Senior Advisor, Product Line Management

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?

Responsible for defining product and business direction for Ciena Carrier
Packet-Optical (CPO) packet hardware determined via interactions with key
customer decision makers and R&D.

* Collaborate with Ciena Sr Management (Senior Director to VP level) to
provide strategic vision for Packet Roadmap on the CPO product portfolio.
* Facilitate PLM and R&D agreement on CPO Packet product development
direction and priorities.
* Act has subject matter expert with key CPO customer decision makers (at
multiple levels working and leadership).
* Lead overall technical direction for key customer accounts
* Provide thought leadership in the industry via interactions in
conferences and papers
* Provide guidance for pricing on specific CPO packet-related

* Extensive experience with Broadcom Silicon, specifically the Jericho and
Ramon family of products
o Key deliverables will be driving the design of the hardware
platform to meet next generation IP router capabilities
o Working closely with the software PLM team to support their
requirements within the hardware
* Strong product background in carrier grade switching and routing is a
o IP Routing/Switching, (ISIS, OSPF, BGP, Segment Routing)
o Services Layer (L2VPN, L3VPN, EVPN)
o Expertise in complementary technologies, e.g.;
# Software Defined Networking (SDN), including nodal
interactions, PCE
# Traffic Engineering & Optimization including Multi-Layer
# Nodal Management: SNMP, NETCONF, YANG, Telemetry & associated
o Experience with various network architecture models (Access/
Aggregation/MBH/Core IP Routing)
o Candidate should be comfortable/familiar with relevant industry
standards (IETF, IEEE, ITU, MEF)
* Proven experience of driving new product introduction into customer
accounts, including pre-sales engagements, strategy.
* Experience leading complex work efforts and projects
o Lead overall PLM effort for delivering large packet networking
o IPT PLM owner for product releases
o Provides architectural guidance to R&D on packet/optical solutions
to guide projects to align with customer requirement roadmaps and
company business direction
* Seasoned interpersonal skills with a proven ability to achieve results
through alignment of cross-functional and multi-divisional activities in
a highly collaborative, team-oriented, and fast-paced environment
* Extraordinary communications and presentation skills (customers and
internal constituents)
* Demonstrated ability to build trusted relationships with customers,
suppliers and other functional organizations

* Minimum BS in engineering (with telecommunications, networking or
communications systems concentration) or equivalent experience
* MBA desired
* 10+ years of relevant industry experience with successful and progressive
track record of accomplishment, leadership and increasing responsibility,
including at least 5 years of significant product line management (or
equivalent) experience


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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