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Principal Software Engineer - Dataplane

Ciena San Jose, CA

Ciena Corporation, the network specialist, offers leading network infrastructure solutions, intelligent software and a comprehensive services… Glassdoor


30+ days ago

Principal Software Engineer (SDN/Scalability)

Ciena San Jose, CA

may be located in any major Ciena location. Ciena is looking for a Senior Software Engineer to… Glassdoor


30+ days ago

Principal Engineer - Embedded Software

Ciena Ottawa

• Provide technical leadership to a small team of 2-4 engineers. Drive the software architecture, design, implementation, and strategy decisions… Glassdoor


30+ days ago

Principal Software Engineer - SDN Platform Integration

Ciena San Jose, CA

Ciena Corporation, the network specialist, offers leading network infrastructure solutions, intelligent software and a comprehensive services… Glassdoor


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Ciena President, CEO, and Director Gary B. Smith
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    Major part of the quality work is Off-shored,

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    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - IT Analyst  in  Hanover, MD
    Current Employee - IT Analyst in Hanover, MD

    I have been working at Ciena full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Flexibility. International Presence. Company seems to be growing

    Cons

    Ciena is not a place that will enhance your technical skills. Its a place to do some legacy ownership, and light work. The technical teams are Disorganized, disconnected. This mainly happens because most of the quality work is off-shored, with major control given to off shore teams. The vibes hence is on buying specialized skills from outside rather than build technical expertise, within, but in reality these specialized skills have little experience, and quite little tendency to share the work, or transfer knowledge to those internal to team. Less transparency and reliability witnessed on the culture of the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Building internal skills always helps long run. But if outsourcing is the path chosen by company, it maybe a better idea to hire internship managers who can manage this team. Technical people would obviously expect an enhancement of their technical skills, and its only fair hence not to hire them.

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