Network Hardware Engineer

| Austin
Apply now
By clicking continue you agree to Built In’s Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.
About the departmentCloudflare’s Infrastructure group is responsible for building our global network. Our Hardware Engineering team helps research, test, and deploy new equipment enabling compute, storage, and network. Deployed across 200+ cities in 100+ countries, the hardware we select helps improve the security, reliability, and performance of the Internet.About the Role

We need to make thoughtful infrastructure choices affecting a significant portion of the Internet. Hardware we work with includes servers, routers, switches, optical equipment, power distribution units, cables, optics, and more. As a Network Hardware Engineer, you will work with colleagues on the Hardware Engineering, Network Operations, and Hardware Sourcing teams to evaluate and inform decisions around new networking equipment.

What you'll do
  • Develop systems for Cloudflare’s next generation of network hardware. Examples of network hardware that Cloudflare purchases are: switches, routers, line cards, metro optical/line systems, optics/transceivers.
  • Experiment with different designs and solutions for Cloudflare’s network hardware and work cross-functionally with Network Engineering and Hardware Sourcing to enact your suggestions globally
  • Work with vendors to obtain, debug, and maintain the most efficient and effective next-generation network hardware and software for Cloudflare’s workload
  • Develop tools and automation to evaluate network hardware performance
  • Partner with engineers in the Network Engineering, Network Operations, Datacenter Engineering, and Observability teams to make informed decisions about hardware strategy
  • Communicate your results and updates through blog posts, internal talks, and tickets

Examples of desirable skills, knowledge and experience

  • Extensive experience with networking hardware architecture, validation, performance benchmarking, debug, and deployment
  • Previous experience in testing, measuring, and/or simulating hardware performance and an understanding of no-stone-left-unturned experimentation
  • Deep knowledge of network engineering and protocols used in data center switching and routing, Internet routing, and optical line systems.
  • Track record of driving engineering projects from idea to experiment to implementation
  • Demonstrated success in working with ODMs and technology vendors
  • Professional-level proficiency in Python, Go, or similar programming and/or scripting languages

Bonus Points

  • Experience with white-box network switches and open source projects such as openswitch.net
  • Experience with Juniper equipment, especially the QFX, PTX, and/or MX series
  • Operational experience as a network engineer in a hyperscale cloud infrastructure
  • In-depth knowledge of platforms (ASICs, TCAMs, etc). 

Read Full Job Description
Apply now
By clicking continue you agree to Built In’s Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.

Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
    • C++Languages
    • GolangLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • RLanguages
    • SqlLanguages
    • rustLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • ConfluenceManagement
    • JIRAManagement
    • SmartsheetManagement
    • SalesforceCRM

Location

600 Congress Ave S, Austin, TX 78704

What are Cloudflare Perks + Benefits

Culture
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Someone's primary function is managing the company’s diversity and inclusion initiatives
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Team workouts
Acme Co.'s team fitness initiatives include In-office yoga.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
Acme Co. provides Backup child care assistance.
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Sabbatical
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Acme Co. hosts company outings Annually.
Game Room
Our game room includes Ping Pong, Pool Table, Video Games.
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Relocation Assistance
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Lunch and learns
Promote from within
More Jobs at Cloudflare79 open jobs
All Jobs
Finance
Data + Analytics
Dev + Engineer
HR
Internships
Legal
Marketing
Operations
Product
Project Mgmt
Sales
Content
HR
new
Austin
Marketing
new
Austin
Developer
new
Austin
Finance
new
Austin
Project Mgmt
new
Austin
Data + Analytics
new
Austin
Project Mgmt
new
Austin
Sales
new
Austin
Finance
new
Austin
Sales
new
Austin
Developer
new
Austin
Finance
new
Austin
Project Mgmt
new
Austin
Developer
new
Austin
Content
new
Austin
Internships
new
Austin
Operations
new
Austin
Marketing
new
Austin
Data + Analytics
new
Austin
Operations
new
Austin
Finance
new
Austin
Developer
new
Austin
Developer
new
Austin
Developer
new
Austin
Developer
new
Austin
Developer
new
Austin
Developer
new
Austin
Sales
new
Austin
Developer
new
Austin
Developer
new
Austin
Product
new
Austin
Marketing
new
Austin
Project Mgmt
new
Austin
Data + Analytics
new
Austin
Sales
new
Austin
Developer
new
Austin
Developer
new
Austin
Operations
new
Austin
Operations
new
Austin
Internships
new
Austin
Sales
new
Austin
Developer
new
Austin
Finance
new
Austin
Apply now
By clicking continue you agree to Built In’s Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.
Save jobView Cloudflare's full profileSee more Cloudflare jobs