confronting and solving challenging

The successful candidate must work effectively in a multi-disciplinary team environment cooperating closely with manufacturing and customer facing organizations as well as the rest of the engineering team.

The successful candidate will be experienced in the full product development and new product introduction cycle and be familiar with for design manufacturability best practices. problems.


M.Sc. or Ph. D. degree in relevant field

Minimum of 5 years of relevant industry experience in the optical transmission arena

Must have successful track record of product design from concept through manufacture and deployment

Proven track record of successful DWDM transponderl/ine card product developments
applicable to advanced modulation/demodulation formats and data rates

Demonstrated ability to solve challenging technical problems

Strong analytic and experimental skills

In-depth knowledge of DWDM technologies and systems

Experience specifying and testing optical sub-systems and system designs

Strong laboratory test and measurement skills

Experience in DWDM transponder/line card performance test and performance evaluation

Must be experienced with optical transmission simulation tools such as VPI

Knowledge of DWDM, OTN, SONET/SDH, Ethernet networking

Excellent communications skills, both written and verbal

Must be customer-driven, solutions-focused and have a deep underStanding of optical transport equipment design and related optical component technologies, especially as they pertain to high data rate line cards and the design of DWDM transmission systems


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