System Engineer (20229)

Ottawa/Toronto, Canada

The Opportunity 

We’re looking for the dreamweavers of tomorrow.

The Alphawave IP team combines technologists from different disciplines who come together with a shared passion for electronics, software, and communication technology. We look for individuals with a deep desire to build great products and we value collaboration, curiosity, and a commitment to solving hard problems.

What You’ll Do

  • Contribute to Architecture definition for SerDes links for several standards
  • Contribute to and help develop adaptation algorithms for a variety of equalization techniques
  • Perform sensitivity analysis and regression simulations for various link conditions
  • Work with internal silicon engineering team to help perform system performance correlation between behavior models and silicon

What You’ll Need

  • Masters/PhD in Computer Science or Electrical/Computer Engineering or Engineering Science
  • Previous experience with modelling critical SerDes blocks such as Transmitter, FFE, CTLE, DFE, and CDRs
  • Strong programming skills in MATLAB, C/C++, scripting skills in Python, Tcl, Perl
  • Experience working with PCIe and/or Ethernet SerDes specifications

It’d Be Amazing If You Had

  • IBIS-AMI modelling experience
  • Familiarity with IEEE 802.3 and OIF standards
  • Extensive working experience with one or more: firmware, low-level programming, optimizing embedded C code, hardware debug

About You

  • Customer focused
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Able to listen to and appreciate ideas and opinions that differ from yours
  • Extremely detail oriented
  • Superb analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Drives for consistency
  • Takes personal pride in high standard of outputs
  • Self-motivated and self-managing

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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