Senior Test & Automation Engineer – System Integration, IP Routing and Networking (BB-7D0CA)

Found in: Neuvoo CA


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.

Your Role

We believe in the power of people. We are a network strategy and technology company that is motivated by making a difference in people’s lives – their productivity, their creativity, their health and comfort. That’s why our test engineers help sanitize technologies that allow people to do great things.

We’re looking for a highly motivated, talented and experienced engineer who is passionate about manual and automation test activities and is ready to assume a leadership position within the team in addressing future projects.

What will you do at Ciena?

  • Engage engineering teams, product line managers and product owners to transform high-level requirements into optimized test coverage.
  • Develop test strategies to fully exercise Packet Optical Transport product; System level, Routing and Switching, Provisioning, Performance and Scale, Fault management, Network traffic integrity.
  • Execution and Delivery of manual and automation end-to-end feature testing, tracking testing using Agile. Due diligence to ensure complete feature coverage, availability of required test environment (i.e., traffic generators, cards, system set up and ready), and the testing is within given quality parameters.
  • Analyze test results and prepare test reports.
  • Investigate software defects, highlight critical issues, and consult with software development engineers in finding a resolution.
  • Lead the effort to automate all manual test cases using automation best practices.
  • Share your vast experience while mentoring more junior members of the team.
  • You will be responsible for becoming the local subject matter expert for the features you are testing; related standards knowledge and customer requirements.
  • Provide support for Field Engineers through software upgrades, execution of the assigned test cases, debugging and collecting log files.
  • From time to time, ownership of internal/external customer prototype demonstration. Assist in standardization and interoperability lab testing.
  • Develop customer deliverable requirement use cases. Interact with PLM, architects and release managers to harden requirements. Understand the landscape of competitive usage of a feature.
  • Contribute to IETF and company's intellectual properties (Patents, White papers). Monitor industry standards and data application trends & alert senior management of potential roadblocks in product development
  • Required Skills:

  • Excellent troubleshooting and problem-solving skills associated with service provider, enterprise and carrier software solutions in general.
  • Excellent written (documentation) and interpersonal communication skills (English).
  • Strong abilities to work as part of a team or independently with little supervision.
  • Strong abilities to rapidly learn new complex technological concepts and apply knowledge in daily activities.
  • Knowledge and experience working with UNIX/Linux/RHEL/Ubuntu and/or any other server OS, be it on bare metal and/or Virtual Machine, and system admin functions.
  • Knowledge and experience working with system level, Layer 2 and Layer 3 protocols (like MPLS, IGP, BGP, Segment Routing, EVPN etc).
  • Knowledge and/or work experience with Python, Java, JavaScripting, CORBA, TCL/TK/Expect, Oracle, WebLogic and/or REST API and associated tools is highly desirable.
  • Knowledge and/or work experience related to network virtualization software like Open vSwitch, vRouter, etc. is highly desirable.
  • Knowledge and/or experience working with Layers 2 and/or 3 technologies on Ciena’s CES, 54XX and/or 6500 platforms would be an asset.
  • Preferred Qualifications :

  • BS/MS degree in Computer Science/Electrical Engineering or equivalent
  • 7+ years of progressive experience in System & Networking Testing role
  • Experience with one or more general purpose programming languages including but not limited to: Java, C/C++, C#, Objective C, Python, JavaScript, or Go.
  • Interest and ability to learn other coding languages as needed.
  • Experience in development environments – GIT, Jenkins, Perforce, Clearcase, etc
  • Experience working in Agile and Waterfall models of development
  • Experience in both manual and automated testing environments
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    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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