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Associate Systems Engineer (R004220)
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Ciena | Englewood, CO
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Job Description

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.

Position can be located in Denver, CO.

This is the entry level role into the Field Systems Engineering team supporting a US based global accounts.


Assist in analysis and evaluation of customer's technical requirements
Develop accurate and timely presales product configuration, pricing, and quoting.
Provide responses to customer technical inquiries
Responsible for sales record keeping (sales forecasts, quotes, inventory, etc.)
Performs other duties as assigned

Required Skills

Strong problem solving skills
Understanding of telecommunications and data communications network architectures
Demonstrate general technical understanding of DWDM, SONET/SDH, OSI reference model, Ethernet, IP and MPLS
Strong PC skills required
Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite Applications (Excel, PowerPoint, Word, etc.)
Software development skills (Python, C, C++, Java, etc.)

Desired Characteristics

Excellent written and verbal communication, listening and presentation skills
Ability to work effectively with a Sr. Systems engineering team
Exceptional aptitude/ability to learn at least one product quickly
Demonstrated technical knowledge
20% travel required

Required Experience

Bachelors Degree in Engineering or Computer Science or relevant experience


About Ciena

Ciena Corporation is a provider of communications networking equipment, software and services that support the transport, switching, aggregation and management of voice, video, and data traffic. The Company's optical service delivery and carrier Ethernet service delivery products are used individually, or as part of an integrated solution, in communications networks operated by service providers, cable operators, governments and enterprises around the globe. It is a network specialist targeting the transition of disparate, legacy communications networks to converged, next-generation architectures, able to handle traffic and deliver a mix of high-bandwidth communications services. The Company's products, along with its service-aware operating system and unified service and transport management, enable service providers to deliver critical enterprise and consumer-oriented communication services. On March 3, 2008, the Company completed acquisition of World Wide Packets, Inc. (WWP). (Source: 10-K)