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Manager, Systems Engineering

Arista Networks

Arista Networks

Software Engineering
Santa Clara, CA, USA
Posted on Thursday, July 4, 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

What Will You Do

Arista Networks is the pioneer and industry leader in the delivery of software-driven Cloud Networking and programmable switches for Data Center and Campus networks.

We are experiencing tremendous growth and are seeking a technologist and a people focused leader to fulfill the role of a Systems Engineering Manager.

As our Systems Engineering Manager you manage a team of Network Systems Engineers who act as trusted advisors to our customers, gathering requirements and identifying opportunities with existing and new customers to drive revenue for Arista's software-driven Cloud Networking Data Center and Campus based network solutions.


  • You will utilize your expertise to manage, develop and direct a team of Network Systems Engineers and provide them the tools and directives to be successful.

  • Conduct bi-weekly or monthly 1:1 meetings with your Engineers

  • Conduct weekly tactical meetings with your team to discuss pursuits and client engagements

  • You work very closely with the Sales Director’s and product management teams to define product sets and ensure revenue goals are met.

  • You will interface with C-levels at enterprise customers along with your team to define requirements and assist with the architecture of Data Center and Campus based network solutions using leaf-spine architectures, VxLAN, EVPN and BGP.

  • Handle customer emergencies and escalations as needed

  • Provide feedback to Product Management and Engineering

  • Represent Arista at SDN and Open Networking industry events and conferences

  • Keep up-to-date on competitive solutions, products, and services


  • BS/CS/CE technical degree required

  • You possess a minimum of 5+ years of engineering leadership or supervisory experience

  • A minimum of 5 years of experience in an Engineering Manager or Consultative role supporting Enterprise Accounts

  • You possess a minimum of 10+ years of experience in the networking field with a previous background in the architecture, design and deployment of enterprise Data Center and Campus based network solutions

  • Previous work experience as either a Sales Engineer, Solutions Architect, Pre-Sales SE or Network Consulting Engineer preferred

  • Previous experience with network overlays preferred.

  • Expert knowledge in three or more of the following areas: Ethernet, RSTP/ MSTP, VLANs, IP Routing, TCP/IP, BGP, eBGP, VxLAN, EVPN, Multicast, Spanning Tree, QoS

  • Experience with SDN and Network Function Virtualization (NFV) is highly desired.

Compensation Information

The new hire base pay for this role has a salary range of $143,000 to $200,000. The actual salary offered will be based on a wide range of factors, including skills, qualifications, relevant experience, and US location. The salary range provided reflects the base salary and in addition may also be eligible for discretionary Arista bonuses, commissions, equity, and benefits including medical, dental, vision, wellbeing, tax savings and income protection. The recruiting team can share more details during the hiring process specific to the role and location.

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.