Senior Software Engineer (SDN/User Interface)
Ciena Corporation 35 reviews - San Jose, CA

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Ciena Corporation, the network specialist, offers leading network infrastructure solutions, intelligent software and a comprehensive services practice. Our portfolio of software-centric optical and Ethernet platforms combines network element programmability, operating system commonality and management unification, and Carrier Ethernet-based transformation to enable our customers to change the way they compete. Our solutions form the foundation of many of the largest, most reliable and sophisticated service provider, enterprise, government, and research and education networks across the globe.

Job Description

The communications networking industry is undergoing transformative change and Ciena is leading the charge with a fresh wave of innovation using converged multi-layer transport and packet technologies. As a trusted partner to over 1,000 customers in 60+ countries, Ciena builds networks that fundamentally change the way our customers compete. Ciena’s software business plays an instrumental role in our strategy and is bringing products and solutions to market that win with the pillars of speed – service delivery, agility, and assurance.

Join our team as we continue to expand our business and build the next generation of Software Defined Networking.
Note: Position may be located in any major Ciena location.

Ciena is looking for a Senior Software Engineer to come aboard and help define and build our SDN Controller solution. The successful applicant will play a leadership role in the evolution of Ciena’s SDN products. This product line is positioned to perform a key function in rapidly growing Optical and Ethernet data transmission networks.

Defining the User Interfaces for SDN (Software Defined Networking) Controller and Applications and related NorthBound and SouthBound interfaces.
Breaking High Level customer needs into E2E solution requirements and white papers
Interfacing with customers and partners, providing thought leadership at solution level
Working as technical lead in key development projects
Working with a globally dispersed development team
Define the application use cases and configurations
Define the performance and characteristic requirements for the system
Required Skills

Strong background in telecom with focus on IP technologies
Strong UI skills, proven track record of designing and building innovative and intuitive User Interfaces.
Familiarity with SDN concepts and network in data center.
Familiarity with Openflow protocol and implementation.
Fundamental knowledge of network technology (L3-4, L2 over L3, routing, load balancing, peer to peer, SDN, Openflow, and monitoring).
Familiarity with network protocols (OSPF, BGP, ISIS, TCP/IP, ..).
Strong knowledge of IPv4, IPv6, MPLS, Traffic Management, QOS, VLAN and Diff Serv
Excellent communications skills with ability to work with end customers
Strong leadership and teamwork skills, Excellent written and oral skills, Ability to work independently on complex tasks, Self-driven with ability to work under strict timelines, Track record of innovation
Experience Required

5 to 10 years of experience in systems or software development in IP technologies
BSCS, MSCS preferred
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Ciena is an equal opportunity corporation and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin, religion, age, disability or veteran status in admission or access to, or treatment or employment in, its programs and activities.

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