Software Engineer - 1A New Grad

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Job Type

Senior Mid

Years of Experience
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Tech Stacks
Python C Linux Git Segment Fabric ClearCase Jenkins Perforce Strategy

Job Description

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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About Ciena

Ciena is a networking systems, services, and software company. We're driven by a relentless pursuit of

network innovation—enabling our customers to adapt within ever-changing environments to deliver richer, more connected experiences for their business and users. We attract the best and brightest– those with outstanding talent, motivation, and the right attitude to contribute to our success. Our culture balances our openness and informality with professionalism and trust and is built on the foundation of our core values: Customer First, Integrity, Velocity, Innovation, and Outstanding People.

Ciena enables everyone to have a voice and a network that supports them while on the journey to discovering their passion and purpose. We trust each individual to do what they can to reach their full potential and make an impact on the business, whenever, wherever they are in the world. With Ciena’s highly innovative, forward-thinking business practices, we reward people for pushing the boundaries. Unlock your potential at Ciena!

What We’re Looking For

We are a network strategy and technology company that is motivated by making a difference in people lives – their productivity, their creativity, their health and comfort. That’s why our engineers design and implement technologies that allow people to do great things.

With customer proven capabilities, the Ciena Packet Transport Team is enhancing and advancing Carrier Ethernet Solutions to take advantage of worldwide market opportunities as Service Providers virtualize their networks, unify their legacy networks, and prepare for 5G.

We’re looking for motivated and talented individuals with extensive experience implementing carrier-grade data communications services. You will take an experienced and influential role contributing to Layer2/Layer3 data-path architecture, infrastructure and features, delivering innovative solutions to meet demanding performance, scalability and feature requirements for carrier grade Ethernet services.

What will you do at Ciena?

  • Drive the development of Packet Dataplane centric features and capabilities in areas of L2/L3 forwarding, Traffic Management - Ingress/Egress QoS/H-QOS etc.
  • Drive the development of advanced routing, service features and capabilities in a switching/routing system involving advanced routing: OSPF, IS-IS, BGP-PIC, Segment Routing, IP-VPN, EVPN, Ethernet services and network virtualization.
  • Work on highly complex systems involving fabric based multi-line card hybrid architecture that support high-availability, carrier-grade requirement of scale and performance.
  • Author and contribute in software design, development, reviews, validation, and documentation to deliver high quality, functionally excellent products.
  • Provide basic status reporting for feature of ownership.

Required Skills

  • Working knowledge in areas of L2/MPLS/IP packet forwarding on networking devices.
  • Good understanding of BCM chipset in areas of L2/L3 packet processing pipeline forwarding engine, traffic management, injection/extraction etc.
  • Good knowledge of working of Broadcom SDK API's and internal for XGS/DNX family based chipsets.
  • Exposure to L2/L3 control protocols (e.g. LLDP, LACP, CFM, Y.1731, G.8032, BFD, BGP, RSVP-TE, 6PE, 6vPE etc.) is a plus.
  • Strong C programming skills with strong debugging and trouble shooting skills over Linux platform.
  • Knowledge of IP networking stack in Linux & IP routing is add on advantage.
  • Carrier class product design and delivery experience with Access & Aggregation Switches/Routers designed for Service Provider deployments.
  • Exposure to traffic generators such as Ixia (IxNetwork, IxExplorer) or Spirent (Spirent TestCenter) is added advantage.
  • Understanding of IPv4 and IPv6 protocol family
  • Understanding around In Service Software Upgrade (ISSU)
  • Understanding of distributed system and architecture
  • Demonstrable self-initiative and “can do” attitude to find and implement the best solutions for customers.
  • Effectively able to work independently with little supervision and delivering to aggressive timelines.
  • Take test delivery ownership for a feature or a group of features. Understanding end-to-end feature requirements at individual and architecture level. In depth knowledge of the hardware and protocols involved, their dependencies and their role within the product architecture.
  • Thorough understanding of the impact of requirements across various releases. Confidence to take on the architects and question every requirement for their individual validity and completeness towards the deliverable.
  • Provide support for Senior Engineers through collecting log files, software upgrades, execution of the assigned test cases.

Education And Experience

  • Master’s or Bachelor’s degree in computer science or a related discipline.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, effectively able to collaborate with multiple teams across geographically diverse areas.
  • Work experience of 5-15 years.
  • Software development experience in C
  • Experience in development environments – GIT, Jenkins, Perforce, Clearcase, etc
  • Experience in Agile and Waterfall models of development
  • Knowledge of real world network topologies in Carrier/Metro Ethernet Space
  • Knowledge in area of 2G/3G/4G/5G is an added advantage
  • Automation experience in Python is desirable.
  • Position requires proficient troubleshooting and problem-solving skills
  • Team oriented; strong inter-personal skills and ability to understand customers’ needs, expectations and
  • Demonstrates ability to multitask on multiple projects
  • Demonstrates communications skills, both verbal and written, to effectively with remote QA and Development teams
  • Strong commitment to product excellence and quality

Being You @ Ciena

As part of our commitment to diversity and inclusion, we want to foster an environment that values and respects all individual’s strengths, perspectives, ideas, and ability to meet the needs of our customers globally. Ciena values the diversity of its workforce and respects its employees as individuals, regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, gender, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, veteran or marital status or any other category protected by applicable law. We do not tolerate any form of discrimination.

Ciena is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.

If contacted in relation to a job opportunity, you should advise Ciena in a timely fashion of the specific accommodation measures required for you to be assessed in a fair and equitable manner.

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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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