Systems Engineer


Precision Optical Transceivers is a dynamic, fast growing startup in Rochester, NY seeking an aspiring sales professional to join our sales support team. We are a manufacturer of optical transceivers and other optical networking components, as well as a provider of custom designed networking solutions. 

The Systems Engineer has a strong understanding of optical networking technologies and how these technologies apply to Precision OT’s customers. The Systems Engineer also defines specifications and test procedures, and leads troubleshooting and integration efforts for passive and active optical network equipment. 


• Defines technical specifications and test procedures for Precision OT’s product line 
• Interacts with sales teams to create solutions to customer’s optical networking needs 
• Technically supports vendor and equipment qualification and evaluation 
• Leads optical network equipment troubleshooting, integration, and root cause analysis efforts 
• Creates and updates configuration templates to be programmed into optical network devices 
• Tests and validates compatibility of optical network devices with various types/models of networking equipment 
• The Systems Engineer position will require some travel, up to 30% a year 


• A bachelor’s degree in computer, electrical, or telecommunications engineering or relevant experience 
• Experience as an optical network engineer a plus 
• Experience with passive and active optical equipment a plus 


• Understanding of optical network technologies such as xWDM, filters, amplifiers, fiber types, dispersion, lasers, photodetectors, etc. 
• Understanding of optical networking protocols such as Ethernet, OTN, Fibre Channel, CPRI, PON, etc. 
• Proficiency with optical test gear such as OTDR, BER Test Sets, VOAs, Power Meters, etc. 
• Experience with optical link loss budget analysis 
• Proficient in using command line interfaces 
• Proven problem solving skills with experience and background in solving complex problems and issues. 
• Effective oral and written communication skills 
• Excellent interpersonal skills 
• Exceptional time management skills, strong attention to detail and self-motivation 


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands or fingers, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms. The employee frequently is required to stand, sit, climb or balance, and talk or hear. The employee regularly is required to walk and stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, and climb stairs. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, and ability to adjust focus. 


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. The work environment is indoor and climate controlled. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

Precision Optical Transceivers, Inc is an equal opportunity organization. We recruit, employ, train, compensate, and promote without regard to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable federal, state or local law. 


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