SW Architect (Embedded Telecommunication Systems) at Infinera Corporation
Bangalore, IN

Your Key Responsibilities Would Include:

The SW Architect is responsible for defining the SW architecture and requirements for the management and control plane features for packet-optical telecommunications products based on understanding of business requirements, use cases and applicable industry standards (like IETF, ITU, IEEE). The embedded SW applications are geared towards developing robust, reliable and inter-operable feature across Infinera’s optical network equipment offerings.

The architect understands and embraces modern SW technologies and architectures – like microservices based architectures, containers, among others - and drives the development team towards a modular, re-usable, modern software architecture. She / he is responsible for defining the SW architecture and provide architecture know-how within local agile development teams, providing hands-on involvement with development and test through the entire product realization process.

The tasks include:

  • Work cooperatively with Product Line Management to define & clarify system & product concepts, features & requirements, including customer use cases & customer experience expectations.
  • Translate the product requirements into the system architectural specification & requirements.
  • Work closely with a team of architects and SW developers in establishing the SW architectural specifications.
  • Lead the cross-functional feature teams to facilitate & build consensus on product architecture and technical concepts for product implementation.
  • Engage with SW development teams to provide architecture know-how to the teams and maintain alignment of the implementation with the architecture.
  • Documentation of product architecture, requirements and concepts in clear, concise and consistent specifications.
  • Investigate new feature requests and customer requirements; propose feature solutions and assess feasibility.

Education & Experience Necessary For Success:

  • A Bachelors or higher degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Telecommunications or equivalent education.
  • 10+ years working experience in SW architecture for embedded systems. Experience with communication systems – especially transport systems -  is a plus.
  • Broad systems knowledge garnered by years of experience specifying and or leading architectural specifications across multi-disciplines, geared towards building robust, reliable solutions with best user experience. 
  • Experience in designing of highly available systems with redundancy.
  • Experience in modern SW architectures with focus on modularity and reusability- like  micro-services and container technologies.   
  • Knowledge of various management interface protocols (NETCONF, SNMP, CLI) and data models (YANG) is a plus.
  • Experience in the area of Fault Management, Performance Management, Configuration Management, Security Management, Service Provisioning and Control Plane features of multi-layer networking products is desirable.
  • Experience with Networking Technologies and Standards including, OTN, Ethernet, OSPF, RSTP, GMPLS, IP routing, L2 VLANs is required.


Infinera is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with disability. EEO Employer/Vet/Disabled.