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Job ID: JR0038448
Job Category: Engineering
Primary Location: Santa Clara, CA US
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Job Type: Experienced Hire

Senior Optical Transceiver Design Engineer

Job Description

We are looking an exceptional candidate to work in a challenging, fast paced environment developing next generation optical modules and engines so that we grow our market share and contribute to Silicon Photonics Product Division's mission to transform and lead datacenter connectivity and enable Intel's differentiation in the networking space. As Senior Optical Transceiver Design Engineer, the individual will be responsible for integrated design of optical transceiver modules at 100Gbps, 400Gbps and beyond in Intel's Silicon Photonics Products Division.- Define transceiver module architecture and engineering specifications based on product-level requirements from technical marketing team- Interact with broad interdisciplinary team composed of experts in optical devices, electrical ICs, optical and electrical component packaging, PCB design, mechanical/thermal design, firmware and embedded software, manufacturing operations and test, design validation, quality and reliability, etc. to deliver optical transceivers from R&D to high-volume production with superior performance, reliability, cost and time to market versus the competitionEssential Responsibilities: Designs/develops system architectures, defines key capabilities and performance requirements Defines total systems design and technology maturity constraints that meet mission requirements Develops systems and system element architecture and design and interface definitions Defines system implementation approach and operational concept Develops models and architectural guidelines for future system development Ensures requirements are met and evaluates performance with customer Satisfies customer's needs throughout a system's life cycle Performs analyses at all phases of product development life cycle to include: concept, design, fabrication, test, installation, operation, maintenance and disposal Performs system and subsystem integration, technical risk assessments, technical planning, verification and validation, and supportability and effectiveness analyses of total systems throughout the system lifecycleProvides proposal strategy development and review as required demonstrated through successful product and systems development experiences involving complex EO components, sub-systems, and systems such as optics, digital/analog signal processing electronics. Demonstrated ability to enter the customer's environment, find out how the customer will use the system, and translate that voice of customer into requirements and trade-offs that can be evaluated via alternative designs additional skill in successfully influencing system requirements at the end customer desired.  Direct contribution to technical solutions that integrate multiple disciplines or technologies into non-obvious system architectures that provide meaningfully unique and differentiated capability requires understanding of current and proposed competitive solutions, key performance indicators, and end-user mission objectives as well as understanding of interplay between technologies and engineering design Track record of developing models for operational environments, performing trade studies and sensitivity analyses, and comparing alternative architectures with system performance estimates and pragmatic estimation of unknown parameters.  Can articulate what and how key system performance parameters should be tested early, can outline and write verification test plans for subsystem and system elements, can perform the testing and analyze the results


Masters of Science, Ph.D. or equivalent experience in Electrical Engineering or closely related field, plus 6+ years of experience in Optical transceivers design, optical networking, optical and RF modulation.Experience with physical layer optical transmission systems

ROSA/TOSA/BOSA, Mach-Zehnder modulators, detectors, link impairments and link power/OSNR budget estimation, is required.

First level IC package design experience to include package design and analysis, broad package technology experience, circuit designer engagement experience.

Experience with different modulation PAM4/NRZ formats, optical direct detection, coherent detection, and the fundamental digital signal processing DSP algorithms such as polarization de-multiplexing and clock/carrier recovery, is required.

Deep understanding of RF IC Transceiver architectures, design & tradeoffsExperience with design of high speed mixed signal circuits e.g., SerDes - analog/DSP based architectures, RX/TX equalizationExperience with design of Analog RF front end circuits such as Drivers, Trans-Impedance Amplifiers TIA, limiting amplifiers, etc.

Good understanding of low noise PLL, Clocking and data recovery architectures.

Extensive experience with schematic design, PCB layout design and/or supervision including PCB stack-up selection and familiarity with PCB fabrication flow and SMT assembly/test flow. FW control-loop algorithm debug and devise design solutions.

Deep understanding of Signal Integrity, Power Integrity and Channel modeling using industry standard tools such as HFSS, ADS etcKnowledge of relevant industry standards, such as 100G-PSM4 and 100G-CWDM4 MSAs and relevant IEEE Std. 802.3 clauses, IEEE 802.3bs draft 400GBASE-R PCS and PMA clauses especially -DR4, -FR8 and 400GAUI-8, SFF QSFP, QSFP-DD MSA draft, OIF Implementation Agreement CEI-28G-VSR and draft CEI-56G-VSR, Fiber-Channel MSJQ, I2C, MDIO, SPI

Extensive experience and familiarity with high-speed 100/400Gbps test equipment, including real-time scopes, sampling scopes optical and electrical, PPGs, bit error rate detectors

Familiarity with RF design, characterization and testing concepts/equipment S-parameters, Vector Network Analyzers, TDR

Strong written and verbal communication skills, with the specific ability to speak to various technical and management levels.

Proactive, collaborative and creative approach to innovation, technical development and consensus facilitation to influence optimal project results

Excellent time and task management, and inter-personal skills.

Willingness to travel when required

Inside this Business Group

The Data Center Group (DCG) is at the heart of Intel’s transformation from a PC company to a company that runs the cloud and billions of smart, connected computing devices. The data center is the underpinning for every data-driven service, from artificial intelligence to 5G to high-performance computing, and DCG delivers the products and technologies—spanning software, processors, storage, I/O, and networking solutions—that fuel cloud, communications, enterprise, and government data centers around the world.

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