Director, Software/Firmware Advanced Development – Infinera – Sunnyvale, CA

Director, Software/Firmware Advanced Development
Infinera 29 reviews
Sunnyvale, CA 94089
Lead embedded firmware development for Infinera’s highly differentiated photonic integrated circuit based transponder blades. Work cross-functionally with Engineering and Product Management to ensure we deliver the highest level of quality around our rapidly growing product portfolio. Maintain the highest level of customer satisfaction around Infinera’s industry-leading software and hardware platforms, by supporting both issue resolution and new product requirements.

Activities to meet these goals will include:
Direct leadership of Embedded Firmware Engineering team to deliver new products to market. Activities include resource and feature planning and execution of parallel tracks across multiple sites, and through the Product Development Lifecycle including Customer trials.

Contribution to Architecture around new optical engine platforms, including Optics and DSP HW, digital architecture HW, and third-party standardized interfaces

Execution to new initiatives such as Componentization and Development Kits, which may involve re-factoring legacy code base

Implementation and improvement of coding review, coding standards, object planning & maintenance, interface specifications, and internal documentation

Develop/report KPIs around new product development and field-escalated issues

Experience and skills:
Education: BS degree (or equivalent), advanced degree helpful.

Experience: 15+ years, including 10+ years of Embedded SW/Firmware Engineering background.

Telecom networking experience preferred (Cisco, Juniper, Ciena, Arista, etc)

Strong background in SW engineering practices: automation infrastructure for test, componentization, release engineering, agile methodology

Proven ability to manage diverse organizations across multiple geo sites, including India

Proven ability to influence cross-functionally at senior levels, including SW, HW, Architecture, and Technical Support

Technical depth to understand software and hardware issues and to communicate status and resolution to Infinera and Customer executives


Infinera is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with disability. EEO Employer/Vet/Disabled.

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