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Software Engineer, Kernel and BIOS - Dublin, Ireland

Arista Networks

Arista Networks

Software Engineering
Dublin, Ireland
Posted on Wednesday, February 14, 2024

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.

Job Description

Arista Networks is looking for world-class Linux Kernel and BIOS software engineers to join our Dublin Kernel software team.

Our Kernel team is responsible for keeping pace with the latest developments in the Linux Kernel and integrating them for our internal use, both for development and as a base for Arista EOS to run on. This work often involves extending and developing new kernel features related to functionality that we rely on and working with the kernel community to get them integrated upstream. Kernel software engineers are also responsible for the CPU subsystems on all Arista products. You will evaluate new CPUs and work with CPU/BIOS vendors to integrate their stacks into EOS. You will also be responsible for bringup and qualification of these components into our hardware products.

Arista Software Engineering roles demand a strong and broad software engineering background. While the primary focus area for this role is Kernel/BIOS software, the role will cover all aspects of software development spanning the addition of new features, debugging problems and fine tuning code for scalability and performance. You will own your projects from definition to deployment and customer interactions, and you will be responsible for the quality of everything you deliver.

Arista Software Engineering prides itself on a supportive and growth oriented culture. Over time, as your interests change, coupled with evolving business needs you will have the opportunity to switch from Kernel and BIOS to other areas, if you like.


  • BS Computer Science/Electrical Engineering/Computer Engineering
  • 5+ years experience of C or C++ and Python.
  • Hands-on experience working on Linux Kernel software is a plus.
  • Understanding of IP networking and/or distributed systems is a plus.
  • Applied understanding of software engineering principles.
  • Strong problem solving and software troubleshooting skills.
  • Ability to design a solution and implement it successfully.

Additional Information

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