Senior Software Engineer (Packet/MPLS)
Ciena Corporation - 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. The communications networking industry is undergoing transformative change and Ciena is leading the charge with a fresh wave of innovation surrounding the synergistic union of optical 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 Packet Networking 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 assurance We are currently seeking a Senior Software Engineer to join our team as we continue to expand our business and build the next generation of packet networking.

As part of the Packet Networking team, you will be involved in the architecture, design and development of next generation carrier class MPLS switches.
Work with Product Line Management team to understand customer requirements Translate customer requirements to design requirements Software design, development, unit-testing and bug-fixing activities on the assigned modules Assist and lead in some early product demonstrations to customers Scope and assist in validation testing activities and ensure product delivered to validation team aligns with original customer request Serve as technical reviewer of technical documentation in support of product development and release Required Skills

Requires strong proficiency of IP forwarding, L2VPN, VPLS/VPWS, Psuedo-wire emulation and L2 switching Requires experience in MPLS (LDP, RSVP) and routing protocols (OSPF, ISIS, BGP) Experience with High Availability features for routers preferred Must possess outstanding problem solving skills in the diagnosis and resolution of customer issues Excellent oral and written communication skills

Experience Required

MS in CS/EE or BS CS/EE + 8 yrs A minimum of 8 years of professional experience developing carrier class routers and switches In-depth knowledge of software development processes Experience in the development of customer focused software solutions

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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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