Senior Electro-Optical Test Development 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.

Electro-Optical Test Development Engineer
Allentown, PA

Essential Functions / Key Responsibilities 

  • Participate in the software, hardware, and test plan development for calibrating and measuring performance of Infinera’s ICE6 Digital Coherent Optical (DCO) modules, operating at 800 GBps per wave, based on Photonics Integrated Circuits (PIC)s
  • Define and configure required test instrumentation and hardware
  • Partner with product team to author, debug, and refine novel, efficient optical calibration sequences
  • Co-develop with firmware, DSP teams on feature introduction
  • Develop software to fully automate the test execution
  • Partner with engineering staff to define and implement detailed testability requirements
  • Provide fault isolation and identification capability to the design and manufacturing technical staff
  • Help drive end to end test yield improvements and test time reduction efforts

Education / Experience

  • BS in science or engineering required, MS or PhD desired (Physics, Optics, Electrical Eng)
  • Previous experience in developing test and measurement solutions for electrical and optical components or subsystems is beneficial

Knowledge / Skills / Abilities

  • Proficient in writing scalable software a requirement.
  • Experience with object oriented languages required.   VB.Net exposure is a plus.
  • Familiarity with quadrature amplitude modulation theory is a requirement
  • Experience with testing and characterizing photonic circuits containing I/Q modulators and demodulators
  • Hands on experience with optical and electrical test and measurement equipment including programmable optical power meters, attenuators, and switches, optical spectrum analyzers, digital multi-meters and oscilloscopes
  • Experience with Serdes, electrical RF testing, and FEC operation are all pluses
  • Attention to detail and willingness to produce detailed test plan documentation
  • Experience with digital and mixed signal IC testing is beneficial

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.