Software Engineer, Network Systems

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Job title: Software Engineer, Network Systems

Company: Arista Networks

Job description: Company DescriptionArista Networks is an industry leader in data-driven, client-to-cloud networking for large data center, campus and routing environments. What sets us apart is our relentless pursuit of innovation. We leverage the latest advancements in cloud computing, artificial intelligence, and software-defined networking to provide our clients with a competitive edge in an increasingly interconnected world. Our solutions are designed to not only meet the current demands of the digital landscape but to also anticipate and adapt to future challenges.At Arista we value the diversity of thought and perspectives that each employee brings to the table. We believe that fostering an inclusive environment, where individuals from various backgrounds and experiences feel welcome, is essential for driving creativity and innovation.Our commitment to excellence has earned us several prestigious awards, such as Best Engineering Team, Best Company for Diversity, Compensation, and Work-Life Balance. At Arista, we take pride in our track record of success and strive to maintain the highest standards of quality and performance in everything we do.Job DescriptionWho You’ll Work WithArista Networks is looking for world-class Network Systems software engineers.Network systems software is all about managing hardware components on switches and routers. As a Network Systems engineer, you will collaborate with hardware engineers to design and build novel features that help Arista hardware run effectively and efficiently. You will write software that controls everything from temperature sensors, fan controllers, power controllers, storage devices to FPGAs, NICs and PCIE switches. You will design abstractions that allow this software to be easily packaged and integrated into hardware drivers that manage all our hardware. You will also get to work closely with our hardware engineers throughout the lifecycle of our products – ranging from influencing hardware designs for ease of software control, to bringing up brand new hardware and taking it through the development cycle to market.What You’ll DoArista Software Engineering roles demand a strong and broad software engineering background. While the primary focus area for this role is Network Systems software, the role 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 packet forwarding to other areas, if you like.Responsibilities

  • Develop and maintain features using C, C++ and Python, review and contribute to functional and design specifications. Build automated tests and test infrastructure to test the features.
  • Work with hardware and manufacturing teams to bring new hardware to market.
  • Collaborate with hardware engineers to design optimal software control interfaces for managing hardware components.
  • Work with Customer Support Engineers and customers to analyze, mitigate and fix problems in customer networks.
  • Work with the System Test Engineers to analyze problems found in their tests and provide fixes for those problems.


  • BSc, MS or Ph.D. in Computer Science/Electrical Engineering/Computer Engineering with 2+ years of related post graduate work experience
  • Knowledge of C or C++ and Python.
  • Knowledge of UNIX or Linux
  • Understanding of IP networking and/or distributed systems is a plus
  • Experience working with low level hardware components is a plus
  • 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.

#LI-PA1Additional InformationThe new hire base pay for this role has a pay range of $95,000 to $145,000. Arista offers different pay ranges based on work location, so that we can offer consistent and competitive pay appropriate to the market. The actual base pay offered will be based on a wide range of factors, including skills, qualifications, relevant experience, and work location.The pay range provided reflects base pay only and in addition certain roles may also be eligible for discretionary Arista bonuses and equity. Employees in Sales roles are eligible to participate in Arista’s Sales Incentive Plan, which pays commissions calculated as a percentage of eligible sales. Employees are also entitled to benefits including medical, dental, vision, wellbeing, income protection and a Group Retirement Savings Plan. The recruiting team can share more details during the hiring process specific to the role and location.

Expected salary: $95000 per year

Location: Vancouver, BC

Job date: Thu, 20 Jun 2024 22:58:45 GMT

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