Academia & Students

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

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.

Our Engineering students undergo intense and targeted SDN training. They are exposed to cutting edge OpenStack development including Puppet and Mirantis. They also learn best practices in the DevOps methodology.

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 Medium Enterprises whose products and services CENGN helps to commercialize.

This individual will contribute to the Product Management team responsible for developing and defining revenue-generating services for CENGN in order to make the not-for-profit organization self-sustaining in 5 to 7 years. 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 Solutions Engineer, Product Manager and the CENGN technical team to contribute to CENGN’s projects and services.

This position involves participation in events which may require the student to be available outside normal working hours on a few occasions during the placement. Applicants should expect to be required to work irregular hours 1-3 times during the contract.

Key Responsibilities:

Due to the rapid evolution of the emerging network technologies for which CENGN is in the forefront; the Cloud Services Engineering Student plays an important role in defining and delivering CENGN’s services, which will continue to evolve:

  • 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 Medium Enterprises

View full job description: Cloud Services Engineering Student

The Project Management team manages CENGN commercialization projects by bringing multi-organizational teams together, creating and delivering status reports and assisting in the procurement of assets. Meanwhile, the product management team develops CENGN training, testing and consulting services, conducts market research and performs competitive and pricing analysis.

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 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 individual will contribute to the operation of CENGN’s Common Platform in areas of Cloud Orchestration and Virtual Networking. The Cloud Infrastructure Engineering Student will provide a broad range of systems and network administration duties.

This position involves participation in events which may require the student to be available outside normal working hours on a few occasions during the placement. Applicants should expect to be required to work irregular hours 1-3 times during the contract.

Key Responsibilities:

Due to the rapid evolution of the emerging network technologies for which CENGN is in the forefront; the Cloud Infrastructure Engineering Student plays an important role in defining and delivering CENGN’s services, which will continue to evolve:

  • Understanding of Linux distributions and administration (Ubuntu preferred)
  • Some networking and administration knowledge (Eg. Ethernet, L2 switching, IP/MPLS, VPN)
  • Strong programming and integration skills (Python, C*, Scripting, LAMP stack etc.)
  • Preference given to applicants that want work in a lab/DC environment and want to work on physical environment from time to time
  • Ability to work independently, take initiative and work as a team player

View full job description: Cloud Infrastructure Engineering Student

Marketing students participate in the development and production of key marketing collateral and support the organization with marketing communications. They learn to liaise with and actively manage industry relationships and while working cross-functionally with CENGN’s members ‘and partners’.

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 VP, Business Development & Marketing, 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 position involves event management and execution, requiring the employee to be available outside normal working hours on a few occasions during the placement. Applicants should expect to be required to work irregular hours 1-3 times during the contract.

Key Responsibilities:

Due to the rapid evolution of the emerging network technologies for which CENGN is in the forefront; the Marketing Specialist Student plays an important role in defining and delivering CENGN’s services, which will continue to evolve:

  • Participate in the development and production of key marketing collateral
    (e.g. presentations, pamphlets, promotional flyers, success stories etc.)
  • Support the organization with marketing communications services and best practices
  • Participate in social media activities and help keep them current and engaging
  • Create and edit website content
  • 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
  • Help with internal corporate communications
  • 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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Business Administration students work directly with the Office Manager, to support CENGN’s growing workforce internally.  The Student Executive Administration Specialist is responsible for office related activities and management, administration and operations of the CEO’s office.

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 Office Manager, the student will support CENGN’s growing workforce internally. The Administration Specialist Student is responsible for office related activities and management, administration and operations of the CEO’s office. 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.

This position involves participation in events which may require the student to be available outside normal working hours on a few occasions during the placement. Applicants should expect to be required to work irregular hours 1-3 times during the contract.

Key Responsibilities:

Due to the rapid evolution of the emerging network technologies for which CENGN is in the forefront; the Student Executive Administration Specialist plays an important role in defining and delivering CENGN’s services, which will continue to evolve:

  • Ability to respond to a wide variety of issues with unclear situations and conflicting demands
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and handle sensitive information
  • Solid judgement in setting priorities, identifying issues and determining action required
  • Superior interpersonal, oral communication and relationship management skills
  • Strong commitment to team environment dynamics who thrives as a team member as well as independently
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Excellent business writing skills are a requirement
  • Excellent with MS Office applications

View full job description: Administration Specialist Student

Finance students work with the director of finance, to support CENGN’s growing workforce internally. The Student Finance Specialist is responsible for reporting and accurately recording all company records and will also assist in identifying ways to become more efficient.

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 records. They will also assist in identifying ways to become more efficient and cost effective.

This position involves participation in events which may require the student to be available outside normal working hours on a few occasions during the placement. Applicants should expect to be required to work irregular hours 1-3 times during the contract.

Key Responsibilities:

Due to the rapid evolution of the emerging network technologies for which CENGN is in the forefront; the Student Finance Specialist plays an important role in defining and delivering CENGN’s services, which will continue to evolve:

  • 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

Executive Interns work with the President & CEO, to support CENGN’s growing workforce internally.

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 President & CEO, the student will support CENGN’s growing workforce internally. The Executive Intern is responsible for business related activities and management, administration and operations of the CEO’s office. 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:

Due to the rapid evolution of the emerging network technologies for which CENGN is in the forefront; the Student plays an important role in defining and delivering CENGN’s services, which will continue to evolve. The candidate will account for the following:

  • Demonstrate a drive and understanding of business operations from a President & CEO perspective
  • Personify CENGN’s vision and mission at all times while working for and representing the company
  • Focus on corporate strategy scenarios
  • Understand and participate in business modelling
  • Be involved and assist with technology investments
  • Possess a passion and understanding of Open Next Generation Networks involving Cloud, Broadband, 5G, IoT

View full job description: Executive Intern

CENGN’S student May Ning, speaks about her placement as a Student Marketing Specialist! Watch this video to learn more and read about her experience! To view more student videos and blogs, Click Here!

Published on August 25, 2017
Position: Student Marketing Specialist
Semester: Summer 2017

“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

 

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