Network Architect


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Ciena Corporation, the network specialist, offers leading network infrastructure solutions, intelligent software and a comprehensive services practice. Our solutions form the foundation of many of the largest, most reliable and sophisticated Internet content provider, service provider, enterprise, government, and research and education networks across the globe.

As the customer facing, Principal Solutions Architect supporting the Global Cloud Networking (GCN) vertical, the ideal candidate requires a strong understanding of current and future trends in network hardware, packet-optical integration, network software and applications, customer applications, and operations in the Cloud Networking ecosystem. The candidate must be able to perform technical oversight internally to ensure Ciena’s hardware and software direction aligns with customer needs, work collaboratively with key influencers in the industry to drive technology direction, and engage with customer personnel from Engineering to C-Level Executives. This candidate must have a complete understanding of the full lifecycle of the network and software stacks of the equipment, operations, planning, facilities, services and assurance mechanisms in our customer environments. The candidate must have knowledge of all areas of network architecture and engineering. This includes data center and regional fabrics, data center and regional aggregation, edge/peering, and core networks.. The candidate must be able to articulate and describe the current and forward-looking networking use cases in cloud scale network architectures and how future changes in these use cases may impact Ciena. 

The ideal candidate possesses exceptional executive-level communication skills, demonstrating the ability to convey complex ideas clearly and concisely and must also be able to create and communicate complete network solutions that add value and differentiates Ciena from our competition. The candidate must be able to develop relationships and align with both internal (PLM, engineering, and services) and external (Customer) organizations and provide a forward-looking plan that enables technology adoption. In addition, the ability to position Ciena’s value in hardware and software leadership in all areas of network, data center solutions, automation and operations. The ideal candidate would be able to articulate and drive a clear view to …

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North America


United States


Data center Network architecture Operations

  • Partner with sales teams
  • Provide technical leadership

Travel required


America/Anchorage America/Chicago America/Denver America/Los_Angeles America/New_York Pacific/Honolulu UTC-10 UTC-5 UTC-6 UTC-7 UTC-8 UTC-9