Optical System Engineer
Mountain View, CA 
Posted 6 days ago
Job Description

Come create the technology that helps the world act together

Nokia is committed to innovation and technology leadership across mobile, fixed and cloud networks. Your career here will have a positive impact on people's lives and will help us build the capabilities needed for a more productive, sustainable, and inclusive world. We challenge ourselves to create an inclusive way of working where we are open to new ideas, empowered to take risks and fearless to bring our authentic selves to work.

The team you'll be part of

The pandemic has highlighted how important telecoms networks are to society. Nokia's Network Infrastructure group is at the heart of a revolution to bring more and faster network capacity to people worldwide through our ambition, innovation, and technical expertise.

Job Position Description:
As an Optical System Engineer in the IP Routing group, you will be responsible for: the development and qualification of new photonics hardware; the integration of optical transceiver for the Service Router product line; the maintenance of hardware and systems integrity. This position requires self-starters who can manage complex projects from concept through release to production. You will work with a high-end highly motivated team of engineering professionals and have major responsibly to drive the process of new product introduction.

What you will learn and contribute to

  • Build up optical test beds. Perform qualification of pluggable optical transceiver.

  • Foster constructive and collaborative relationships with external suppliers.

  • Work closely with hardware team, product line manager, software team and compliance team to understand internal requirements.

  • Work closely with procurement manager, business development and commodity manger to select external supplier to meet Nokia's request.

  • Assist in developing specifications for module and plans for design verification testing.

Your skills and experience

* BSC, MSCS, MSCE or similar is required.6-9 years of work experience in related areas.

Desired Qualifications:
*BS or higher degree in EE or Applied Physics, with 2+ years of related industry experience.
*Fluent programming ability in Python, LabVIEW, MATLAB, or similar.
*Solid experience and knowledge in the integration and qualification of various photonic components, particularly high-speed pluggable optical transceivers.
*Working knowledge on various instruments like bit error rate tester, network traffic analyzer, digital communication analyzer, real time oscilloscope, and optical spectrum analyzer.
*Excellent verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills.

Desirable Credentials:
*5+ years of hands-on experience on network equipment from vendors like Nokia / Juniper / Cisco etc, and / or optical transport system from vendors like Nokia / Infinera / Ciena etc.
*Familiar with testing methods and specification on NRZ / PAM4 signal. Conversant with various IEEE 802.3 standards, OIF implementation agreements and MSA specifications.
*Comprehensive knowledge on coherent optical transceiver. Solid understanding in optical line system.
*Ability to work in a fast-paced, dynamic environment with competing priorities.

Minumum Qualifications: (Education, Technical Skills/Knowledge)
*Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering or Computer Engineering
*Practical understanding of Oscilloscopes, Logic Analyzers, digital debug tools & techniques
*Experience in high speed digital design, schematic capture and PCB layout design tool methodologies, and/or VHDL would be an asset.
*Excellent interpersonal, organizational, and leadership skills
*Strong verbal and written communication skills

What we offer

Nokia offers flexible and hybrid working schemes, continuous learning opportunities, well-being programs to support you mentally and physically, opportunities to join and get supported by employee resource groups, mentoring programs and highly diverse teams with an inclusive culture where people thrive and are empowered.

Nokia is committed to inclusion and is an equal opportunity employer

Nokia has received the following recognitions for its commitment to inclusion & equality:

  • One of the World's Most Ethical Companies by Ethisphere

  • Gender-Equality Index by Bloomberg

  • Workplace Pride Global Benchmark

  • LGBT+ equality & best place to work by HRC Foundation

At Nokia, we act inclusively and respect the uniqueness of people.

Nokia's employment decisions are made regardless of race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, marital status, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

We are committed to a culture of inclusion built upon our core value of respect.

Join us and be part of a company where you will feel included and empowered to succeed.

Additional Information

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
6 to 9 years
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