NPI Hardware Co-op Student (Summer – Fall 2024)
City : Ottawa
Category : Interns, Students & Temporary
Industry : Telecommunications
Employer : Ciena
Ciena is committed to our people-first philosophy. Our teams enjoy a culture focused on prioritizing a personalized and flexible work environment that empowers an individual’s passions, growth, wellbeing and belonging. We’re a technology company that leads with our humanity—driving our business priorities alongside meaningful social, community, and societal impact.
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8 month work term: May – December 2024
How You Will Contribute:
For over a decade, Ciena’s WaveLogic solutions have been redefining optical networking to continually reset the bar on scalability, flexibility, and programmability—crucial components needed in building the Adaptive Network. Ciena's WaveLogic coherent optics are deployed across our optical and packet networking products to power 100G-800G scalable, programmable solutions. The Ciena NPI team is responsible for the development of the test and manufacturing solutions for the WaveLogic products. The team works in an invigorating and exciting environment to realize and enable the test, calibration, and production of the highly successful optical components, PCBs and modules.
The co-op student will assist in the development of test hardware, software, and sequences for new WL6e modem products developed by the Ciena Wavelogic Coherent Optical solutions R&D teams. The student will gain hands on experience and lab work to design and debug hardware, and also to implement the software solutions in the automated test environment. A view of the development process will also help the student gain appreciation and understanding of the details needed to bring a concept from initial prototypes to production. Below are some of the activities which the student will be involved in:
Implement software sequences and algorithms for testing electrical PCBs
Execute test sequences on initial prototypes to understand correct operation of prototypes
Aid in the design and development of test hardware solutions, including helping in PCB design
Work with the Ciena R&D community to understand design requirements, specifications and test parameters
Document test procedures for internal and external use
Use internal Data and Analytics tools to understand test parameters and test limits
Provide feedback regarding circuit operation and target specifications
Make automated test adjustments based on all analysis
Below are the skills which will be used, and also skills which will be acquired
What Does Ciena Expect of You?
A sense of urgency – what’s important to the customer is equally important to you. You make getting things done a priority.
Integrity – you hold yourself to the highest level of personal and professional standards of conduct.
A commitment to innovation – you continually seek to learn, understand new technologies and ever-changing market conditions, and endeavour to apply that knowledge to Ciena’s advantage.
You embrace change – thriving in a diverse environment of ever-changing priorities and sometimes stressful situations.
The flexibility to work independently with minimal supervision as well as part of a broader team.
Coding in C#, C, Python and Matlab
Understanding of Linux and Linux tool development
Scripting with various command-line interpreters (Linux and Windows based)
Reading and understanding schematics
Understanding and implementing data protocols such as I2C, SPI, MDIO, 1-wire and SGMII.
Detailed understanding of analog and digital circuits
Probing and debugging PCBs in the lab
Understanding of lab equipment (DMMs, SMUs, Oscilloscopes, Spectrum Analyzers, Network Analyzers)
In-circuit device programming using C2 interface, PMBUS, UART, etc.
Strong communication skills
Engage in detailed problem solving
Strength in explaining test solutions and instructions
Lab and office work
At Ciena, we are committed to building and fostering an environment in which our employees feel respected, valued, and heard. Ciena values the diversity of its workforce and respects its employees as individuals. We do not tolerate any form of discrimination.
Ciena is an Equal Opportunity Employer, including disability and protected veteran status.
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