R&D Engineer Optics (BB-2669A)

Found in: Talent CA


Our flexible, diverse, and casual work environment stimulates change and creates a motivating environment with highly efficient people. As part of our team, you will bean integral part of creating and supportingour products. ADVA’sproducts are the building blocks for tomorrow’s networks, enabling the transport of increasing amounts ofdata across the globe. Fromaccessto the metro core,to the long haul, we create intelligent, software-automated solutions that will provide future generations with networks that can scale to meet increasing bandwidth demands. Come be a part ofthe world’s most cutting-edge innovativesolutions and products,from design to implementation.

With a diverse team spread across the globe, we have developed a culture that embraces creativity and seeks innovation in every aspect of what we do. At ADVA, we believe in our TEAM members and work hard to ensure that every voice is always heard.

ADVA is dedicated to the health and well-being of our employees, therefore, a series of comprehensive, quality wellness programs are available to all employees. In addition to receiving an equitable salary and having an equal opportunity for professional development and advancement, as an ADVA employee, you may be eligible to enjoy other health benefits and perks, which will enhance your job satisfaction. We have designed our work and life programs around our employees because we know that they spend the majority of their life at work.

ADVA is looking for a highly motivated candidate to join our team. If you want to be a part of our growing company that is driven by innovation and is focused on building a future together with our employees, consider applying.

Principal Tasks

  • R&D engineer for the ADVA Optical Engines team
  • Test of opto-electronic components and sub systems (small signal analysis NVA/LCA, wideband BER, scope, AWG measurements, noise/distortion loading, DWDM testbed)
  • Write component and sub system specifications and review vendor specifications
  • Work with vendors on driving product roadmap and specifications
  • Simulate optical components and systems
  • Design for Manufacture/Test/Quality/Reliability for optical sub-assemblies
  • Coordinate design with optical, mechanical, digital, firmware and software engineers to reach interface and packaging objectives.
  • Perform Design Verification Testing of optical components and modules
  • Perform reliability tests on optical components and modules (e.g. GR-468)
  • Define the production tests to be performed on ADVA products at the contract-manufacturer location.
  • Supplementary Tasks

  • Provide internal input into NPI, manufacturing, quality, Operations and Sales
  • Identify and mitigate project risks
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Customers (Internal & External)


  • All ADVA employees
  • External

  • All ADVA customers
  • Skills/Qualifications/Training/Experience

  • BS or MS or PhD in electrical engineering or Physics.
  • In-depth knowledge of Optical Communications Theory and Digital Communications Theory.
  • Design and development of optical modules and sub-assemblies
  • Testing expertise in optical modules and sub-assemblies
  • Test automation expertise
  • Proficiency in writing technical specifications.
  • Knowledge of Ethernet standards is preferred.
  • Knowledge of optical component reliability and telecom performance standards such as Telcordia, IEC, and ITU are highly desirable.
  • Requirements & Work Environment

  • The successful candidate should be willing to work full-time from the ADVA office in Ottawa, Canada, as this is a job that requires extensive lab work
  • Success Criteria

  • Self-driven personality that requires minimum supervision.
  • Desire for continuous learning and self-development.
  • Team and Department

  • The ADVA Optical Engines business unit. R&D
  • Licenses or certifications required

  • BS or MS or PhD in electrical engineering or Physics.
  • Travel requirements

  • Occasional traveling might be required to support activities at a different ADVA location or at a vendor location that is working for ADVA.
  • Scope of employment

  • Permanent, full time postion.
  • Must be authorized to work in Canada
  • Primary location of job

  • The ADVA AOE office in Ottawa, Canada.
  • Work schedule

  • Monday – Friday, 8:00am to 5:00pm
  • Compensation scheme

  • Goal pay compensation schemeBase salary + individual goal pay + company goal pay
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