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CITA 2019 Showcase

April 7 to 9, 2019
Niagara Falls, ON, Canada

Optelian will be exhibiting our latest products and providing new product demonstrations at the 2019 CITA (Canadian Independent Telecommunications Association) telecommunications showcase. Please stop by our booth (144).    Read More

Senior Software Architect

Optelian is looking for a Senior Software Architect to fulfil a key role in the development and maintenance of existing and next-generation optical transport products. The ideal candidate will have highly specialized domain knowledge and will work on multiple projects to provide leadership on technical standards, processes, tools, and platforms. What makes Optelian different? You have a voice. Optelian recognizes success and wants to ensure that you maximize your potential both professionally and personally. Isn’t it time that you join a company that recognizes you for what you achieve rather than just the bottom line? Join Optelian and experience the difference for yourself!

Key responsibilities:

  • Act as the technical authority for core software areas
  • Define architecture(s) and work closely with project team members to ensure design and implementation are consistent
  • Drive software quality policies including code inspections, submissions, stream management and verification
  • Develop new application infrastructure to support new hardware requirements
  • Create tools for hardware team during new product development and troubleshooting
  • Proactively identify issues with software architecture and propose solutions
  • Assist developers when debugging complex application design issues
  • Provide general guidance and troubleshooting for embedded Linux systems

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science or equivalent
  • 10+ years of hands-on embedded software development experience in C/C++
  • Proven track record in shaping system architecture(s) and implementation
  • Demonstrated leadership
  • Hands-on experience with PowerPC and Arm architectures
  • Strong troubleshooting and debugging skills with complex multi-threaded applications
  • Knowledge of embedded Linux distributions, kernel contexts and device drivers
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Assets

  • Understanding of optical communications systems and object-oriented design
  • Multi-core development and debugging

To apply, please send your resume to careers@optelian.com quoting Senior Software Architect

Embedded Software Designer

Optelian is currently seeking an embedded software developer to develop and maintain software features for existing and next-generation optical  transport products. What makes Optelian different? You have a voice. Optelian recognizes success and wants to ensure that it helps you maximize your success both professionally and personally. Isn’t it time that you work for a company that recognizes you for what you achieve rather than just the bottom line? Join Optelian and experience the difference for yourself.

Key Responsibilities

  • Work with software team to define new software feature requirements
  • Develop and maintain embedded software applications
  • Document, review and execute unit test cases
  • Report feature schedule and progress
  • Provide support throughout the product verification cycle
  • Participate in code inspections

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science or equivalent
  • 5+ years of C/C++ development experience in embedded real-time operating system
  • Knowledge of distributed real-time, multi-threaded application development
  • Team player with excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Self-motivated

Assets

  • Knowledge of optical telecommunications (DWDM/OTN/SONET)
  • Linux application development
  • Scripting experience (TCL/Expect/Python)
  •  Eclipse
  • SNMP MIB

To apply, email your resume to careers@optelian.com quoting Embedded Software Designer

Technical Project Manager

Optelian is currently seeking a Technical Project Manager who will be responsible for developing and maintaining a technology project plan with our contract manufacture, to ensure the manufacturability of Optelian products. The Technical Project Manager will report to the VP, Operations. While this position is a six month term employment, there is opportunity for extension.

What makes Optelian different? You have a voice. Optelian recognizes success and wants to ensure that it helps you maximize your success both professionally and personally. Isn’t it time that you work for a company that recognizes you for what you achieve rather than just the bottom line? Join Optelian and experience the difference for yourself.

Key Responsibilities

  • Interfacing with contract manufacturer on a daily basis to ensure project timeline is on track.
  • Manage projects with top-down oversight throughout entire execution to ensure success as defined by adherence to standards of scope, budget, and timeline.
  • Develop comprehensive project plans that merge customer requirements with company goals and coordinate various managers and technical personnel during all project phases, from initial development through implementation.
  • Monitor project progress continuously and make detailed scheduled reports on measurable items, such as milestones and deliverables.
  • Communicate proactively with all involved personnel to provide encouragement, identify problems, create solutions, and implement efficiency improvements.
  • Analyze economics of project plans and provide actionable feedback relating to cost benefit and return-on-investment standards.
  • Review proposed modifications on project plans, including meeting with interested parties to approve and implement beneficial changes.
  • Oversee acquisition of resources and materials as needed before and during projects by talking with customers, team members, managers, and in-house procurement.

Qualifications

  • Experience with contract manufacturer – must have.
  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, computer science or related field, or equivalent diploma, or work experience.
  • 10+ years of project management experience with broad methodology knowledge.
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills.
  • Experience with project management – must have.
  • Experience with: electronics hardware development – required.
  • Experience with: optical modules, mechanical packaging/chassis design – considered an asset.
  • Ability to develop rapport with design and management communities to maintain strong working relationships.
  • Ability to prioritize and perform a variety of concurrent tasks with minimal direction.
  • Ability to coordinate information and activities among groups with differing agendas, across multi-functional areas.
  • Ability to lead productive meetings through preparation, leadership, and time management.
  • PMP designation an asset.

To apply, email your resume to careers@optelian.com quoting Technical Project Manager.

Manufacturing Engineer

Optelian is currently seeking a Manufacturing Engineer who will facilitate new product introduction, and provide technical support for other design, production, and operation activities.  They will be responsible in defining, developing, and implementing manufacturing plans, product test, manufacturing processes and efficiencies. The ideal candidate will have a strong analytical background, excellent problem solving skills, and preferably a background in the telecommunications industry.  While this position is a six month term employment, there is opportunity for extension.

What makes Optelian different? You have a voice. Optelian recognizes success and wants to ensure that it helps you maximize your success both professionally and personally. Isn’t it time that you work for a company that recognizes you for what you achieve rather than just the bottom line? Join Optelian and experience the difference for yourself.

Key Responsibilities

  • Definition and implementation of product testing requirements for manufacturing; designing testing methods, testing finished product and process capabilities, and establishing test standards.
  • Supporting Supply Chain and R&D with component substitution and qualification.
  • Plan and implement conversion of existing products for RoHS compliance.
  • Prepare product and process reports by, analyzing and summarizing information and trends.
  • Assist with product approval testing – EMC, UL, NEBS, etc.
  • Assist with regulatory filings (i.e. FDA, CE).
  • As support function, design and document new products and product line enhancements.
  • Determine material, labor, and overhead costs.
  • Determine best manufacturing processes for existing and new products.
  • Work with Quality Assurance to ensure all quality aspects of product design and manufacturing are met by applying engineering principles.
  • Utilize technical background in a research role to investigate use of new materials and processes in future products.
  • Initiate and coordinate testing and analysis of materials, processes, and prototypes.
  • Prepare test requests, monitor tests, and evaluate test performance per industry standards.

Qualifications

  • 5+ years related work experience in an electro-optical manufacturing environment.
  • Experience with manufacturing test processes, process engineering, and efficiency optimization.
  • Experience with quality assurance standards and methodologies.
  • Experience and understanding with issues related to lead-free and RoHS compliance.
  • Engineering degree in a relevant discipline.
  • Able to work both independently and as a member of a team, providing specialized technical advice and guidance to others.
  • Strong process, organizational, planning and time management skills.
  • Creative, innovative and an ability to think laterally.
  • Capable of working in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to respond to frequent pressure to meet deadlines.
  • Test Automation Development experience utilizing LabView, TestStand, ATEasy, C/++, Visual Basic or other industry standard programming languages, is considered a huge asset.

To apply, email your resume to careers@optelian.com quoting Manufacturing Engineer.

Business Development Manager (International)

Optelian is currently seeking a highly motivated and experienced Business Development Manager for international sales. The Business Development Manager builds market position by locating, developing, defining, negotiating, and closing business relationships.

What makes Optelian different? You have a voice. Optelian recognizes success and wants to ensure that it helps you maximize your success both professionally and personally. Isn’t it time that you work for a company that recognizes you for what you achieve rather than just the bottom line? Join Optelian and experience the difference for yourself.

Key Responsibilities

  • Develop and implement new strategic sales plan for Optelian’s international sales growth.
  • Lead business development initiatives to deliver prospective client presentations, proposals, and quotes to secure new client relationships.
  • Develop account sales plans and approaches with the President.
  • Expand business with clients by becoming a trusted advisor and using the full range of Optelian services to achieve objectives.
  • Develop and manage lead queue that includes research and acquisition of targeted lead and call lists.
  • Conduct new account prospecting and qualification via sales calls both independently and jointly with management and staff as prioritized by the President.
  • Meet or exceed annual sales quota based on new client acquisition.
  • Develop and manage an alternate channel structure.
  • Manage schedule and track assigned RFPs.
  • International travel to customer and/or channel partner locations as requirement of the position (50-75% of time).
  • Continuous Learning is required to keep on top of industry trends.
  • Create, manage and track international sales opportunities via CRM.

Qualifications

  • 10 years of relevant new business development experience within the Telecommunication Industry.
  • Basic understanding of optical transport technologies is a strong asset.
  • Experience with selling in at least some of the following regions EMEA, APAC, and LATAM.
  • Experience in work with (or establishing) an international alternate channel network.
  • Minimum of 5 years proven outside direct international sales experience with focus in consultative and solution-oriented sales approaches.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant discipline.
  • Track record of meeting/exceeding annual sales quota based on new client acquisition.
  • Proven experience in developing account penetration and development strategies, conducting cold calls, qualifying prospects, leading technical sales process and strategy, making sales presentations, closing techniques, and developing service and pricing proposals.
  • Self-motivated individual who exhibits a sense of urgency in all sales related activities.
  • Team player who can work with multiple departments to deliver results.
  • Proven ability to clearly articulate a value proposition to engineers, managers and executives.
  • Outstanding presentation, communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to communicate in English both orally and in writing.  Other languages are an asset.
  • Home base: Preferred Ottawa.  Alternatives: near a major airport hub in Canada.

To apply, email your resume to careers@optelian.com quoting Business Development Manager (International).

OFC 2019

March 3 to 7, 2019
San Diego, CA, USA

Optelian will be Exhibiting at OFC 2019. Meet us at Booth 3946 to see our latest products and new product demonstrations.  Read More

Optelian MPX-9103 Muxponder Achieves NEBS and Outside Plant (OSP) Certification

Ideal solution for 100Gbps aggregation targeting 5G networks and fiber deep any-haul applications 

February 12, 2019—Ottawa, ON/Roswell, GA — Optical networking solution provider Optelian today announced its MPX-9103 100Gbps hardened service aggregation muxponder has achieved full NEBS Level 3 and GR-3108 certification. The MPX-9103 is purpose-built for deployment in outside cabinets that are not thermally controlled. ClicktoTweet. Read More

Cable-Tec SCTE Expo 2018

October 22 to 25, 2018
Atlanta, GA, USA

Optelian is pleased to be participating in the SCTE-ISBE Cable-Tec Expo again this year, and sharing a booth with MegaHertz. Drop by Booth 2331 to see our latest products.   Read More

ISE EXPO 2018

August 14 to 16, 2018
Denver, CO, USA

Optelian is pleased to be participating in the ISE Expo again this year. Drop by Booth 916 to see our latest products.   Read More