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Field Application Engineer



Ottawa, ON, Canada
Posted on Wednesday, January 3, 2024

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 Sr. 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