Job Id: 1233

Optical Product Architect

Santa Clara, CA

Create detailed product concepts & architectures for optical transceivers. Products will combine tradeoffs and considerations in mechanical, thermal & optical designs which meet performance specification and which are manufacturable in volume at market-compatible cost targets. The candidate will have a fundamental understanding of the trade-offs in various engineering disciplines and a vision of products which will meet challenging customer requirements. The Architect will have access to electro-optical components & integrated circuits, as well as in-house expertise in 3D field simulation signal integrity to support detailed product design. Work with manufacturing people to choose production equipment and assembly/test processes. Prepare presentations to management and team engineers which require justification of the architectural choices and the manufacturing approach to achieve production throughput, cost & yield.


  • Create new product concepts and architectures, especially mechanical, thermal and optical designs.
  • Oversee evaluations of viability of technical concepts and proposals.
  • Engineering leadership and technical project management.


  • Experience in (multi-lane) optical transceiver product design & engineering with transition to volume manufacturing. Success with at least two generations of transceiver or active optical cable product design.
  • BS degree of greater in Mechanical Engineering or Physics (Optics).
  • U.S. Citizen or Green Card.

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