Senior Systems Engineer

Ciena   •  


Industry: Telecommunications


8 - 10 years

Posted 178 days ago

This job is no longer available.


The role / What you will do at Ciena:
Performs technical tasks, including written proposals, network design and engineering and quotes.  Must be able to communicate solutions to customers and work with internal CIENA organization


  • Perform network and applications engineering for multiple CIENA products
  • Complete complex network designs for customer application of CIENA networking products
  • Proficient in use of Ciena Network design and modeling tools and in particular Optical Modeler
  • Consult with various organizations inside customer on application of CIENA products for next generation architectures
  • Prepare quotations and assist in proposal preparation for Ciena products & upgrading actual design.
  • Provide product and technical expertise to support Sales efforts of Ciena products
  • Prepare complex design and applications presentations
  • Interface with sales group and product management/marketing to develop and/or propose product enhancements to meet customer requirements
  • Gain understanding of operations tools including Siebel and be involved in forecasting process
  • 20-30% travelrequired
  • Performs other duties as assigned


  • Technical expertise of fiber optic transmission systems (especially DWDM, ROADM and SONET)
  • General technical knowledge in data networking including understanding of IP, Ethernet and other data networking protocols
  • Telecommunication networks, storage networks and network management.
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills
  • Excellent presentation skills
  • Understanding of backbone longhaul transport, metro DWDM, optical evolution and packet transport
  • Demonstrate working technical knowledge of Ethernet, Storage Networking (Fibre Channel, FICON) SONET/SDH, and have some knowledge of IP/MPLS
  • Flexible, able to handle multiple tasks with minimal supervision
  • List appropriate knowledge, skills, and abilities.


  • Technical Degree; BSEE or relevant experience
  • In-depth knowledge of optical transport systems
  • 7-12  years telecommunication industry experience
  • Prior experience as a contributor on a sales account team