Software Engineer - Blue Planet Analytics

Ciena   •  

Ottawa, ON

Industry: Telecommunications


Not Specified years

Posted 153 days ago

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Ciena may well be the most important technology company you’ve never heard of. The innovations that wow us (driverless cars), and those we now take for granted (the ability to mobile-stream your favorite show) are the products of ingenuity from some brilliant and forward-thinking companies. But those companies rely on Ciena, another vanguard of innovation, to create and advance the underlying networks that bring their breakthroughs to our doorsteps. VR, AI, IOT, 5G … literally none of it would be possible without the mind-boggling technology that makes the internet itself work. For more than 25 years, Ciena has been the global leader in networking strategy, and our technology has been part of the critical infrastructure running within the most advanced companies in the world.

What will you do at Ciena?

You will join the growing Blue Planet Analytics team based in Montreal and Ottawa (Canada). Our team is developing an adaptive network driven by Artificial Intelligence that will disrupt the telecommunications industry.

We want to hire professionals who aspire to work on world-class challenges. We will consider junior and senior candidates with skills in data science, software engineering and/or telecommunications. Since we are inventing new products that have never been made before, we are looking for individuals who can learn about new technologies continuously and solve hard problems with minimal guidance.


  • Develop intelligent data-driven applications for telecommunications use-cases
  • Develop core components of Ciena’s Big Data and Fast Data platform

General Activities

  • Write software, together with unit tests and integration tests
  • Integrate components from open source projects with our home-grown code base
  • Participate in Agile Scrum meetings
  • Celebrate accomplishments!

Collaboration with stakeholders

  • Daily collaboration with software designers, testers and data scientists
  • Co-supervision of co-op students and research students from universities
  • Occasional interactions with management and customers

Areas of impact

  • Product engineering
  • Science, research & intellectual property


  • Scala, Java or Python programming (other languages an asset)
  • Object-oriented, functional, distributed programming. Algorithmic complexity, scalability.
  • Apache Hadoop, Spark and NiFi ecosystem
  • DevOps (Docker, Kubernetes) and cloud infrastructure (AWS, Azure)
  • Familiarity with telecommunications networks is an asset
  • Familiarity with data science is an asset


Rewarding experience. Meaningful outcomes.

Making a difference in people's lives through design and implementation of leading network technologies. That's what motivates us.

A distinct way to work

Free thinking, free discussion, and collaboration are the norm. Expect more satisfying outcomes - both personal and professional.

Ciena values the diversity of our workforce and respects its employees as individuals, regardless of race, nationality, religion, sexual orientation, gender or age.

Ciena is also committed to developing inclusive, barrier-free selection processes and work environments. If contacted in relation to a job opportunity, you should advise Ciena in a timely fashion of the specific needs / accommodation measures which must be taken to enable you to be assessed in a fair and equitable manner. Information received relating to any specific needs / accommodation measures will be addressed confidentially.

What you can expect from us

  • You will receive notification of your successful application
  • Successful applicants will be contacted by Talent Acquisition for an initial discussion
  • If suitable you will be considered for the short list and our formal interview process