Job description

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.

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 Senior Director, People and Culture, as a Data Scientist, you will play an important role In Ciena’s transformational journey from operational reporting to advanced analytics.
  • You will perform exploratory data analysis for data modeling and data pre-processing to determine patterns and trends.
  • Partner with key customers to understand business requirements and translate requirements for the purpose of building data models and visualization.
  • You will own the design, development, and support to data models and visualization dashboard, pulling data from the data warehouse (Snowflake / Oracle data warehouse) or other sources.
  • You will share options for high quality visuals for the requirements of new / enhancement of operational reports / dashboard, produce monthly & quarterly metrics reports and curate meaningful business insights from that data for the Executive Leadership Team.
  • You will monitor data and complete data analysis with the goal of early detection of new trends and developing new insights and build models for predictive analytics.
  • You will provide support to existing team members, conducting analysis, and building PowerBI dashboards to address ad hoc requests from all functions within the P&C team.
What Does Ciena Expect of You?
  • Customer first mentality – you possess the ability to readily engage with customers, understanding the people issues they are focussed on, and providing them with the applicable metrics/analysis to enable informed decision-making.
  • Initiative – You’re a self-starter who works with limited direction and is accountable for resolving issues quickly and delivering against aggressive deadlines.
  • Agility – you thrive in an ambiguous environment, readily able to manage time-sensitive, competing and ever-changing priorities while maintaining a balanced and methodical approach to problem solving.
  • The flexibility to work independently and as part of a broader team – you thrive in a collaborative, multi-disciplinary team environment, but are comfortable working independently as required.
  • Relationship builder – you’re able to build trusted internal and external relationships quickly, enabling you to understand the issues, influence and get work done.
  • Analytical ability – you’re a proficient data storyteller and critical thinker, quickly able to assess large amounts of data and identify relevant trends, gaps and inflexion points.
  • Discretion – with the proven ability to handle extremely confidential information in a sensitive fashion.
  • Communication expertise – you can readily formulate clear, concise and fact-based messages, tailoring such to global audiences to ensure understanding and agreement.
  • A commitment to learning – you are curious! You enjoy learning to use new data tools and technologies, exploring industry trends and using your learnings to better understand and provide solutions to sophisticated business problems.
The Must Haves
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering, or Electrical Engineering, or other related field of study coupled with proven experience in data modelling, implementing PBI for visualization and reporting.
  • Experience in analyzing data from a variety of sources in a large, multinational organization, identifying linkages, highlighting insights and proposing conclusions.
  • Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Excel, other more enhanced data analytics tools as well as practical knowledge of data visualization & reporting systems.
  • Previous experience in HR Reporting and /or Business Reporting/Analytics
  • Experience in SQL and Python, with excellent coding, data analysis and reporting skills
  • Good understanding of data warehouse concepts
  • Familiarity with Power BI
  • Workday knowledge
  • Experience in a Human Resources function (Reporting and/or Business Reporting and Analytics)
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.

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