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12-month Product Verification Security Automation Intern (starting Fall 2024)



14d ago

  • Internship
    Off-cycle Internship
  • Product
  • Ottawa

AI generated summary

  • You should have strong networking knowledge, security concepts, Python scripting skills, and a passion for network security in a global team environment. Pursuing a degree in relevant fields is a must.
  • You will design, develop, and implement security automation scripts for system level testing of next-gen products, execute tests, analyze results, and collaborate with designers to ensure product quality.


  • Required Skills:
  • 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.
  • Educational and Experience Requirements:
  • Working towards the completion of a Bachelor’s in Electrical Engineering, Software Engineering, Network Engineering, or Computer Science degree


  • 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.


Is prior experience in network security necessary for this internship?

While prior experience in network security is not required, having a keen interest in network security and the telecommunication industry is important for this internship role.

What programming languages are necessary for this internship?

The primary programming language required for this internship is Python, as automation scripts will be developed using our Python Automation Framework. Knowledge of git-based source code control systems and Jenkins is also beneficial.

Will I have the opportunity to work with cutting-edge technologies in this internship?

Yes, as an intern in our Product Verification Security Automation team, you will work on next-generation products and solutions based on innovative technologies aimed at meeting the performance, scalability, reliability, and security requirements of our global customer base.

What level of educational background is required for this internship?

To be eligible for this internship, candidates must be working towards the completion of a Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering, Software Engineering, Network Engineering, or Computer Science.

How will my work contribute to the overall goals of the company?

Your work as an intern in the Product Verification Security Automation team will play a vital role in advancing automation-focused test strategies for system-level validation of optical networking solutions. Your automation scripts will help validate customer use case scenarios and workflows to ensure product excellence and quality.

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Mission & Purpose

Ciena (NYSE:CIEN) is a global leader in optical and routing systems, services, and automation software. We build the world’s most adaptive networks to address ever-increasing digital demands for richer, more connected experiences for all users. For three-plus decades, we’ve brought our innate sense of humanity to our relentless pursuit of innovation. We prioritize deep, collaborative relationships within our teams, and alongside our customers, partners, and communities—local and global.


  • Physical Wellbeing: The strong correlation between wellness and job performance means your health is of utmost importance to us. Our Global Wellbeing program provides you and your family direct access to resources and programs to improve your physical health.

  • Recognition Program: In addition to rewarding performance via our annual bonus, our reward program, 'bravo!' facilitates peer-to-peer and financial recognition for both teams and individuals.

  • Tuition Reimbursment: We will reimburse 100% of tuition, books, materials, and lab fees for a course or series of courses leading towards a degree or maintaining a degree related to your current position at Ciena or a position you are capable of attaining within the near future.