Senior Solution Architect (JB ID1832)

Location: Santa Clara, CA

Department: Product Management

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Experienced

Sr. Solution Architect

Want to be part of the next big thing? Join Big Switch Networks! We’re seeking an awesome engineer who has a solid understanding of networking fundamentals, is well versed with frontend/server-side web frameworks, modern software development processes & infrastructure automation.

Why join Big Switch?

• Externally recognized as one of the top start-ups and consistently ranked as one of the top ten networking start-ups, we’re dedicated to building a great product and a great company (and having some fun in the process!).

• We hire smart, creative, energetic people, game changers at the top of their respective fields. We are a small group of innovators who believe we can make a big difference.

• We offer competitive salaries and great benefits including generous Medical, Dental, Vision, Flexible Spending Accounts and commuter plans; we also contribute to Health Savings Accounts and a 401(k) plan for our employees.

• We have a bright, friendly office in Santa Clara with a huge kitchen stocked with goodies, and provide 2 breakfasts and 3 lunches per week free of charge to employees

Job Overview:

The ideal candidate is a resourceful and inquisitive engineer with a passion for implementing data center networking/infrastructure projects, infrastructure automation, and software development at all levels of the software stack. Must thrive in a high-paced startup environment, under frequently changing requirements & shifting priorities. Must be willing to acquire, at short notice, new software/programming skills to support a growing business.

Essential Functions & Responsibilities

  • Engage with customers to define data center automation use cases with Big Switch SDN products
  • Implement cloud-based product demos
  • Evangelize across customers, technology partners, as well as internal stakeholders
  • Manage and extend cloud-based labs to evangelize Big Switches SDN solutions
  • Develop technical collateral (blogs, technical white papers, video demos, etc.) for market awareness and thought leadership

Minimum Qualifications / Experience:

  • Experience with high-level programming languages such as Python, and motivated to learn other languages such as Ruby (Required)
  • Experience working with JavaScript, CSS, HTML (Preferable)
  • Experience configuring & managing Linux using CLI, experience with REST APIs (Required)
  • In-depth understanding of networking concepts, (layering, addressing, security policy) & Linux network stack (Required)
  • Hands-on experience with network troubleshooting, packet analysis with Wireshark (Required)
  • Strong analytical skills; excellent verbal and written communication skills (Required)
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and responsibilities simultaneously (Required)
  • A proactive, can-do, positive attitude and start-up experience (Required)
  • 3 – 5 years of programming/automation experience required
  • Master degree preferred, BS/BA Degree in Computer Science or equivalent (Required)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with at least one of OpenStack, VMware vSphere, Container orchestration systems
  • Experience with data center networks & SDN
  • Proficiency with Ruby-on-rails, Python, JavaScript, HTML, CSS
  • Experience with Amazon Web Services - EC2, Cloud Formation, VPC
  • Git & CI/CD processes, DevOps, Automation
  • This position will be based out of our office in Santa Clara.


Big Switch Networks is the market leader in open software-defined networking solutions for enterprises. Leading international banks and high-tech companies are using our open SDN architecture to build their next-generation data centers. Based in Santa Clara and funded by some of the best venture capital firms in Silicon Valley, the Big Switch Networks team comprises industry veterans who led the SDN revolution, renowned experts in virtualization and networking, and researchers from Stanford University.  For more information visit

Big Switch Networks, Inc. is an equal employment opportunity employer and is committed to a proactive program of affirmative action and diversity development. Big Switch Networks, provides equal opportunity in all of our employment practices to all qualified employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, military, veteran or VEVRAA protected veteran status, or any other category protected by federal, state, and local laws.

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