PIC Design Engineer- 20236

Ottawa/Toronto, Canada

Alphawave IP builds industry-leading wired connectivity solutions that enable data to travel faster, more reliably, and with higher performance at lower power. Our technology is embedded in leading-edge semiconductors built to power global network and computer systems. It is an essential part of the core infrastructure enabling next generation services in data centres, artificial intelligence, 5G wireless infrastructure, data networking, autonomous vehicles, and solid-state storage.

The Opportunity 

We’re looking for the dreamweavers of tomorrow.

As an Alphawave Principal Solution Engineer within the IP Solutions organization, you are responsible for partnering with our most valuable customers to design complex IP subsystems utilizing Alphawave bleeding edge IP. In this role, you will oversee all aspects of the Alphawave IP product line during engagements with our customers. This includes pre-sale customer requirements, industry standard trends and customization. You will engage with R&D team and marketing team to draft IP specification and requirements to satisfy our customer applications and improve the IP integration experience. You will also be required to solve complex Subsystem usage and track implementation issues during execution.

We are seeking an experienced Photonic chip designer to lead our development of optical connectivity products.

What You’ll Do

  • Assemble and serve as the lead for a photonic integrated circuit (PIC) design team
  • Perform modeling, design, and verification on photonic IC components using industry-standard CAD tools and PDKs from leading foundries
  • Work with the chip engineering, packaging, and system teams to develop PIC specifications
  • Advise on PIC packaging and test strategies
  • Reports to the CTO and advises on long-term PIC strategy

What You’ll Need

  • PhD or equivalent in a relevant subject area
  • 2+ years conducting PIC design for products in industry
  • Expert knowledge in commercial photonic CAD
  • Ability to communicate technical details succinctly and clearly within your own team, other internal teams, external teams, and senior management

About You

  • Extremely detail oriented
  • Great collaboration and communication skills
  • Superb analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Customer focused attitude
  • Drives for consistency
  • Takes personal pride in high standard of outputs
  • Self-motivated and self-managing
  • Able to adapt to fast moving, changing environment

Diversity & Inclusivity

Alphawave IP is based out of one of the most diverse countries in the world. This includes differences related to race, ethnicity, national origin, gender, gender expression and presentation, sexual orientation, religion, age, ability and socioeconomic status. To us, diversity is one our strongest assets to our organization. We commit ourselves to promoting the recognition and appreciation of our diverse and rich culture. We believe that it is critical to our success to promote freedom of thought and opinion in a respectful environment. The decisions we make are rooted by respectfully considering each other’s thoughts and opinions and by working towards a greater common goal, saving lives.


Alphawave IP is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from all qualified individuals, including visible minorities, Indigenous People, and persons with disabilities. We welcome and encourage applications from people with disabilities. If as a qualified job applicant, you request accommodation, Alphawave IP will consult with you to provide reasonable accommodations according to your specific needs. If you wish to make a request, you will be provided an opportunity if your application is selected to proceed in our hiring process.

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