Spring 2023 Intern - Lumerical (MS/PHD) | Zemax

Oct. 24, 2022

Date: Oct 8, 2022

Location: Vancouver, British Columbia, CA, V6E2M6

Company: Ansys

Ansys is the global leader in engineering simulation. We empower the world’s most innovative companies to deliver transformational products to their customers. By offering the best and broadest portfolio of engineering simulation software solutions, we help our customers solve the most complex design challenges and engineer products limited only by imagination. Whether you are a software developer, product engineer, sales team member, or part of our corporate team, at Ansys we know that by embracing what makes us each unique, we become collectively better.


Ansys offers a complete portfolio of tools for optics simulation, including the best-in-class Lumerical suite of products for photonic design. Lumerical tools are used for a wide variety of applications, from photonic integrated circuits for datacom and sensing to full optical systems for consumer electronics. As a member of the Lumerical Solutions Group, you will take on challenging R&D problems, advance our leadership in photonic simulation, and collaborate with partners to build a successful photonic design ecosystem.

You will work in a highly collaborative and dynamic team environment. In this internship, you will support Electronics, Semiconductor & Optical Business Unit. This full-time position starts on Jan 9th, 2023 and concludes on April 31st, 2023.


In this internship, you will focus on developing multiphysics simulation workflows for photonic and optical components and systems.
•    Develop new advanced compact models for components used in photonic integrated circuits. 
•    Automate development and verification process for photonic compact models.
•    Enhance multiphysics integrations of Lumerical and other Ansys tools, such as Zemax and Speos. 
•    Propose, prototype, and validate new design methodologies and product features 


•    Pursuing graduate degree in electrical engineering, physics, or related field, with a focus on photonics and/or electronics
•    Programming experience with Python, MATLAB, or similar languages 
•    Experience using Lumerical’s tools and/or other photonic simulation tools 
•    Excellent communication skills in written and spoken English 

•    Passion for photonics and software development 


•    Design experience for various active and passive photonic components
•    Knowledge photonic compact modelling for use in circuit simulations 
•    Experience with ray tracing tools
•    Experience in photonic IC design and tape-out using EDA tools (e.g., Klayout, Mentor , Cadence) 
•    Knowledge of the photonic Industry and ecosystem


At Ansys, our diverse, collaborative teams give us the strength and insight to solve the world’s most challenging engineering problems. Our ONE Ansys culture has at its core:

  • Customer Focus
  • Results and Accountability
  • Innovation
  • Transparency and Integrity
  • Mastery
  • Inclusiveness
  • Sense of Urgency
  • Collaboration and Teamwork

At Ansys, you will find yourself among the sharpest minds and most visionary leaders across the globe. Collectively we strive to change the world with innovative technology and transformational solutions. With a prestigious reputation in servicing well-known, world-class companies, standards at Ansys are high – met by those willing to rise to the occasion and meet those challenges head-on. At Ansys, it’s about the learning, the discovery and the collaboration. It’s about the “what’s next” as much as the “mission accomplished.” And it’s about the melding of disciplined intellect with strategic direction and results that have, can and do impact real people in real ways. All this is forged within a working environment built on respect, autonomy and ethics.
At Ansys, you will find yourself among those eager to drive the world towards the next best thing with hands planted firmly on the wheel. Our team is passionate about pushing the limits of world-class simulation technology, empowering our customers to turn their design concepts into successful, innovative products faster and at lower cost.  As a measure of our success in attaining these goals, Ansys has been recognized as one of the world's most innovative companies by prestigious publications such as Bloomberg Businessweek and FORTUNE magazines.
Ansys is an S&P 500 company and a member of the NASDAQ-100. We are proud to have been recognized for the following awards: Bay Area Best Places to Work, a Pillar World Awards Gold Winner, Fast Company Best Places to Work for Innovators, a Gold Stevie Award for Great Employers, the FORTUNE Future 50, a DCA Silver Winner, an R&D100 Finalist, a 20% by 2020 Women on Boards winner, a 2020 Pittsburgh Tech 50 – finalist, and America’s Most Responsible Companies.
For more information, please visit us at www.ansys.com

We are committed to creating a culture of inclusion and belonging where everyone thrives as ONE Ansys team.

Ansys is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other protected characteristics.
Ansys does not accept unsolicited referrals for vacancies, and any unsolicited referral will become the property of Ansys. Upon hire, no fee will be owed to the agency, person, or entity.