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DigitalOcean // cloud infrastructure management
Engineering, Full Time    Remote: U.S. & Canada or Office Locations: Cambridge - MA, New York - NY, Palo Alto - CA    Posted: Friday, May 07, 2021
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Have you ever wondered what happens inside the cloud?

Based in New York, DigitalOcean is a dynamic, high-growth technology company that serves a robust & passionate community of developers, teams, & businesses around the world. We believe that todays entrepreneurs are changing the world through software. Our mission is to empower these entrepreneurs by bringing modern app development within reach for any developer, anywhere in the world.

We want people who are passionate about solving large scale complex distributed systems challenges.

We are looking for a Software Engineer with expertise in Hypervisor side Networking to build & support existing Network Software, & help to define, deploy, & support new hypervisor network architecture that runs on tens of thousands of hypervisors & bare-metal servers across our global infrastructure network. Reporting to the Engineering Manager: Network Core, the Network Software Engineer will be responsible for building the next generation of software-defined networking on our platform: providing flexible, yet simple, primitives that our customers have come to love.

What Youll Be Doing:

  • New Design & Architecture of the Digitalocean Hypervisor fleet network datapath
  • Operating & maintaining the existing Digitalocean fleets datapath, consisting of more than 18,000 hypervisors all running OVS
  • Work on both new & existing architecture initiatives to build systems that enable fleet optimization such as optimizing the virtual networking stack to reduce CAPEX / OPEX, & increase our scalability
  • Solving complex data flow challenges in support of new products that touch or modify the customer datapath on the HV, or within the datacenter network
  • Coming up with innovative ideas to improve performance & scalability in a cloud-scale environment
  • Diving deep into the ocean of highly available & fault-tolerant virtual & logical networking
  • Debugging/troubleshooting complex production datapath issues across datacenters.
  • Participating in a team effort to improve visibility on various network metrics.
  • Using technologies & tools such as: Linux, VXLAN, STT, GENEVE, tcpdump, OpenFlow, Open vSwitch, conntrack, iptables, netfilter, ebtables, Linux Bridge, & more!

What Well Expect From You:

  • Expertise with at least two of the following languages: Go, Grpc, Perl, Python, C/C++ (Go is definitely a plus)
  • Experience with Chef, Ansible/AWX is a plus
  • Observability experience with tooling such as Prometheus  & Grafana are a plus
  • A solid knowledge of networking & network layers(especially OSI model layer 2 & above).
  • As a plus, but not required, understanding of BPF/eBPF, XDP Bpfilter
  • Knowledge of SmartNIC & Performance NIC characteristics is a plus
  • Understanding of flexible & scalable network architecture.
  • Ability to self-organize, take ownership, initiative & clearly communicate intent. Ours is a completely remote team so the ability to communicate effectively in a remote environment is key to being a part of this team.
  • Be ready & responsible for taking complex challenges that come up in a fast-paced environment.

Why Youll Like Working for DigitalOcean:

  • We value development. You will work with some of the smartest & most interesting people in the industry. We are a high-performance organization that is always challenging ourselves to continuously grow. We maintain a growth mindset in everything we do & invest deeply in employee development through formalized mentorship, LinkedIn Learning, OReilly tracks, & other internal programs. We also provide all employees with reimbursement for relevant conferences, training, & education.
  • We care about your physical, financial & mental well-being. We offer competitive health, dental, & vision benefits for employees & their dependents, a monthly gym reimbursement to support your physical health, & a commute or internet allowance to make your trips to your office or your desk easier. We offer generous parental leave with transition time built-in upon return to work. We offer competitive compensation & a 401k plan with up to a 4% employer match. 
  • We support our remote employee experience. While we have great office spaces in NYC, Cambridge & Palo Alto, were very distributedwe use a number of communication tools to connect across the companyand all remote employees have the opportunity to visit our offices & meet their teams face-to-face at team offsites. We also have an annual company offsite, Shark Week, to get quality in-person time with the entire company at least once a year. We also allow employees to outfit their workstations to meet their needswhether remote or in office.
  • We value diversity & inclusivity. We are an equal opportunity employer & we do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

*This position may be done in NYC or Remote (but not in CO due to local CO job posting requirements)

Department: Engineering #LI-Remote

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