Ocean Specialists, Inc. is seeking a Submarine Network Engineer to support development of international fiber optic cable systems. Qualified individuals will play a vital role in the establishment of cable systems serving existing and new markets. Previous experience as a network engineer with a submarine cable system owner or supplier is essential.

Job Functions

  • Support development of international submarine fiber cable systems from inception to operations
  • Draft technical specifications for submarine fiber cable systems
  • Evaluate and adjudicate supplier proposals
  • Provide technical input to purchaser’s project manager on a regular basis
  • Perform quality assurance on terrestrial and subsea plant
  • Specify cable landing station requirements
  • Oversee installation and testing of submarine terminal equipment
  • Act as Purchaser’s representative during test and commissioning of submarine cable systems
  • Develop maintenance plans for submarine cable systems
  • Develop operations procedures, provisioning plans, and service level agreements for submarine cable systems
  • Train and mentor Purchaser’s engineers in the planning, design, and operation of submarine cable systems


  • Base office vacancies in the USA or APAC region with other locations considered
  • Must be available to travel internationally on a frequent basis for durations of one to four weeks

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Science in relevant engineering field, computer science, or physics
  • Ten years overall experience in optical transport networks
  • Three years experience in submarine cable networks
  • Three years experience with DWDM networks
  • Two years experience with SONET/SDH or OTN networks
  • Ability to clearly communicate technical recommendations to technical and non-technical staff
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills in the English language

Other Desirable Qualifications

  • Experience with 40Gb/s or 100Gb/s coherent detection transmission systems, in either submarine or terrestrial networks
  • Experience with ROADMs, in either submarine or terrestrial networks
  • Experience with telecom network management systems
  • Quality Systems experience, including familiarity with ISO-9000 and quality audits
  • Participation in major submarine cable systems projects
  • Project management experience
  • Conversational proficiency in French, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese or Japanese as a second language

The OSI Team

OSI delivers submarine networks to Telecom, Energy and Ocean Observing industries on a worldwide basis. The successful candidate will join a group of industry professionals that work as a team with the opportunity to learn from each other, develop individual specialties and gain experience working on projects spanning all industries and organizations that OSI serves.

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