Principal Test Engineer - Packet
Ciena Corporation
4d ago

Ciena may well be the most important technology company you’ve never heard of. The innovations that wow us (driverless cars), and those we now take for granted (the ability to mobile-stream your favorite show) are the products of ingenuity from some brilliant and forward-thinking companies.

But those companies rely on Ciena, another vanguard of innovation, to create and advance the underlying networks that bring their breakthroughs to our doorsteps.

VR, AI, IOT, 5G literally none of it would be possible without the mind-boggling technology that makes the internet itself work.

For more than 25 years, Ciena has been the global leader in networking strategy, and our technology has been part of the critical infrastructure running within the most advanced companies in the world.

What will you do at Ciena?

The Packet Software and Access (PSA) R&D organization is responsible for delivering platform-independent Service Aware Operating System (SAOS) and Access products to support Mobile Backhaul, Enterprise, NFV and White-box based applications in access and aggregation tiers of the network.

Gurgaon R&D center has seen exponential growth in various dimensions including development, test and release planning. In last 6 years, Gurgaon test team has grown to be the largest team across globe having ownership of multiple PSA products / releases.

Team has huge state-of-art engineering lab in Gurgaon and real time exposure to Tier-1 service provider network deployments.

Regression team charter is to ensure business continuity by focusing on execution, analysis and enhancement of automated test suites across all PSA product lines.

Team works closely with R&D Software, Automation development and Product Validation teams to deliver high quality releases.

As part of this team, you will be getting exciting opportunity to work on next generation technologies like Containers, Dockers, Virtualized Network Functions, advanced MPLS concepts, L3 protocols, Whitebox, D-NFVi.

You will enable sprint stability in Agile development by keeping regression automation running daily. In short, you will be part of the team which owns complete regression of our next-generation products.

Role overview overview of the focal points of this role

  • We’re looking for an experienced, Principal Test Engineer in IP Routing who is a natural leader, passionate about advancing the state of the art and about delivering innovative products in networking and routing technologies.
  • You will work on market-leading technologies such as EVPN and Segment Routing, in a virtualized, micro-services oriented, container-based system architecture.

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

  • Establish yourself as a go-to IP Routing Expert for the application of IP Control Plane in delivering the next generation of applications in 5G, EVPN, Segment Routing and other virtualized network devices
  • Always continue learning and developing skills in leadership and technologies : system and network virtualization (Containers, SDN, NFV), advanced routing, BGP, Segment Routing, EVPN, LDP, RSVP, MPLS, fast switchover technologies, Ethernet services and more.
  • Establish yourself as a subject matter expert in BGP, EVPN, Segment Routing, Multicast for L3 and L2 solutions
  • Trouble shoot customer and Internal reported issues in routing protocol and services; identify root cause, diagnose, debug document and help developers in faster defect resolution
  • Provide leadership and implementation in test coverage, automation, validation, and documentation to deliver high quality, functionally excellent products.
  • Conducts knowledge sharing sessions : Moderate to complex topics, including smaller protocol or RFC related information, specific functional area presentations or methods of procedures.
  • Topics not product related that may help enhance process or efficiency, such introduction to new tools for testers.

  • Work in an agile development environment and participate in sprint activities to plan and produce rapid cycle, high quality deliverables, co-ordinate QA activities across scrums.
  • Why is this role important within Ciena? What impact can you expect to have?

  • Ciena packet software and hardware technologies are deployed in Global Networks, Private and Public Cloud Solutions, 4G / 5G communications, and SD-WAN
  • Influence design of market-leading products as the network infrastructure transitions to 5G, L3, and disaggregated cloud architectures
  • What type of work environment will you be working in? Who are the key teams with whom you will interact?

  • Partner with peer development teams and technology leaders to ensure excellent cross-component QA strategy and coverage
  • Collaboration with stakeholders :

  • Design and QA teams for Ciena Networking products
  • PLM and Product Architects
  • Customer Accounts team
  • Customer support team
  • Required Skills :

  • Requires expert, hands-on, strong in-depth and deployment-tested knowledge of L2 / L3 IPV4 , IPV6, BGP, IS-IS or OSPF, MPLS / LDP / RSVP, L3VPN, EVPN, Segment Routing, IPv4 / IPv6 Multicast Protocols, OAM , Protection switching, Traffic Engineering, Ethernet / MPLS services and network virtualization.
  • Customer and Quality champion be able to review, provide comments and approve Functional specifications,
  • Technical Requirements, Design test plans for high quality product and higher customer satisfaction.
  • Hands-on leader who can root cause and solve complex defects, often working with cross-functional teams, software design, PLA and customer support.
  • Interact with PLA to understand the Customer Requirements and work with software to make sure its implementation.
  • Strong Commitment to product excellence and quality.
  • Developed skills as an excellent verbal and written communicator with the ability to influence and also the ability to absorb, germinate, and evolve new ideas in collaboration with other contributors
  • Experience in Ixia or Spirent Test tools.
  • Python programming and trouble shooting skills desired but not required.
  • Familiarity with product cycles and deployment journeys for carrier class products in Service Provider customer environments.
  • Self-starter with a strong can do belief, committed to delivering quality results on aggressive timelines. Effectively able to work independently with little hands-on supervision.
  • Team oriented; strong inter-personal skills and ability to understand customers’ needs, expectations and perspective.
  • Demonstrated ability to multitask on multiple projects, with good time management skills and stay focused under pressure.
  • Education and Experience :

  • Bachelor’s / Master’s degree in computer science or a related discipline.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, effectively able to collaborate with multiple teams across geographically diverse areas.
  • Rewarding experience. Meaningful outcomes.

    Making a difference in people's lives through design and implementation of leading network technologies. That's what motivates us.

    A distinct way to work

    Free thinking, free discussion, and collaboration are the norm. Expect more satisfying outcomes - both personal and professional.

    Ciena values the diversity of our workforce and respects its employees as individuals, regardless of race, nationality, religion, sexual orientation, gender or age.

    Ciena is also committed to developing inclusive, barrier-free selection processes and work environments. If contacted in relation to a job opportunity, you should advise Ciena in a timely fashion of the specific needs / accommodation measures which must be taken to enable you to be assessed in a fair and equitable manner.

    Information received relating to any specific needs / accommodation measures will be addressed confidentially.

    What you can expect from us

  • You will receive notification of your successful application
  • Successful applicants will be contacted by Talent Acquisition for an initial discussion
  • If suitable you will be considered for the short list and our formal interview process
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