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Senior Engineer - Optical Hardware

  • Ottawa, Ontario

Job description

Our team has an immediate permanent opening for a Senior Engineer.


  • Explore technologies in DWDM optical communication systems, including system design, performance optimization, channel impairment modeling (e.g. fiber Kerr nonlinearities, PDL and PMD) and performance monitoring
  • Characterize device impairments in high-speed coherent transceivers; Design and implement hardware impairment compensation algorithms in ASIC DSP chips
  • Closely work with DSP and ASIC design teams to provide solutions to improve performance of coherent transceiver and system
  • Analyze channel impairments (dispersion, polarization, e/o hardware, etc) and develop end-to-end optimization solution 

Job requirements

What you'll bring to the team:

  • PhD/Master's Degree in Electrical Engineering, Optical Engineering, Physics 
  • Simulation and modeling experience in OE components and optical fiber communications 
  • Programming with Python, C/C++, Julia
  • Hand-on experimental experience and skills in optical system testing, real-time and offline performance characterization for transponders
  • Knowledge of digital signal processing and information theory
  • Industrial experience in optical communication system is an asset
  • Knowledge of Machine Learning is an asset