Senior Network Automation Engineer

  • Chicago, IL, United States
  • Employees can work remotely
  • Full-time

Company Description

Block is one company built from many blocks, all united by the same purpose of economic empowerment. The blocks that form our foundational teams — People, Finance, Counsel, Hardware, Information Security, Platform Infrastructure Engineering, and more — provide support and guidance at the corporate level. They work across business groups and around the globe, spanning time zones and disciplines to develop inclusive People policies, forecast finances, give legal counsel, safeguard systems, nurture new initiatives, and more. Every challenge creates possibilities, and we need different perspectives to see them all. Bring yours to Block.

Job Description

Team:

We're looking for a network automation engineer who shares our values to help us build tools to configure, monitor, maintain and visualize our global network connecting multiple datacenters, offices and clouds.  As a team, we value correctness, efficiency, and safety. We measure and monitor everything, and have a culture of continuous reflection and improvement.  We aim to eliminate friction in our environment and believe that no project should be delayed due to lack of reliable infrastructure.  We believe that a well designed production environment can be beautiful.

You will:

  • Write and maintain software to solve complex network management and monitoring tasks, including: deploying and auditing configuration of network devices, monitoring network health, including metrics collection, visualization, and alerting, tracking network utilization over time to assist capacity planning models

  • Write proper tests and documentation for all tools

  • Collaborate with other teams to design and implement tools that help automate end-to-end processes that involve the network infrastructure

  • Integrate existing open source software tools and participate in those open source projects in order to contribute any new features or bug fixes

  • Participate in an on-call rotation

Qualifications

You have:

  • 5+ years of software engineering experience

  • Experience developing in at least one of python or Go

  • Comfortable using the Linux/Unix command line and command line tools

  • Knowledge of networking concepts (switches, routers, protocols such as TCP/IP, etc.)

  • Very strong attention to detail

  • Strong communication skills

  • A desire to continue learning

  • A personal commitment to quality

Even better:

  • Knowledge of routing protocols and concepts (BGP, OSPF, IS-IS, etc)

  • Experience with AWS and GCP networking

  • Experience with developing software for highly scalable/distributed systems

  • Experience with large-scale installations of Linux/Unix

  • Experience with Django and Ansible

  • Understanding of Serverless technologies and Kubernetes

Technologies we use:

  • Python, Go

  • JunOS, F5 BIG-IP, Arista EOS

  • Linux (CentOS)

  • SNMP, NetFlow, Prometheus

Additional Information

We’re working to build a more inclusive economy where our customers have equal access to opportunity, and we strive to live by these same values in building our workplace. Block is a proud equal opportunity employer. We work hard to evaluate all employees and job applicants consistently, without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, pregnancy, gender expression or identity, sexual orientation, citizenship, or any other legally protected class. 

We believe in being fair, and are committed to an inclusive interview experience, including providing reasonable accommodations to disabled applicants throughout the recruitment process. We encourage applicants to share any needed accommodations with their recruiter, who will treat these requests as confidentially as possible. Want to learn more about what we’re doing to build a workplace that is fair and square? Check out our I+D page

Additionally, we consider qualified applicants with criminal histories for employment on our team, and always assess candidates on an individualized basis.

Perks

We want you to be well and thrive. Our global benefits package includes:

  • Healthcare coverage
  • Retirement Plans
  • Employee Stock Purchase Program
  • Wellness perks
  • Paid parental leave
  • Paid time off
  • Learning and Development resources

Block, Inc. (NYSE: SQ) is a global technology company with a focus on financial services. Made up of Square, Cash App, Spiral, TIDAL, and TBD, we build tools to help more people access the economy. Square helps sellers run and grow their businesses with its integrated ecosystem of commerce solutions, business software, and banking services. With Cash App, anyone can easily send, spend, or invest their money in stocks or Bitcoin. Spiral (formerly Square Crypto) builds and funds free, open-source Bitcoin projects. Artists use TIDAL to help them succeed as entrepreneurs and connect more deeply with fans. TBD is building an open developer platform to make it easier to access Bitcoin and other blockchain technologies without having to go through an institution.

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