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Recruitment FAQs

Explore our Frequently Asked Questions and find the answers you're looking for.

Most Popular Questions

How do I search for available roles?

You can search for vacancies using our careers site. You will learn more about each role in the job description.

I've submitted an application. What's next?

Thanks for applying! You will receive a confirmation email within 48 hours. You can always check the status of your application by logging in to Ciena Careers

How do I check the status of my application?

You can always check the status of your application by logging in to Ciena Careers

Will I need a degree to be able to work at Ciena?

It depends on the level and nature of the role you're applying for. If a degree is a requirement, it will be indicated on the job description. However, candidates who don't have a degree may still be considered for one of our professional vacancies if they can demonstrate substantial relevant experience.

Does Ciena offer benefits?

Yes! Part of our commitment to our people is to ensure that they receive and enjoy competitive benefits. Read more here.

Does Ciena offer relocation packages?

It depends on the level and nature of the role you're applying for. If required, we do offer relocation packages for successful candidates. Do note that some legislations apply for certain locations.

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​​​​Our Recruitment Process

Upon receiving your application, expect to receive a confirmation email within 48 hours.
If your skills and qualifications match the role you applied against, you will receive an update from the Talent Acquisition team. 
You will be scheduled for an interview if you are shortlisted. The number of interviews will vary depending on the role and level you are applying for.
If you are deemed as a great fit for the role, you will be offered the role at Ciena and will be provided with instructions on next steps. 
Ciena Selection & Recruitment Data Privacy Policy

We respect the privacy of candidates for employment. This Privacy Notice sets forth how we will use the information we obtain when you apply for a position through this careers site. If you do not consent to the terms of this Privacy Notice, please do not submit information to us. 

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