Optical Network Engineer, Data Communications

Company Details

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Job Highlights

  • Experience with programming in Python, C/C++, JAVA
  • Knowledge of electronics, microcontroller, FPGA
  • Passionate, commitment, can-do attitude

Job Description

At mu Space Corp, our strong passion for space is the key factor to create amazing things for improving the quality of life and enabling cities to become more sustainable for the future. We are looking for people who share that passion and dedicate themselves to make a commitment that leads to success.

As an Optical Network Engineer, Data Communications, you will be part of the optics and photonics team, work on the data transmission system between ground-based, inter-satellite, and planetary laser communication networks. An ideal candidate must be able to work independently as well as in a team, a problem solver, and committed to success. The ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment is a must!


  • Collaborate with other Optical, RF, and Aerospace engineers in technical troubleshooting, design for communication channels, analysis, and improvement of the Alternative Positioning, Navigation, and
  • Timing (APNT)
  • Design and set up optical communication channel experiments, considering satellite compatibility
  • Build, test, and analyze data modulation code technique and chip-scale atomic clock for time synchronization
  • Contribute to the cross-functional development team to deliver ground-based – LEO – GEO transmission channels

Required qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical/Electronic Engineering, Physics, Applied Physics, Computer
  • Engineering, Telecommunication Engineering, or a related field with emphasis on data communication networks, or a related technical discipline with 2+ years of work experience
  • Knowledge of free-space optical communications modulation – e.g., Pulse-position modulation (PPM)
  • Basic knowledge of electronics, microcontroller/single-board computer, or FPGA
  • Experience with programming in Python, C++, JAVA, or other equivalent programming languages for device-level
  • Strong problem-solving and critical thinking skills, creativity
  • Good written and oral English communication skills

Preferred skills:

  • 1+ year(s) experience with optical components, fiber optics cables, and semiconductor lasers
  • 1+ year(s) experience in high laser power environments and optical characterization
  • Knowledge of the manufacture of the pump laser and optical communication systems
  • Strong data analysis capability
  • Good knowledge of the constraints linked to the design of astronomical instruments
  • Well-organized schedule in a fast-paced work environment
  • Growth mindset

Desired values:

  • Visionary and risk-taking and can-do attitude
  • Passion for technology, telecom, space, or satellite industry
  • Willing to learn, innovate, try new ideas, and push the boundaries
  • Able to quickly take initiative and think out of the box to solve problems
  • Strong sense of accountability and integrity, work ethic and drive to succeed

Tagged as: FPGA, python, microcontroller, apnt, alternative positioning, transmission channels, pulse-position modulation, single-board computer

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