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Sr. Hardware Designer – 6 month(+) Contract

As a member of the hardware team, you will interact, brainstorm and collaborate with an innovative group of professionals. You will participate in meeting team deliverables by becoming a core contributor.  You will have responsibility for various parts of design cycle, from concept to product release and support.

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

  • Be the design lead responsible for delivery of a next generation transport module.
  • Research and evaluate new technologies, tools, and methodologies.
  • Work closely with hardware engineers, software engineers and system architects to deliver high-quality designs.
  • Assist in various aspects of board level design, specification, verification, and implementation for embedded transport.
  • Define technical specifications to support design concepts, and participate in peer specification and design reviews.
  • Interface with component vendors and negotiate design specifications with external suppliers.
  • Develop and execute test plans, and review results with peers.
  • Support the technology transfer to manufacturing/production testing.
  • Support Component Engineering efforts during and after design cycles.


  • 10+ years of experience in Hardware Design.
  • Bachelor’s in Computer / Electrical Engineering (or equivalent) coupled with 10+ years of experience in optical component, optical subsystem or high speed printed circuit board design.
  • Experience with carrier-grade system requirements and high-speed optical transmission systems.
  • Experience with design capture tools (Mentor Graphics -DX Designer).
  • Experience with board level development utilizing high speed digital circuits.
  • Experience with hardware debugging tools — analyzers, scopes, emulators.
  • Experience and understanding of design for testability and manufacturability concepts.
  • Experience using a variety of high-speed lab equipment (e.g. Optical Spectrum Analyzers – optical signal to noise ratio measurements; high speed signal analysis and probing; optical wavelength measurements; bit error rate testing; eye diagram measurements).
  • Experience with a variety of optical interfaces and telecommunications standards.
  • Experience with optical test and measurement including insertion losses, polarization effects and optical filter characteristics would be an asset.
  • Experience with high-speed digital devices and RF signal analysis would be an asset.

To apply, email your resume to quoting Sr. Hardware Designer – Contract.

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