Protocol Engineer
Extreme Networks - Research Triangle Park, NC

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Platform Independent SW Dev 2 4987 US

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Engineers design and implement embedded software for new networking protocols, data center and enterprise features, and new hardware support for Extreme’s modular Linux based networking OS, called ExtremeXOS. ExtremeXOS runs on every Extreme switch sold today providing a consistent and powerful user interface for every Extreme switch. Software development teams are constantly enhancing and innovating new networking capabilities for switches that are considered the networking industry’s fastest, most port dense, highest capacity, lowest power, and lowest latency switches. Responsibilities include collecting requirements, designing and implementing software solutions, enhancing existing software, and supporting internal and external customer network deployments.

Areas of engineering focus include:
  • Cloud computing
  • High performance data center and cluster computing networks
  • Intelligent mobile backhaul and mobile device service delivery
  • High-end audio and video network products
  • Industrial and ruggedized Ethernet solutions
  • Network application acceleration for hosted services
Job Description:
Engineer to support EXOS L3 and L2 protocols. You will work as part of a team in making enhancements to existing protocols to support new solutions being added to EXOS. Candidate will interact with Product Managers, Test Teams and other development teams in the designing, planning and implementing new features. This will include creating designs, coding, testing and resolving issues in line with EXOS release schedules. Requires understanding of protocols, their interaction with other components in the context of customer solutions.

BS in Electrical Engineering, Computer Networking, Computer Science or similar is required; MS is preferred.
3-5+ years of relevant experience
Experience with many of the following networking protocols, standards, and technologies: Ethernet Switching, VLANs, IPv4, IPv6, TCP/IP, ACLs, MPLS, BGP, OSPF, ISIS, RIP, L3VPN
A strong understanding of and experience with accepted software development practices is a must.
The candidate must possess excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Ability to communicate effectively with other groups outside of engineering.
Unix/Linux background with an understanding of processes, message passing, and kernel development.
Excellent embedded C coding

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