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Professional Services Software Engineering Internship - 100% Remote

Arista Networks

Arista Networks

Software Engineering, Sales & Business Development
Santa Clara, CA, USA
Posted on Thursday, March 16, 2023

Company Description

Arista Networks was founded to pioneer and deliver software driven cloud networking solutions for large data center storage and computing environments. Arista’s award-winning platforms, ranging in Ethernet speeds from 10 to 400 gigabits per second, redefine scalability, agility and resilience. Arista has shipped more than 20 million cloud networking ports worldwide with CloudVision and EOS, an advanced network operating system. Committed to open standards, Arista is a founding member of the 25/50GbE consortium. Arista Networks products are available worldwide directly and through partners.

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Job Description

Arista Networks is seeking candidates to join the Professional Services (Software Services) team for an internship or industrial placement. This team is a global team of software engineers working to deliver high quality and robust software to help Arista's customers achieve their goals and solve real-life networking problems. The team's work can be divided into four main areas:

  • Automation and testing: Using the latest automation techniques and tools

  • Cloud services: Implementing scalable, flexible and cloud agnostic solutions for internal and external customers

  • CloudVision applications: Building applications that leverage telemetry and CloudVision's open architecture

  • EOS extensions: Exploiting EOS' extensibility to write software that runs directly on Arista switches


To undertake an internship within the Arista Professional Services, you will be required to be:

  • in the penultimate year of the degree programme.

  • studying towards obtaining an undergraduate degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, Electronic & Electrical Engineering or similar courses.

Programming Experience

Expertise with some of these languages/frameworks:

  • Python

  • Go

  • C/C++

  • Rust

  • Java

  • Javascript (React.js, Node.js)

  • Web technologies (e.g., HTML, CSS, Webpack, and Nginx)

Technical Knowledge

Algorithms, Programming, Software Development, CI Tools (e.g. Jenkins, Gitlab), IP Networking, Linux/Unix, Embedded Systems.

Other Skills

  • Personable with excellent communication skills.

  • Great problem solving, analytical and troubleshooting skills.

  • Keen intellect with willingness to keep learning and developing.

What will I do during my internship?

  • Code, test, debug software applications, and experiment with different design elements and patterns.

  • Collaborate with team members to develop new software or extend functionality of existing applications.

  • Implement fixes that are in line with Software Engineer practices based on code reviews.

  • Work in all phases of the software development life cycle.

  • Shadow other engineers on their daily tasks and undertake work under mentors’ supervision.

  • Establish and achieve goals using sprint scrum methodologies and contribute to the retrospective meetings.

  • Prepare and deliver presentations to technical (and potentially non-technical) audiences.

What will I get out of my internship?

  • Gain experience that will equip you for the rest of your degree and for a professional engineering career.

  • Develop collaborations and support peers in a professional engineering environment.

  • Receive regular constructive feedback on your work.

  • Interact and liaise with your mentor to successfully contribute to projects and engineering engagements.

  • Liaise with customers and audiences with technical and non-technical backgrounds.

  • Improve your soft skills: time management, communication, critical thinking, problem solving, documentation, teamwork, etc.

Additional Information

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