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Product line manager


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.

How we workProvides a common focal point for new product development and introduction.

This is a cross-functional role that incorporates key Corporate initiatives into product development.

Interacts with R&D, marketing, sales, technical support, QA, manufacturing etc.

as well as external customers to ensure that products have necessary features, cost parameters, manufacturability goals, reliability targets and release schedules.

May participate on various product development teams in the company from conceptual meetings to manufacturing release.

Incumbents may have a varied background in engineering, marketing, previous PLM experience, Technical Sales.

NOTE: Because of the highly cross-functional nature of the role, incumbents in these jobs may report into one of several functions e.g.

development, marketing, manufacturing, etc.

Internally recognized specialist on complex technical and business matters.

Incumbents provide a leadership role for the work group through advanced knowledge in his/her area of specialization.

Generally free to determine work priorities based on general direction from managers.What you will accomplishCollaborate 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.Provide subject matter expertise with key CPO customer decision makersLead overall technical direction for key Tier 1 customer accounts and participate in the business development process.Provide guidance for pricing on specific CPO packet-related opportunities.You are someone who hasGood 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 environmentExtraordinary communications and presentation skills (customers and internal constituents)Demonstrated ability to build trusted relationships with customers, suppliers and other functional organizationsProven experience of driving new product introduction into customer accountsExperience leading complex work efforts and projectsAssist PLM effort for delivering large packet networking productsProvides architectural guidance to R&D on packet/optical solutions to guide projects to align with customer requirement roadmaps and company business direction.Deep understanding of SONET/SDH/TDM Technology, Network Architecture, Modernization/Migration Strategies is a key assetPacket Switching (L2 ethernet technologies, OAM, Loop-avoidance, etc.)IP Routing/Switching is a plus:ISIS, OSPF, BGP, Segment RoutingMPLS (RSVP, LDP, TP, LU)Services (L2VPN, L3VPN, EVPN)Expertise in complementary technologies, e.g.;Software Defined Networking (SDN),Traffic Engineering & OptimizationNodal Management: SNMP, NETCONF, YANG, Telemetry & associatedExperience with various network architecture models (Access/Aggregation/MBH)Candidate should be comfortable/familiar with relevant industry standards (IETF, IEEE, ITU, MEF)*LI-CNRewarding 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