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2020-05-13T14:30:47-04:00 X, The Moonshot Factory
Networking Software Engineer

Network Engineering

Mountain View, California

Our project is seeking to fill a network engineering position for a project focused on delivering high-throughput and long-range connectivity via free-space optical communication (FSOC) links. The role will emphasize designing, implementing, testing, and deploying networking solutions that gracefully integrate into commercial heterogeneous (wireline and wireless) networks.

Important responsibilities for this position are as follows: 

  1. Work with partners to understand and define network-level (Layer 2, 3, and 4) requirements for FSOC backhaul communications links embedded in large-scale networks.
  2. Perform and participate in trades (e.g., architecture, performance, cost, interfaces). Identify technologies for cost-efficient and operationally mature FSOC links.
  3. Quantify the performance impact of interactions between Layer 1-4 protocols and contribute to system-level optimization, including mesh topologies
  4. Develop and execute test plans and automation processes for key network performance indicators. Develop and operate testbeds to ensure seamless integration into partner networks.
  5. Participate in field testing, system monitoring, and analysis. Develop test objectives, procedures, success criteria, and results.

The position seeks highly-motivated individuals that enjoy working in a small dynamic team environment, with a passion for solving challenging problems that can lead to high-impact advances in technology.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science (or higher) in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or similar discipline, with 4 years of relevant work.
  • Proficiency in Python, C/C++, Linux.
  • Proficiency in network  protocols (e.g., Ethernet, VLAN, TCP/IP), as well as network routing and switching.
  • Experience with heterogeneous network design  and operations at scale (e.g., (W)ISPs and telcos). 
  • International travel (up to 10%) and participating in deployment, bring-up activities, as needed.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Masters (or higher) in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or similar discipline, with 5 years or more relevant experience.
  • Experience with network infrastructure and deployments.
  • Experience with development of (or on top of) networking products (e.g. Cisco, VMWare Open vSwitch etc.) 
  • Experience with mesh topologies, routing protocols, and software-defined networking (SDN)

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