Engineering Productivity Software Engineer - Returnship

  • Santa Clara, CA, USA
  • Employees can work remotely
  • Full-time

Company Description

The Path Forward Return to Work program at Arista Networks is a 16-week paid returnship for experienced professionals returning to the workforce after taking time off for caregiving. The program is open to individuals who have at least 5 years of professional experience and have been out of the paid workforce for at least two years to focus on caring for a child or other dependent. If you meet these criteria, we invite you to apply. 

At Arista, we are excited to be part of the Path Forward program because we appreciate the skills you can offer, the perspective you provide, and the contributions you will make. This program offers you a chance to revamp your skills, update your resume with new experience, and make connections with others transitioning back to the workforce. It also offers support through Path Forward, a nonprofit organization on a mission to empower people who’ve been focused on caregiving, to transition back into the paid workforce.

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 10 to 100 gigabits 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. 

Job Description

Arista Networks is looking for a Software Engineer passionate about building and running systems, workflows and tools to provide the best possible development experience for the rest of our 1400+ person engineering team. You will be part of a high caliber team building the internal systems and infrastructure used to build the routing and switching products driving the industry's largest data center networks. 

Arista Software Engineering roles demand a strong and broad software engineering background. While the primary focus area for this role is EngProd, 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 EngProd to other areas, if you like. 

Key Responsibilities of this Role:

  • 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 Arista’s software engineers to identify bottlenecks and limitations in our workflows, tooling, and infrastructure and provide fixes for those problems.

  • Provide support for our tools and infrastructure to Arista’s development team.

The role is open to remote candidates. Employees at or near one of the listed office locations will have the option to (and will be encouraged to) go into the office as needed

Our Technology:

Working in Engineering Productivity (EngProd), you will collaborate and work with other engineers to design, build, scale, and operate the systems that the rest of Arista’s development teams use.  The EngProd team uses industry-standard systems like Ansible, Jenkins, Kubernetes, Grafana, Spinnaker, MySQL, ElasticSearch, Google Cloud, and Varnish and also internal systems that we’ve built from the ground-up to automate CI/CD, testing, analysis, and visualization.  We believe observability is one of the cornerstones of a stable system, and endeavor to make sure we can monitor and visualize all aspects of our tooling and infrastructure.

Qualifications

  • At least BS Computer Science + 3 years’ experience, MS Computer Science + 2 years’ experience, or Ph.D.  in Computer Science or equivalent work experience.

  • Proficiency in one or more of Go, Python, Javascript, C++.

  • Knowledge of Linux (or UNIX).

  • Understanding of at least one: operating systems, networking systems, OR distributed systems

  • Strong problem solving and software troubleshooting skills.

  • Ability to design a solution and implement features independently. 

  • Ability to work in small, self-managed and highly accountable  teams.

If you find yourself checking several but not all these boxes and are interested, we strongly encourage you to apply. At Arista we are committed to creating a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplace, and are invested in building teams with a wide variety of backgrounds, identities, and experiences.

Additional Information

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

 

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 exemption 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.

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