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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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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:

We are looking for highly skilled Software Test Engineers and Automation Developers to work on Ciena's NextGen NMS system i.e MCP. MCP is Ciena's domain controller, automating lifecycle operations of Ciena's packet and optical networks. Based on Microservices architecture, MCP helps network operators to Plan, provision, and turn up multi-layer services quickly using a highly intuitive interface. MCP marks a strategic shift from legacy network management software, enabling the transformation to open, scalable software control that easily integrates into network operators Billing and Operations Support Systems (B/OSS) and Orchestration layers using open REST APIs.

Roles and Responsibilities: As a software test engineer, you would be involved in the following:

  • Test strategy, Test planning of manual & automation test development
  • Manual & automation test execution of NMS/EMS based telecom products
  • Working with strategic CIENA product partners to ensure coordination throughout the PV cycle
  • Perform continuous process improvement via the Test Escape Analysis process (TEA)
  • Collaborate in an Agile scrum teams working on the Features for the management and control of Packet Optical Devices of Ciena's product suite.
  • Understand requirement from Product Owners/Architects in areas of Optical Transport Technologies (DWDM concepts, optical networks) and break them into end-to-end use cases.
  • Create Automated Test Suites for completing test automation of your features

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 account priorities and largely driven by the software development process.
  • Communication expertise - you have the ability to influence and tailor your message and ideas to the audience to ensure understanding and consensus.
  • 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 get work done through others.
  • A commitment to innovation - you keep abreast of the market and competitive developments and are always keen to formulate new ideas and problem solve.

The Must Haves:

  • Bachelors/Master of Engineering in Computer Science/Electronics and Communication
  • Automation Development Experience in Python, JavaScript, Postman and Selenium
  • Excellent knowledge in Networking Fundamentals
  • Knowledge of databases like Oracle, MySQL, Cassandra
  • Working experience in NMS/EMS based Software systems.
  • Extensive understanding on Linux OS
  • Excellent troubleshooting/debugging skills.
  • Excellent Problem-Solving skills.
  • Excellent Written and Spoken communications skills.


  • Exposure to Microservice Architecture based platforms and REST based APIs.
  • Java knowledge
  • Understanding of DWDM concepts, optical networks.

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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 anEqual 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.

Ciena Corporation is an American telecommunications networking equipment and software services supplier based in Hanover, Maryland. The company has been described by The Baltimore Sun as the "world's biggest player in optical connectivity." The company reported revenues of $3.62 billion for 2021.


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