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Staff Optical Systems Architect

Sunnyvale, CA
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 here in Ottawa. 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!
 
RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • 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
 
QUALIFICATIONS:
  • 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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