Packet Fabric

Senior SRE - Master of None

Packet Fabric published 3 months ago

$140k - 160k

Senior, Full-time

– No office location

Location Availability

on what packetfabric doesn apos t offer a dress code so sorry no casual fridays pre meetings where we plan meetings hour

About this job

Job type: Full-time
Experience level: Senior
Role: DevOps, System Administrator
Industry: Big Data, Data & Analytics, Internet of Things
Company size: 11–50 people
Company type: Private


Job description

As a well rounded system engineer and scripter, with a diverse set of skills, this makes you one of the very best people to troubleshoot, monitor the platform, and be on top of releases. You should definitely be the type that appreciates diversity in your day, and challenges outside of your comfort level! A typical day might include these types of activities:

  • Writing code that interacts with network hardware to change configurations and gather information.
  • Assisting in the architectural design of internal services that interacts with hardware to change configuration, and gather information.
  • Being keenly aware of systems architecture and automatically adding in redundancy and backup for new systems and software.
  • Assist in troubleshooting a complex customer issues across network devices, server hardware, virtual machines, in-house software and open source software. Not only can you run tcpdump with filters on the command line, but you can read it there also.

Skills & Requirements
The right candidates will probably have a CS degree, solid software engineering skills, an extreme bias towards automation, great troubleshooting skills across the OS and network, a good grasp on security concepts, experience with routing platforms and protocols, and enjoy working collaboratively.

Specific requirements include:

  • Write functional and elegant code to perform complex tasks. You should be a Python expert, and probably be fairly well versed in a few other languages. We will ask for samples.
  • Be that person that unit tests everything
  • High degree of drive to improve and automate your environment with minimal guidance and be comfortable working in an environment where many automated services interact and depend on each other.
  • Be able to solve for immediate problems, and plan to prevent for future problems
  • Experience with Ansible and Terraform
  • Experience with build pipelines, integration testing and Jenkins.
  • Experience administering a wide variety of *nix platforms, including multiple Linux variants.
  • Solid understanding of Layer 2 and Layer 3 protocols including IPv4/6, 802.1Q, BGP, MPLS, etc., and understanding a multitude of different network architectures.
  • Experience with Google Compute, AWS, or other cloud based compute and database services.

Some knowledge that would be a huge plus:

- Familiarity administering/troubleshooting Juniper/Cisco/Arista platforms and their APIs (and netconf).
- Experience with extremely large scale network management and monitoring.
- Experience with Postgresql, TimescaleDB, ElasticSearch

Life at Packet Fabric

About Packet Fabric

What PacketFabric doesn't offer:
- a dress code - so sorry, no casual Fridays
- pre-meetings where we plan meetings
- hours wasted in traffic commuting to the office
- dull moments
- rigid and defined job structure

What PacketFabric does offer:

- an opportunity to create in the space of new technologies like SDN and large data sets
- flexibility to play the different hats in a start up
- the change to disrupt entrenched Internet infrastructure
- interaction and involvement with the community groups such as Open-IX, Nanog, and RIPE
- new and interesting problems around automation of fundamental Internet infrastructure
- a team that likes to learn from each other
- a continuous develop environment where we are always turning out new features
- the ability to work with many different technologies
- the ability to work with lots of open source technology
- a non-corporate and relaxed atmosphere, with small company culture
- VERY good health, dental, and 401K


  • Excellent Health Insurance
  • 401K
  • Remote Work
  • Awesome team mates
  • Solve difficult problems
  • Stock Options
  • Your work makes a BIG impact
  • Small company culture

Joel Test

Source control
One-step build
Daily builds
Bug database
Bugs fixed before writing new code
Up-to-date schedule
Quiet working conditions
Best tools that money can buy
Code screening
Hallway usability testing
Learn more about Packet Fabric
Senior SRE - Master of None at Packet Fabric