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Data Analytics Intern

Since 1992, Ciena has been driven by a relentless pursuit of network innovation.  We believe in a network that grows smarter, more agile, and more responsive every day. This means that when you digitally interact in your world – picking up the phone, streaming video, texting a friend or loved one – your interactions are being enabled by Ciena technologies.  Ciena makes your social / entertainment / business existence REAL.

Are you passionate about creating a safer digital experience? 

Ciena’s Information Security Office is helping keep our business secure. We are looking for an intern to join our security team. In this role, the person will be providing key support working with the Information Security teams to develop reports and dashboards to provide awareness and accountability of risks across the enterprise organization, and to highlight value delivery by the information security organization. The roles and responsibilities are as follows:

Specific areas of work could include:

  • Aligning key resources across the InfoSec organization on metrics prioritization and reporting cadence
  • Cultivate an understanding of security concepts to assist in identifying ongoing information, measurement and reporting needs
  • Acquire and consolidate information from InfoSec teams
  • Integration and data extraction from application and Infrastructure security solutions
  • Provide key support in analyzing and interpreting security data using a variety of techniques, ranging from simple data aggregation to complex data wrangling and mining
  • Develop solution to automate data ingestion and cleansing to ensure data quality and integrity
  • Work with Big Data solutions such as Snowflake to aggregate, sanitize and normalize data for dashboard integration
  • Dashboard development using Power BI, Tableau and other dashboard solutions
  • Work as part of a collaborative, cross-functional team to collect, verify and sanitize data


  • Ability to work independently and manage multiple projects/assignments/responsibilities in a fast-paced environment
  • Exceptional problem-solving skills with the ability to think in a process-oriented, analytical fashion Self-motivated
  • Aptitude to learn and use cutting edge technology to tackle business problems
  • Learn and work well both in a team and independently
  • Ability to utilize both technical and interpersonal skills
  • Strong conceptual thinking and creativity
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Knowledge of how software is developed, built, integrated, tested, and deployed (bonus, not required)
  • Knowledge of dashboard tools such as Power BI and Tableau (bonus, not required)
  • Knowledge of scripting and coding languages such as SQL, Python (bonus, not required)
  • Knowledge of API integration (bonus, not required)


  • Pursuing a Bachelor or Master of Science with a concentration in Information Security, Computer Science, Information Systems, Decision Sciences, Risk Management, Engineering (Mechanical, Electrical, Industrial) or other business/technology disciplines