System Test and automation Engineer

4-7 years
2 months ago 7 Applied
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.

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:

Ciena's Virtual Broadband Network Gateway team is looking for a System test and automation engineer to join the Quality Assurance and automation team.

  • Responsible in creating a test strategy and execution of system, scaling test cases and test procedures for features in Virtual Broadband Network Gateway products and solutions.
  • Discover regression issues between the builds and releases and verify the bug fixes
  • Ability to do automation of system level functional tests independently using Python
  • Provide an accurate and timely status of testing efforts and quality metrics to the broader project team
  • Proficient in drafting comprehensive test-cases and test procedures to cover all features as outlined in software requirement documents
  • Work on documentingroot cause analysis of customer field issues
  • Able to succeed in a fast-paced environment and multi-task efficiently .

What Does Ciena Expect of You

  • 4-7 years of relevant work experience in software functional, scaling and/or system testing or production networking experience along with hands-on experience in automation.
  • Experience in Linux operating systems, BNG protocols and service provider network architectures
  • Knowledge of database technologies and TCP /IP networking, DHCP, PPPoE, L2TP , CGNAT, HQoS, DNS, IPv6, is must
  • Knowledge of usage of network load testing products such as Ixia and Spirent is preferred,
  • Knowledge of atleast one scripting language preferably Python based scripting is must.
  • Experience with router command line interfaces and simple network management protocol, RESTful APIs, databases, AAA protocols and usage of RADIUS servers is an advantage
  • Experience in troubleshooting internet protocol (IP) packets and experience in characterizing performance of Networking protocols.
  • Knowledge of Kubernetes and cloud architecture is an added advantage.


  • As a member of this geographically dispersed team, the desired candidate will have to test various components of the solution.
  • The candidate will work fellow quality engineers, developers and support personnel while overseeing the quality of the solution.
  • As a Test Engineer, the candidate will focus on functional testing, system testing for various features in the platform and assist in automating test strategies, methodologies, processes, and procedures and assist in defining performance automation requirements.

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.




Job Source:

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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