Software Engineer C++
2d 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?

A software designer is required to aid in the development of a Standalone / Server-based / Web based / Cloud based, network design and engineering application for Real Time Network Planning.

This application is developed for Ciena’s leading edge Blue PlanetTM platform . The application will assist customers in the design and development of SONET / SDH, OTN & Optical DWDM networks featuring Ciena’s market leading and pioneering optical products and technologies.

This application is used to design and deploy Ciena’s Transport, Switching and Packet hardware for Long haul, Regional and Metro networks.

The successful candidate will be expected follow a disciplined approach to software development to ensure that the application is delivered with high quality, to the required specifications, and by the required delivery date.

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work with a dynamic team of engineers and software designers and will gain firsthand experience developing software


  • Analysis, software design and implementation to validate and optimize DWDM, SONET / SDH, OTN based networks, which are designed based on a variety of parameters
  • Apply design principles to work in a client server, desktop based or microservice-based development environment and keeping in mind performance and memory constraints.
  • Work collaboratively with Product Owner, Product Line Manager (PLM) and Verification.
  • Complete assigned development tasks including unit testing and documenting work
  • Translate functional requirements into development tasks and provide project manager accurate time estimates for completion
  • Troubleshooting and debugging of reported issues
  • Keep yourself abreast with latest technology trends
  • General Activities

  • Feature analysis and discussion with product owners to understand and frame the detailed requirements with design estimates.
  • Work in Agile Scrum and create / update Jira’s with detailed description, DoD & acceptance criteria.
  • Design and Implementation
  • Unit testing & integration testing.
  • Work with product verification team in resolving feature defects.
  • Collaboration with stakeholders

    Work collaboratively with :

  • Peers
  • Release Manager
  • Product Owner
  • Product Line Manager (PLM)
  • Product Verification
  • Areas of impact

  • Network Planning Software
  • OnePlanner
  • Blue Planet MCP
  • Network Planner
  • Experience

    Candidate should have 6+ years of experience in following :

  • End-to-end software development (requirements analysis, design, implementation, testing, and support) - Critical
  • LanguagesC#.Net, REST API CriticalWPF - DesirableC++ (C++ 11 or later preferred), OOPS DesirableDynamic Languages - Scala, Python - Desirable
  • PlatformWindowsMicroServices, ASP.NET Core.NET Framework 4.5.1 or laterMessage Queues like Kafka
  • DB / File Formats / ORMDatabases e.g. Cassandra, AWS - S3JSON, XMLnHibernate / Hibernate / Entity Framework
  • Client / ServerREST API, Web Services, SOAP - Critical
  • Decent Knowledge of Data Structures and exposure to Performance Improvement Critical
  • Additional skills :

  • Problem Solving, Excellent Aptitude and Positive Attitude - Critical
  • Good Communication Skills - Critical
  • Good Interpersonal Skills - Critical
  • Exposure to docker containers - Desired
  • Knowledge of concepts in terms of DWDM, SONET / SDH, OTN and knowledge of telecom object models Desired
  • Experience with Agile software development methodologies Desired
  • Familiarity / experience with other technologies, including; database design, Client / Server etc. is considered an asset
  • Prior knowledge of EMS / NMS will be an asset
  • 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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