Since 1992, Ciena has been driven by a relentless pursuit of network innovation. We believe in a network that grows smarter, more agile, and more responsive every day.
This means that when you digitally interact in your world - picking up the phone, streaming video, texting a friend or loved one your interactions are being enabled by Ciena technologies.
Ciena makes your social / entertainment / business existence REAL. We are looking for a strategic, customer facing, Routing / Switching Networking Solution Architect supporting all customer accounts within CALA as a member of the Strategic Solution Sales Architecture team.
Works directly with dedicated account teams across the assigned region to insure alignment, go to market strategy, and technical solution feasibility to empower the sale of compelling packet and software solutions.
This job requires travel to customer locations. This position is based either in the CALA region or southern United States.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Drive new Routing / Switching Networking Solution initiatives for Ciena Solutions across all accounts in the region Lead customer product solution discussions and presentations, demonstrating how Ciena routing / switching & software solutions accelerate time to service and time to revenue Drive advanced architecture discussions that incorporate routing / switching, Adaptive IP, Network Management, SDN / NFV / Cloud, and virtualization Provide product and technical expertise to support Sales efforts of Ciena products Lead technical tasks (lab trials & product demonstrations), including written proposals (RFPs), and complex network designs.
Must be able to effectively communicate solutions to customers, resellers and work cohesively with Sales teams and other internal CIENA departments.
Collect and Assist in assessment / prioritization of new features with product management to develop and propose product enhancements to meet customer requirements Assist in tracking of product deliverables and communicating issues to regional teams 40 PERCENT -50 PERCENT travel required to / within CALA region Performs other duties as assigned REQUIRED SKILLS Expert level knowledge, of Core Routing / Switching technologies and protocols (BGP, OSPF, IS-IS, IGRP,G.
8032, MPLS-TP, 802.1ag, etc) and multi-layer network architectures (IP, Ethernet, MPLS) and is required Software design and development knowledge (Linux, C / C , Java, Python, REST, JSON, OpenFlow, OpenDaylight, OpenStack, OPNFV, SDN, VMWare, etc.
ability to plan, prioritize, execute & follow-up within a timely manner Professionalism in attitude, conduct, and appearance Ability to work within a high-performance team Flexible, able to handle multiple tasks with minimal supervision Fluent in English, Spanish.
BS in Engineering or Computer Science or relevant experience Masters Degree preferred Expert in architecting complex IP and Carrier Ethernet Networks In-depth knowledge of multilayer networking systems 10-12 years telecommunication industry experience Prior experience as a contributor on a sales account team