Network Engineer

East Bay, (none selected) | Direct Hire

Post Date: 11/03/2015 Job ID: 1007 Industry: Computer Networking

from strategic partners such as Foxconn, Google, HP, Seagate, Tencent and others.

Our Palo Alto facility houses all the tools, toys and experts under one roof with the goal of making it easier for entrepreneurs to start hardware companies by providing valuable resources and expertise.

Job Description

A company is looking for a Senior Network Engineer who will own the infrastructure as their product, and offer ISP-like services to our portfolio companies.  Our network is built to provide a highly automated service -- and you will be responsible for building a lot of the systems that support our "self service" model.

The network is comprised predominantly of Juniper routing and switching hardware, with multiple high-speed fiber interconnects to our upstream providers.

You will routinely work with vendors, peers, and software engineers to advance the state of the art in automated deployment.

Role and responsibilities:

  • Architect and deploy a highly automated network for our portfolio companies
  • Work closely with the engineering and admin teams to complete day-to-day operational tasks
  • Provide wisdom and experience that extends our state-of-the-art network
  • Build tools and user interfaces that deploy network end points
  • Monitor the operation and health of our network
  • Combat denial of service attacks using automated tools


  • Experience with Juniper network products, including the EX, QFX, MX, and SRX platforms
  • Experience with 802.1x and RADIUS ( a plus)
  • Experience with InfoBlox DNS and DHCP appliances and developer APIs desired, but not required
  • Experience with Docker or other virtualization/container technologies
  • Experience with LDAP and associated backing-stores
  • Familiarity with ISP-like environments
  • Familiarity with Public Peering (IX) Internet exchanges
  • Familiarity with dynamic routing protocols
  • Basic understanding of denial of service attack types, and common mitigation techniques
  • Medium -> Expert experience with Linux
  • Medium -> Expert experience with Python or similar programming environment

You will also have the opportunity to work closely with the various entrepreneurs within the studio who are each building successful companies.  With your guidance they will become self sufficient within their own IT services as they prepare for graduation.



  • Minimum 5 years experience in similar roles demonstrating successful network architecture and deployment
  • Familiarity with the following systems at an administrator level:
    Juniper routing and switching, distributed virtual switch architectures,VMware deployments, Aruba wifi and mobility controllers, Linux (ubuntu), scripting and apache web server config and deployments
  • 802.1x, Radius, LDAP, DHCP, DNS
  • Python programming and at least one other scripting language
  • Eagerness to build robust and scalable systems!

Additional Information


  • Our pays 80% of the premium for health, dental and vision and 50% of the premium for dependents
  • Competitive compensation including stock options and profit sharing
  • Flexible vacation time
  • Stock options and participation in portfolio companies success
  • 100k sqft studio and office space located in Palo Alto
  • Access to machine shop and other studio facilities to quench your thirst for hobby projects

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