Published: March 15th, 2018
CENGN is the Centre of Excellence in Next Generation Networks. With a name like that, you have to live up to it. That’s why we’re on the hunt for excellent candidates to help us develop the next generation of technology and talent in Canada’s information and communications technology sector. We’ve narrowed it down to ten main reasons our employees love coming to work every day, find out why below!
1. The Unique Factor
You get the opportunity to work with organizations in all sectors. CENGN connects small and medium sized enterprises with the expertise and resources of multinational companies, academia, and government to fill the gaps in the telecommunications innovation ecosystem. CENGN plays an important role in the Canadian economy to leverage the capabilities of organizations at all levels to make Canada a leader in next generation networking. Working at CENGN gives you the opportunity to be the fuel that will drive the Canadian ICT sector.
2. The Start-up and SME Ecosystem
You get hands on work through projects with the most innovative SMEs in Canada! Our engineers, product managers, and marketing team provide all kinds of services to these growing Canadian businesses to test the functionality and scalability of their products, so they can bring their solutions to market. This means you’re working with different technologies and fast-paced companies every day. Check out below for some of our project areas!
3. The World-Class CENGN Infrastructure
Our members and partners may be fiercely competitive in the industry but at CENGN they put aside their differences for the overall innovation ecosystem of Canada. CENGN members and partners provide equipment to create CENGN’s multi-vendor infrastructure. Our employees get access to this cutting-edge cloud platform to carry out challenging validation and testing proof-of-concepts on top-of-the-line vendor equipment and service provider networks.
4. We’re Looking to Hire at All Levels
Our team is built from seasoned ICT professionals with years of experience, new grads, and of course our students. Joining CENGN is an opportunity to work with great people and a wide variety of emerging technologies that will allow you to stay up to date with the most relevant skills in the next generation of networking.
5. Build Your Next Gen Networking Knowledge
To develop the next generation of technology, we know you have to first develop talent. Our engineering students and staff undergo all sorts of bootcamps to train them on topics like Linux, Python, and OpenStack. We also host and organize events where we train the industry along with CENGN employees on next generation technologies to create a talented workforce within Canada.
6. Tech Meetups & Events
We organize and host all kinds of events focused on open source, OpenStack, and other technologies related to networking. Many of CENGN’s recurring meetups are locally managed groups that are passionate about network transformation. This gives you an opportunity to meet face to face with other open networking enthusiasts in the region, share ideas and insights, and work collaboratively to overcome the challenges of Software Defined Networking (SDN), Network Functions Virtualization (NFV), Management and Orchestration (MANO), cloud, data analytics, and the acceleration of underlying infrastructures. Not to mention the opportunity to present your work and enjoy some beer and pizza with like-minded techies.
7. Busy Times Ahead
CENGN is government funded by the NCE and Ontario government. These two organizations are the ones that are backing all the innovation and awesome technological advancements being made at CENGN. We have lots of work cut out for us to fulfill the NCE’s CECR Program and the Ontario Government’s Next Generation Network Program, so we are looking to hire people with the drive and vision to help more businesses commercialize their products.
8. Innovation Nation
Our head office is located in the Kanata North BIA, which is an absolute hive of technology companies. We also have a stellar view overlooking the Marshes Golf Club towards the Gatineau Hills and Ottawa. You’ll be right in the center of it all at CENGN HQ, where there are constant opportunities for learning events, networking/training, and demonstrations.
9. Lunches & Socials
We put on all kinds of internal events at CENGN to make sure our team is always learning and having fun. We hold company-wide lunch and learns so everyone gets the chance to geek out on the latest CENGN projects and other developments. We also hold socials where we gather as a group to celebrate our achievements, as well as host a weekly video game lunch!
10. The CENGN Culture
At CENGN we like to get things done, but make sure we have a good time doing it. Just like the companies that work with CENGN, all of our staff know the importance of teamwork and collaboration and how these themes will propel the vision of CENGN to fill the gaps in the Canadian innovation ecosystem.
Interested in working at CENGN? Meet us at TechNATA or check out our opportunities below: