A career that's anything but ordinary

When you join a company focused on developing industry-leading solutions for critical networks around the globe, your expertise is applied in new and impactful ways every day.

We'll bring out the expert in you whether you're an innovative engineer, a sales professional with great customer relationships, a talented marketer, or an ambitious new grad.

We're a community of specialists—experts in creating intelligent networks by combining the right technologies with a high-touch, consultative approach. As part of Ciena's diverse team, you'll be part of a team that makes the world's most technologically advanced network solutions.

Join us in creating something exceptional—for you and our customers.

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7035 Ridge Road | Hanover, MD 21076-1426 | (410) 694-5700


Ciena is committed to providing competitive benefits and pay for our employees. The benefits listed below are meant to be representative of benefits available globally. However, due to the social structure or competitive need of each location, not all benefits listed will be available everywhere. Ask your Ciena recruiter for benefits offerings specific to your location.

Health and Wellness

  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Life Insurance
  • Business Travel Accident
  • Short-Term Disability
  • Long-Term Disability

Equity Ownership and Retirement Plans

  • Retirement Plans
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan

Other Benefits

  • Paid Holidays
  • Personal Leave Days
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Educational Reimbursement
  • Wellness Reimbursement
  • Wellness Plan
  • Charitable Matching Contributions
  • Group Legal
  • Group Auto & Homeowners Insurance
  • Emergency Assistance when traveling abroad for business
  • Access to local Credit Unions in some locations

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7035 Ridge Road | Hanover, MD 21076-1426 | (410) 694-5700

Working Here

Thank you for your interest in Ciena, the network specialist. In the marketplace we're known primarily for our innovative products and attentive customer service. But we also pride ourselves on being a great place to work with a culture that reflects our corporate values. We are a company that is driven to perform, passionate about our work, flexible in our approach to technology and business, creative in our thinking, and accessible to our customers.

We specialize in unlocking potential—with our customers and partners, in the communities our employees represent, and among our own Ciena team—addressing critical needs for all the people our business touches. Our passion for innovation, commitment to quality, and concentrated focus on customer relationships enable us to shape our industry and drive how the networks of tomorrow are built.

Five core values form the bedrock of our culture:

Customer first. Relationships matter at Ciena. Close working partnerships yield more creative, effective, and valuable results for our customers. We take a practical, customer-centric approach to establish the relationships that help us know how to tailor solutions to our customers' needs.

Integrity. We do the right thing. Integrity builds long-term trust among our shareholders, employees, customers, and partners, helping us deliver a superior end-user experience.

Velocity. We operate in "Ciena-time," moving quickly and efficiently in the market. We hold ourselves and each other accountable for our roles in satisfying the needs of our customers.

Innovation. We take risks to maintain our competitive advantage. We value creative ideas for improving processes across all parts of the business. From engineering to purchasing, we believe internal innovation has the power to drive a better total experience for our customers and our people.

Outstanding people. We attract, develop, and reward exceptional people. Our people are motivated, experienced, disciplined, empowered, collaborative, and accountable, and we are proud to enable professional growth and development for employees to achieve their long-term career goals.

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7035 Ridge Road | Hanover, MD 21076-1426 | (410) 694-5700

Realize your ultimate potential.

You worked hard in your student career. The opportunity to apply your knowledge in meaningful ways starts here, and we'll work hard together to develop your professional career.

Whether you're just launching your career or looking to gain real-world work experience, we'll develop and bring out the expert in you.

Come and help us offer leading network infrastructure solutions, intelligent software and a comprehensive services practice to service providers, small to large enterprises, federal and local governments, and research and education institutions.

We put a premium on developing skills, inspiring innovation, fostering new ideas, and helping forge relationships that will pay dividends throughout your career.

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7035 Ridge Road | Hanover, MD 21076-1426 | (410) 694-5700