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Optical Design Engineer

Design/Development Engineering
210015 Requisition #

Moog Inc. is a worldwide designer, manufacturer, and integrator of precision control components and systems. Moog’s high-performance systems control military and commercial aircraft, satellites and space vehicles, launch vehicles, missiles, automated industrial machinery, wind turbines, marine and medical equipment. The work we do matters here in Johnson City, TN, as does every single person who works with us. 

  • Imagine working alongside people who love tackling difficult and interesting challenges and who respect your contribution to the team.
  • Imagine an enterprise where a belief in personal accountability continues to drive groundbreaking innovation and global growth.
  • Imagine working for an organization dedicated to helping you live the life you want—inside and outside of work


We are looking for an Optical Design Engineer to be responsible for the design, analysis, simulation, test, and integration of high speed multimode and singlemode optical transceivers utilized in military and aerospace applications. Working alone or as part of a team, you will be a primary contributor to the analysis, conceptual design, development, and testing of high-speed (10Gbps+) optical transceivers.

Here’s what you’ll be working on day to day:

  • Working as part of a fast-paced multi-disciplinary engineering team to develop optical transceiver products.
  • Leading efforts for bring-up, performance optimization, and design verification testing of optical transceivers.
  • Being hands-on in every step of the design process such as creating conceptual designs, documenting designs, manufacturing and verify prototypes, testing and analysis of final designs.
  • Designing and developing of hardware schematics while assisting with PCB layouts and Bills of Materials.
  • Ensuring traceability between customer requirements and system requirements.
  • Represent Moog in a manner consistent with its leading-edge technical reputation.

    Basic Qualifications:
  • BS or MS degree in Electronics Engineering (or similar) plus five years of optical transceiver design/development engineering experience
  • 5 years of experience with optical transceiver test equipment (sampling scope, real-time scope, BERT, optical spectrum analyzers, I2C master devices)
  • Must have in-depth understanding of electrical engineering solutions to RF, power, noise, control, thermal and EMI design requirements.
  • A solid understanding of transceiver hardware, firmware, and software.
  • Proficiency in the use of Schematic Capture Software. Preferably Orcad Schematic Entry and Cadence Allegro PWB Layout. 
  • Demonstrated expertise and understanding of high speed, multilayer circuit boards design.
  • Must be willing to work in the office 5 days a week in the Johnson City, TN area
  • Desired behavioral competencies include: Innovation, adaptability, decision making, communications, customer focus, building strategic working relationships, energy, initiating action, quality orientation, managing work.
  • This position requires access to US export controlled information

What’s in it for you? 

  • Flexible Planned Vacation – no minimum or maximum number of days off
  • Outstanding Health Benefits
  • Generous 401K company contribution and match
    To apply, visit www.moog.careers
    EOE/AA Minority/Female/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/Disability/Veteran

About Moog, Inc.:

Our company began in 1951 with Bill Moog’s invention, the servo valve, a device which became the heart of high performance motion control systems. Today, Moog Inc. (NYSE: MOG.A and MOG.B) is a worldwide designer, manufacturer, and integrator of motion control parts and systems.


Headquartered in East Aurora, NY, we proudly serve customers in more than 90 countries. Our operations extend to more than 27 countries and our talented, global workforce is nearly 13,000 strong.


Our company is organized into three operating groups: Aircraft, Industrial, and Space and Defense. Our high-performance systems control military and commercial aircraft, satellites and space vehicles, launch vehicles, missiles, automated industrial machinery, and marine and medical equipment. What sets Moog apart is our commitment to creating high-performance solutions that solve our customers’ most difficult technical challenges.


But it's more than technical excellence that defines us. Moog is a performance culture that empowers people to achieve great things. Our employees enjoy tackling interesting technical challenges in a culture of trust. For you, working with us can mean deeper job satisfaction, better rewards, and a great quality of life inside and outside of work. 

Moog is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and as such affirms the right of every person to participate in all aspects of employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, veteran status, disability, genetic information, or any other protected characteristic. If you are interested in applying for employment and need special assistance or an accommodation to apply for a posted position, contact our Human Resources department via phone at 844-367-5787.

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