Network Hardware Engineer
Posted on 12/14/2022

1,001-5,000 employees

Web performance & security platform
Company Overview
Cloudflare's mission is to help build a better Internet. The company specializes in providing a content delivery network and DDoS mitigation services.
London, UK
Experience Level
Desired Skills
Computer Networking
Hardware Engineering
  • Extensive experience with networking hardware architecture, validation, performance benchmarking, debug, and deployment
  • Previous experience in testing, measuring, and/or simulating hardware performance and an understanding of no-stone-left-unturned experimentation
  • Deep knowledge of network engineering and protocols used in data center switching and routing, Internet routing, and optical line systems
  • Track record of driving engineering projects from idea to experiment to implementation
  • Demonstrated success in working with ODMs and technology vendors
  • Professional-level proficiency in Python, Go, or similar programming and/or scripting languages
  • Develop systems for Cloudflare's next generation of network hardware. Examples of network hardware that Cloudflare purchases are: switches, routers, line cards, metro optical/line systems, optics/transceivers
  • Experiment with different designs and solutions for Cloudflare's network hardware and work cross-functionally with Network Engineering and Hardware Sourcing to enact your suggestions globally
  • Work with vendors to obtain, debug, and maintain the most efficient and effective next-generation network hardware and software for Cloudflare's workload
  • Develop tools and automation to evaluate network hardware performance
  • Partner with engineers in the Network Engineering, Network Operations, Datacenter Engineering, and Observability teams to make informed decisions about hardware strategy
  • Communicate your results and updates through blog posts, internal talks, and tickets
Desired Qualifications
  • Familiar with traffic generation equipment such as Spirent or Ixia is a plus
  • Experience with white-box network switches and open source projects such as
  • Experience with Juniper equipment, especially the QFX, PTX, and/or MX series
  • Operational experience as a network engineer in a hyperscale cloud infrastructure
  • In-depth knowledge of platforms (ASICs, TCAMs, etc)