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Ciena Corporation Senior - Sales Systems Engineer in Denver, Colorado

Since 1992, Ciena has been driven by a relentless pursuit of networkinnovation. We believe in a network that grows smarter, more agile, andmore responsive every day. This means that when you digitally interact in yourworld - picking up the phone, streaming video, texting a friend or lovedone - your interactions are being enabled by Ciena technologies. Ciena makesyour social / entertainment / business existence REAL.Senior - Sales Systems EngineerWhat will you do at Ciena?We are looking for a strategic, customer facing, Senior Systems Engineersupporting all customer accounts within North America. Perform technicaltasks, including assisting in written proposals, network design andengineering and quotes. Must be able to communicate solutions to customers andwork with internal Ciena organization for both Ciena Software and HardwareProducts to develop new features and functionality based on Customer needs.This job requires travel to customer locations.Your ResponsibilitiesAssist the sales team with analysis and evaluation of customer's technicalrequirementsPerform DWDM network designs using Ciena's network design and modeling toolsfor customer applications and requirements base on Ciena's networking productsDrive new packet and software sales initiatives for Ciena Solutions across allaccounts in the regionLead customer product solution discussions and presentations, demonstratinghow Ciena packet and software solutions accelerate time to service and time torevenueDrive advanced architecture discussions that incorporate Carrier Ethernet,Adaptive IP, Network Management, SDN/NFV/Cloud, and virtualizationProvide product and technical expertise to support Sales efforts of CienaproductsLead technical tasks (lab trials and product demonstrations), includingwritten proposals (RFPs), and complex network designs. Must be able toeffectively communicate solutions to customers, resellers and workcohesively with Sales teams and other internal CIENA departments.40%-50% travel requiredPerforms other duties as assignedExperienceExpert level knowledge, of DWDM, multi-layer network architectures(IP, Ethernet, MPLS) and Core Routing/Switching technologies andprotocols (BGP, OSPF, IS-IS, IGRP,G.8032, MPLS-TP, 802.1ag, etc) is requiredSoftware design and development knowledge (Linux, C/C++, Java,Python, REST, JSON, OpenFlow, OpenDaylight, OpenStack, OPNFV,SDN, VMWare, etc.Detailed understanding of Carrier Network deployments and architecturesDetailed understanding of Enterprise customer environmentsHands-on systems level understanding and an ability to learn and apply newconcepts and technologies quicklyUnderstanding of backbone long-haul transport, metro DWDM, opticalevolution and packet transport a plusTime management skills; ability to plan, prioritize, execute andfollow-up within a timely mannerProfessionalism in attitude, conduct, and appearanceAbility to work within a high-performance teamFlexible, able to handle multiple tasks with minimal supervisionAbility to build strong customer relationships and support an overall salesstrategyExpert technical expertise and desire to learn new technologiesMust be able to work well with Ciena RandD, Engineering and PLMExcellent organizational skills due to dynamic nature of activitiesSuperior verbal and written communication skillsTechnical Degree; BS in Engineering or Computer Science or relevant experienceMaster's Degree preferredExpert in architecting complex IP and Carrier Ethernet NetworksIn-depth knowledge of multilayer networking systems4-6 years telecommunication industry experienceAbility to work well in a team*LI-CNAboutCienaCienais a network strategy and technology companywith apassion toprovide an experience, to you and our customers that is as rewarding as theoutcome.We attract the best and brightest- those with outstanding talent,motivation, and the right attitude to contribute to our success. Our culturebalances our openness and informality with professionalism and trust and isbuilt on the foun