Software Automation Engineer (Co-op Student/Intern) needed at Lumentum Ottawa, Ontario, Canada-Apply now

Jun 24
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Lumentum Canada was awarded the 2022 National Capital Region’s Top Employers for the 6th consecutive year and the 2022 Career Directory Canada’s Best Employers for Recent Graduates for the 5th consecutive year.

Lumentum is seeking to hire a Process Automation Software Engineer (Co-op Student) for our Ottawa based team. The position requires an on-site presence.

What do we do?

It’s an exciting time to join Lumentum! Lumentum (NASDAQ: LITE) is a market-leading manufacturer of innovative optical and photonic products enabling optical networking and commercial laser customers worldwide. Lumentum’s optical components and subsystems are part of virtually every type of telecom, enterprise, and data center network. Lumentum’s commercial lasers enable advanced manufacturing techniques and diverse applications including next-generation 3D sensing capabilities. Lumentum is headquartered in San Jose, California with R&D, manufacturing, and sales offices worldwide. For more information, visit

We believe Lumentum is a great place to work and we support a diverse and inclusive culture where employees bring their whole and authentic selves to work. We strive to build meaningful connections that fuel innovation to produce products that impact the world. We are committed to creating a diverse and welcoming workplace that includes employees with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We believe that enables us to better meet our mission and values while serving customers throughout our global communities. People of color, women, LGBTQIA+, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

The Opportunity (8 or 12 months)

  • September 2023 to April 2024
  • September 2023 to August 2024
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What will you do in this role?

The Student Shall Participate As a Software Developer On The Process Automation Software Team, Working On Software Applications & Libraries In a Team Environment

  • Support the optical alignment team by delivering new features and bug fixes to the automated alignment software application;
  • Work closely with process engineers on manufacturing automation, including:
    • Hermetic sealing, MEMS mirrors testing, Liquid Crystal on Silicon panels (LCoS) inspection, optical block alignment, diffraction grating inspection, among others
  • Write hardware drivers for new instrumentation and test equipment;
  • Become familiar with manufacturing processes, and run manufacturing tests in the lab to validate new feature development;
  • Work self-sufficiently or in a small team to deliver technically challenging solutions;
  • Applying best practices throughout the software lifecycle;
  • Solve complex problems in multi-disciplinary teams;
  • Investigate, document, and resolve software failures;

You will have a positive impact on our success by:

  • Contributing to the ongoing development of automated solutions for the manufacturing of our next generation optical transport products;
  • Solving complex technical problems;
  • Working in close collaboration with other teams, such as the Optical, Hardware, Mechanical, Software, and Firmware R&D teams;
  • Improving the quality and robustness of manufacturing automation software.

What experience will allow you the greatest success in this role?

Recommended Education

  • Graduate level or 3rd/4th year undergraduate student pursuing a degree in Engineering, Engineering Physics, Computer Science or equivalent.


  • Desire to succeed and to do things right the first time;
  • Strong problem-solving skills;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
  • Strong object-oriented software design and implementation (any language);
  • Experience with any or all of the following: Visual Studio, VB.NET, C#, Python, XML, SQL, SVN, Git, multi-threading, MS Build;
  • Experience in instrumentation and automation is an asset;
  • Understanding of optical systems is an asset;
  • Experience with optical instruments and optical fibers is an asset;
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What sets Lumentum's student program apart? We're awesome because…

Our student program offers opportunities to work on real projects that have meaningful impact in an environment that supports diverse perspectives, inclusivity and fosters a sense of belonging. We offer flexible working schedules, continuous learning, mentorship programs, employee resource groups and perks and benefits to all students – including health, dental & vision coverage, and employee wellness programs.

In its seventh consecutive year, the Ottawa site is honored to be named one of the Canada Region Top Employers and one of the best employers for recent university graduates under the Career Directory for the sixth year by Canada’s Top 100 Employers!

Lumentum awards scholarships of $5,000.00 to ten of our Canada based students from underrepresented groups. To be considered for the scholarship, the first thing you need to do is apply for a Lumentum intern/co-op opportunity so you can be reviewed for a job with us. To receive the DIB scholarship, you must complete an intern/co-op with Lumentum.

You might be interested to know..

  • We are a humble but passionate team of engineers & physicists who love our work and improving with each day;
  • Our team has a long history (15 years and counting) of employing co-op students and we truly value the contributions our co-op students make to our team. In fact, several students have been hired upon graduation;
  • We have a diverse team, many of whom hold advanced degrees, so there is a mentor here to help you grow and learn;
  • Our building has a small gym and showers that are free to use.
  • There is a cafeteria on site that provides free coffee & tea;
  • Plenty of FREE Parking, if you drive, and a conveniently located public transit stop in front of the building, if you take public transit.

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