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Member of Technical Staff at Big Switch
Santa Clara, CA, US

SDN Controller Platform and SDN Application Engineer

We’re looking for an SDN Controller Platform and SDN Application Engineer to join Big Switch Networks’ Engineering Team.

Why join Big Switch?

  • Externally recognized as one of the top start-ups and consistently ranked as one of the top ten networking start-ups, we’re dedicated to building a great product and a great company (and having some fun in the process!). Big Switch Networks is the best-funded pure-play SDN technology company.
  • We hire smart, creative, energetic people, game changers at the top of their respective fields. We are a small group of innovators who believe we can make a big difference.
  • We offer competitive salaries and great benefits including generous Medical, Dental, Vision, Flexible Spending Accounts, Commuter, and 401(k) plans; we also contribute to a Health Savings Account for our employees.
  • We have a bright, friendly office in Santa Clara with a nice kitchen stocked with goodies. We provide 2 breakfasts and 3 lunches per week free of charge to our employees. 

Job Overview

Reporting to the Manager of MTS, the Engineer will work with Product and other Engineering teams on SDN-related issues.

Essential Functions & Responsibilities Include But Are Not Limited To:

  • Work with Product and Engineering teams to improve our SDN controller platform based on the Floodlight SDN controller
  • Work with Product and Engineering teams to improve our SDN applications and develop new SDN applications written on top of the Big Switch Networks’ SDN controller.

Minimum Qualifications / Experience:

  • BSMS/ in Computer Science or closely related field required. PhD a plus
  • 2 Years’ experience developing server-side Java applications preferred
  • 2 Years’ experience developing Linux user-level applications preferred
  • Experience developing networking products, either SDN or traditional architectures
  • Experience developing datacenter or enterprise products
  • Experience with Python
  • Experience with C++ or C
  • Experience configuring and managing Linux servers
  • Experience developing REST-style Web applications
  • Experience with virtualization
  • Excels at communicating with cross functional teams
  • Strong project management skills


Big Switch Networks is the market leader in open software-defined networking solutions for enterprises. Leading international banks and high-tech companies are using our open SDN architecture to build their next-generation data centers. Based in Santa Clara and funded by some of the best venture capital firms in Silicon Valley, the Big Switch Networks team comprises industry veterans who led the SDN revolution, renowned experts in virtualization and networking, and researchers from Stanford University.  For more information, please visit 

Big Switch Networks, Inc. is an equal employment opportunity employer and is committed to a proactive program of Affirmative Action and diversity development. Big Switch Networks, provides equal opportunity in all of its employment practices to all qualified employees and applicants without regard of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, marital status, military, veteran or VEVRAA protected veteran status, or any other category protected by federal, state, and local laws. Big Switch Networks is an E-Verify participant.