Senior GUI Engineer

Location: Santa Clara, CA

Department: Engineering

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Experienced

Senior GUI Engineer

Want to be part of the next big thing? Join Big Switch Networks! We’re seeking a smart, talented, and fun person who is passionate about user interface design and development and has experience developing large scale web applications using JavaScript, HTML, and CSS.

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!). Big Switch Networks is the best-funded pure-play SDN technology company.
  • 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, Commuter, and 401(k) plans; we also contribute to a Health Savings Account and provide Life Insurance for our employees.
  • We have a bright, friendly office in Santa Clara with a nice kitchen stocked with goodies. We provide 2 breakfasts and 3 lunches per week free of charge to our employees. 

Job Overview:

At Big Switch Networks, we build intuitive and innovative user interfaces for our customers, including engaging graphical interactions and dashboards. 

The Senior GUI Engineer will work closely with the GUI Architect and other functional teams to enhance the user experience for customers of our multiple products.  The ideal candidate is a resourceful and inquisitive engineer with a passion for front-end engineering anchored in solid application development and an eye for craftsmanship.  The engineer in this vital role has the vision to attempt the impossible in a web application, using nothing more than HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.

Essential Functions & Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Work directly with the GUI Architect as well as product and engineering teams to implement desired UI requirements within existing frameworks
  • Create functional and intuitive applications and features using JavaScript, CSS, HTML5, and modern web technologies
  • Maintain and develop minimal back-end services to support the client UI

Minimum Qualifications / Experience:

  • University Degree, BS degree in Computer Science or equivalent required
  • 3-10 years of experience building modern and responsive web applications
  • Demonstrated expertise in Javascript, CSS, and HTML5
  • Experience working with application frameworks, Javascript toolkits/frameworks, object-oriented Javascript, AJAX methodologies, and REST APIs

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master's degree or higher–or equivalent commercial experience
  • Proficiency with Python and/or Django
  • Experience with the Dojo Toolkit
  • Experience with traditional or software-defined networking operations or UIs


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, please 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 of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, marital status, military, veteran or VEVRAA protected veteran status, or any other category protected by federal, state, and local laws. Big Switch Networks is an E-Verify participant.

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