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RLS Integrated Test Engineer - Co-op (8 months - Fall 2024)



15d ago

  • Internship
    Off-cycle Internship
  • Engineering
    Software Engineering
  • Ottawa

AI generated summary

  • You must be a self-starting, agile communicator with expertise in manual and automated test cases, network interfaces, Linux, Python, JavaScript, debugging, and teamwork. Passion for product quality and innovation is key. Familiarity with fiber optic systems and vendor APIs is a plus.
  • You will design, implement, and maintain test cases for optical network solutions, collaborate with teams to ensure quality, transform requirements into test coverage, participate in agile development, and manage project priorities and timelines.


  • What Does Ciena Expect of You?
  • Initiative – You are a self-starter who works with limited direction and is committed to delivering against aggressive deadlines.
  • Agility – you are readily able to make key decisions and manage competing and ever-changing account priorities.
  • Communication expertise – the ability to influence and tailor your message and ideas to the audience to ensure understanding and buy in.
  • An ability to go ‘up and down the ladder’ – capable of seeing the big picture, but also understanding the importance of the details and analysis.
  • The flexibility to work independently and as part of a broader team – you thrive in a multi-disciplinary team environment, but are comfortable working independently as required.
  • Relationship builder – with an innate ability to influence, you can quickly develop trusted connections and get work done across multi sites.
  • A commitment to innovation – you keep abreast of the market and competitive developments and are always keen to formulate new ideas and problem solve.
  • The Must Haves:
  • Enrolled in Bachelor’s degree in Electrical/Computer Engineering, Computer Science or a related field coupled with a demonstrated ability to design and execute manual and automated test cases.
  • Familiar with test automation tools and environments
  • Experience working with various network interfaces to communicate with test equipment such as Serial, USB, Ethernet
  • Experience working in a Linux environment
  • Experience with programming in python & JavaScript
  • Proven debugging skills
  • Excellent written (documentation) and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Passion for improving product quality through testing
  • Strong abilities to work as part of a team or independently with little supervision.
  • A proactive self-starter with a high degree of confidence and commitment
  • Assets:
  • Proven experience testing software embedded solutions engineered for performance and reliability.
  • Flexibility is an asset as responsibilities can change from time to time depending on the priority of the team and company.
  • Familiar with the principles of fiber optic communication systems and optical components.
  • Familiar with test and network equipment command line languages such as vendor specific APIs, YANG, NETCONF, REST and OpenConfig


  • Requirements for telecommunications networks are constantly evolving, and our products also need to advance and scale to meet the needs of our customers while also delivering uniform and consistent user experiences.
  • As an RLS Integrated Test Engineer in a dynamic team environment, you will push the boundaries of what is possible in optical network solutions. You will work alongside experienced professionals to ensure the reliability and performance of projects that play critical roles in our network solutions and help build upon our innovative technology. You will also challenge yourself and others by bringing enthusiasm and fresh ideas to new challenges and leading by example.
  • You will be responsible for designing, implementing, and maintaining both manual and automated test cases which play a key role in ensuring the quality of critical optical networks utilizing the RLS platform.
  • You will participate in the full software development lifecycle, collaborating with multi-functional teams of developers, designers, quality assurance teams & release managers.
  • Engage engineering teams, product line managers and product owners to transform high-level requirements into optimized test coverage.
  • Work in an agile development environment, participate in sprint activities to plan and produce high quality deliverables in rapid cycle and support activities across scrums.
  • Participate in group design meetings and internal brainstorming discussions to discuss solutions to problems or ideas for new features.
  • You will be accountable for managing individual project priorities, assignments, and timelines.


What are the requirements for the RLS Integrated Test Engineer - Co-op position?

The requirements for the RLS Integrated Test Engineer - Co-op position include being enrolled in a Bachelor's degree in Electrical/Computer Engineering, Computer Science, or related field, having experience in designing and executing manual and automated test cases, familiarity with test automation tools and environments, experience working in a Linux environment, proficiency in programming in python and JavaScript, strong debugging skills, excellent written and interpersonal communication skills, a passion for improving product quality through testing, and the ability to work well both independently and in a team environment.

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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.