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POC Engineer

Arista Networks

Arista Networks

Other Engineering
Dublin, Ireland
Posted on Friday, August 4, 2023

Company Description

Arista Networks is an industry leader in data-driven, client to cloud networking for large data center, campus and routing environments. Our switch systems have touched every corner of the market - from the data centers of the world’s largest cloud-computing companies to your local university’s server room, and every application in between. We design virtually all the hardware and software that goes into our products and it’s a badge we wear proudly. This wouldn’t be possible without the likes of talented engineers who are given the opportunity to fully lead their own projects and the freedom to think outside the box.

Job Description

The POC team is a group of high caliber networking experts who are responsible for designing and demonstrating cutting-edge Arista Networks solutions. This is a customer-facing test role that drives new customer wins and introductions of new technologies to our worldwide customers.


  • Design ingenious network topologies and creative tests to prove advantages of Arista products, technologies and solutions to our largest customers
  • Build and configure complex test topologies and perform rigorous POC tests
  • Demonstrate Arista's solutions to customers and provide test reports
  • Collaborate with industry-leading Systems Engineers to design network solutions for Arista's largest customers
  • Innovate and develop testing and productivity improvement tools
  • Improve Arista product offerings and quality through feature enhancement proposals, bug reports, and engineering reviews
  • Author white papers and design guides on Arista products and technologies and POC methodologies


  • BS CS/CE/EE. MS degree preferred.
  • 5+ years of experience in software test, system test, proof of concept tests, network consulting, systems engineering, or advanced services.
  • CCIE certification is a plus.
  • In-depth knowledge and experience in deploying, testing and troubleshooting: STP, LACP, BGP, OSPF, ISIS, BFD, NSF, MPLS, IGMP, PIM SM/SSM, ACL, QoS and HA.
  • Experience in network virtualization technologies such as VXLAN, OpenStack, etc.
  • Experience in integrating firewalls, load balancers, and virtualization controllers in virtualized networks.
  • Experience in routing & switching hardware platform tests.
  • Experience with IXIA or Spirent for traffic generation and protocol emulation.
  • Experience in server virtualization and Linux tools.
  • Experience in scripting using Python, Tcl, Perl, etc.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to operate with a high degree of independence and manage projects.
  • Enjoy cross-functional collaboration and shared responsibility in small team settings.
  • Enjoy on the job learning of new technologies.

Additional Information

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