Digital Signal Processing Systems Designer (New Grad)
Ciena Corporation
15d ago


  • Define and implement DSP features for large, high-speed ASICs in current and next generation modems.
  • Evaluate and optimize design alternatives with respect to relevant performance metrics.
  • Document your DSP feature design and provide detailed explanations and justifications for design trade-offs.
  • Contributing to product development by producing clear, accurate, well-documented code.
  • General Activities

  • Development of algorithms, measurement procedures, calibration procedures, and performance metrics.
  • Independently plan and schedule work.
  • Code functions in Matlab / C++ / C / SystemC / CatapultC according to generally accepted coding standards.
  • Write C++ testbenches using googletest framework.
  • Run simulations, verify functions, and document results.
  • Automate system simulations including documentation and archiving of results.
  • Test and verify algorithms in the lab.
  • Use standard lab equipment; write test automation- and lab equipment interface functions.
  • Collaboration with stakeholders

  • Interface and collaborate with ASIC, firmware, hardware, 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 at 400 Gb / s and beyond.
  • Experience

  • Post-graduate degree in Math, Physics, or Engineering with focus on DSP, communications, or control theory.
  • Must have Matlab and C++ experience.
  • C, SystemC, CatapultC, Verilog, HTML experience would be an asset.
  • Rewarding experience. Meaningful outcomes.

    Making a difference in people's lives through design and implementation of leading network technologies. That's what motivates us.

    A distinct way to work

    Free thinking, free discussion, and collaboration are the norm. Expect more satisfying outcomes - both personal and professional.

    Ciena values the diversity of our workforce and respects its employees as individuals, regardless of race, nationality, religion, sexual orientation, gender or age.

    Ciena is also committed to developing inclusive, barrier-free selection processes and work environments. If contacted in relation to a job opportunity, you should advise Ciena in a timely fashion of the specific needs / accommodation measures which must be taken to enable you to be assessed in a fair and equitable manner.

    Information received relating to any specific needs / accommodation measures will be addressed confidentially.

    What you can expect from us

  • You will receive notification of your successful application
  • Successful applicants will be contacted by Talent Acquisition for an initial discussion
  • If suitable you will be considered for the short list and our formal interview process
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