Senior/Lead Software Engineer

Arista Networks

Arista Networks

1,001-5,000 employees

Data-driven networking

Data & Analytics



Required Skills
  • BS Computer Science/Electrical Engineering/Computer Engineering + 8 years experience, or MS Computer Science/Electrical Engineering/Computer Engineering + 6 years experience, or Ph.D. in Computer Science/Electrical Engineering/Computer Engineering + 3 years experience or equivalent work experience
  • Knowledge of C, C++, and/or python
  • Knowledge of UNIX or Linux
  • Understanding of L2/L3 networking including at least one of the following areas is desirable: IP routing protocols, such as RIP, OSPF, BGP, IS-IS, or PIM; Layer 2 features such as 802.1d bridging, the 802.1d Spanning Tree Protocol, the 802.1ax Link Aggregation Control Protocol, the 802.1AB Link Layer Discovery Protocol, or RFC 1812 IP routing
  • Ability to utilize, test, and debug packet forwarding engine and a hardware component’s vendor provided software libraries in your solutions
  • Infrastructure functions related to distributed systems such as messaging, signalling, databases, and command line interface techniques
  • Hands-on experience in the design and development of ethernet bridging or routing related software or distributed systems software is desirable
  • Hands-on experience with enterprise or service provider class Ethernet switch/router system software development, or significant PhD level research in the area of network routing and packet forwarding
  • Applied understanding of software engineering principles
  • Strong problem-solving and software troubleshooting skills
  • Ability to design a solution to a small-sized problem, and implement that solution without outside help
  • Able to work on a small team solving a medium-sized problem with limited oversight
  • Write functional specifications and design specifications for features related to forwarding traffic on the internet and cloud data centers
  • Independently implement solutions to small-sized problems in our EOS software, using the C, C++, and python programming languages
  • Write test plan specifications for small-sized features in EOS, and implement automated test programs to execute the cases described in the test plan
  • Debug problems found by our automated test programs and fix the problems
  • Work on a team implementing, testing, and debugging solutions to larger routing protocol problems
  • Worth with Customer Support Engineers to analyze problems in customer networks and provide fixes for those problems when needed in the form of new software releases or software patches
  • Work with the System Test Engineers to analyze problems found in their tests and provide fixes for those problems
  • Mentor new and junior engineers to bring them up to speed in Arista’s software development environment
  • Review and contribute to the specifications and implementations written by other team members
  • Help to create a schedule for the implementation and debugging tasks, update that schedule weekly, and report it to the project lead

Company Stage


Total Funding



Santa Clara, California



Growth & Insights

6 month growth


1 year growth


2 year growth