Senior Analog Layout Engineer
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.
You will be a member of a successful team working on the forefront of technological innovation focused on leading-edge technologies, flows and products. You will be working with, and learning from, industry-recognized experts.
Our team supports an inclusive, diverse and barrier-free work environment making for empowered and committed employees.
We recognize the importance of well-being and offer programs and benefits to support and sustain the mental and physical health of our employees and their families.
Great work deserves recognition. We have a robust recognition program, with ongoing and enhanced awards for exemplary performance.
How You Will Contribute:
The Wavelogic family of products is widely used in Ciena's optical fiber transmission solutions and is one of the main contributors to Ciena's success in the telecommunications industry. Successful candidates will be joining a vibrant team with a proven track record of success over 30 years of evolution and revolution in the advancement of high-speed circuits used in broadband fibre-optic modems. This team pioneered the introduction of the world’s first high-speed DAC and ADC analog macros that ushered in the era of coherent fibre-optic product solutions.
To further strengthen our team, we are looking for a hardworking analog layout engineer who will be working on advanced high-speed analog design circuits in the latest deep-submicron CMOS and/or BiCMOS technologies. Your role as an analog layout engineer will be to drive and implement best-in-class high-speed analog layouts that extract the highest performance from the world’s most advanced CMOS and BiCMOS technologies. These analog macros include electrical interface-facing DAC and ADC-based SERDES solutions for 112G and 224G, optical-line-facing high-speed DAC and ADC circuits interfacing with optical modulators and detectors, transimpedance amplifiers, modulator driver circuits, and critical precision analog circuits for control and monitoring functions, etc.
Carry out layout feasibility studies on various circuit designs in collaboration with senior analog designers. The goal will be to find
the best possible solution considering various trade-offs and discussions with team members.
Create layouts of assigned analog blocks by adhering to the steps of floor planning, placement and routing.
Conduct thorough verification checks such as DRC, ANT, LVS, PERC, EM, IR to ensure the final layout possesses the highest level of quality.
Investigate new features within the layout tools and processes used for creating layouts with the aim of enhancing productivity.
Provide regular status updates, participate in team meetings and share experiences with the rest of the group.
What Does Ciena Expect of You:
Sense of urgency and accountability – what’s important to the customer is important to you; you make getting things done a priority.
Detail-oriented – you will deliver on objectives through meticulous, thorough, and comprehensive work.
Problem solver – you possess the ability to analyze and methodically solve complex technical problems using engineering principles and approaches.
Commitment to learning – you keep abreast of technology developments and are keen to share your knowledge with others.
Bachelor’s /Master's / PhD. degree in electrical engineering or related field, with 1-5 years of relevant industry experience.
Experience in custom analog and mixed-signal layout design with a strong knowledge of deep sub-micron CMOS devices (e.g. Finfet transistors).
Highly motivated with strong team player skills, exhibits a positive can-do attitude and ability to seamlessly integrate into an existing team culture.
Strong communication and interpersonal skills to collaborate with cross-functional teams.
Experience in custom layout design of Analog/Mixed Signal designs (e.g. ADC, DAC, PLL, SERDES …)
Proficiency in using industry-standard layout tools (e.g., Cadence Virtuoso, Siemens Calibre, Ansys Totem …) and familiarity with layout design flows for advanced technology nodes.
Strong analytical and problem-solving skills to identify and address layout-related issues efficiently.
Proficient in layout techniques for Floor Planning, device matching, minimizing parasitics, RF shielding, EM, IR drop, ESD and high-frequency routing.
Meticulous attention to details, ensuring the highest level of accuracy and quality in all layout designs.
Familiarity with semiconductor manufacturing processes and foundry technologies.
Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic work environment and adapt quickly to changing project requirements.
Solid understanding of RC delay, electromigration, and coupling effects.
Familiarity with guard rings, DNW, PN junctions, advanced process effects such as LOD, OSE, WPE
High level of proficiency in interpreting DRC, PERC, ANT, ERC and LVS
Ability to identify failure-prone circuit and layout structures and proactively work with circuit designers to resolve problems.
Nice to Have
Scripting skills in PERL or SKILL are a plus, but not required.
The above statements are intended to describe the work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required. The duties and responsibilities of this position are subject to change and other duties may be assigned or removed at any time. You will have an opportunity to better understand the role through the interview experience.
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