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Network Advanced Services Engineer

Arista Networks

Company Description

Who are we?

Arista Networks is an industry leader in Cognitive Cloud Networking for mission critical data center and campus environments. Our award winning open source platforms change the way that organizations build, deploy and operate next generation networks.  

A lot of companies pay lip service to company values. At Arista, we take them seriously. We believe that adherence to our core values is not only the right thing to do, but also the most reliable path to business success. We value doing the right thing for our customers and employees. We value decentralized control; empowering employees to do the right thing and make great decisions. And finally, we believe each person has a unique contribution to make. These guiding principles inform every aspect of our business.

Job Description

Arista seeks an Advanced Services Engineer to provide advanced post-sales support, guidance, and assistance to account teams to address specific customer needs. In this position, you will be working as a technology expert in the Routing & Switching space to design, implement, and support (troubleshoot) our deployments within a number of customer infrastructures. The ideal candidate will also have a level of comfort communicating across all functions within Arista, as well as with clients and partners.

Essential Functions of the Job:

  • You will provide advanced post-sales engineering support for Arista’s Open Networking Data Center and Campus networking deployments for our enterprise and commercial customers.
  • Review customer network designs for an EVPN, VxLAN, leaf-spine architecture and make recommendations for deployment
  • Migrate or interconnect to/from Cisco, Juniper, and other vendors to Arista infrastructure
  • Assist with configuration build-outs including creating network provisioning automation using Python and tools such as Chef or Ansible
  • Assist with implementation and change controls
  • You will assist with proof of concepts (POC) and in-depth testing to validate design scenario
  • Provide bug scrubs and code recommendations
  • Provide interface to TAC and internal development teams and the customer
  • You will provide customer advice regarding architectural questions, product prerequisites, product features, etc.
  • Translate complex business requirements into Leaf-Spine Network solutions
  • Assist Pre-Sales Engineer and Account Executives with designing Network solutions
  • Establish and maintaining strong relationships with key partners
  •  Attend key partner events, training sessions, and provide ongoing training with the customer teams globally
  • Continue training to maintain expertise
  • Ability to understand the client’s business objectives and technical needs
  • Ability to meet Service Level Agreements (SLAs) for sales and clients
  • Regularly exercises discretion and independent judgment
  • Maintain professional relationships with teammates, partners, and clients
  • Some travel may be required within assigned territory

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Qualifications

Who Are You?

Required Skills and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or equivalent
  • Network Industry Certification preferred ACE (Arista Cloud Engineer or equivalent CCIE (R&S), JNCIE)
  • 5+ years’ working experience with network technologies including network design and deployments of Campus and Data Center networks. Knowledge of leaf-spine arhcitectures highly desired. 
  • 5+ years’ minimum experience with Cisco-based technologies focusing on infrastructure and voice
  • Demonstrated experience in technical post-sales, as either a Network Consulting Engineer or as an Advanced Systems (AS) Engineer preferred
  • Experience with Arista/Juniper/Cisco enterprise routing/switching within large data center enterprise customers (Catalyst, Nexus, ASR)
  • Expert knowledge in the following areas: Ethernet, VLANs, VxLAN, EVPN, IP Routing, TCP/IP, OSPF, BGP, eBGP, Multicast, QoS
  • Expertise in at least one area of Data Center related technologies – Openstack, SDN, NFV, Load Balancers, Virtualization, Linux tools
  • Expert level knowledge of industry-standard CLI
  • Ability to write white papers a plus
  • Background in Perl, Python, Scripting for creating network automation is highly desired
  • Excellent customer service and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent written skills and the ability to do related documentation and ticket tracking of opportunities/meeting follow-up

 

Additional Information

This role will be part of our DACH group and candidates must be able to demonstrate fluency in English and native or fluent German. 

This role is only open to candidates currently resident in Germany and we are unable to consider relocation outside of these geographic locations. 

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

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