Principal Engineer Distributed Software

Job Description

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 Cien
technologies. Ciena makes your social / entertainment / business existence
What will you do at Ciena?

We are looking for talented engineers to join our team and develop our next
generation operating system for both Ciena and industry-standard routers and
switches. You are passionate and competent working in a team to deliver
virtualized networking products based on micro-services and Container based
architecture to our customers. This is an exciting time to join Ciena, as 5G
and SDN drive transformation of the internet and we aggressively drive our
product portfolio forward into the future of advanced networking services.

* Join an Agile scrum team to develop leading router and switching device
control features for Ciena s packet optical product offerings.
* Deliver software in diverse, industry-leading product formats: as
virtualized functions for NFV, integrated on Ciena s advanced packet
networking switches, and others.
* Design in an embedded software development environment in C and Python
languages using Yocto and BitBake development tools
General Activities
* Work on Distributed, Disaggregated and Virtualization infrastructure/
technologies to enable SDN/NFV and whitebox solutions in Ciena OS running
on all packet networking platforms
* Become expert in SDN paradigms and environments, working with micro-
services architectures, Linux containers, Kubernetes and Docker/Docker
* Contribute to software architecture, design, development, validation and
documentation of advanced networking features and sophisticated real time
system services
Collaboration with stakeholders
* Work with Architects and Marketing on product requirements and deployment
* Collaborate with QA to verify the software and product work the way
customers expect
* Interact with peers in other technology teams to design software
interfaces and overall system behavior
Areas of impact
* Software design and architecture, features, and functionality
* Ciena packet solutions from pizza boxes to white box systems to virtual
(VNF) components
* Deployment of your work into worldwide networks as Service Providers
unify and virtualize their networks, prepare for 5G, and take advantage
of SDN and functional disaggregation.

* Bachelors or Masters degree in computer science, computer engineering or
a related discipline
* Knowledge and/or experience with Netconf/Yang, Google Protocol Buffers,
Dockers, Docker swarm, Kubernetes, SDN/NFV, Redis datastore, ISSU, HA,
NSR and Performance/Scale is required
* Prior Distributed, Disaggregated infrastructure and Distributed
Infrastructure for highly scalable disaggregated router experience is
* Experience in container orchestration in a distributed architecture, to
manage multiple containers deployed across multiple host machines is
* Experience with JSON development, Network Orchestration API s and
working in an Agile/Scrum environment would be preferred.
* Ability to demonstrate high proficiency in C/C++, Python and networking
* Hands on prior experience in Linux based software development for
embedded systems
* Sound knowledge of design principles, distributed architectures, data
structures and algorithms
* Excellent communication written and verbal communication skills and
ability to collaborate effectively in a team environment
* Excellent analytical and problems solving skills to diagnose and resolve
customer issues
* Demonstrable self-initiative and can do attitude to find and
implement solutions for customers


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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