Academia & Students

CENGN is always looking for Canada’s most innovative students!

Our Summer 2018 student positions have all been filled. We are now accepting applications for the Fall 2018 term.

 


Become a CENGN Student

Every year we bring in approximately 40 of Canada’s most tech-savvy students in the fields of project management, marketing and engineering.

Be part of ensuring that Canada is a global leader in the commercialization of next generation technologies. CENGN is the place to gather real world experience, make an impact, and geek out on cutting-edge technology. CENGN strives to grow a talent pool that is second to none, we are always looking for Canada’s best co-ops, interns and talent.

Work on Leading Technologies on our Unique Multi-Vendor Platform

CENGN is an independent and internationally recognized testing center employing interoperability between software, hardware and a multitude of products from many different vendors. Our unique multivendor physical and virtualized lab enables companies to test and validate the new and emerging software-defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV) technologies, applications and services before moving them to production.


How to Apply

Please forward your resume to the following CENGN email: student-hr@cengn.ca

Check out our Careers page for other opportunities.

 The positions listed below are for the Fall 2018 term.

We are seeking a highly skilled and motivated individual for the Centre of Excellence in Next Generation Networks (CENGN’s) Engineering team for a 4-month co-op term. Reporting to the Director of Engineering Operations, the student will work on technical projects associated to CENGN Members and Partners as well as helping implement new CENGN services supporting the Small Medium Enterprise projects in wide variety of next generation technologies. This individual will start the term through a bootcamp to learn the latest in cloud technologies like (OpenStack, Docker, Kubernetes), next generation networking principles (software defined networking) and general professional and collaboration skills. Upon completion of this bootcamp, the student will attempt the CENGN’s certification. The Cloud Infrastructure Engineering Student will provide a broad range of systems and network administration duties.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate in a professional manner among a team of experienced engineers
  • Contribute to technical projects led by CENGN engineering team in the area of next generation cloud systems, cloud and Internet networking, security and high-speed wireless technology
  • Demonstrate and articulate in depth understanding of new technologies both internally to CENGN team members as well as externally to CENGN members and partners
  • Support presentations with CENGN engineering team at public events like meetups and other technical forums.

 

View full job description: Cloud Infrastructure Engineering Student

We are seeking a highly skilled and motivated individual for the Centre of Excellence in Next Generation Networks (CENGN’s) Program & Product Management team for a 4-month Co-op term. Reporting to the VP, Program & Product Management, the student will be the external (or internal) facing technical interface to the CENGN customer base, which includes CENGN members, enterprises and service providers that consume CENGN services as well as small and medium enterprises whose products and services CENGN helps to commercialize.

This individual will contribute to the Product Management team responsible for planning and executing various projects for small and medium enterprises who CENGN helps with commercialization. This role is suitable for a science or engineering student with business aptitude and interest. The student will have the opportunity to learn from seasoned industry veterans and at the same time collaborate and work with other students/interns and new graduates. In this role, the student will interact with the Customer Solutions Engineer, Product Manager and the CENGN technical team to contribute to CENGN’s projects and services.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Contribute to external facing Product Management documents – project charters, project reports and presentations
  • Assist in delivering CENGN services to SMEs and basic trouble-shooting
  • Create technical documentation for CENGN projects
  • Conduct research in order to assist in evaluating the merits of CENGN project submissions from Canadian small and medium enterprises
 

View full job description: Customer Solutions Engineering Student

We are seeking a highly skilled and motivated individual for the Centre of Excellence in Next Generation Networks (CENGN’s) Finance team. Reporting to the Director of Finance, the student will support CENGN’s growing workforce internally and will have the opportunity to learn from seasoned industry veterans and at the same time collaborate and work with other students/interns and new graduates. This individual will contribute to the rigorous reporting and accurate recording of all company transaction and proper storing of records.  They will also assist in identifying ways to become more efficient and cost effective.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Fulfill the co-op role in Finance, Accounting and Administration teams
  • Assist the team with projects, tasks and ad-hoc requests
  • Be flexible and have a positive attitude in approaching all duties and assignments
  • Respond to queries in a timely and professional manner
  • Communicate effectively both verbally and in writing

 

View full job description: Finance Specialist Student

We are seeking a highly skilled and motivated individual for the Centre of Excellence in Next Generation Networks (CENGN’s) Administration team. Reporting to the Human Resources and Recruiting Manager, the student will support CENGN’s growing workforce internally. The Human Resources Administration Specialist Student is responsible for office related activities and management. This role requires a self-starter, who works well under pressure and is comfortable speaking and planning with senior people at all levels of government, private industry and assorted business organizations.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Prepares and researches reports, supports letters and briefings as required
  • Assists with personnel logistics maintaining strict confidentiality
  • Provides support to the Executive Leadership Team and Human Resources as required
  • Receives and interacts with incoming visitors
  • Assist Human Resources Manager with recruiting initiatives
  • Conduct research and analysis to assist with new projects and policies

 

View full job description: Student HR Administration Specialist

We are seeking a highly skilled and motivated individual for the Centre of Excellence in Next Generation Networks (CENGN’s) Marketing team. Reporting to the Marketing Manager, the student will support CENGN’s growing workforce internally and will have the opportunity to learn from seasoned industry veterans and at the same time collaborate and work with other students/interns and new graduates.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Create and edit website content
  • Manage events for the networking community and CENGN as well as support the organization’s presence at events around the globe
  • Develop promotional materials for CENGN projects with small and medium enterprises
  • Participate in the development and production of key marketing collateral
    (e.g. presentations, pamphlets, promotional flyers etc.)
  • Support the organization with marketing communications services and best practices
  • Participate in social media activities and help keep them current and engaging
  • Liaise with and actively manage relationships with suppliers for marketing materials
  • Research statistics to support the creation of marketing collateral
  • Contribute to the on-going development of the corporate marketing strategy
  • Work cross-functionally with our partners’ marketing department for all CENGN’s external communication needs including newsletters, case studies, website, blog and much more

View full job description: Marketing Specialist Student

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We are seeking a highly skilled and motivated individual for the Centre of Excellence in Next Generation Networks (CENGN’s) Program & Product Management team for a 4-month Co-op term. Reporting to the Programs Manager, the student will be the external (or internal) 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. This role is suitable for a Science or Engineering student with business aptitude and interest.

The student will have the opportunity to learn from seasoned industry veterans and at the same time collaborate and work with other students/interns and new graduates. In this role, the student will interact with the Programs Manager, Product Manager and the CENGN technical team to contribute to CENGN ’s projects and services.

Key Responsibilities

  • Assist in managing the delivery of CENGN projects
  • Evaluate Atlassian add-ons and develop workflows to optimize processes
  • Research best practices for new process proposals and models

 

View full job description: Project Management Student

The CENGN Student Experience

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CENGN Students Talk

“I have been given an opportunity to build a next-generation network, from the ground up, that will be the base for developing and testing so many leading-edge technologies from really cool companies across Canada – it’s really exciting!”

– Ochuko, Junior Software Engineer (Former Engineering COOP Student)

“As an undergraduate student with little experience in networking, my first few weeks at CENGN have been largely exciting. CENGN’s student training has felt both challenging and rewarding, while also allowing myself to explore and preview material I have not seen in school yet. The work environment is youthful and positive. All in all, I’m excited to continue my CO-OP term at CENGN!”

– Arthur, Engineering COOP Student

“Our training course gave me a huge chunk of knowledge on SND/NFV, it was also really helpful that I could see what other people had done in their previous projects. Everyone here is incredibly welcoming and helpful, even if they’re busy they find time to help me with any problem areas or answer my inquires. I love how connected we are as a team. CENGN promotes the best work environment balance between work and fun; I’ve truly become friends with my coworkers.”

– Ren, Engineering COOP Student

Academic Partners

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