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Software Engineer, SDN/ Networking/ Distributed Systems - 100% remote, or Austin, TX

Company: Arista Networks
Location: Saint Louis
Posted on: January 15, 2022

Job Description:

Arista Networks is looking for world-class SDN / Networking / Distributed Systems software engineers.
As a SDN / Networking / Distributed Systems software engineer, you will collaborate and work with other engineers to design and build novel Software Defined Networking (SDN) features in EOS that help networks run effectively and efficiently. These solutions provide opportunities to understand and learn about SDN technologies such as, but not limited to, EVPN, VXLAN, MPLS, Overlay and Traffic Engineering Controllers, OpenConfig, IETF RFCs, and figure out how to apply it optimally to solve customer problems. You will be able to grow into defining the SDN features, design data structures and algorithms and tie it all together with the lower layers.
Arista Software Engineering roles demand a strong and broad software engineering background. While the primary focus area for this role is SDN, the role will not be limited to any single aspect of software development at Arista. It will cover all aspects of software development spanning the addition of new features, debugging problems and fine tuning code for scalability and performance. You will own your projects from definition to deployment and customer interactions, and you will be responsible for the quality of everything you deliver.
Arista Software Engineering prides itself on a supportive and growth oriented culture. Over time, as your interests change, coupled with evolving business needs you will have the opportunity to switch from SDN to other areas, if you like.

  • Review and contribute to the specifications and implementations written by other team members.
  • Design and develop features, feature tests and solutions. Fix bugs and refactor code as needed.
  • Work with Customer Support Engineers to analyze problems in customer networks and provide fixes for those problems when needed in the form of new software releases or software patches.
  • Work with the System Test Engineers to analyze problems found in their tests and provide fixes for those problems.Requirements:
    • At least BS Computer Science + 3 years' experience, MS Computer Science + 2 years' experience, or Ph.D. in Computer Science or equivalent work experience.
    • Knowledge of one or more of C++, Python, Go, C.
    • Knowledge of UNIX or Linux.
    • Understanding of IP networking and/or distributed systems.
    • Hands on experience in the design and development of Ethernet bridging or routing related software or distributed systems software.
    • Applied understanding of software engineering principles.
    • Strong problem solving and software troubleshooting skills.
    • Ability to design a solution and implement features independently. Ability to work in small teams.
      Where legally permitted, Arista requires all candidates for U.S.-based positions to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 or have an approved accommodation under applicable law. Candidates anticipating seeking an accommodation should contact Arista HR before their start date. Candidates accepting an offer must provide proof of vaccination status on their first day. All offers of employment are contingent upon complying with Arista's vaccination policy.
      Arista Networks was founded to pioneer and deliver software-driven cloud networking solutions for large data center storage and computing environments. Arista's award-winning platforms, ranging in Ethernet speeds from 10M to 400G bits per second, redefine scalability, agility and resilience. Arista has shipped more than 10 million cloud networking ports worldwide with CloudVision and EOS, an advanced network operating system. Committed to open standards, Arista is a founding member of the 25/50GbE consortium. Arista Networks products are available worldwide directly and through partners.
      At the core of Arista's platform is the Extensible Operating System (EOS---), a ground-breaking network operating system with single-image consistency across hardware platforms, and modern core architecture enabling in-service upgrades and application extensibility.

Keywords: Arista Networks, St. Louis , Software Engineer, SDN/ Networking/ Distributed Systems - 100% remote, or Austin, TX, IT / Software / Systems , Saint Louis, Missouri

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