Senior Software Engineer
San Jose
hace 6 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.

What will you do at Ciena?

We are looking for talented engineers to join our team and develop our next generation operating system for both Ciena and industry-standard routers and switches.

You are passionate and competent working in a team to deliver virtualized networking products based on micro-services and Container based architecture to our customers.

This is an exciting time to join Ciena, as 5G and SDN drive transformation of the internet and we aggressively drive our product portfolio forward into the future of advanced networking services.


  • Join an Agile scrum team to develop leading router and switching device control features for Ciena’s packet optical product offerings.
  • Deliver software in diverse, industry-leading product formats : as virtualized functions for NFV, integrated on Ciena’s advanced packet networking switches, servers and others.
  • Design in an embedded software development environment in C and Python languages using Yocto and BitBake development tools
  • General Activities

  • Work on Virtualization technologies to enable SDN / NFV solutions in Ciena OS running on all packet networking platforms, white boxes and servers
  • Become expert in NFV and SDN paradigms and environments, working with micro-services architectures, Linux containers and Docker
  • Contribute to software architecture, design, development, validation and documentation of advanced networking features and sophisticated real time system services
  • Collaboration with stakeholders

  • Work with Architects and Marketing on product requirements and deployment scenarios
  • Collaborate with QA to verify the software and product work the way customers expect
  • Interact with peers in other technology teams to design software interfaces and overall system behavior
  • Areas of impact

  • Software design and architecture, features, and functionality
  • Ciena packet solutions from pizza boxes to white box systems to virtual (VNF) components
  • Deployment of your work into worldwide networks as Service Providers unify and virtualize their networks, prepare for 5G, and take advantage of SDN and functional disaggregation.
  • Experience

  • Bachelors or Masters degree in computer science, computer engineering or a related discipline
  • Knowledge or experience with Netconf / Yang, Google Protocol Buffers, Dockers, SDN / NFV, VPP, DPDK, Redis datastore and Performance / Scale would be preferred
  • Experience with JSON development, Network Orchestration API’s and working in an Agile / Scrum environment would be preferred.
  • Ability to demonstrate high proficiency in C / C++, Python and networking concepts
  • Hands on prior experience in Linux based software development for embedded systems
  • Sound knowledge of design principles, data structures and algorithms
  • Excellent communication written and verbal communication skills and ability to collaborate effectively in a team environment
  • Excellent analytical and problems solving skills to diagnose and resolve customer issues
  • Demonstrable self-initiative and can do attitude to find and implement solutions for customers
  • About Ciena

    Ciena is a network strategy and technology company with a passion to provide an experience, to you and our customers that is as rewarding as the outcome.

    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!

    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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