Solutions Architect at Acacia Communications
Maynard, MA, US


Acacia Communications is an optical networking technology company that empowers cloud and content providers to connect at the speed of light enabling them to meet the rapidly increasing consumer demands for data.



Position:  Solution Architect (Maynard, Massachusetts)

Duties:  Perform optical system design and implementation. Analyze product trends and contribute to product and feature recommendations. Attend product roadmap and strategy meetings with customer systems architects. Engage in detailed customer design review and internal product specification review and set performance and feature requirements for next generation product. Perform customer RFI/RFP support. Generate white papers for industry publications.  Engage in detailed customer architecture reviews. Participate in selected conferences and trade shows to engage with customers/competition - OFC, ECOC.

Requirements: Master’s degree (or foreign equivalent) in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering or a related field and three (3) years of experience designing, developing, and testing optical network components; or in the alternative, a Bachelor’s degree (or foreign equivalent) in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering or related field and five (5) years of experience as indicated above.

Also requires: demonstrated expertise (DE) supporting 40/100/400G coherent detection based optical systems, and performing margining, performance measurement, and optimization of optical line systems; DE utilizing Matlab for data analysis, instrumentation, measurement, automation, and GUI interface; DE supporting customer integration of coherent DSP ASICs, optical components and subsystems, including DSP setting optimization, software integration, hardware bring-up, and design review; DE interfacing with multiple Tier 1 & Tier 2 telecom equipment providers, as well as cloud network operators; and DE providing technical and engineering support to manufacturing and operations teams, including manufacturing line audit, test requirement, and automation.


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status