Principal Optical System Engineer – Oclaro – San Jose, CA

Oclaro, Inc. (Nasdaq: OCLR), is a leader in optical components, modules and subsystems for the core optical, enterprise and data center markets. Leveraging more than three decades of laser technology innovation, photonics integration, and subsystem design, Oclaro’s solutions are at the heart of the fast optical networks and high-speed interconnects driving the next wave of streaming video, cloud computing, voice over IP and other bandwidth-intensive and high-speed applications.

Position Reports to: Director of Hardware Development Engineering

Function/Department: Engineering

Location of position: San Jose, California


We are seeking a talented Optical System Engineer to join one of the leading optical components and module R&D teams in the world. You will have an opportunity to contribute to the design and testing of transceiver devices that are deployed in data centers, core optical transport, service provider, and wireless backhaul markets. You will design high performance transceiver modules utilized in transmission systems at 100Gb/sec to 400Gb/sec data rates. You will also work on current projects and products requiring Optical engineering expertise. As the Optical System Engineer you will work within a multi-disciplinary R&D team that designs Oclaro’s next-generation high volume optical transceiver modules (100Gb/s to 400Gb/s). This position will also be responsible for investigating new technologies in support of future transceiver designs.

Responsibilities will include but not limited to:
Experimentally bring up and conceptually prove next generation 100G/400G transmission system. Perform optical link performance analysis including the impact of OSNR, CD, PMD, etc.

Validate the optical performance of new hardware including DSP, Driver, Amplifier, transmitter, receiver and next generation transceivers.

Cross-functionally collaborate with HW, FW and SW teams aimed at delivering high-quality products.

Job Requirements :Qualifications :
Minimum 8 years of experience in the photonics, semiconductor or related industry or PhD with graduate work in fiber optics and optical communications

Prior design and test experience with optical components and / or systems

Experience with fiber optics and optical communications

Experience with fiber optics devices and optical test equipment , experience with DSP is a plus

Good command of the English language (written and oral)

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion , sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or on the basis of disability

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