Project Lead, Cloud Services


Full Time


Project management
Cloud computing
Training and development
Problem solving
Computer science
Information Technology
Google Cloud
Organizational skills
Apache Flex
Amazon Web Services
Microsoft Azure

Job Details

Ciena is committed to our people-first philosophy. Our teams enjoy a culture focused on prioritizing a personalized and flexible work environment that empowers an individual's passions, growth, wellbeing and belonging. We're a technology company that leads with our humanity-driving our business priorities alongside meaningful social, community, and societal impact.

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Why Ciena:

  • We are big proponents of life-work integration and provide the flexibility and tools to make it a reality with remote work and potentially, part-time work.
  • We believe an inclusive, diverse, and barrier-free work environment makes for empowered and committed employees.
  • We recognize the importance of well-being and offer programs and benefits to support and sustain the mental and physical health of our employees and their families and also offer a variety of paid family leave programs.
  • We are committed to employee development, offering tuition reimbursement and a variety of in-house learning and mentorship opportunities.
  • We know that financial security is important. We offer competitive salaries and incentive programs, RSU's (job level specific) and an employee share option purchase program.
  • We realize time away to recharge is important. We offer flexible paid time off!
  • Great work deserves recognition. We have a robust recognition program, with ongoing and enhanced awards for exemplary performance.

How You Will Contribute:

Reporting to Global Cloud Head, as the Project Lead, Cloud Services, you will be responsible managing and delivering complex cloud projects, leading cross-functional engagements, and driving the adoption of Agile practices with the Enterprise Cloud Services team.
  • Lead and manage cloud-based projects, ensuring that they are delivered on time, within scope and budget.
  • Facilitate Scrum ceremonies such as Sprint Planning, Daily Stand-ups, Sprint Reviews, and Retrospectives.
  • Ensure the team adheres to Agile values and principles and follows the processes and practices that the team agreed they would use.
  • Identify, manage, and mitigate project risks and issues.
  • Foster a collaborative and transparent team environment, encouraging open communication and a consistent focus on delivering value.
  • Act as a liaison between stakeholders and teams, facilitating the negotiation of requirements, team resources, and schedule.
  • Coach team members in Agile frameworks and inspire them to innovate and develop new solutions.
  • Continuously assess the Agile maturity of the team and organization and coach them to higher levels of maturity, at a pace that is sustainable and comfortable for the team and organization.

What Does Ciena Expect of You?

  • Initiative - you're a self-starter who works with limited direction and is committed to delivering against aggressive deadlines.
  • A customer first mentality - what's important to the customer is also important to you.
  • Agility - with an ability to flex between the strategic and tactical, you manage competing and ever-changing priorities and maintain a balanced and methodical approach to problem solving.
  • Communication expertise - you possess the ability to tailor your message and ideas to the audience to ensure understanding and consensus.
  • The flexibility towork independentlyand aspart of a broader team - you thrive in a team environment, are comfortable working independently, and know how to get things done in a virtual environment.
  • Relationship builder - with a proven ability to influence at all levels, you're able to quickly develop trusted connections and get work done through others.
  • A commitment to innovation - you keep abreast of competitive developments and are always keen to formulate new ideas and problem solve.

The Must Haves:

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Technology.
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience as a Project Manager/Scrum Master in a cloud environment.
  • Strong background in Cloud technologies, Project Management, and Agile methodologies
  • Proven experience in managing projects using Agile methodologies.
  • Strong knowledge of cloud technologies (e.g., AWS, Azure, Google Cloud).
  • Excellent communication, leadership, problem-solving, and organizational skills.
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and tasks in a dynamic work environment.
  • Experience working with JIRA tool.

  • Scrum Master (CSM) or similar certification.

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At Ciena, we are committed to building and fostering an environment in which our employees feel respected, valued, and heard. Ciena values the diversity of its workforce and respects its employees as individuals. We do not tolerate any form of discrimination.

Ciena is anEqual Opportunity Employer, including disability and protected veteran status.

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