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Infinera: Hardware architect – packet optical communications


This is a Full-time position in Ottawa, ON posted March 23, 2020.

Hardware Architect Optical Transport ProductsOttawa, Canada or San Jose, CAInfinera is seeking an experienced and energetic hardware architect to join Infinera’s architecture team and take the lead in the conceptualization and specification of cutting edge Optical Transport products.

The focus of this role is transport encapsulation, L2 L3 switching and embedded control technologies.We need a seasoned HARDWARE Architect that has led the overall design and architecture for end-to-end Packet Optical communication products.

Someone that has worked with the Product Line Manager and established the HARDWARE footprint for optical network equipment, OTN switches, optical transponders, etc.

This position will define the requirements and features for multi-layer networking switching products (L0, L1, L2), lead the definition of the embedded control infrastructure processes, control planes, define traffic encapsulation and monitoring, select the chassis and components, define the board functionality, interfaces, etc.

Position will architect and define all of the HARDWARE requirements.Essential Functions/ResponsibilitiesCollaborate closely with the Product Line Management and CTO organizations to identify, refine and validate high-level product concepts.Stay on top of internal and 3rd party technological developments and capabilities.Lead the definition of the embedded control infrastructure for transport platforms across the organization, including processors and networking infrastructure.Define traffic encapsulation and overhead processing formats and associated requirements.Work closely with software architects and developers to understand and address control infrastructure requirements.Serve as a focal point for cost/functionality/schedule tradeoffs.Stay engaged throughout the entire development process in order to address issues, monitor compliance with requirements and ensure quality.Knowledge, Skills and AbilitiesStrong background in communications hardware PCBA and/or ASIC/FPGA development.Thorough knowledge of embedded processors and layer 2/3 switches.Familiarity with Ethernet and OTN standards.Familiarity with signal integrity and state-of-the-art SerDes technologyUnderstanding of real-time OS and layer 2/3 control plane software technologiesMastery of control plane resilience/robustness issues and techniques.Understanding of reliability/availability concepts and analysis.Experience with Telcordia/ETSI standards compliance.Familiarity with timing technologies such as PTP and SyncE helpful.Familiarity with optical interface standards and client transceiver MSAs.Strong specification and communication skills.Ability to multitask effectively.REQUIREMENTSBachelor’s degree is required, MS is preferred8+ years of optical transport architecture and engineering experience is requiredPrefer at least 2 years of experience functioning as an “Architect”.

We are NOT seeking just an Engineer “implementer” that has been told to put certain components on a board.

This is a Senior Principal-level role, and we are seeking someone with an in-depth knowledge.Prefer Expert experience in Layer 2/3 switchingPrefer Expert experience in Embedded Control processes, monitoring, etc.Must be willing to be a fulltime employee (NO contractors)Must live near the office in Ottawa, Canada or San Jose, CA.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.