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Network Hardware Engineer, Data Center Transport
Posted on 3/22/2022
Seattle, WA, USA
Experience Level
Desired Skills
Computer Networking
  • Extensive experience with data center transport 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 data center interconnection engineering and protocols used in optical line systems
  • Track record of driving engineering projects from idea to experiment to implementation
  • Demonstrated success in working with a variety of technology vendors
  • Professional-level proficiency in Python, Rust, or similar programming and/or scripting languages
  • Develop systems for Cloudflare's next generation of data center transport hardware. Examples of hardware that you will select and qualify include DWDM systems, ROADMs, open line systems, OpenZR+, and more
  • 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 networking 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
  • Experience with equipment from Infinera or Ciena
  • Operational experience as an engineer in a hyperscale cloud infrastructure
  • In-depth knowledge of optical transport systems

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.
  • Competitive salaries
  • Take-what-you-need paid vacation policy
  • Comprehensive health plans and benefits
  • Paid maternity and paternity leave
  • Commuter and ride share options
  • Returnships
Company Values
  • Be curious to learn and grow
  • Communicate clearly, directly, and transparently
  • Do the right thing
  • Embrace diversity to make Cloudflare better
  • Get your work across the finish line
  • Lead with empathy and assume good intentions