SDN Controller Platform and SDN Application Engineer INTERNSHIP

Location: Santa Clara, CA

Department: Engineering

Type: Internship

Min. Experience: Student (College)

SDN Controller Platform and SDN Application Engineer INTERNSHIP

Intern candidates from undergraduate and graduate levels will be considered.

Want to be part of the next big thing? Join Big Switch Networks! We’re seeking an awesome Intern who has experience with server-side Java applications, and Linux user-level applications.

Why join Big Switch for an Internship?

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
  • We have a bright, friendly office in Santa Clara with a nice break room stocked with goodies
  • We provide 2 breakfasts and 3 lunches per week free of charge to our employees
  • We have on-site gym and indoor pool


  • Work with Product and Engineering teams to improve our SDN controller platform, based on the Floodlight SDN controller
  • Work with Product and Engineering teams to improve our SDN applications and develop new SDN applications, written on top of the Big Switch Networks SDN controller


  • Experience developing server-side Java applications
  • Experience developing Linux user-level applications


  • Experience developing networking products, either SDN or traditional architectures
  • Experience developing datacenter or enterprise products
  • Python experience
  • C++ or C experience
  • Experience configuring and managing Linux servers
  • Experience developing REST-style Web applications
  • Virtualization experience

How to Apply:

Go to our Careers Page complete the application page, send a link to your LinkedIn profile, your resume, and a short cover letter explaining your relevant experience and why you want to work for Big Switch Networks. 


  • 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. At Big Switch Networks we provide equal opportunity in all of our employment practices to all qualified 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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