Systems Design & Architecture Engineer - Optical

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Systems Design & Architecture Engineer - Optical
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Alpharetta,  GA 30004
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Systems Design & Architecture Engineer - Optical

Alpharetta, Georgia

@Orchard LLC has been retained by one of the most important technology companies you’ve ever heard of. They are responsible for the underlying networks supporting many of the innovations that wow us (driverless cars), and those we now take for granted (the ability to mobile stream your favorite show), as well as critical infrastructure that keeps us safe and serves critical missions. They are committed to constant innovation and leveraging the leading edge of technology to develop solutions for clients and enhance performance.

Responsibilities as the Systems Design and Architecture Engineer include.

Plan and manage innovative technical projects, tackling complex challenges and driving solutions that deliver significant business value. Perform technical project management activities to achieve the specific results expected and guide the team through complex problems and development projects by:
  • Defining requirements for the next generation optical modem and translating them into technical specifications.
  • Defining system architecture including evaluation of enabling technologies for both hardware and software.
  • Overseeing the progress of the development team to ensure consistency with the initial design.
  • Developing technical documentation in support of product development in the form of detailed system requirements.
  • Interacting with industry partners and customers through technical presentations and understanding of the customers’ requirements.
  • Bridging the gap between customer needs, software development, and hardware capabilities.
  • Acting as a role model and mentor to the company’s technical community.
Your background will include.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering required, Master’s degree preferred.
  • 10+ years of related experience with an emphasis on product definition and development focused around.
    • Coherent optical modem concepts.
    • Ethernet and OTN framing.
    • Optical network architectures.
    • System design principles and methodologies around optical technologies.
  • Understanding of hardware and embedded software design concepts.
  • Knowledge of optical coherent modem building blocks such as ADC/DAC, DSP, and modulators.
  • Understanding of optical communications.
  • The ability to travel domestically or internationally as required.
If you are excited by this opportunity and believe you have the experience and talent to be a success in the role, we need to hear from you!
Established in 2010, @Orchard LLC, has an exceptional reputation, providing staffing solutions to time-sensitive, talent scarcity issues to deliver better talent management ROI.  Our specialty lies in the critical area of program talent acquisition and resource management, not in one narrow skillset, but across many areas of technical and functional delivery. To learn more about our other exciting opportunities, visit our Jobs Page at

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