Senior Manager -Packet Networking SVT
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.

Manage SVT/PV activities at Ciena for the Packet networking group. Responsibilities will include hands on technical management as well as people management, which include day to day management of resources, tracking and reporting progress of the teams in various cross-functional meetings, co-coordinating activities between North American and India teams. Review product requirements, Architecture and designs and provide feedback to development teams. Team up with development organizations in order to ensure customer quality in the Packet Networking product. This role requires strong knowledge of Networking technologies, L2, L3 and MPLS.

Staff and manage the activities of the Product Validation group for Packet Networking product lines Ensure team is able to execute responsibilities effectively and meet tight deadlines. Develop and Improve existing processes and ensure teams follow established test and validation processes. Career development of group members. Participate in Cross-functional meetings to represent PV of Packet Networking products. Coordinate the sharing of responsibilities between North American and Indian PV teams. Develop and Execute test plans based on System Requirements and high level development documents. Consult with hardware and software engineering staff to identify and document functional interfaces and requirements to perform operational and performance testing at the module and overall system levels. Confer with hardware and software engineering personnel to resolve problems related to specifications and associated test plans/procedures. Investigate product defects and highlight critical issues that can have potential customer impact.

Required Skills

Strong organizational skills and ability to delegate effectively across teams or complex projects. Demonstrated ability to manage multiple parallel projects with highly variable scopes. Demonstrated leadership and communications skills, both verbal and written, to effectively communicate/collaborate with remote QA and development teams. Advanced knowledge of product validation methodologies Experience in data networking including understanding of IP, Ethernet and other data networking protocols; specifically IEEE 802.1 (MAC, VLAN, LACP), MPLS, LDP, IPv4/IPv6, SNMP, G.8032 MPLS routing protocols OSPF, ISIS, PGP Team player and leader to enable wholesome participation and growth within the team. Be a hands-on technical manager and lead via example. Excellent communication skills.

Experience Required

MS/ BSCS or MS/BSEE with minimum 10 years of progressively responsible Product TEST/QA management and validation experience in networking L2/L3, MPLS, IPV4, IPV6 Experience with test automation systems would be a plus ( languages such as C/C++, Perl, Python and/or Ruby) Experience in carrier network implementation and deployment strategy, topologies and solutions would be a strong +. Prior experience in Product Development Life Cycle involving both hardware and software.

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