Sr. Advisor IP Metro Product Line Management
San Jose
hace 3 días

Since 1992, Ciena has been driven by a relentless pursuit of network innovation. We believe in a network that grows smarter, more agile, and more responsive every day.

This means that when you digitally interact in your world - picking up the phone, streaming video, texting a friend or loved one your interactions are being enabled by Ciena technologies.

Ciena makes your social / entertainment / business existence REAL.

No candidate will meet every single desired qualification. If your experience looks a little different from what we’ve identified below and you think you can bring value to the role, we’d love to learn more about you!

This positon can be located anywhere in North America

We are seeking a veteran of L2 / L3 networking to provide expertise and direction instrumental to the definition, development, marketing, and sales of Ciena’s routing and switching offerings.

This position would report into the Ciena Product Line Management (PLM) organization as part of the Global Products & Services Division.

You will define tactical objectives and roadmap to expand Ciena’s market leadership in programmable IP / Ethernet / optical routing products.

Define key software feature functionality involving hardware & software products from across Ciena’s IP Metro portfolio, as well as interaction with Ciena SDN infrastructure and 3rd party products.

This will involve cross-functional coordination and alignment with other internal groups as well as external groups to nurture our routing and switching feature set through implementation and into deployment.

The candidate must possess a balance of very strong technical skills, market knowledge, and eye for business. Excellent verbal and written skills are required for interaction with customers as well as various internal groups.

In-depth knowledge of market trends and applications as well as networking / telecom technologies and standards is required.


  • Define and develop routing, switching and optical related requirements for applications such as Mobile Packet Backbone Networks, Data Center Interconnect, IP Metro, VPN Services
  • Coordinate RFI / RFP response efforts in support of sales teams
  • Participate and / or consult on RFP defense and executive briefings
  • Demonstrate technical subject matter expertise to convey product / solution benefits and positioning to customers, marketing, and sales.
  • Support of business development efforts across multiple market segments
  • Work with engineering, manufacturing, and sales to develop new products or improve existing ones.
  • Review software engineering test plans and bug scrubs
  • Review product release notes and product documentation
  • Assist in setting priorities and drive the roadmap for product improvements based on customer demand, general market demand, technology trends, and competitive analysis
  • Assist sales in product presentations, collecting customers, assessing products to meet customer needs and in preparing detailed product specifications and proposals.
  • Develop and / or assist in the development of applicable sales tools

  • Work as a routing and switching subject matter authority providing consultation to internal Ciena organizations (e.g. Sales, Marketing, Global Tech Support, Network Services, etc.)
  • Up to 30% travel required including international

  • BS in engineering, computer science or equivalent with proven experience in product management, technical pre-sales, sophisticated technical support or similar role
  • Solid understanding of IP networking, as it relates to Tier-1 / 2 / 3s, MSOs, ICPs and Data Center operators an authority understanding of the architectures, use cases, products, trends, and driven positioning is required
  • Strong Knowledge in IPv4 / v6, MPLS, Segment Routing, EVPN, Multicast and Carrier Ethernet
  • Solid understanding in ROADM and WDM networking is a plus
  • Awareness of IP technology evolution in standards bodies and industry forums (e.g. IETF)
  • Routing certification preferred
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Strong presentation abilities (In person and online)
  • 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.

    We do not charge any fee for employment and the same applies to the Recruitment Partners we work with. Additionally, we do not ask for any refundable security deposit to be paid in bank accounts for employment purposes.

    We request candidates to be cautious of misleading communications and not pay any fee / deposit to individuals / agencies / employment portals on the pretext of attending Ciena’s interview process or seeking employment with us.

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