Principal Engineer - Network Data Plane

Cumulus Networks

Are you ready for an opportunity to make a substantial impact with a disruptive technology company?  Cumulus Networks is a 2017 Glassdoor 'Best Places to Work' and this could be your chance to be a part of it.  We’ve got a mission to disrupt and transform the networking industry, so if this sounds interesting to you, we definitely want to talk to you.

Our founding team is comprised of some of the industry’s most renowned technology innovators responsible for the some of the most significant advancements in networking.   With funding from top Venture Capitalists such as Andreessen Horowitz, Sequoia Capital and Battery Ventures, we are bringing web-scale networking to the Enterprise.

Cumulus makes the first Linux operating system for networking hardware and fills a critical gap in realizing the true promise of the software-defined datacenter.  We are not just defining the future of networking, we are actively creating it with our customers and partners.  

We are looking for motivated individuals who thrive on great technology, individual initiative, and the ability to see the impact of their work on the business.

Principal Engineer - Network Data Plane

Cumulus Networks Engineering is looking for a motivated software development engineer with experience in developing forwarding functions for enterprise and data center switches and routers.  As such you'll be responsible for building and maintaining the core of Cumulus Linux: code that translates control plane constructs into the hardware data plane.

As a qualified applicant for this position, you have:

  • Developed network software for 10+ years
  • Written code for data center switching ASICs
  • Working knowledge of hardware resource management (tables, TCAMs, etc)
  • Battle scars from troubleshooting production network deployments

Highly desirable experience includes: 

  • Development of features such as ACL, QoS and SPAN
  • Work with VxLAN and EVPN routing protocols
  • Familiarity with Protocol-Independent Multicast (IGMP, SSM, etc)
  • Contributions to SwitchDev or Switch Abstraction Interface (SAI) projects

About Our Benefits:

We’re a startup, built by people who have gone down this road before. We are action oriented doers and transparent thinkers with a healthy work-life balance; we even allow dogs in the office for smile support!  We offer a competitive compensation package, pre-IPO equity, and comprehensive health benefits for employees and their families.  

Additionally, we offer a quality of life benefit and leadership training for anyone interested. Because we like to have fun we of course have catered company parties, picnics and happy hours throughout the year. We have excessively fancy espresso machines in every location, catered lunches three times per week, and a bountifully stocked kitchen.   All of our offices are an open space model that foster an exciting company culture and a pretty cool place for us to have fun and execute our craft.  
 
A Little About Us:

Our founding team is comprised of some of the industry’s most renowned technology innovators responsible for the some of the most significant advancements in networking.   With funding from top Venture Capitalists such as Andreessen Horowitz, Sequoia Capital and Battery Ventures, we can be the hero in networking.

Cumulus makes the first Linux operating system for networking hardware and fills a critical gap in realizing the true promise of the software-defined datacenter. We are not just defining the future of networking, we are actively creating it with our customers and partners. Beyond the basics, working here puts our employees at the center of some of the most interesting and exciting ideas in Silicon Valley. We are a very tech-driven company, and have earned a lot of industry recognition in a short period of time.

We are very proud of our ratings and reviews on Glassdoor and honored to be listed as one of 2017's 50 'Best Places to Work', we encourage you to take a peak!

We are a global company. Our corporate headquarters is in Mountain View, CA. We also have offices in Sydney Australia, and North Carolina (RDU).

Check us out @ cumulusnetworks.com

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