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Senior Network Engineer-Platform

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Senior Network Engineer - Platform


The Network Platform Engineering team is a dynamic, global team delivering and supporting the Salesforce infrastructure to meet the substantial growth needs of the business.  The team’s primary focus is continued engineering for M&A integrations.  We are looking for passionate Network Engineers who are fascinated by the technologies behind the Internet and cloud computing. The team is essential to the deployment of a consistent and stable infrastructure that both meets network engineering design standards and product goals. Our team believes that standardization and stability are key to building a scalable global network.


  • Recommend and implement strategic and tactical changes to network infrastructure.

  • Engage in large-scale data center builds with a mind towards automation; create simple, repetitive deployment processes that increase both velocity and quality.

  • Work closely with our automation teams in defining the tools that allow us to scale at unprecedented volume.

  • Act as a cross-functional team member with Project Management, Infrastructure Delivery, Infrastructure Planning, Design, Operations, and Network Engineering teams to generate Method of Procedure (MOP), Budget Requests and Bill of Materials (BOM).

  • Perform capacity planning activities to ensure we scale our network ahead of customer demand.

  • Develop, document, and drive standards across the network and ensure that we are fully compliant with those standards and policies.

  • Perform proactive network maintenance to deliver, or modify supported services.

  • Provide engineering escalation support and technical expertise for network-related issues.

Required Skills

  • Minimum of 5 years of IP networking experience with designing, deploying and supporting large-scale service provider, data center, and/or enterprise network infrastructure.

  • High level of proficiency and experience in configuring and troubleshooting IP routing/switching technologies and protocols including TCP/IP, BGP, ISIS and OSPF in a dual-stack IPv4/6 environment with emphasis on Cisco and Juniper ecosystems.

  • Experience with Cisco vPC troubleshooting and configuration

  • Solid understanding of data center design and operational best practices. Experience with field-based work in Colocation Facilities, Internet Exchanges, or Central Offices a plus.

  • High level of proficiency and experience configuring and troubleshooting load balancers, with emphasis on the F5 ecosystem.

  • Knowledge of firewalls, access-lists, IPSec configurations, and troubleshooting.

  • Knowledge of system performance methodologies along with hands-on empirical monitoring and data-driven decision making.

  • Strong analytical approach to problem-solving and the ability to troubleshoot complex issues quickly, while successfully handling multiple priorities.

  • Must work well as part of a globally distributed team in a high-energy environment

  • Must possess good written and verbal communication skills in English

  • Demonstrated ability to generate and maintain technical documentation

  • Must possess good time-management abilities

Desired Skills / Experience

  • Network certifications such as CCNP or JNCIP preferred; Expert level certifications a plus.

  • Strong familiarity with Linux OS/networking. Administrative scripting experience with Python, Perl, and/or consuming RESTful APIs.

  • Experience with configuration management tools such as Ansible, Puppet, Chef or similar technologies.

  • Knowledge of revision control software (ex. Git) and development lifecycle.

  • Prior understanding of Agile/Scrum methodologies


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