Principal Hardware Engineer (Board design)
Ciena Corporation
4d ago

Ciena may well be the most important technology company you’ve never heard of. The innovations that wow us (driverless cars), and those we now take for granted (the ability to mobile-

stream your favorite show) are the products of ingenuity from some brilliant and forward-thinking companies. But those companies rely on Ciena, another vanguard of innovation, to create and advance the underlying networks that bring their breakthroughs to our doorsteps.

VR, AI, IOT, 5G literally none of it would be possible without the mind-boggling technology that makes the internet itself work.

For more than 25 years, Ciena has been the global leader in networking strategy, and our technology has been part of the critical infrastructure running within the most advanced companies in the world.


Hardware design and development for Packet Networking Platforms


  • Board level designs including digital and analog subsections, board level hardware architecture, and component selection.
  • Capture the detailed design with schematic entry tools; generate the BOM and netlist, etc. Provide guidance and layout / routing requirements to PCB designer through the CAD design cycle.
  • Work with Mechanical Engineer for thermal simulations, heat sink designs etc.

  • Develop CPLD and FPGA for glue logic, including code, simulation, and verification
  • Bench and system level testing of new designs for verification against design specifications and corrections before release into production
  • Complete all documentation that is required throughout the board development cycle starting from theory of operation to test specifications
  • Communication and co-ordination with Software, Systems Engineering, System Validation, Compliance / Reliability and Manufacturing teams throughout the design and development cycle from concept through production.
  • Attend meetings, report progress, and take technical leadership to troubleshoot and fix defects.
  • Help investigate and collect information to resolve process or design issues found on a current design or in previous designs.
  • Provide guidance and mentoring to junior engineers hired into the team who may be tasked to perform some of the above duties.
  • Assumes other duties as assigned

  • High speed board level design for Telecom and networking equipment incorporating complex FPGAs, ASICs, CPLDs, PowerPC processors, High Speed memories, High speed serdes technologies, etc.
  • CPLD / FPGA design using synthesis / simulation tools with the VHDL and / or Verilog.
  • Use of standard bench level test equipment such as oscilloscopes, logic analyzers, and protocol specific data pattern generator and Analyzers, and other supporting equipments
  • Strong hardware analysis, design, testing, troubleshooting, and documentation skills.
  • Ability to resolve complex issues that may require design trade-offs.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong knowledge of using software tools for analysis, development, testing, and debug.

  • Self-starter with positive attitude
  • Team orientation, organized, and capable of independent work
  • Acumen for problem solving. Ability to lead in an environment of change flexibility, creativity and patience
  • Ability to learn and grasp technical concepts related to products being developed
  • Able to work effectively and communicate at all levels within the Ciena workforce

  • B.E. / M.Tech in Electronics Engineering
  • Minimum 12+ years doing hardware design from requirements, detailed design with schematic entry tools, PCB-CAD layout requirements definition, and prototype testing for verification / correction to final design release.
  • 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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