1-3 years of experience
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Employment Type:
Full time
Job Category:
Software Developer - New Grad (R004607)
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Ciena | Spokane, WA
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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.

The candidate will be involved in the design and development of embedded software for our next generation carrier class Ethernet switches. This position will focus on management plane software which is responsible for highly redundant and reliable systems that utilize emerging technologies in order to maintain the ever growing demand for high speed, high volume traffic with little or no service disruption. As the world transitions to IPv6, you will be implementing the latest protocols and developing system components that provide chassis and database management, non-service affecting software upgrades, alarm and health services, IP interfaces and optimized high speed backplane communications on multi blade 100GB devices. As part of a highly successful software development team, you will be introduced to useful tools and resources that will help you grow both professionally and personally. It is a unique opportunity to develop your engineering knowledge and skills in an environment dedicated to maintaining industry superiority.

Required Skills


Work with the team to understand the product requirements and hardware design
Translate product requirements into functional requirements and create functional specifications.
Create software designs to meet functional requirements
Create automated tests to verify functional requirements
Implement and test embedded software modules
Utilize software and hardware tools to identify and diagnose problems and factors affecting network performance.
Work with the system test team to troubleshoot and resolve issues

Required Experience

0-2 years experience
BS in Computer Science or Computer Engineering


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)