Module Lead/Lead Engineer/Architect - FPGA Design (Open to hire remote worker)
5d 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.

Ciena makes your social / entertainment / business existence REAL.


High speed FPGA design for packet networking hardware acceleration of Ethernet, MPLS, and IP OAM and SAT (Service Activation Testing) protocols, statistics, packet timing, TDM circuit emulation, as well as, system glue logic for packet access switching and routing platforms.


  • Develop complex FPGA logic architecture, code, simulation, and verification
  • Hands on bench testing of new designs for compliance to design specifications
  • Complete documentation throughout design and development cycle from theory of operation to test specifications
  • Responsible for communication and coordination with Software, Hardware, System Engineering and Validation, teams throughout the design and development cycle
  • Coordinate with technical team members design reviews, feature specifications, etc.
  • Attend meetings, report progress, and take technical leadership to troubleshoot and fix defects.
  • Provide guidance and mentoring for junior engineers hired into the team who may be tasked to perform some of the above duties.
  • Help investigate and collect information to resolve process or design issues found on a current design or in previous designs.
  • Assumes other duties as assigned

  • High speed logic design for Packet Networking equipment
  • FPGA / ASIC front end design using synthesis and simulations tools with Verilog and / or VHDL
  • Strong knowledge of using design tools for analysis, development, testing, and debug.
  • Knowledge and experience designing with Altera and Xilinx FPGAs.
  • Use of standard bench level test equipment such as oscilloscopes, logic analyzers, and other supporting equipment.
  • Strong hardware analysis, design, coding, testing, and documentation skills.
  • Ability to resolve complex issues that may require design trade-offs.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

  • 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 in Electronics Engineering and / or M.Tech preferred
  • Minimum 5 to 12 years experience doing hardware design from requirements, using FPGA development tools with Verilog and / or VHDL.

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