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. SCOPE OF RESPONSIBILITIES Manages a team of engineers qualifying, releasing, and supporting platform software for Cienas next generation network operating system for Packet Networking access and aggregation products.
Also includes responsibility for engineering technical support for customers of installed base of access and aggregation platform products in conjunction with Cienas Global Product Support services organization and common OS organization.
In collaboration with the platform independent common operating system organization, and the access and aggregation platform hardware organization, own the platform software QA for access and aggregation portfolio.
concurrent integration testing and concurrent solution testing of continuous-integration platform software releases; and automated regression test development for platform software releases integrating qualified platform independent components.
Furthermore, work in collaboration with common OS QA organization to support the incorporation and validation of future generations of test and automation technologies.
Partner with access and aggregation platform Product Line Management on supporting early access customer engagements. Lead, inspire and mentor a world-class platform QA organization.
Ensure product and technology quality are fully aligned with, and support, the Ciena vision, strategy, and business operating plan.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Build, organize, drive, measure a world-class, networking-savvy, platform software QA team Ensure the successful definition, architecture, design, implementation, and timely, quality delivery of Packet Networking platform products Leveraging Agile scrum and DevOps processes, drive innovation, rapid prototyping, early phase deliveries, and general availability versions of differentiated, leading-edge platform products against challenging timelines with concurrent hardware and software new product development Actively participate and contribute in Packet Networking leadership and decisions as a member of the Packet Networking platform leadership team.
REQUIRED SKILLS Technologies SDN / NFV, IP, MPLS / SR, L2VPN / EVPN, L3VPN, multicast, Carrier Ethernet and associated L2 and L3 OAM / SAT, Linux, BMC / BIOS / x86, uBOOT / ARM, DRAM / flash / SSD, packet timing / GNSS Proven experience successfully organizing and leading software product QA organizations Demonstrated success leading complex software products through the full product Life Cycle (definition, development, quality assurance testing, delivery, maintenance, end-of-life) Proven experience delivering complex software products to the Service Provider and / or large Enterprise marketplaces Self-starter, highly organized, effective at dealing with ambiguity and change, creative World class leader who can motivate teams in challenging and complex times Collaborative, team-player, but also not afraid to take a stand and debate options unemotionally.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE BSEE / BSCS 3 years in engineering management Min 10 years software engineering Extensive knowledge of system, Linux, Network OS, Ethernet, and IP technologies Strong executive leadership skills and presence Outstanding communication, presentation and influencing skills Track record of cross-functional collaboration to achieve business objectives.