New Grad: FEC Designer *PHD Grad
Ottawa, Canada
6d ago

Since 1992, Ciena has been driven by a relentless pursuit of network innovation. We believe in a network that grows smarter, more agile, and more responsive every day.

This means that when you digitally interact in your world - picking up the phone, streaming video, texting a friend or loved one your interactions are being enabled by Ciena technologies.

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Are you a Masters or PHD grad?

Do you have specialize in mathematics, statistics or computer science?

What will you do at Ciena?

Ciena is recognized as a leading supplier of state-of-the-art coherent optical modem technology, and a key part of this technology lies in our custom DSP (digital signal processing).

Join the WaveLogic Science Team to create and analyze digital algorithms for next generation high-speed optical systems.


  • Create and analyze forward error correction (FEC) designs for next-generation high-speed optical communication systems.
  • Work closely with the Modem Signal Processing Team on the implementation of digital algorithms in Ciena products.
  • General Activities

  • Analyze challenging problems in your areas of knowledge which would be a subset of : coding theory, statistics, signal processing, communications theory, control theory, high-speed algorithms, and optical physics.
  • Create innovative solutions that can be implemented in CMOS.
  • Model in MATLAB.
  • Independently plan and schedule work.
  • Learn new mathematical areas.
  • Don’t know optical physics? No problem you can learn it here!
  • Collaboration with stakeholders

  • Interface and collaborate with DSP, hardware, firmware, electro-optic, systems and lab teams.
  • Provide feedback & suggestions on existing designs; contribute ideas to improve design procedures.
  • Areas of impact

  • Key DSP technology to enable state-of-the-art coherent optical modem development.
  • Experience

  • Different types of FEC : LDPC, algebraic (RS, BCH, RM), Polar codes
  • Message passing algorithms
  • Signal processing
  • Information Theory
  • Statistics
  • Digital communications
  • Post-graduate degree in Engineering, Computer Science, or Math with focus on Coding Theory, Digital Communications, Signal Processing.
  • Must have MATLAB experience.
  • C++ experience would be an asset.
  • About Ciena

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