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Alcatel-Lucent Silicon Photonics Design Summer Co-op in New York, New York

Silicon Photonics Design Summer Co-op

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Position: Silicon Photonics Design Summer Co-op

Duration: 3 months

  • Dates: May - August 2024

    Come create the technology that helps the world act together

    Nokia is committed to innovation and technology leadership across mobile, fixed and cloud networks. Your career here will have a positive impact on people’s lives and will help us build the capabilities needed for a more productive, sustainable, and inclusive world.

We challenge ourselves to create an inclusive way of working where we are open to new ideas, empowered to take risks and fearless to bring our authentic selves to work.

The team you`ll be part of:

Our IP/Optical Networks business group (ION) includes IP, optical and network automation technologies and related services sold to our communication service provider customers as well as adjacent markets including webscale companies and enterprises. Our comprehensive wide area networking (WAN) solutions enable our customers to build and operate automated, secure, and high-performance networks at massive scale – helping to interconnect people and things from any broadband access modality to – and among - edge clouds, central clouds, the Internet, and other services and data centers.

Education Recommendations

Current M.S., or Ph.D. student in electrical engineering, physics, applied physics, or other similar quantitative fields.

What you will learn and contribute to

We are searching for a Silicon Photonics Design Co-op for our Summer 2023 Term to engage in the research and development of silicon photonics integrated circuit technology. The candidate will take responsibility for the development process for complex photonic devices and systems-on-chip, from design through fabrication, testing and analysis. As a member of our silicon photonics design team, you’ll be working alongside other experienced silicon photonics designers with strong records of delivering innovative photonic device designs and large-scale silicon photonics circuits.

  • Lead or support the design of active and passive photonic devices and/or complex photonic integrated circuits and systems.

  • Develop new design approaches and innovate on both device-level design and system-level optimization.

  • Interact with fab partners.

  • Contribute to test development and lead the test data analysis of your devices to correlate design with measurements.

  • Collaborate with all other functional teams in the organization to deliver co-designed and co-optimized photonics systems.

    W hat is Nokia looking for from me

    You have:

  • Solid programming skills in Python or C/C++.

  • Good understanding of general concepts in physics, especially in optics or electromagnetics.

    It would be nice if you had:

  • Proficiency with optics design tools, such as Lumerical.

  • Experience with designing or characterizing silicon photonic or other integrated optical/optoelectronic devices or circuits.

  • Strong understanding of general concepts in fiber optics and integrated optics.

  • Experience in photonic integrated circuit design, modeling and layout.

  • Solid numerical and physics-related programming skills.

  • Experience with high-frequency design and modeling.

    Why we're awesome

    Nokia offers flexible and hybrid working schemes, continuous learning opportunities, well-being programs to support you mentally and physically, opportunities to join and get supported by employee resource groups, mentoring programs and highly diverse teams with an inclusive culture where people thrive and are empowered.

    Company Culture: We believe our people are our greatest asset and we aim to foster a fun, challenging, positive, and inclusive work environment. We offer 1-on-1 mentorship, learning and development opportunities, global impact and interaction, and flexible work/life balance.

    Meaningful Co-op Term: During your co-op term, you will have the opportunity to test out the latest technologies and work on innovative projects that could leave a global impact. You get to use skills learned in the classroom and apply it to real work situations while gaining professional hands-on experience.

    Nokia is committed to inclusion and is an equal opportunity employer

    Nokia has received the following recognitions for its commitment to inclusion & equality:

  • One of the World’s Most Ethical Companies by Ethisphere

  • Gender-Equality Index by Bloomberg

  • Workplace Pride Global Benchmark

  • LGBT+ equality & best place to work by HRC Foundation

    At Nokia, we act inclusively and respect the uniqueness of people.

    Nokia’s employment decisions are made regardless of race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, marital status, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

We are committed to a culture of inclusion built upon our core value of respect.

As a federal contractor & pursuant to Presidential Exec. Order 14042, Nokia mandates for all employees a COVID-19 vaccination or an approved religious or medical accommodation.

Join us and be part of a company where you will feel included and empowered to succeed.

See you this summer 2024!

“The intern program at Nokia is truly designed to give students all the support and guidance we need to excel in our professional careers. Working at Nokia as a software developer Co-op, I was able to learn and grow with the guidance of mentors from across the company through a multitude of research, development, and leadership opportunities. It was exciting to be able to contribute to real-world projects and apply my previous experiences to new domains, especially since the Nokia work culture encourages innovation and creativity. I’ve made lifelong connections and skills through my time here, and I’m so grateful to have been a part of the Nokia team!” – Mara Hubelbank, Former Nokia Co-op student, Spring - Summer 2021

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Additional Information

  • United States Salary Range: Salary Range*: $23.00 - $34.00 per hour *Nokia maintains broad salary ranges for its roles in order to account for variations in knowledge, skills, experience and market conditions, as well as reflect Nokia’s differing products, industries and lines of business. Candidates are typically placed into the range based on the preceding factors as well as internal peer equity.

  • United States Benefits: United States Benefits: Nokia US Campus Program offers the following benefits: Paid time off for holidays, Flexible working opportunities, NokiaEDU (Personal Development)

  • Disclaimer (For US Jobs): Nokia Maintains broad annual base salary ranges for its roles in order to account for variations in knowledge, skills, experience and market conditions, and with consideration to internal peer equity.