Role overview – overview of the focal points of this role • We are looking for an experienced, Automation Test Engineer for 5G Solutions who is passionate about advancing the state-of-the-art and about delivering innovative products in networking and routing technologies. You will work on market-leading technologies such as Flexible Ethernet and Segment Routing, in a virtualized, micro-services oriented, container-based system architecture. This is an exciting time to join Ciena, as we aggressively drive our product portfolio forward into the future of advanced networking services. • Establish yourself as a Automation Test Prime for the application of delivering the next generation of applications in 5G xHaul, Synchronization and Timing Solutions, EVPN, Segment Routing and other virtualized network devices • Always continue learning and developing skills in technologies: system and network virtualization (Containers, SDN, NFV), advanced routing, BGP, Segment Routing, EVPN, LDP, MPLS, fast switchover technologies, Ethernet services and more. • Provide detailed implementations for test coverage, automation, validation, and documentation to deliver high quality, functionally excellent products • Work in an agile development environment and participate in sprint activities to plan and produce rapid cycle, high quality deliverables, co-ordinate activities across scrums Why is this role important within Ciena? What impact can you expect to have? • Ciena packet software and hardware technologies are deployed in Global Networks, Private and Public Cloud Solutions, 4G/5G communications, and SD-WAN • Influence the automation methodology and framework for the test organization in the 5G Solution Area. What type of work environment will you be working in? Who are the key teams with whom you will interact? • Partner with peer development scrums and technology leaders to ensure excellent cross-component QA strategy and coverage in various protocols What technical experience and/or professional and personal skills are required for this role? • Requires strong automation programming experience, especially with Python, for testing of networking features in an agile environment. • Understanding of Ethernet (L2) protocols, IP network, Routing Protocols, MPLS, Time-Sensitive Networking (TSN), ethernet and/or packet network time synchronization. • Customer and Quality advocate – be able to review, provide comments and approve Functional specifications, Technical Requirements, Design test plans for high quality product and higher customer satisfaction. • Hands-on member of the team, who can root cause and solve defects, often working with cross-functional teams, software design and automaton framework • Developed skills as an excellent verbal and written communicator • Familiarity with product cycles and deployment journeys for carrier class products in Service Provider customer environments. • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in computer science, engineering, or a related discipline. • LI-JW 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!