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Senior UI Software Engineer

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.

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Why Ciena

  • We are big proponents of life-work integration and provide the flexibility and tools to make it a reality with remote work and potentially, part-time work.

  • We believe an inclusive, diverse, and barrier-free work environment makes for empowered and committed employees.

  • We recognize the importance of well-being and offer programs and benefits to support and sustain the mental and physical health of our employees and their families and also offer a variety of paid family leave programs.

  • We are committed to employee development, offering tuition reimbursement and a variety of in-house learning and mentorship opportunities.

  • We know that financial security is important. We offer competitive salaries and incentive programs, RSU’s (job level specific) and an employee share option purchase program.

  • We realize time away to recharge is important. We offer flexible paid time off!

  • Great work deserves recognition. We have a robust recognition program, with ongoing and enhanced awards for exemplary performance.

How You Will Contribute

As a Senior UI Software Engineer, you will be responsible for creating and maintaining user interfaces using various programming languages, UI frameworks, and platforms within an Agile DevOps environment. The ideal candidate will have a profound understanding of frontend technologies, with a passion for delivering high-quality, user-friendly interfaces and a strong commitment to achieving results.

  • Ownership of projects from software design to implementation and deployment.

  • Work within a high-performance team and ensure a high quality of deliverables.

  • Collaborate across design, engineering, and product teams within an Agile DevOps development environment.

  • Architect, develop and test highly interactive web applications and reusable components using modern web technologies and frameworks.

  • Perform on-call application support as necessary.

What Does Ciena Expect of You?

  • Initiative – you’re a self-starter who works with limited direction and is committed to delivering against aggressive deadlines.

  • A customer first mentality – what’s important to the customer is also important to you.

  • Agility – with an ability to flex between the strategic and tactical, you manage competing and ever-changing priorities and maintain a balanced and methodical approach to problem solving.

  • Communication expertise – you possess the ability to tailor your message and ideas to the audience to ensure understanding and consensus.

  • The flexibility to work independently and as part of a broader team – you thrive in a team environment, are comfortable working independently, and know how to get things done in a virtual environment.

  • Relationship builder – with a proven ability to influence at all levels, you’re able to quickly develop trusted connections and get work done through others.

  • A commitment to innovation – you keep abreast of competitive developments and are always keen to formulate new ideas and problem solve.

The Must Haves

  • Minimum six years’ experience as a UI Software Engineer.

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science (or related) or equivalent work experience.

  • Expertise in JavaScript/ES6 and at least one UI framework (e.g. React, Angular, Vue).

  • Familiarity with testing frameworks such as Jest, Mocha, or Jasmine.

  • Proficiency in HTML5, CSS, and CSS Preprocessors. (Less/Sass)

  • Experience with data visualization using D3, WebGL, Three.js, or other innovative technologies is a plus.

  • Commitment to creating self-contained, reusable, and testable UI modules and components.

  • Experience writing production-quality code, preferably in a product based company.

  • Excellent at articulating, documenting and presenting ideas and work across the Software Engineering organization.

  • Passion for staying up-to-date with the latest UI technologies, evaluating against existing architecture, and incorporating as applicable.

  • Demonstrated leadership in UI development, with a passion for creating intuitive and engaging user interfaces.

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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.

Ciena is anEqual Opportunity Employer, including disability and protected veteran status.

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