DevOps Engineer

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Ciena is committed to our people-first philosophy. Our teams enjoy a culture focused on prioritizing a personalized and flexible work environment that empowers an individual’s passions, growth, wellbeing and belonging. We’re a technology company that leads with our humanity—driving our business priorities alongside meaningful social, community, and societal impact.

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CloudOps Engineer

Why Ciena

  • We are big proponents of life-work integration and provide the flexibility and tools to make it a reality with remote work and potentially, part-time work.
  • We believe an inclusive, diverse and barrier-free work environment makes for empowered and committed employees.
  • We recognize the importance of well-being and offer programs and benefits to support and sustain the mental and physical health of our employees and their families and also offer a variety of paid family leave programs.
  • We are committed to employee development, offering tuition reimbursement and a variety of in-house learning and mentorship opportunities.
  • We know that financial security is important.  We offer competitive salaries and incentive programs, RSU’s (job level specific) and an employee share option purchase program.
  • We realize time away to recharge is non-negotiable.  We offer flexible paid time off!
  • Great work deserves recognition. We have a robust recognition program, with ongoing and enhanced awards for exemplary performance.

How You Will Contribute

Blue Planet, the software division of Ciena, provides best-in-class intelligent automation software and niche professional services to help clients modernize their IT and network operations. Driven by policy and AI-based insights, Blue Planet delivers the closed-loop automation tools needed to align IT and networking processes—critical to facilitating digital transformation and an adaptive network. 

You will be responsible for software pipeline automation including developing, enhancing and maintaining continuous integration and continuous deployment tools across multiple platform (AWS and others), multiple deployment models (standalone, HA, Geo redundant) and integration to a large-scale IT environment. You will also perform daily operational tasks and supporting end-users (product and project developers).

  • Kubernetes infrastructure configuration, automation, maintenance and troubleshooting
  • Software pipeline automation including developing, enhancing, and maintaining continuous integration and continuous deployment tools
  • Deploy Blue Planet applications in AWS environments or other cloud platform
  • Application administration, monitoring, troubleshooting and automation
  • Deploy and operate HA, Geo-redundant and zero downtime upgrade solution
  • Perform daily operational tasks and support end-users (product and project developers)

What Does Ciena Expect of You?

  • Initiative – You’re a self-starter who works with limited direction and is committed to delivering against aggressive deadlines.
  • Agility – you are readily able to make key decisions and manage competing and ever-changing priorities.
  • Communication expertise – you possess the ability to influence and tailor your message and ideas to the audience to ensure understanding and agreement.
  • The flexibility to work independently and as part of a broader team – you thrive in a multi-disciplinary team environment, but are comfortable working independently as required.
  • Relationship builder – with an ability to influence, you’re able to quickly develop trusted connections and get work done across multi sites.
  • A commitment to innovation – you keep abreast of the market and competitive developments and are always keen to formulate new ideas and problem solve.
  • A passion for coaching – fully understanding and appreciating the power of the mentorship role.

The Must Haves

Required experience and skills

  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering or Computer Science
  • 3 years + of relevant CloudOps/DevOps experience in below areas
  • Linux OS configuration, automation and troubleshooting
  • Development and maintenance CI/CD processes
  • Cloud: AWS/Azure/GCP services
  • Configuration Management: Ansible
  • Infrastructure as Code: Terraform
  • Containerization: Docker
  • Container Orchestrator: Kubernetes
  • Scripting: Shell/Python
  • CICD: Teamcity/GitLab
  • Source Control: GitLab/Bitbucket
  • Kubernetes plugins
  • Excellent documentation skills


  • CI/CD for SAAS application
  • Monitoring frameworks (Prometheus, Nagios)
  • Domain knowledge – OSS, Telecom
  • Openshift Cloud Platform
  • Networking
  • Security
  • Collaboration with stakeholders
  • Work in a global team environment
  • Attend status calls with stakeholders as needed
  • Work closely with the product development team

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At Ciena, we are committed to building and fostering an environment in which our employees feel respected, valued, and heard. Ciena values the diversity of its workforce and respects its employees as individuals. We do not tolerate any form of discrimination.

Ciena is an Equal Opportunity Employer, including disability and protected veteran status.

If contacted in relation to a job opportunity, please advise Ciena of any accommodation measures you may require.

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