Senior Digital Backend Designer

Role: Senior Digital Backend Designer

Reporting to: ASIC Director

Location: Edinburgh, UK


  • BS or higher in Electrical Engineering, Applied Physics, or related field
  • Basic understanding of fiber optics and fiber optic communications
  • Familiarity with the physics of semiconductor devices (emitters and photodetectors)
  • Understanding of RF design and testing
  • Experience in setting up test systems on an optical bench
  • Willingness to work in the lab is a must
  • Ability to do lab automation scripting with Python, LabVIEW, etc is a plus
  • Basic knowledge of working with digital hardware including FPGAs, I2C interface, ADCs, DACs, and microcontrollers
  • Flexible, quick learner, ability to work in a fast-paced startup environment


About Avicena

Avicena is a privately held company developing microLED based ultra-low power high bandwidth interconnects for chip-to-chip communications. This technology will revolutionize High-Performance (HPC) and Cloud computing, as well as other industries where low power interconnects are critical like camera sensors, autonomous vehicles, and aerospace. Avicena is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California with a development center in Livingston, Scotland. The company was founded in 2019 by leading technologists from the optical networking industry with a track record of delivering breakthrough products. (

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