Principal Telecom Photonic End-to-End Product Engineer at Infinera Corporation
Allentown, PA, US

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.

Brief Description

Infinera is searching for an individual to work as a Product Engineer within the Optical Modules Group (OMG) on development and introduction of vertically integrated telecommunication product that span the Photonic Integrated Circuit (PIC), High Speed Mixed-Signal ASICs, and Digital Coherent Optical Module.


Infinera is searching for a qualified candidate to work on new product introduction (NPI) in an exciting Product Engineering role that span the Photonic Integrated Circuit (PIC), High Speed Mixed-Signal ASICs, and Digital Coherent Optical Module integration into Datacenter and Telecommunication System Hardware.  As the Photonic Systems Product Engineer working in a vertically integrated company, there will be opportunity to help products achieve industry leading performance through engineering optimization end-to-end.  The position provides a rich learning environment that is highly cross-functional with design, test, controls, reliability, and manufacturing and provides for unique leadership opportunities.  The ideal candidate has strong Optical Engineering background and enjoys a multi-disciplinary environment working to drive product solutions into place.  The position is within the Optical Modules Group (OMG) and is based in Allentown, Pennsylvania.

  • Ensure that photonic integrated circuit performance requirements are met at the system level
  • Interact with design, test, controls, reliability, and manufacturing to define calibration methods and performance screens
  • Perform statistical data analysis on large data sets to characterize and improve the product
  • Support quality analysis and evaluation of development, proto, and pilot units
  • Drive improvements in product quality during pilot ramp


Position Requirements

  • M.S. degree + 8 years experience or Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering (electronics, electro-optics), Materials Science, Photonics, or Physics (optics, semiconductors) + 5 years experience in photonic integration
  • Experience with III-V or related optoelectronic device physics and design. Working knowledge of device fabrication, materials, and epi is desirable.
  • Working knowledge of optical and coherent signal test methods
  • Aptitude to work with a large body of data, perform statistical analysis, and present data and ideas to a diverse audience
  • Team oriented with ability to work cross-functionally
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills