Staff Optical Engineer-Subsea

Infinera, Corporation
Annapolis, MD
Sep 19, 2021
Sep 21, 2021
Engineer, IT, QA Engineer
Full Time
Staff Optical Engineer - Subsea Location: Annapolis Junction, Maryland The Staff Optical Engineer - Subsea would be key part of a focused engineering group within Infinera specializing in Subsea solutions. The job involves developing automated optimization and adaptability to changing conditions using machine learning to monitor and control Gen6 and Gen7 transponders and line systems. The position works with Infinera's simulation and trial groups to develop machine learning algorithms to predict and learn system performance.Travel to subsea customer sites around the world to showcase algorithms.Build subsea software tools in the product and cloud for pre and post deployments.Essential Functions / Key ResponsibilitiesDevelop machine learning methods for automated subsea optimization and long term adaptability targeted to high fiber count SDM cablesEvaluate machine learning methods and adaptations in the lab on recirculating loops and long distance SDM test bedsConduct customer trials: assemble and demo next gen lab equipment at subsea customer sites to showcase machine learning algorithmsDevelop subsea specific scripts for optical monitoring, protection, and restorationEducation / ExperienceMS required, PhD desired (Physics, Optics, Electrical Engineering)2-4 years exp. Optical Engineering in machine learning and Subsea SystemsSW development skills. Experience in developing SW for automationLab experience. Experience testing optical equipment necessaryKnowledge / Skills / AbilitiesKnowledge of transoceanic subsea systems, including wet-plants, SLTE, optical branching units, and combined subsea + terrestrial systems is preferred.Knowledge of optical amplifier dynamics and nonlinear fiber opticsKnowledge of festoon links is desired.Ability to work independently with high impact within a highly skilled and cross functional team.Able to find creative solutions to technically challenging problems and implement until finished, working and possible to deliver to customer.Passion for process automation and building scalable processesExperience in customer interaction and understanding of customer networks is a plus.Willingness to travel.#LI-JPInfinera 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.

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