Ciena is a networking systems, services, and software company providing solutions for clients to create adaptive networks that respond to constantly changing demands. Through consultative relationships, Ciena people deliver best-in-class technology and build the world’s most sophisticated networks with automation and scale.
How to Get Hired
We asked Ciena Corporation for some inside information on how to get hired at the organization. Here is what they had to say.
What key characteristics tell you a prospective employee will be a great fit for your company?
We take our culture and values seriously and identify and select candidates based on these criteria. Primarily we are looking for openness, honesty and a strong sense of team. Much of our work is very matrixed so having that as a background skill is a plus. Due to this matrixed format many times employees are expected to be able to work with minimum guidance and work on teams that cross multiple time-zones and geographies. Technical skills are also highly valued at Ciena so we make sure that our candidates are experts in their fields.
What can prospective employees do to get your attention?
First and foremost, "get us". We believe our history and ways-of-working set us apart from many other companies. Prospective hires get a peek into this at the beginning of the recruiting process and opportunities to learn about the company continue through interviews and the onboarding process. Ciena recruiters look for new ideas, innovative thinking, and demonstrated ability to effectively work in team settings.
Are there any positions or types of candidates you are particularly focused on hiring in this coming year?
Being an optical networking company, we are always interested in meeting optical engineers as well as individuals with general engineering backgrounds (software and hardware) for our R&D organization.
What should interested candidates do to find out more and get started?
Ciena loves to stay connected with talented individuals, so check out our LinkedIn, Facebook, and Instagram pages to learn more. Go to www.ciena.com to hear from senior executives, clients, and employees. Most importantly, we believe in the power of connection--strike up a conversation with a Ciena recruiter when you see a position that is a good fit for you.