Network Systems Engineer

Arista Networks

Arista Networks

1,001-5,000 employees

Data-driven networking

Data & Analytics

Compensation Overview

$131,000 - $184,000Annually

+ Discretionary Bonuses + Equity + Commissions

Mid, Senior

San Francisco, CA, USA

Required Skills
  • BS/CS/CE technical degree required
  • Network Industry Certification preferred (e.g. CCIE (R&S), JNCIE)
  • 5+ years of L2/L3 networking design and implementation experience with a focus on Data Center, Campus, and Wifi solutions
  • Expert level experience with routing and switching including L2/L3 protocols
  • Recent experience in leaf-spine architecture design
  • Demonstrated work experience as either a Sales Engineer, Solutions Architect, Pre-Sales SE, or Network Consulting Engineer preferred
  • Expert knowledge in Ethernet, RSTP/MSTP, VLANs, IP Routing, TCP/IP, OSPF, BGP, eBGP, VxLAN, Multicast, Spanning Tree, QoS
  • Good understanding of the competitor technology landscape - Cisco, Juniper
  • Expert level knowledge of industry-standard CLI
  • Experience with SDN and Network Function Virtualization (NFV) highly desired
  • Previous experience building network automation using Python and Ansible desired
  • Knowledge of competitive products, solutions, and services
  • Ability to write white papers a plus
  • Partnering with Account Managers to understand customer pain points and conduct white board network architectural reviews
  • Conducting Arista product presentations of Arista’s Open Networking Data Center and Cognitive Campus networking solutions
  • Architecting, designing, and proposing Arista Data Center & Campus network solutions using leaf-spine architectures (VxLAN, EVPN) and network overlays
  • Performing hands-on tests to validate customer proof-of-concept setups, Data Center and/or Campus network designs, and network deployments using new products and features
  • Putting together design guidelines and recommending improvements to customers for the networks they support
  • Partnering with Sales Team to respond to RFP/RFQs
  • Providing feedback to Product Management and Engineering
  • Representing Arista at SDN and Open Networking industry events and conferences
  • Keeping up-to-date on competitive solutions, products, and services
  • Authoring white papers on technology and product

Arista Networks is an industry leader in data-driven, client to cloud networking for large data center, campus and routing environments. Arista’s award-winning platforms deliver availability, agility, automation, analytics and security through an advanced network operating stack.

Company Stage


Total Funding



Santa Clara, California



Growth & Insights

6 month growth


1 year growth


2 year growth