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Process and Product Engineering Intern/Co-Op (Fall 2024)



16d ago

  • Internship
    Off-cycle Internship
  • Software Engineering
  • Ottawa

AI generated summary

  • You must have a technical understanding of optical networking systems and components, problem-solving skills, and the ability to work collaboratively with cross functional teams. Strong communication skills and a sense of accountability are essential.
  • You will assist in developing optical processes, supporting test hardware improvement, automation, instrumentation, fault isolation, and failure analysis in optical manufacturing. Opportunity to contribute to process engineering activities.


  • Required skills:
  • Ability to work collaboratively with cross functional teams
  • Technical understanding of optical networking systems and components
  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • Strong communications skills, with ability to clearly articulate technical issues
  • Clear sense of accountability
  • Required Experience:
  • Working towards BS or MS degree in Optical/Electronics/Electrical/Computer Engineering or equivalent technical degree
  • Basic electronics / PCBA experience
  • Experience with optical and electrical test instruments
  • Assets:
  • Prior experience with optical systems, optical fibers devices
  • Software experience with Matlab/Python/C/C++/C#
  • Prior experience of working with discrete coherent transmitter, receiver, pluggable module etc.
  • RF expertise


  • Participate in development of optical processes for manufacturing high performance optical systems.
  • Support continuous improvement of test hardware and automation software in collaboration with NPI team and lab technicians.
  • Support instrumentation and process automation activities
  • Contribute towards day-to-day lab activities related to optical manufacturing and process development
  • Work on fault isolation and troubleshooting tools
  • Support failure analysis, root cause identification and corrective action implementation


What is the duration of the internship/co-op position for Process and Product Engineering Intern/Co-Op (Fall 2024)?

The internship/co-op position is a 4-month opportunity starting in Fall 2024, with potential to extend the term at a later date.

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Mission & Purpose

Ciena (NYSE:CIEN) is a global leader in optical and routing systems, services, and automation software. We build the world’s most adaptive networks to address ever-increasing digital demands for richer, more connected experiences for all users. For three-plus decades, we’ve brought our innate sense of humanity to our relentless pursuit of innovation. We prioritize deep, collaborative relationships within our teams, and alongside our customers, partners, and communities—local and global.


  • Physical Wellbeing: The strong correlation between wellness and job performance means your health is of utmost importance to us. Our Global Wellbeing program provides you and your family direct access to resources and programs to improve your physical health.

  • Recognition Program: In addition to rewarding performance via our annual bonus, our reward program, 'bravo!' facilitates peer-to-peer and financial recognition for both teams and individuals.

  • Tuition Reimbursment: We will reimburse 100% of tuition, books, materials, and lab fees for a course or series of courses leading towards a degree or maintaining a degree related to your current position at Ciena or a position you are capable of attaining within the near future.