Lead Software Engineer
Ottawa, Canada
1d ago

Since 1992, Ciena has been driven by 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 Ciena technologies.

Ciena makes your social / entertainment / business existence REAL.

What will you do at Ciena?

The Blue Planet software division is seeking a stellar Lead SoftwareEngineer to develop and support platform applications of network automation software suite.

Blue Planet platform is based on a modern software architecture that leverages open-source technologies, model-driven templates and container-based micro-services.


  • Develop common services and tools for scalable and highly available software system
  • Provide platform support to deliver complete solutions to customers
  • Work closely with support team to manage customer escalations.
  • Troubleshoot and resolve customer issues
  • Document, mentor,and train others
  • Strive to make continuous improvement
  • Experience

  • Bachelors / Masters Degree in Computer Science or equivalent experience
  • Strong understanding of Computer Science fundamentals, algorithms and design patterns
  • Proficient in languages such as Python / GoLang / Java
  • Experience with distributed, highly-available, horizontally scalable systems running at large scale
  • Interest and ability to acquire new technologies quickly
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Desirable knowledge or experience (a plus not mandatory)

  • Database technology such as postgres / neo4j / cassandra
  • Distributed high throughput messaging system such as Apache Kafka
  • Good knowledge of OS and software security
  • Cloud environment (e.g. AWS, OpenStack, etc.)
  • Customer support
  • About Ciena

    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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