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Network Advanced Services Engineer

Arista Networks

Arista Networks

IT
Austin, TX, USA
Posted on Friday, June 21, 2024

Company Description

Arista Networks is an industry leader in data-driven, client-to-cloud networking for large data center, campus and routing environments. What sets us apart is our relentless pursuit of innovation. We leverage the latest advancements in cloud computing, artificial intelligence, and software-defined networking to provide our clients with a competitive edge in an increasingly interconnected world. Our solutions are designed to not only meet the current demands of the digital landscape but to also anticipate and adapt to future challenges.

At Arista we value the diversity of thought and perspectives that each employee brings to the table. We believe that fostering an inclusive environment, where individuals from various backgrounds and experiences feel welcome, is essential for driving creativity and innovation.

Our commitment to excellence has earned us several prestigious awards, such as Best Engineering Team, Best Company for Diversity, Compensation, and Work-Life Balance. At Arista, we take pride in our track record of success and strive to maintain the highest standards of quality and performance in everything we do.

Job Description

Who You’ll Work With

When you join Arista as part of the Sales Engineering team, you're not just stepping into a role; you're becoming part of a team of industry experts and technical leaders. Typically reporting to the Regional Engineering Manager, you'll be working alongside some of the most skilled field engineers in the industry. Our team prides itself on not just understanding the technology but also the business impact and aligning our solutions with the larger goals of our clients. In collaboration with our Product Management and Software Development teams, you will play a pivotal role in steering product developments, offerings, and strategic direction to best serve our customers and prospects. Supported by the expertise of our world class Arista TAC, cutting-edge proof-of-concept resources, and support of the executive team, you are well-positioned to lead and innovate within the industry.

In this position, you will be working as a technology expert in the Routing & Switching, WAN edge and Network Observability space to design, implement, and support (troubleshoot) our Datacenter and Campus Networking deployments within a number of customer infrastructures.

What You’ll Do

  • 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 and operational efficiency
  • 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 Ansible
  • You will assist with proof of concepts (POC) and in-depth testing to validate design scenario
  • 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 architectures

  • Assist Pre-Sales Engineer and Account Executives with designing Network solutions
  • Attend key partner events, training sessions, and provide ongoing training with the customer teams globally
  • Understand the client’s business objectives and technical needs Ability to communicate across all functions within Arista, as well as with clients and partners.
  • Meet Service Level Agreements (SLAs) for sales and clients
  • Maintain professional relationships with teammates, partners, and clients
  • Some travel may be required within assigned territory

Qualifications

  • Network Industry Certification preferred, such as ACE-L4, ACE-L6, ACE-L7, and others.
  • 5+ years’ working experience with network technologies including network design and deployments of Campus and Data Center networks.
  • Knowledge of leaf-spine architectures is 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 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, WAN, Network Observability Expert level knowledge of industry-standard CLI
  • Ability to write white papers a plus Background in Perl, Python, Scripting for creating network automation is desired
  • Excellent customer service and verbal communication skills

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Additional Information

Arista Networks is an equal opportunity employer. Arista makes all hiring and employment-related decisions in a non-discriminatory manner without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin or any other factor determined to be unlawful under applicable federal, state, or law law. All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.