EOS Platform Independent Layer 2 and Infrastructure Team (Remote)

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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 100 gigabits per second, redefine scalability, agility and resilience. Arista has shipped more than 10 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.

At the core of Arista's platform is the Extensible Operating System (EOS™), a ground-breaking network operating system with single-image consistency across hardware platforms, and modern core architecture enabling in-service upgrades and application extensibility.

Job Description

Arista Networks is the leader in building software driven networking solutions for today’s largest Data Center (DC), Cloud, Internet/WAN, Service Provider (SP) and Campus environments. Arista delivers the most efficient, reliable and high performance Universal Cloud Network architectures based on 1G to 400G platforms delivered with an extensible operating system – Arista EOS®. Arista EOS is built on an open, programmable, and resilient state-sharing architecture that delivers maximum system uptime, reduces CAPEX and OPEX by simplifying IT operations and enables business agility.

The EOS Platform Independent (PI) Layer 2 and Infrastructure team is responsible for working on Arista’s EOS working alongside the EOS Routing team. The team is responsible for building innovative, scalable solutions in areas including EOS infrastructure, Layer 2 protocols like 802.1X, Macsec, DHCP, RADIUS etc. A unique feature of the Arista’s Layer 2 PI and Infrastructure team is that it develops software which is common across Campus, Data Center and Enterprise features. This is a global team that spreads across multiple geographies working on cutting edge features that get deployed in the largest Cloud titan, Service Provider, Enterprise and Campus networks. 

Arista provides an open Engineering-driven culture which fosters innovation and enables engineers to Learn, Lead and Thrive. Our adoption of modern software tools, methodologies and processes and emphasis on automation enables our engineers to focus on the truly complex problems and be among the most productive in the industry. Arista's products are purpose built with the scale, performance and quality required to operate in some of the most demanding environments - this provides engineers the platform and rigour to learn and gain experience in building complex, distributed and scalable software systems. Arista engineers work seamlessly and collaborate across various feature areas to deliver top-notch solutions.

  • Bachelor's/Master's degree in Engineering
  • 3+ years of experience working as a Systems Software Development Engineer
  • Proficiency in C/C++ and Python programming languages
  • Software Development experience with Linux
  • Strong communication skills and the ability to work in a team environment


  • Experience with Layer 2 protocols like 802.1X, AAA, Macsec, LACP, STP
  • Experience working through the complete software development life cycle right from requirements gathering to delivering the fully developed feature.
  • Strong software debugging skills especially in embedded systems. 
  • Experience in Network Systems Software development is a plus

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

More Information on Arista Networks
Arista Networks operates in the Cloud industry. The company is located in Santa Clara, CA, San Francisco, CA, Cary, NC and Nashua, NH. Arista Networks was founded in 2004. It has 2867 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Dental Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits, 401(K), Employee Stock Purchase Plan, Remote Work Program and Paid Holidays. To see all 276 open jobs at Arista Networks, click here.
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