Custom Link Engineering (New Grad)
4d 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.

No candidate will meet every single desired qualification. If your experience looks a little different from what we’ve identified below and you think you can bring value to the role, we’d love to learn more about you!

What will you do at Ciena?

The Agile Programmable Optical Transport R&D organization is responsible for the development of world leading photonic hardware, photonic software and photonic system architecture.

Within this organization the Link Engineering team is responsible for designing and evaluating optical layer performance of customer networks.

Networks range from transoceanic subsea cables, through national scale long network to metro and data center interconnects.

In this role, you will gain a detailed understanding of a wide range of photonic transport networks and optical equipment.

You will use and develop proprietary models to simulate optical performance of modems and photonics in actual networks to obtain the most cost-effective solution for the customer’s application.


  • Communicate with Sales Engineers and Account Primes to obtain all relevant details of customer network and application requirements
  • Use and develop proprietary models of Ciena equipment and fiber propagation to evaluate optical performance of current and next generation Ciena optical transport products in national and oceanic networks
  • Use modeling results to produce link designs that meet customer requirements of high efficiency and lowest cost
  • Provide detailed optical design information required to win the business or deploy a system
  • Develop link engineering planning material for use by sales engineers
  • Your work will have a direct impact on the success of Ciena winning business
  • Experience and Skills

  • Bachelor’s or Masters degree in physics or electrical engineering required, optical communication content is an asset
  • Industry experience is an asset
  • Understanding of the physical layer of optical networks
  • Excellent team worker
  • Strong analytic ability
  • Solid understanding and working knowledge of numerical methods
  • Working knowledge of Matlab
  • Strong communication skills
  • Location

  • Ottawa Canada. Remote location may be considered
  • 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.

    We do not charge any fee for employment and the same applies to the Recruitment Partners we work with. Additionally, we do not ask for any refundable security deposit to be paid in bank accounts for employment purposes.

    We request candidates to be cautious of misleading communications and not pay any fee / deposit to individuals / agencies / employment portals on the pretext of attending Ciena’s interview process or seeking employment with us.

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