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Software architect


This is a Full-time position in Ottawa, ON posted February 21, 2020.

Ciena may well be the most important technology company you’ve never heard of.

The innovations that wow us (driverless cars), and those we now take for granted (the ability to mobile-stream your favorite show) are the products of ingenuity from some brilliant and forward-thinking companies.

But those companies rely on Ciena, another vanguard of innovation, to create and advance the underlying networks that bring their breakthroughs to our doorsteps.

VR, AI, IOT, 5G … literally none of it would be possible without the mind-boggling technology that makes the internet itself work.

For more than 25 years, Ciena has been the global leader in networking strategy, and our technology has been part of the critical infrastructure running within the most advanced companies in the world.

The Services Technology Office is looking for a Cloud Software Architect to join our talented development team.

You will be responsible for leading the evaluation, design, and implementation of software solutions relating to network analytics and automation.

Keeping current with the latest trends and industry best practices will be critical to help us create world-class software.

We are looking to increase the use of data produced by backbone networks and leverage it to gain insights though machine learning and AI applications.

A keen interest in Layer 0 to Layer 2 networks would be a significant asset, providing context and clarity to the software we develop at Ciena.

You will work cross functionally with a variety of individuals, including Product Line Managers, Developers, Sales Teams, and Customers to flesh out requirements and designs.

We are looking for a motivated individual to join our team and contribute to key strategic initiatives for the Services departmentKey Responsibilities:Understand complex problems and design solutions to meet customer needsTranslate network concepts and detailed customer requirements into a software design that can be implanted by a teamEmbrace and implement big ideas, not stopping at what can easily be accomplishedDesign and deliver advanced analytics features for an array of software applicationsContribute to the roadmap and implementation of a standardized cloud technology platform for the Global Services team to enable scalability.Drive adoption of standardized technologies and platforms by software developers across the Global Services organizationEngage with teams across Ciena to contribute to knowledge sharing and code-reuseLead and mentor a team of software developersProvide timeline estimations and contribute to project planning Continuous learning and development of software skills, network knowledge, and the latest industry trends.Knowledge/Experience:Strong background in Java and Python based architectures of enterprise-class softwareSignificant working experience in the areas of DevOps, databases, API Integrations, algorithm developmentKnowledge of a range of databases and file storage systems including Neo4J, PostgreSQL, HDS.Hands-on experience working with AWS cloud architectures and solutionsFamiliar with the software life-cycle, development tools, building process, version control, product verificationExperience in application integration including recommending and validating solution designsExperience with applications involving mixed on-premise and cloud deployments Working knowledge of Front-End architectures, JavaScript, EmberJSExperience and knowledge of networking concepts specifically related to L0-L2Knowledge of Ciena and Blue Planet Software architectures is a nice-to-haveKnowledge of Network Operator roles and business structures considered a strong assetRewarding experience.

Meaningful outcomes.Making a difference in people’s lives through design and implementation of leading network technologies.

That’s what motivates us.A distinct way to workFree thinking, free discussion, and collaboration are the norm.

Expect more satisfying outcomes both personal and professional.Ciena values the diversity of our workforce and respects its employees as individuals, regardless of race, nationality, religion, sexual orientation, gender or age.Ciena is also committed to developing inclusive, barrier-free selection processes and work environments.

If contacted in relation to a job opportunity, you should advise Ciena in a timely fashion of the specific needs / accommodation measures which must be taken to enable you to be assessed in a fair and equitable manner.

Information received relating to any specific needs / accommodation measures will be addressed confidentially.What you can expect from usYou will receive notification of your successful applicationSuccessful applicants will be contacted by Talent Acquisition for an initial discussionIf suitable you will be considered for the short list and our formal interview process