Software Engineer - C/Data Structures/Linux
3d ago

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’re looking for an experienced, motivated and talented individual interested in progressing their career in advanced IP Routing and MPLS features, while learning to leverage the disruption taking place with SDN, NFV and virtualized routing systems.

You will take an experienced and influential role contributing to advancing next generation routing capabilities focused on service provider, carrier grade capability, scale and reliability.


  • Develop advanced IP and MPLS OAM features and capabilities in a switching / routing system.
  • Continuous learning and development of skills in IP-Routing, OSPF, ISIS, BGP, IPV4 / IPV6, MPLS, Protection switching, BFD (IP / LSP / VCCV), FRR, IP / MPLS OAM (including Performance Monitoring), L2VPN, L3VPN, LDP, LFA, Segment Routing, EVPN, MPLS QoS and network virtualization
  • General Activities

  • Author and contribute in software design, development, validation, and documentation to deliver high quality, functionally excellent products.
  • Drive integration with enabling technologies including third party software, existing platform and hardware capabilities.
  • Trouble shoot issues. Identify root cause, debug & deliver robust timely fixes.
  • Prototype and evaluate solutions on target hardware platforms.
  • Provide basic status reporting for own work or that of a small team.
  • Collaboration with stakeholders

  • R&D teams.
  • QA / PV teams
  • 3rd party vendors.
  • Field Support teams
  • Experience / Skill Required :

  • Bachelor’s / Master’s degree in Computer Science (or equivalent).
  • Familiarity with any of IP-Routing, IPV4 / IPV6, L3VPN, Segment Routing, EVPN, BFD, Seamless-BFD.
  • Familiarity with IP networking stack in Linux & IP routing.
  • Effectively able to work independently with little hands-on supervision.
  • Excellent C programming skills with strong debugging and trouble shooting skills over Linux platform. Knowledge of Linux IP networking stack is a bonus.
  • Team oriented.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, effectively able to collaborate with multiple teams across geographically diverse areas.
  • 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.

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