Optical Performance Engineer- New Grad
City : Ottawa
Category : Engineering
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.
What will you do at Ciena?
Ciena is recognized as a leading supplier of state-of-the-art fiber optic transmission technology, and a key aspect of this development is assuring system performance at the optical layer. Join the Optical System Performance team and leverage our world-class lab facilities and compute resources to help advance the performance of our agile optical solutions!
How You Will Contribute:
Reporting to the Senior Manager, Optical Engineering, you will work alongside a team of physicists and engineers responsible for the optical performance of Ciena’s Reconfigurable Line System and WaveLogic™ optical modems.
You will push the boundaries of automation, speed, and data processing of an optical network using Python and/or MATLAB.
You will play a role in crafting, developing, testing, maintaining, and improving various algorithms used to control a system of optical hardware.
You will develop instrumentation routines to characterize the optical physics of modems and line systems.
You will collaborate with a multi-functional team of designers, develop interactive web interfaces for your instrumentation routines and perform version control using GIT.
Required Skills and Experience
BSc or MSc degree in Engineering Physics, Physics, or Electrical Engineering, with a specific interest in optics, photonics & telecommunications.
Proven debugging and problem-solving skills.
Communication, interpersonal, and teamwork skills are essential.
Ability to learn on the job and adapt to new challenges.
Foundational knowledge of development tools such as content versioning (e.g. Git) and bug tracking software (e.g. JIRA).
Familiarity with Linux an asset.
Familiarity with standard lab equipment such as spectrum analyzers, oscilloscopes, and signal generators is required (experience with optical test equipment preferred).
Undergraduate level training on the principals of digital communication systems.
Coursework on fiber optic communication systems and optical components preferred.
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.
Based in Ottawa full-time (the candidate will be expected to spend a significant amount of time on-site in the lab).
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