Intel Senior Optical Transceiver Design Lead Engineer in Santa Clara, California

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 competition

Essential 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 lifecycle

  • Provides proposal strategy development and review as required


Minimum Qualifications

Masters of Science, Ph.D. or equivalent experience in Electrical Engineering or closely related field, plus 6+ years of experience in fiber optics, optical networking, optical and RF modulation, and data networking architectures

Experience with physical layer optical transmission systems, ROSA/TOSA/BOSA, Mach-Zehnder modulators, burst receivers, optical polarization, link impairments and link power/OSNR budget estimation, is required

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 & tradeoffs:

Experience with design of high speed mixed signal circuits (e.g., SerDes - analog/DSP based architectures, RX/TX equalization)

Experience 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.

Deep understanding of Signal Integrity, Power Integrity and Channel modeling using industry standard tools such as HFSS, ADS etc

System knowledge of current generation and next generation optical transceiver architectures and standards

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

Preferred Qualifications

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

Intel® Silicon Photonics Product Division (SPPD) is at the forefront of silicon photonics integration. Since announcing the world’s first hybrid silicon laser nearly a decade ago, our team continues to lead the industry with cutting-edge technology and efficient, scalable high-volume manufacturing. Our dedication to advanced development ensures that Intel Silicon Photonics continues to drive future data center bandwidth growth with smaller form factors and higher speeds, from 100G today to 400G and beyond tomorrow. We are looking for great talent to accelerate this journey, so if you are interested in joining our leading organization, then we want to hear from you!

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.

Posting Statement

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, religious creed, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, military and veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, gender, gender expression, gender identity, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by local law, regulation, or ordinance.