Senior Network Engineer

    • Austin, TX

About Us

At Cloudflare, we have our eyes set on an ambitious goal: to help build a better Internet. Today the company runs one of the world’s largest networks that powers trillions of requests per month. Cloudflare protects and accelerates any Internet application online without adding hardware, installing software, or changing a line of code. Internet properties powered by Cloudflare have all web traffic routed through its intelligent global network, which gets smarter with every request. As a result, they see significant improvement in performance and a decrease in spam and other attacks. Cloudflare was recognized by the World Economic Forum as a Technology Pioneer and named to Entrepreneur Magazine’s Top Company Cultures list.

We realize people do not fit into neat boxes. We are looking for curious and empathetic individuals who are committed to developing themselves and learning new skills, and we are ready to help you do that. We cannot complete our mission without building a diverse and inclusive team. We hire the best people based on an evaluation of their potential and support them throughout their time at Cloudflare. Come join us!  

About the department

We are looking for a Network Engineer to join our team. Cloudflare is building one of the largest, most resilient networks that spans over 190 points of presence spread across all regions and plan to continue our expansion at a rapid pace. This position will be responsible for the technical operation and engineering of the Cloudflare network, including the planning, installation and management of the hardware and software as well as the day to day operations of the network. This is an opportunity to be part of the team that is building a high­-performance network that is accessible to any web property online.

What you'll do

  • 5 plus years of experience working in large scale network engineering environments
  • Expert knowledge of Junos
  • Expert knowledge of BGP
  • Strong understanding of anycast routing
  • Experience writing network configuration and design documentation
  • Experience working on high traffic networks
  • Experience working with automation frameworks such as SaltStack and/or Ansible
  • Proven network debugging and problem solving skills
  • Experience with optical transport technologies such as CWDM/DWDM
  • Ability to prioritise when faced with high pressure scenarios

Examples of desirable skills, knowledge and experience

  • Experience working in multivendor EVPN and VXLAN environments
  • Good working knowledge of NX-OS and EOS
  • Professional level network certification(s) (JNCIP , CCNP , etc) or higher
  • Experience working on service provider or content networks
  • Linux system administration
  • Coding experience
  • Multilingual

What Makes Cloudflare Special?

We’re not just a highly ambitious, large-scale technology company. We’re a highly ambitious, large-scale technology company with a soul. Fundamental to our mission to help build a better Internet is protecting the free and open Internet.

Project Galileo: We equip politically and artistically important organizations and journalists with powerful tools to defend themselves against attacks that would otherwise censor their work, technology already used by Cloudflare’s enterprise customers--at no cost.

Athenian Project: We created Athenian Project to ensure that state and local governments have the highest level of protection and reliability for free, so that their constituents have access to election information and voter registration.

Path Forward Partnership: Since 2016, we have partnered with Path Forward, a nonprofit organization, to create 16-week positions for mid-career professionals who want to get back to the workplace after taking time off to care for a child, parent, or loved one.

1.1.1.1: We released 1.1.1.1 to help fix the foundation of the Internet by building a faster, more secure and privacy-centric public DNS resolver. This is available publicly for everyone to use - it is the first consumer-focused service Cloudflare has ever released. Here’s the deal - we don’t store client IP addresses never, ever. We will continue to abide by our privacy policy and ensure that no user data is sold to advertisers or used to target consumers.

Sound like something you’d like to be a part of? We’d love to hear from you!

Cloudflare is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.  We are committed to providing equal employment opportunity for all people and place great value in both diversity and inclusiveness.  All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to their, or any other person's, perceived or actual race, color, religion, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, physical or mental disability, medical condition, family care status, or any other basis protected by law. We are an AA/Veterans/Disabled Employer.

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