Analyst, IT Risk Management – New Grad

Ciena is committed to our people-first philosophy. Our teams enjoy a culture focused on prioritizing a personalized and flexible work environment that empowers an individual’s passions, growth, wellbeing and belonging. We’re a technology company that leads with our humanity—driving our business priorities alongside meaningful social, community, and societal impact.

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Why Ciena:

  • We are big proponents of life-work integration and provide the flexibility and tools to make it a reality with remote work and potentially, part-time work.
  • We believe an inclusive, diverse and barrier-free work environment makes for empowered and committed employees.
  • We recognize the importance of well-being and offer programs and benefits to support and sustain the mental and physical health of our employees and their families and also offer a variety of paid family leave programs.
  • We are committed to employee development, offering tuition reimbursement and a variety of in-house learning and mentorship opportunities.
  • We know that financial security is important. We offer competitive salaries and incentive programs, RSU’s (job level specific) and an employee share option purchase program.
  • We realize time away to recharge is non-negotiable. We offer unlimited paid time off!
  • Great work deserves recognition. We have a robust recognition program, with ongoing and enhanced awards for exemplary performance.

How You Will Contribute:

Reporting to Senior Director, Enterprise Architecture & Risk Assurance as Analyst, IT Risk Assessment, you will be involved in leading our proactive stance on compliance with regulatory requirements, cybersecurity hygiene, and enhancing our risk management strategies through innovation and automation.

  • Oversee and streamline the IT audit process from initiation to issue remediation, incorporating automation to enhance efficiency.
  • Function as a primary liaison with internal and external auditors, ensuring compliance and timely treatment of audit findings.
  • Collaborate with stakeholders to maintain and improve IT risk management practices, facilitating regular discussions to keep remediation efforts on track.
  • Guide IT application owners in meeting compliance standards and manage all compliance documentation updates and reviews.
  • Apply critical thinking and strategic problem-solving to support decision-making and foster quality outcomes across diverse teams.

What Does Ciena Expect of You?

  • Initiative – you’re a self-starter who works with limited direction and is committed to delivering against aggressive deadlines.
  • customer first mentality – what’s important to the customer is also important to you.
  • Agility – you are readily able to manage competing and ever-changing priorities and maintain a balanced and methodical approach to problem solving.
  • Communication expertise – you possess the ability to tailor your message and ideas to the audience to ensure understanding and consensus.
  • The flexibility to work independently and as part of a broader team – you thrive in a team environment, are comfortable working independently, and know how to get things done in a virtual environment.
  • Relationship builder – with a proven ability to influence, you’re able to quickly develop trusted connections and get work done through others.

The Must Haves:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Management Information Systems (MIS) or equivalent.
  • 0-1 year of experience in project management, demonstrating a keen interest in IT Risk Management and a propensity for quick learning.
  • Demonstrated exceptional interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Strong analytical, organizational, and project management capabilities, with a focus on automation, system improvement, and business analysis.
  • An analytical thinker with a continuously improving mindset, eager to learn, and adaptable to new initiatives.
  • Commitment to enhancing user experience and driving Ciena’s success through innovative risk management strategies.


  • Knowledge or experience in regulatory compliance standards a plus
  • Experience in data analysis and report building a plus
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At Ciena, we are committed to building and fostering an environment in which our employees feel respected, valued, and heard. Ciena values the diversity of its workforce and respects its employees as individuals. We do not tolerate any form of discrimination.

Ciena is an Equal Opportunity Employer, including disability and protected veteran status.
If contacted in relation to a job opportunity, please advise Ciena of any accommodation measures you may require.

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