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Senior Software Engineer - Hardware Engineering (Network Automation) REMOTE



Software Engineering, Other Engineering
New York, USA · Austin, TX, USA · Phoenix, AZ, USA · Minneapolis, MN, USA · San Francisco, CA, USA · Houston, TX, USA
Posted on Monday, July 8, 2024

Senior Software Engineer – Hardware Engineering (Network Automation)

Position Summary
GEICO is seeking a Senior Software Engineer with a deep focus on network engineering and automation on Open-source network systems, cloud, and legacy vendor systems. This advanced role requires a thorough understanding of network design, architecture, ecosystem of server technologies and public cloud ensuring our hardware infrastructure is not only robust and efficient but also pioneering in its advancements.

Position Description
As an integral part of our hardware engineering division, you will lead efforts in design, development, implementation of test plans and test automation for networking products. You will enable integration of various functional and system test scripts and maintain automation. The ideal candidate will ensure the SONiC NOS and ONOS software, ASIC and platform features are scalable and reliable. You will ensure that SONiC and ONOS are validated in hybrid cloud, server virtualization and legacy network systems. Your collaboration with cross-functional teams will drive hardware reliability, efficiency, and foresight in our data centers, laying foundations for the future of our server infrastructure.

Position Responsibilities
As a Senior Software Engineer, you will:
• Design, architect, and implement highly scalable test plan using industry best practices
• Develop and maintain automated scripts for commit sanity, functional, system, regression, performance, and security testing
• Develop reusable automation tests and libraries to streamline test development
• Implement data-driven and parameterized testing strategies to maximize test coverage and efficiency
• Mentor other engineers
• Consistently share best practices and improve processes within and across teams

• Design and develop functional/system/solution test plans.
• Design and develop coding/automation in python.
• Deep understanding and hands-on experience in network systems on legacy, public/hybrid, cloud, and virtualized NOS vendors, ensuring system reliability and security.
• Extensive background working with any network protocols in switching, routing, and security features. (IP-CLOS, VXLAN-EVPN, MPLS, Segment Routing, IPSec VPN, Firewall topologies)
• Hands-on experience with any of public cloud technologies on AWS, Azure, GCP or OCI
• Proficiency in scripting and automation, with adept use of Terraform, Ansible, and Linux
• Expertise in version control systems (e.g., git), CICD tools (e.g., Jenkins)
• Knowledge of containerization and orchestration technologies (e.g., docker, Kubernetes)
• Exceptional problem-solving skills, strategic thinking, and meticulous attention to integration
• Network, Cloud and Virtualization certifications are preferred

Required Experience
• 4+ years of hands-on experience in the developing/validating software defined networking (SDN) solutions
• 4+ years of development experience of code/script in python
• 4+ years of expert level knowledge of networking protocols such as TCP/IP, BGP, OSPF, MPLS, VLANs, STP and others
• Experience with network programmability frameworks and APIs (e.g., NETCONF, RESTCONF, gRPC) for automation and orchestration
• Experience in designing, configuring, and troubleshooting routing, switching and security solutions
• Knowledge of network security concepts including firewalls, VPNS, IDS/IPS, and Access control lists (ACLs)
• Experience in management (e.g., OpenStack), network OS & server virtualization and orchestration technologies (e.g., docker, Kubernetes)
• Collaboration skills to work effectively with cross-functional teams including product management, development, and support

Desired Experience
• 4+ years of network product development/validation experience
• 3+ years of experience with network and server systems architecture and design
• 3+ years of experience working with AWS, GCP, Azure, or another cloud service
• 2+ years of experience in open-source frameworks

• Bachelor's degree in computer science, Information Systems, or equivalent education or work experience


Annual Salary

$82,000.00 - $236,500.00

The above annual salary range is a general guideline. Multiple factors are taken into consideration to arrive at the final hourly rate/ annual salary to be offered to the selected candidate. Factors include, but are not limited to, the scope and responsibilities of the role, the selected candidate’s work experience, education and training, the work location as well as market and business considerations.

At this time, GEICO will not sponsor a new applicant for employment authorization for this position.


As an Associate, you’ll enjoy our Total Rewards Program* to help secure your financial future and preserve your health and well-being, including:

  • Premier Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance with no waiting period**
  • Paid Vacation, Sick and Parental Leave
  • 401(k) Plan
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Paid Training and Licensures

*Benefits may be different by location. Benefit eligibility requirements vary and may include length of service.

**Coverage begins on the date of hire. Must enroll in New Hire Benefits within 30 days of the date of hire for coverage to take effect.

The equal employment opportunity policy of the GEICO Companies provides for a fair and equal employment opportunity for all associates and job applicants regardless of race, color, religious creed, national origin, ancestry, age, gender, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, familial status, disability or genetic information, in compliance with applicable federal, state and local law. GEICO hires and promotes individuals solely on the basis of their qualifications for the job to be filled.

GEICO reasonably accommodates qualified individuals with disabilities to enable them to receive equal employment opportunity and/or perform the essential functions of the job, unless the accommodation would impose an undue hardship to the Company. This applies to all applicants and associates. GEICO also provides a work environment in which each associate is able to be productive and work to the best of their ability. We do not condone or tolerate an atmosphere of intimidation or harassment. We expect and require the cooperation of all associates in maintaining an atmosphere free from discrimination and harassment with mutual respect by and for all associates and applicants.