Staff 2 Engineer - VeloCloud SD-WAN (Dataplane)



Job Description

Software-Defined Wide Area Networking (SD-WAN) is a transformational approach to simplify branch office networking and assure optimal application performance. Software-Defined WAN has its roots in Software-Defined Networking (SDN), the underlying principle of which is to abstract the network hardware and transport characteristics from the applications that use the network.

VeloCloud, now part of VMware, is a SD-WAN market leader. Our technology enables you to support application growth, network agility and simplified branch implementations while delivering optimized access to cloud datacenters and applications.

Learn Fast, trust each other, Have Fun. That embodies the culture of VeloCloud by VMware.

Our products and teams are growing fast, and most of your work will be driving new features using some of the most current frameworks and libraries, working with High Performance Control Plane and Data Plane pipelined architecture, L2/L3 Networking protocols, Routing Protocol integration (OSPF, BGP, Multicast), Security concepts (IKE, IPSeC, PKI), WAN optimization techniques and QoS fundamentals. The exact area of the product that you work on will depend on your skills and interests.

Job Role and Responsibilities

  • Understanding the key requirements for the Control and Data Plane features of the VeloCloud SD-WAN product, architecting a solution and delivering a working prototype and the final product
  • Influence the road map of the product, with keen interest in industry on goings and customer needs
  • Deliver major functionality smoothly, on time with excellent quality
  • Demonstrate urgency in taking care of customer concerns, internal and external
  • Understand the big picture, such as the importance of proper architecture, unit testing, automation


Required Skills
  • A solid foundation in computer science, with deep knowledge of data structures, algorithms, multi-threaded programming, and software design
  • Knowledge of high-performance control and data plane pipelined architecture is desired
  • Knowledge of L2/L3 networking protocols, static/dynamic routing protocols, network security concepts, WAN optimization techniques and QoS fundamentals is a plus
  • Skilled programmer in C, with emphasis on multi-threaded programming.
  • Prior experience in scripting (Python, shell scripting, etc) is desirable.
  • Ability to work independently in a fast-paced environment.


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