Careers

We are always on the lookout for talent.

At RANOVUS, we offer a competitive pay package and benefits but out team members also appreciate the following less obvious perks:

Interesting Work

Challenging Work

Participate in creating ’world first’ technology.

Great Team

Great Team members

Develop your skills working with an experienced team that’s leading the industry.

Broad Scope

Broad Scope

Accelerate your career in a start-up environment that encourages you to grow outside of your comfort zone. 

Flexibility

Flexibility

Work efficiently from home or the office in ways that allow you to manage your work and your life. 

Personal Growth

Personal Growth

Evolve your mindset through weekly learning conversations.

Inclusive culture

Inclusive Culture

Find yourself part of a diverse team where all voices are valued.

Semiconductor Laser Designer

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Social networking, machine learning, and big data analytics demand ever-increasing network connectivity.  RANOVUS, with operations in Ottawa, Canada, Nuremberg, Germany, and San Jose, USA, is a solution provider for the next generation data center infrastructures.  We aim to deliver advanced technology that minimizes environmental impact through lower power dissipation.  Working with world class fabrication partners, RANOVUS is the leader in the application of unique new technologies to fiber-optic communications products for data-centers.

We are seeking a Semiconductor Laser Designer to contribute to our growth.

As a successful candidate, you will be a key member of our photonics development team and responsible for the design and development of next generation laser sources for Silicon Photonics applications. You will be working in a fast-paced environment where your skillset will be utilized and further developed. Based in Ottawa, you will be working with a variety of experts locally and around the world.

Responsibilities generally include:

  • Design, simulation, testing and analysis of semiconductor lasers
    • Design and simulation using state-of-the-art simulation software
    • Develop and maintain design and requirements documentation
    • Define fabrication process
    • Mask layout
    • Data analysis
    • Failure analysis

Candidate should be experienced with:

  • Simulations of active photonic devices
  • Computer-aided design and layout of lithographic masks corresponding to various process steps in the fabrication of active photonic devices
  • Optoelectronic device characterization and testing
  • Analysis of active photonic devices
  • Design and assembly of optical metrology set ups
  • Hands-on lab skills in laser optical characterization, verification and testing

Desirable skills include:

  • Simulations of active photonic devices
  • Computer-aided design and layout of lithographic masks corresponding to various process steps in the fabrication of active photonic devices
  • Optoelectronic device characterization and testing
  • Analysis of active photonic devices
  • Design and assembly of optical metrology set ups
  • Hands-on lab skills in laser optical characterization, verification and testing

Required education:

  • D. in Electrical Engineering, Photonics or a related discipline with emphasis on III-V optoelectronic devices

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SENIOR ANALOG ASIC DESIGN ENGINEER

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Social networking, machine learning, and big data analytics demand ever-increasing network connectivity.  RANOVUS, with operations in Ottawa, Canada, Nuremberg, Germany, and San Jose, USA, is a solution provider for the next generation data center infrastructures.  We aim to deliver advanced technology that minimizes environmental impact through lower power dissipation.  Working with world-class fabrication partners, RANOVUS is the leader in the application of unique new technologies to fiber-optic communications products for data centers.

As a successful candidate, you will work out of our Nuremberg office with a team responsible for the development of advanced mixed-signal, analog, and RF SoC functions. These SoC functions include classical RF analog circuits as well as low-speed ADCs, DACs, and other proprietary mixed-signal circuits.

 

Responsibilities for this position:

  • Develop and deploy low power analog and mixed-signal functions in CMOS technology
  • Lab characterization and system performance tests, support of system architecture and modeling work
  • Multi-disciplinary collaboration with experts from other domains
  • Tenacity and propensity to do what it takes to deliver results and meet delivery dates

 

Skills and experience

  • 7+ year experience in analog and mixed-signal IC design
  • Profound knowledge of Analog IC design, layout, and verification methodologies
  • Proven delivery of classical analog circuits like bandgaps, OpAmps, OTAs, LDOs in CMOS
  • Knowledge in Verilog / Verilog-A is a plus
  • Experience in lab characterization of ICs
  • Basic understanding of IC production and experience with foundry interaction
  • Demonstrated track record in delivering high-quality results
  • Ability to assume technical lead role to guide and mentor junior design staff
  • Experience in guiding outsourced design teams
  • Strong team player
  • Fluency in English language

 

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Senior Process Engineer

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Social networking, machine learning, and big data analytics demand ever-increasing network connectivity.  RANOVUS, with operations in Ottawa, Canada, Nuremberg, Germany, and San Jose, USA, is a solution provider for the next generation data center infrastructures.  We aim to deliver advanced technology that minimizes environmental impact through lower power dissipation.  Working with world class fabrication partners, RANOVUS is the leader in the application of unique new technologies to fiber-optic communications products for data-centers.

We are seeking a Senior Process Engineer to support NPI and Manufacturing Processes.

As a successful candidate, you will be working as the Photonic/ASIC Components integrator, working with Photonics, High Speed ASIC, Laser design teams and Ranovus’ CMs to define and design best in class optimal assembly processes for high volume Optical Engine (Module) manufacturing, targeted for data center applications. In conjunction with the project team, your role will be to support the micro-assembly process design and development (and manufacturing work instructions) during all phases of the project development (i.e. During NPI & Production Phase). Specifically, you will work on improvement and optimization of Silicon integrated photonic devices manufacturing & assembly processes.

Responsibilities generally include:

Support and own the complete assembly process flow of the OE (Module) product:

  • Passive optical and mechanical/packaging assembly sequencing, design and development
  • Part placement, adhesive dispense, adhesives curing parameters, metrology
  • Material and sub-components management (including supplier audit)
  • Active optical alignment processes, development and optimization
  • Work on related wafer dicing processes
  • Ensure reliability parameters are understood and addressed for the assembly process (de-risked as required for sub-assemblies)
  • Work in conjunction with Ranovus’ Design teams & Contract Manufacturing Partners to develop, improve and optimize assembly processes to support high volume production. Analyze, track, evaluate quality of the assemblies coming from the CMs.
  • Work with CMs in acceptance and commissioning process of future micro assembly machine to support product ramp
  • Work with CMs to ensure processes for wafer level testing, and other assembly test steps are well defined, with optimized processes
  • Monitor process data continuously, report on yield, throughput, defect rates, root cause analysis of defects, etc.


Required skills and experience include:

  • Experience with Photonic, Laser, and ASIC components and micro-assembly;
  • Experience in flip chip, chip on chip die attachment (on wafer), fiber attachment processes;
  • 5-10 years of solid experience in related work;
  • Excellent ability to solve technical, scientific and experimental problems;
  • Excellent teamwork and communication skills;

Required education:

  • A post graduate degree in a relevant field: Electronics, Optics, Physics or equivalent studies.
  • Candidates with a bachelors degree will be considered commensurate with relevant experience.

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Field Application Engineer

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Location: Ottawa, Ontario

We are seeking a Field Application Engineer to work closely with our customers, business development, and internal engineering teams on design wins for our Odin™ Silicon Photonics platform.

Responsibilities generally include:

  • Work closely with business development and marketing to identify applications and capture design wins for Ranovus’ products with hyperscalers, ASIC vendors and systems integrators
  • Be the primary technical interface to and support day-to-day interactions for design wins with customers and partners
  • Work closely with product management and internal engineering teams (system architects, designers, testers) to drive customer requirements
  • Support the integration and bring up of customer platforms that incorporate Ranovus’ products
  • Provide hardware demonstrations to customers and at key industry events
  • Prepare and contribute to technical and marketing collateral for customers and partners (application notes, etc.)
  • Post-COVID-19, will require frequent travels and flexible schedule.

Required skills and experience:

  • Experience as a Field Application Engineer in a semiconductor or systems company
  • 2+ years hands-on experience in the areas of SerDes and electrical/optical interconnect products (hardware and software) with a focus on datacenter and embedded systems
  • Experience in supporting new product launches and securing design wins
  • Experience working in a highly technical environment supporting datacom products and customers
  • Excellent relationship management and customer service skills
  • Hands-on bring up and testing experience of optical communications and/or networking products and systems
  • Familiarity with optical communications systems, silicon photonics, and data centre technologies
  • Familiarity with industrial standards such as IEEE 802.3 Ethernet, OIF, PCIe/CXL, MSAs
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills (English essential)
  • Detail oriented, excellent analytical and trouble shooting skills
  • Self-starting and comfortable working in a highly technical, dynamic, cross-functional team environment

Required education:

  • Post graduate degree in a relevant field such as Electrical/Computer Engineering, Physics, Optics, Photonics
  • Candidates with a bachelors degree will be considered commensurate with relevant experience

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SENIOR SOFTWARE AND FIRMWARE DESIGNER

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Social networking, machine learning, and big data analytics demand ever-increasing network connectivity.  RANOVUS, with operations in Ottawa, Canada, Nuremberg, Germany, and San Jose, USA, is a solution provider for the next generation data center infrastructures.  We aim to deliver advanced technology that minimizes environmental impact through lower power dissipation.  Working with world class fabrication partners, RANOVUS is the leader in the application of unique new technologies to fiber-optic communications products for data centers.

We are seeking an experienced Senior Software and Firmware Designer as part of a multi-disciplinary team delivering component and module products.

Summary of Job Function:

  • Implement embedded optoelectronic control software algorithms in close collaboration with optical and electrical designers.
  • Perform board bring-up and software integration and debugging in a lab environment.
  • Define interfaces between optoelectronic controller and external line-card software.
  • Produce architectural and design documentation, interface specifications.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead the integration of custom optical devices into micro-controlled optical systems by the creation of µC-to-ASIC communication protocols and algorithms.
  • Create functional specification and software design for real time embedded systems, structuring software tasks in a multithreaded system for simplicity and performance, writing code with small footprint and efficient memory utilization.
  • With the customer, devise card-to-module communication and control protocols
  • Define and implement the real-time embedded system framework, OS and development environment including software download, configuration management, boot/initialization, provisioning, alarms and alarm reporting, performance monitoring, tuning and calibration.
  • Define and implement command structure utilizing embedded buses.
  • Write software specification and requirements with other subject matter experts.
  • Contribute to all phases of software development from requirements-gathering through to implementation and maintenance.
  • Contribute to the development of project goals, schedules, and resource planning.


Desired Requirements and Qualifications:

  • Strong embedded architectural and design skills.
  • Proficient in C development in a multitasking real-time embedded environment.
  • Experience with optoelectronic control algorithm development.
  • Knowledge of Datacom Industry standards – IEEE, OIF, MSA(s) and CMIS
  • Experience working with ARM processors.
  • Experience working with MDIO, I2C, SPI communication buses.
  • Experience developing software for embedded RTOS.
  • Experience in control of optical communications modules.
  • Ability to collaborate with experts in other disciplines.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.


Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering or Computer Science
  • At least 10 years direct experience in an embedded software design role.

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SENIOR FIRMWARE TEST ENGINEER

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Social networking, machine learning, and big data analytics demand ever-increasing network connectivity.  RANOVUS, with operations in Ottawa, Canada, Nuremberg, Germany, and San Jose, USA, is a solution provider for the next generation data center infrastructures.  We aim to deliver advanced technology that minimizes environmental impact through lower power dissipation.  Working with world class fabrication partners, RANOVUS is the leader in the application of unique new technologies to fiber-optic communications products for data centers.

We are seeking an experienced Senior System Firmware Test Engineer to join us as part of a multi-disciplinary team delivering component and module products.

Summary of Job Function:

  • Implement automated test processes in close collaboration with firmware, optical and electrical designers to test optoelectronic subsystems/modules.
  • Perform initial subsystem bring-up testing during integration and debugging in a lab environment.
  • Work with the system and firmware design teams to develop FW verification requirements.
  • Produce system firmware verification test plans.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop test strategies for Design Verification Test (DVT), FW, and System Verification (SVT)
  • Define strategy and lead development of SW test automation platform, supporting verification & regression activities.
  • Develop and execute test plans and test cases supporting advanced optical modules operation and evaluation.
  • Participate in early FW development cycle to contribute to the requirements gathering and high level design.
  • Participate in design activities specifically code reviews, load build and integration with a view to identifying issues before testing cycle.
  • Detect, track and investigate problems and follow through with characterization of issues and work with designers to debug and resolve issues.
  • Contribute to customer support on product introduction/integration activities (i.e. reproducing customer reported issue etc.)
  • Contribute to the evolution of Ranovus’ development processes, particularly as it relates to product and system verification testing
  • Develop and document Ranovus’s test procedures and best practices
  • Contribute to the development of project goals, schedules, and resource planning.


Desired Requirements and Qualifications:

  • Minimum 3 years’ scripting experience using Python, C#, and/or other common automation languages
  • Knowledge of Datacom Industry standards – IEEE, OIF, MSA(s) and CMIS
  • Familiarity with PSoC6 Microcontroller or other SOC
  • Experience with electrical and optical test equipment automation for DCA, DMM, OSA, OPM and VOA
  • Knowledge and experience with embedded systems and the automated execution of tests
  • Experience with testing or design with ARM sub-systems.
  • Experience with testing or design with MDIO, I2C, SPI communication buses.
  • Experience with testing or design of systems based on an embedded RTOS.
  • Experience with testing or design of optical communications modules.
  • Ability to collaborate with experts in other disciplines.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.


Education And Experience:

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering or Computer Science
  • At least 3 years direct experience in an embedded firmware design or testing role.

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SENIOR PRODUCT ENGINEER

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Social networking, machine learning, and big data analytics demand ever-increasing network connectivity.  RANOVUS, with operations in Ottawa, Canada, Nuremberg, Germany, and San Jose, USA, is a solution provider for the next generation data center infrastructures.  We aim to deliver advanced technology that minimizes environmental impact through lower power dissipation.  Working with world class fabrication partners, RANOVUS is the leader in the application of unique new technologies to fiber-optic communications products for data centers.

We are seeking an experienced Senior Product Engineer to join us as part of a multi-disciplinary team delivering component and module products.

Summary of Job Function:

  • Working as the Photonic/ASIC Components integrator, work with Photonics, High Speed ASIC, Laser design teams and Ranovus’ CMs to specify & implement best in class optimal assembly processes for high volume Optical Engine (Module) manufacturing, targeted for data center applications.
  • In conjunction with the project team, your role will be to support the micro-assembly configuration management & process specification (i.e. document manufacturing work instructions) during all phases of the project development (i.e. During NPI & Production Phase).
  • Contribute to the technical analysis, implementation, and verification of important building blocks of our evolving product portfolio.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Support for R&D Alpha/Beta builds, lead NPI roll-out, and support mass production post GA
  • Responsible for product configuration management & maintenance of BoM, including product planning.
  • Work with R&D design team, review design & assembly processes, develop work instructions for manufacturing; ensure design for manufacturability.
  • Support new product transfer, review developed assembly processes for continuous improvement.
  • Prepare & provide training to contract manufacturing production personnel at Ranovus and/or CM.
  • Assure product and process quality by designing testing methods; testing finished goods and process capabilities; establishing standards; confirming manufacturing processes.
  • Provide sustaining engineering support to production to improve product cost, yield and cycle time.
  • Maintains product and process data base by writing computer programs; entering data etc.
  • Perform failure analysis and implement corrective actions.
  • Provide data & support to PM & NPI operations head for data driven decisions for programs.
  • Define product manufacturing tooling requirements, jigs, tools, process specifications with the help of R&D team
  • Provide on-site support at CM to implement yield improvement initiatives.
  • Prepare & participate in internal manufacturing audits, in preparation for customer audits.


Desired Requirements and Qualifications:

  • Experience with photonic, laser, and ASIC components and micro-assembly
  • Experience in PCBA flip chip, fiber alignment/attachment manufacturing processes
  • Experience with product configuration management tools
  • Experience in new product transfer from R&D to CM operations
  • Experience with manufacturing & testing of optical communications modules
  • Experience in PCB layout design & schematic Capture tools
  • Ability to closely & transparently collaborate with in-house experts, among various disciplines.
  • Excellent teamwork, written and verbal communication skills.


Education And Experience:

  • Bachelor’s (or desirably Masters degree) in relevant fields: Mechanical, Electrical, or Optical Engineering
  • At least 5-8 years direct experience working as Product Engineer for semi-conductor products and/or micro-optics module products.

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