CENGN (Centre for Excellence in Next Generation Networks)

Canada’s Centre of Excellence in Next Generation Networks (CENGN), is a consortium of large multinational companies, academic institutions, and research leaders that work with small and medium Canadian companies to accelerate the commercialization of next generation communications solutions. CENGN is a not-for-profit company funded by the Canadian Government’s Networks of Centres of Excellence (NCE) through the Centres of Excellence for Commercialization and Research (CECR) Program and  the Ontario Government’s Next Generation Network Program (NGNP), as well as its industry members. The organization’s members include: Bell Canada, Cisco, EXFO, Huawei, Invest Ottawa, Juniper Networks, Mitel, Nokia, Ribbon Communications, Rogers, TELUS and Wind River. CENGN’s mission is to create a viable Canadian eco-system that facilitates commercialization in the next generation of networks by providing validation services to Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs), Industry, Academia, and Government.

CENGN’s internationally recognized multi-vendor infrastructure is built on Opensource as well as commercially available Software and Hardware. CENGN’s technology areas of focus are: Data Centre and Cloud Infrastructure, Internet of things (IoT), Network Function Virtualization (NFV), and Software Defined Networks (SDN), among others. The organization is at the leading edge in the development and deployment of Wired and Wireless Technologies that are utilized by applications such as Cloud, Wireless 5G, Autonomous Vehicles, Broadband Internet, and Cyber Security.

We are located in the Kanata Research Park in Ottawa. The staff is comprised of senior leaders with significant experience in the ICT industry, and a broad mix of students and graduates including interns, co-ops, undergrads, Masters, PhDs, and new graduates.

CENGN (Centre for Excellence in Next Generation Networks) Ottawa, ON, Canada
Apr 26, 2018
Full time
Company Description and Working Environment: Canada’s Centre of Excellence in Next Generation Networks (CENGN), is a consortium of large multinational companies, academic institutions, and research leaders that work with small and medium Canadian companies to accelerate the commercialization of next generation communications solutions. CENGN is a not-for-profit company funded by the Canadian Government’s Networks of Centres of Excellence (NCE) through the Centres of Excellence for Commercialization and Research (CECR) Program  and  the Ontario Government’s Next Generation Network Program (NGNP), as well as its industry members. The organization’s members include: Bell Canada, Cisco, EXFO, Huawei, Invest Ottawa, Juniper Networks, Mitel, Nokia, Ribbon Communications, Rogers, TELUS and Wind River. CENGN’s mission is to create a viable Canadian eco-system that facilitates commercialization in the next generation of networks by providing validation services to Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs), Industry, Academia, and Government. CENGN’s internationally recognized multi-vendor infrastructure is built on Opensource as well as commercially available Software and Hardware. CENGN’s technology areas of focus are: Data Centre and Cloud Infrastructure, Internet of things (IoT), Network Function Virtualization (NFV), and Software Defined Networks (SDN), among others. The organization is at the leading edge in the development and deployment of Wired and Wireless Technologies that are utilized by applications such as Cloud, Wireless 5G, Autonomous Vehicles, Broadband Internet, and Cyber Security. We are located in the Kanata Research Park in Ottawa. The staff is comprised of senior leaders with significant experience in the ICT industry, and a broad mix of students and graduates including interns, co-ops, undergrads, Masters, PhDs, and new graduates.   What We offer:   The chance to be part of the growth of a Canadian company passionate about providing opportunity for SME Canadian companies to succeed The benefit of a small company in a modern setting where your ideas and opportunities for growth are nurtured and encouraged The advantage of working with colleagues passionate about their individual contributions to CENGN The gain of working with cutting edge and relevant technology The opportunity to work in our state of the art physical and virtual multi-vendor, test, certification and validation platform which provides a unique environment to commercialize advanced products, applications and services  For more information, visit www.cengn.ca   The Opportunity : We are seeking a highly skilled and motivated individual for the Centre of Excellence in Next Generation Networks (CENGN’s) Engineering team. Reporting to the Director of Engineering Operations, the Cloud Infrastructure Engineer will work with the intermediate and senior levels of technical engineers and leaders to plan, develop, and support the delivery and validation of CENGN’s virtualization environment, systems & networks. This environment will integrate various CENGN partner in-kind contributions into one cohesive system capable of accepting test and verification projects from CENGN’s membership. The candidate will support CENGN’s operations built around a modern automation framework and contribute to its continuous development. It is expected that a major part of the infrastructure built will be from direct contributions (h/w, s/w, services and engineering) from CENGN’s membership thus creating CENGN’s multi-vendor common test platform.   Key Responsibilities:   Due to the rapid evolution of the emerging network technologies for which CENGN is in the forefront; the Cloud Infrastructure Engineer plays an important role in defining and delivering the CENGN Testbed, which continuously evolves. The candidate will account for the following:   Design, implement, and maintain network and security infrastructure for both underlay and overlay of CENGN cloud platform Design, implement, and support system monitoring infrastructure Create and implement automation for cloud platforms as well as monitoring and alerting purposes Verify and resolve configuration and other non-software related issues Supports the development of key components of CENGN’s automation framework Lead architectural discussions to ensure solutions are designed for successful deployment, security, and high availability in the cloud   Key Competencies/Qualifications:   Expertise in network design and operations of datacenter fabric using BGP Expertise in network design and operations for IP, MPLS and Segment Routing networks Expertise in network design and operations for Internet Edge connectivity using BGP multi-homing Expertise in security best practices leveraging firewalls, IPS/IDS, encryption and incident response Expertise in UNIX operating systems: RedHat, CentOS, Canonical Ubuntu, FreeBSD and other opensource distributions Experience and desire to develop expertise in virtualization technology like Openstack (preferred), VMware Experience and/or contribution to Open Source technologies: Docker, Kubernetes, FD.io, Ligato, VPP, OpenContrail, Contiv, Cilium and emerging projects Experience with automation using well-known languages and frameworks such as Ansible, Puppet, Chef Proven problem-solving skills Hands-on experience with public cloud providers (AWS, Azure, Google Cloud, Rackspace) would be considered an asset Participate in and evaluate proof-of-concepts for network and security technologies to support CENGN cloud infrastructure Highly motivated to gain experience in R&D engineering/DevOps environments Sound judgment and ability in handling matters of a confidential and/or sensitive nature Ability to communicate effectively Ability to work independently Ability to learn and adapt quickly to changes  Education:   Bachelor’s degree or College Diploma in Engineering or Computer Science.  Languages:   English oral, reading and writing French oral, reading and writing would be considered an asset  Interested and qualified candidates are invited to forward their resume in confidence to CENGN by email to hr@cengn.ca . Please use " Cloud Infrastructure Engineer – Network & Security " as the subject line.   CENGN thanks all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be acknowledged. CENGN is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 
CENGN (Centre for Excellence in Next Generation Networks) Ottawa, ON, Canada
Apr 26, 2018
Full time
Company Description and Working Environment: Canada’s Centre of Excellence in Next Generation Networks (CENGN), is a consortium of large multinational companies, academic institutions, and research leaders that work with small and medium Canadian companies to accelerate the commercialization of next generation communications solutions. CENGN is a not-for-profit company funded by the Canadian Government’s Networks of Centres of Excellence (NCE) through the Centres of Excellence for Commercialization and Research (CECR) Program, as well as its industry members. The organization’s members include: Bell Canada, Cisco, EXFO, Huawei, Invest Ottawa, Juniper Networks, Mitel, Nokia, Ribbon Communications, Rogers, TELUS and Wind River. CENGN’s mission is to create a viable Canadian ecosystem that facilitates commercialization in the next generation of networks by providing validation services to Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs), Industry, Academia, and Government. CENGN’s internationally recognized multi-vendor infrastructure is built on open source as well as commercially available software and hardware. CENGN’s technology areas of focus are: Data Centre and Cloud Infrastructure, Internet of things (IoT), Network Function Virtualization (NFV), and Software Defined Networks (SDN), among others. The organization is at the leading edge in the development and deployment of wired and wireless technologies that are utilized by applications such as cloud, wireless 5G, autonomous vehicles, broadband Internet and cybersecurity. We are located in the Kanata Research Park in Ottawa. The staff is comprised of senior leaders with significant experience in the ICT industry, and a broad mix of students and graduates including interns, co-ops, undergrads, masters, PhDs, and new graduates.     What We offer:   The chance to be part of the growth of a Canadian company passionate about providing opportunity for SME Canadian companies to succeed The benefit of a small company in a modern setting where your ideas and opportunities for growth are nurtured and encouraged The advantage of working with colleagues passionate about their individual contributions to CENGN The gain of working with cutting edge and relevant technology The opportunity to work in our state of the art physical and virtual multi-vendor, test, certification and validation platform which provides a unique environment to commercialize advanced products, applications and services  For more information, visit www.cengn.ca   The Opportunity :  We are seeking a highly skilled and motivated individual for the Centre of Excellence in Next Generation Networks (CENGN’s) Product Management team. Reporting to the VP of Program and Product Management, the candidate will be the external facing technical interface to the CENGN customer base, which includes CENGN Members, enterprises and service providers that consume CENGN services as well as Small Medium Enterprises whose products and services CENGN helps to commercialize. The Customer Solutions Engineer will be responsible for SME commercialization projects execution.     Key Responsibilities:   Due to the rapid evolution of the emerging network technologies for which CENGN is in the forefront, the Customer Solutions Engineer (CSE) is the bridge between CENGN’s services and their application in Small/ Medium Enterprise (SME) products. The CSE supports SMEs on how CENGN’s infrastructure can be leveraged to validate and scale their product/solution for commercialization purposes. The candidate will account for the following:  Key interface between CENGN Engineering team and Business Development in order to formulate and provide technical support to the SME during commercialization projects Serve as resource to SMEs in the areas of Mobile Network, Network Transport, Network Application, IoT, Security, NFV, SDN, Data Centre/Cloud Define project scope based on SME’s application and system requirements Develop project technical solution and communicate with SMEs Support the Project Management team in the creation of documents clearly articulating project end to end solution architecture and requirements Technical guidance and direction to junior staff and students for developing their expertise    Key Competencies/Qualifications:   Essential and Required Ability to establish priorities and identify requirements at the onset Experience working with customers building end to end solutions Ability to follow industry trends and understand complex technical topics Ability to effectively communicate to technical team, product management, business development, marketing and executives Familiarity with Agile methodology Proven experience with deployment of one or more of the following technologies: Mobile Network, Network Transport, IoT, Security, Cloud, NFV, SDN, Data Centre Education:   Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or Computer Science or equivalent program Experience:   5 years of experience in a technology company working in an environment involving advanced networking 5 years of Industry experience in Engineering or related discipline  Languages:   English oral, reading and writing French oral, reading and writing would be considered an asset  Interested and qualified candidates are invited to forward their resume in confidence to CENGN by email to hr@cengn.ca . Please use " Customer Solutions Engineer " as the subject line. CENGN thanks all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be acknowledged. CENGN is an equal opportunity employer.
CENGN (Centre for Excellence in Next Generation Networks) Ottawa, ON, Canada
Apr 26, 2018
Full time
Company Description and Working Environment: Canada’s Centre of Excellence in Next Generation Networks (CENGN), is a consortium of large multinational companies, academic institutions, and research leaders that work with small and medium Canadian companies to accelerate the commercialization of next generation communications solutions. CENGN is a not-for-profit company funded by the Canadian Government’s Networks of Centres of Excellence (NCE) through the Centres of Excellence for Commercialization and Research (CECR) Program and  the Ontario Government’s Next Generation Network Program (NGNP) , as well as its industry members. The organization’s members include: Bell Canada, Cisco, EXFO, Huawei, Invest Ottawa, Juniper Networks, Mitel, Nokia, Ribbon Communications, Rogers, TELUS and Wind River. CENGN’s mission is to create a viable Canadian ecosystem that facilitates commercialization in the next generation of networks by providing validation services to Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs), Industry, Academia, and Government. CENGN’s internationally recognized multi-vendor infrastructure is built on open source as well as commercially available software and hardware. CENGN’s technology areas of focus are: Data Centre and Cloud Infrastructure, Internet of things (IoT), Network Function Virtualization (NFV), and Software Defined Networks (SDN), among others. The organization is at the leading edge in the development and deployment of wired and wireless technologies that are utilized by applications such as cloud, wireless 5G, autonomous vehicles, broadband Internet and cybersecurity. We are located in the Kanata Research Park in Ottawa. The staff is comprised of senior leaders with significant experience in the ICT industry, and a broad mix of students and graduates including interns, co-ops, undergrads, masters, PhDs, and new graduates.   What We offer:   The chance to be part of the growth of a Canadian company passionate about providing opportunity for SME Canadian companies to succeed The benefit of a small company in a modern setting where your ideas and opportunities for growth are nurtured and encouraged The advantage of working with colleagues passionate about their individual contributions to CENGN The gain of working with cutting edge and relevant technology The opportunity to work in our state of the art physical and virtual multi-vendor, test, certification and validation platform which provides a unique environment to commercialize advanced products, applications and services  For more information, visit www.cengn.ca   The Opportunity :  We are seeking a highly skilled and motivated individual for the Centre of Excellence in Next Generation Networks (CENGN’s) Program and Product Management Team. Reporting to the VP, Program and Product Management, the candidate will serve as the point of contact and authority for their department ensuring optimal service to CENGN’s customer base, which includes CENGN members, enterprises and service providers that consume CENGN services as well as SMEs whose products and services CENGN helps to commercialize.     Key Responsibilities:   Due to the rapid evolution of the emerging network technologies for which CENGN is in the forefront, The Rural and Northern Broadband Specialist plays an important role in defining and delivering CENGN’s services, which will continue to evolve. The candidate will account for the following:   Lead a small team to outline an Open Broadband Internet Architecture for both wired and wireless technologies Evaluate options for business and technical broadband solutions applicable for Rural and Northern Ontario Establish collaborative relationships at senior levels with relevant Ontario organizations engaged in similar endeavors Define end to end solutions for Rural and Northern community leveraging technologies from CENGN members and Canadian Small Medium Enterprises From the possible solutions defined, identify specific projects that can be proven in a testbed and/ or in the field and conduct the project   Key Competencies/Qualifications:   Network Architect with experience and knowledge of end to end networks Must have designed, operated and deployed some or all of the following Internet Edge, Access and Core Networks Cloud architecture and solution Virtualized Network Functions in Mobility Understanding of all broadband technologies – wired (GE PON, DSL etc.) and wireless technologies (fixed wireless, satellite, mobile/cellular etc.) 5-10 years of experience working for or with an ISP or mobile carrier network Experience working in a leadership role with an ability to create concrete strategy and plans from ambiguous goals Excellent team development skills with previous experience building small-medium teams Superior interpersonal, communication and relationship management skills Team leader and overall team player   Education: Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or Computer Science or equivalent   Experience:   Experience in a team lead or supervisor function with ability to assign projects in a fast paced and challenging environment with rapidly changing priorities   Languages:   English oral, reading and writing French oral, reading and writing would be considered an asset Competency in any other language is also an asset   Interested and qualified candidates are invited to forward their resume in confidence to CENGN by email to hr@cengn.ca . Please use “ Rural & Northern Broadband Specialist ” as the subject line.   CENGN thanks all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be acknowledged. CENGN is an Equal Opportunity Employer.