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12-month Product Verification Security Automation Intern

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🚀 Summer Internship


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Summer Internship

Software Engineering•Ottawa


  • We are actively seeking a driven and talented intern to play a vital role in advancing our automation-focused test strategies for system-level validation of optical networking solutions. Our solutions are based on innovative technologies aimed at meeting the performance, scalability, reliability, and feature requirements of our diverse global customer base, including telecom service providers and content providers.


  • A sense of urgency – what’s important to the customer is equally important to you. You make getting things done a priority.
  • Integrity – you hold yourself to the highest level of personal and professional standards of conduct.
  • A commitment to innovation – you continually seek to learn, understand new technologies and ever-changing market conditions, and endeavour to apply that knowledge to Ciena’s advantage.
  • You embrace change – thriving in a diverse environment of ever-changing priorities and sometimes stressful situations.
  • The flexibility to work independently with minimal supervision as well as part of a broader team.
  • Strong customer focus and a firm commitment to product excellence and quality.
  • Ability to understand security concepts such as AAA (Authentication, Authorization and Accounting) Security Framework, Encryption Key Models, Vulnerability Assessments, Secure Logging
  • Knowledge of IP (Internet Protocol) networking with both IPv4 and IPv6 based networks.
  • Ability to understand concepts in manual testing, including the ability to work directly with lab resource and test equipment.
  • Ability to understand and apply concepts in Test Automation of network devices with the ability to write effective automation scripts using Python, automation frameworks, git-based source code control systems, Jenkins, and containerized virtual test environments.
  • Passionate about Network Security and keen interest in the telecommunication industry
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to collaborate in a global multisite team environment.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Working towards the completion of a Bachelor’s in Electrical Engineering, Software Engineering, Network Engineering, or Computer Science degree.

Education requirements

Currently Studying

Area of Responsibilities

Software Engineering


  • Participate in the creation of security scripts and tools utilized as part of our system level testing of next-generation products and solutions.
  • Actively design, develop, and implement automation scripts using our Python Automation Framework to validate customer use case scenarios and workflows including evolve the capabilities of already developed automation scripts.
  • Execute and validate system level tests for network elements using fully automated, semi-automated and manual test methods, providing coverage across all North Bound user interfaces such as CLI, Netconf, Rest, gRPC, as well as Network Management Systems.
  • Activities including documenting decisions, analyze test results, log defect reports, reproduction and debugging of issues, work with designers to troubleshoot, and retest defect resolution.
  • Participate in peer reviews of automation scripts.


Work type

Full time

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