Software Engineer Intern

Posted on July 4, 2023 by InternPlug

  • Other
  • 1 Vacancy

Job Description

Ciena is committed to our people-first philosophy. Our teams enjoy a culture focused on prioritizing a personalized and flexible work environment that empowers an individual’s passions, growth, wellbeing and belonging. We’re a technology company that leads with our humanity—driving our business priorities alongside meaningful social, community, and societal impact.

WaveRouter is Ciena's next generation purpose-built coherent metro router designed to unify IP and Optical in the metro—with ultimate flexibility, future-proof extensibility, and improved network sustainability.

Join the WaveRouter team delivering these Optical Ethernet Network solutions:

  • Next Generation optical transport solutions
  • Layer 2/3 switching and routing (Ethernet/MPLS)

Note, this work term is for an 8+ month duration starting in September 2023. You must be available for full-time employment by this date.


  • Develop applications which extend the capabilities of the WaveRouter system/platform
  • Development of embedded, real-time software for telecommunications systems
  • Coding and testing of software
  • Support of testing activities in the release where feature is delivered


  • The activities for this position will involve working as part of a design team developing on-switch applications and OAM software features to support Optical/Ethernet based initiatives
  • Working closely with Senior Designers who will provide mentoring and coaching
  • Collaborating with other design and test support teams
  • Problem Solving and analysis
  • Contributing to your team
  • Innovation
  • Communication
  • Scripting
  • Embedded C programming


  • Pursuing Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or related degree


  • C, C++ programming language experience
  • Scripting experience, Python, Go, BASH
  • Familiarity with datacom & telecom concepts such as Ethernet, TCP/IP, MPLS, DWDM
  • Low-level Real-Time Software/Firmware Development
  • Linux
  • Linux as a software development environment
  • Exposure to CLI, SNMP, NETCONF, REST, gRPC.
  • Design and development tools such as: Git, Eclipse, JIRA, Confluence, GDB, Yocto
  • YANG modeling language and toolchains
  • Automation and Test

At Ciena, we are committed to building and fostering an environment in which our employees feel respected, valued, and heard. Ciena values the diversity of its workforce and respects its employees as individuals. We do not tolerate any form of discrimination.

If contacted in relation to a job opportunity, please advise Ciena of any accommodation measures you may require.

Advertised until:
Aug. 3, 2023

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