Senior Analyst, IT Network Engineering

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.

Why Ciena:

  • We are big proponents of life-work integration and provide the flexibility and tools to make it a reality.

  • 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 important. We offer flexible 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:

Job Duties: Deploy, configure, and manage of all network infrastructure in our corporate offices. Schedule and perform maintenance including upgrades, migrations, and decommissioning of production networks. Support the development, testing and integration of new hardware and software platforms into the network. Participate in an on-call rotation to support the regional network infrastructure 24×7. Develop engineering solutions to scale core network infrastructure, maximizing performance and availability. Work with partner teams and vendors to manage day-to-day operations and reliability of the regional network.

Fully remote, telecommuting position.

Requires 10% domestic travel.

What Does Ciena Expect of You?

  • Initiative – You’re a self-starter who works with limited direction and is accountable for resolving issues quickly and delivering against aggressive deadlines.

  • Agility – you thrive in an ambiguous environment, readily able to manage time-sensitive, competing and ever-changing priorities while maintaining a balanced and methodical approach to problem solving.

  • The flexibility to work independently and as part of a broader team – you excel as a member of a high-performance team environment, but are equally effective working independently as required.

  • Relationship builder – you’re able to quickly build trusted relationships at all levels with colleagues, customers, partners and suppliers, enabling you to readily build consensus, influence, and get things done.

  • Analytical ability – you’re a critical thinker who understands the importance of balancing the competing interests of various stakeholders and making tough yet timely decisions.

  • Communication expertise – you can readily translate complex technical information into clear, compelling narratives for non-technical audiences to ensure understanding and agreement.

The Must Haves:

Requirements: Master’s degree (or foreign equivalent) in Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or a related field and 3 years of work experience in the job offered or in an IT Network Engineering-related occupation. Experience must include: IT Network Troubleshooting; Network Administration, Network configuration management, Aruba Wireless Infrastructure and Network Access Control with Aruba Clearpass; and Network Security best practices and Firewall administration.

CONTACT: Human Resources, Ciena Corporation;

Employer: Ciena Corporation

Job Title: Senior Analyst, IT Network Engineering

Job Requisition: A710.130.2

Job Location: Hanover, MD

Job Type: Full Time

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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