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Ciena Lead Architect/SME

Our client, is currently in need of a Ciena Lead SME/Architect for a full time position.  The candidate will be working remotely to help build out and lead the Ciena federal practice at our client.  They will be managing a team of 4-10 resources and will be expected to assist in pre-sales, management, architecture and deployment activities.  The bulk of the opportunities will be migrating end clients from TDM over to Optical.  This candidate should have a very strong understanding of the Ciena suite of products, especially the Ciena 6500 packet transport system. They also should have prior experience leading Ciena teams and projects in enterprise environments. 

Required Skills:

  • 10-12 years of design and deployment experience with Optical networking technologies (Ciena preferred)
  • Experience running enterprise level Ciena design and deploy opportunities
  • Prior experience leading teams of 4+ individuals in a professional services environment
  • US Citizen with the ability to obtain a Top Secret Clearance
  • Must be able to travel to deployment sites.  Roughly 25-40% travel

Preferred or Nice to Have Skills:

  • Active Secret or Top Secret Clearance is a huge bonus
  • Experience working or leading a team in the federal space