Network Architect

As a well rounded Network Architect, you should be the type that appreciates diversity in your day, and relishes challenges outside of your comfort level! You will be touching some of the most cutting edge network and optical equipment on the market, so you must come armed with well developed problem solving skills. You should be willing to take risks and learn new technologies as soon as (or before) they come to market.

A typical day in the life of a PacketFabric Network Architect might include these types of activities:

Skills & Requirements

The right candidates will most likely have a Computer Science/Computer Engineering degree and have a strong (10+ year) background working in large scale telecommunications environments, with a proven track record of completing projects on time in spite of obstacles.

  • Advanced/intermediate level understanding of IS-IS, including Traffic Engineering extensions, advertising of segment identifiers (L-ISIS), TE metric extensions.
  • Advanced/intermediate level understanding of BGP, including BGP/MPLS L3VPNs, label advertisement via labeled unicast, SR Policy advertisement via SAFI 73, link-state advertisement (BGP-LS).
  • Advanced/intermediate level understanding of Segment Routing, and its applications in large scale networks.
  • Advanced/intermediate level knowledge of MPLS signaling protocols (RSVP, LDP, L-ISIS, L-BGP)
  • Advanced/intermediate level understanding of various Layer 2 interconnect technologies, their applicable uses and typical industry implementations, including but not limited to L2VPN, EoMPLS, EVPN/VXLAN, and EVPN/MPLS.
  • Ability to apply knowledge of all of the above protocols, taking into account common network designs and best practices found in large scale service provider, data center, and cloud networks.
  • Experience working in cloud networking environments, including interconnecting on-premises networks with large public cloud provider networks.
  • Abundance of hands-on experience with carrier class routers and switches (e.g Juniper, Cisco, Nokia, Whitebox).
  • Familiarity with optical transport equipment and its underlying technologies.
  • Experience implementing and operating both long-haul and regional/metro DWDM networks.
  • Intermediate-plus understanding of current 'off box' network provisioning, network modeling and operational tooling.
  • Experience with network automation approaches using ansible, salt, git, python, shell scripting, and netconf/restconf.
  • Experience with managing your own tasks and projects, with a highly organized mindset.
  • Not too big for the small jobs, not too small for the big jobs.

About PacketFabric, Inc.

What PacketFabric doesn't offer:
  • Lack of direction: we maintain a clear roadmap and product pipeline.
  • Pre-meetings: we don't hold meetings to plan other meetings.
  • A commute: no hours wasted in megaregion rush hour traffic.
  • A dress code: a robe and slippers is acceptable attire any day of the week.
What PacketFabric does offer:
  • The chance to disrupt the entrenched Internet infrastructure industry.
  • A supportive and optimistic team that likes to learn from each other.
  • A product development pipeline that's always pushing new features and enhancing the quality of existing products.
  • The opportunity to work with many different technologies.
  • The opportunity to work with lots of open source technology.
  • A small company culture.
  • Health, dental, and 401(k) for US residents.