We’re Hiring Apstrktrs

We are a well-funded startup developing game-changing technology that is transforming the data center network. We are hiring rock star C++ and Python software engineers and senior systems engineers who love the challenge of solving complex problems and pushing the boundaries of technology. Is this you?

Check out our current openings below and apply for the position that’s right for you.

Questions? Email jobs@apstra.com.

Read Apstra Founder and CEO
Mansour Karam’s blog on
The Apstra Values.

The Apstra Culture

The Apstra culture is to provide an environment where high performers can thrive and achieve their full potential. We do this by keeping overhead to a minimum, and providing our team members autonomy and a clear purpose. Join us to build the next generation of data center automation technology.

Business Culture

Do the
right thing

Exhibit honesty and candor, be open to coaching and feedback, be non­political, never mislead, never undermine or silently dissent. Inspire others, care deeply, celebrate wins, be tenacious. Wear your passion on your sleeves.
Collaborate and Communicate

Collaborate and communicate

Value the greater good instead of individual glory, realize that each person has a contribution to make.
Data Center Networking Knowledge

Strive for maximum competency

Learn constantly – continuously improving your skills, knowledge, and judgment in the process. Exhibit bias ­to ­action and avoid analysis ­paralysis, focus on substance, exhibit courage, be decisive. Strive for maximum impact.
Current Openings

Sales


Business Development Rep

 

Job Description:

In this role, you will be responsible for sales and marketing pipeline contribution through a mix of inbound lead follow up, prospecting, and qualification activities over a variety of media (phone, email, and social media). This role is fast paced, high energy and thinking on your feet is essential. You will be responsible for the cultivation of more than 600 Marketing Qualified Leads (MQLs) at any given time making it critical that you be organized. You will make 35 to 45 calls per day to mid-sized and large-sized enterprises with deal sizes ranging from $10K to $5M. If you are passionate about business development, building pipeline, and generating new business — and love to be part of a fast growing, cutting edge, and high energy team – we want to talk to you!

This position reports directly to the Director of Demand Generation and is located at our headquarters in Menlo Park, CA.

Responsibilities:

  • Qualifying inbound marketing qualified leads to produce a consistent flow of opportunities for the sales team
  • Identifying prospective customers’ needs and propose relevant next steps
  • Articulating Apstra Intent-Based Data Center Automation benefits on the phone and in email
  • Arranging teleconferences between prospective customers and sales
  • Engaging key decision-makers and prospective customers
  • Working closely with sales to facilitate product evaluations and assist with deal closure
  • Maintaining tenacity, persistence and determination
  • Prospecting key accounts, nurturing existing prospects, and cultivating cold lists
  • Pitching Apstra value propositions with clarity, confidence, and professionally
  • Carrying a quarterly quota of Sales Qualified Leads (SQLs) and being responsible for contributing to the sales pipeline

Requirements:

  • Minimum of 1 year in a business or sales development role with quota
  • Experience pitching high tech products and services is essential
  • Experience pitching or selling networking or software solutions is a plus
  • Familiarity with platforms such as Discover.org, LinkedIn, HubSpot
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience using a comprehensive sales tools (HubSpot, Zuora, etc.)
  • Excellent organization skills and time management
  • BA/BS degree
  • “Roll up sleeves and do what it takes” attitude

Why Apstra?

Apstra pioneered Intent-Based Networking and Intent-Based Analytics. Apstra Intent-Based Networking for enterprises, cloud providers, and telcos increases application reliability and availability, simplifies deployments and operations through automation, and reduces OpEx and CapEx costs. Apstra enables vendor-agnostic data center lifecycle automation and is deployed by many businesses around the world including Fortune 100 Enterprises. These companies are taking advantage of game-changing agility, reliability and significantly lower TCO with complete flexibility to deploy the hardware and network operating system of their choice. Apstra is headquartered in Menlo Park, California and privately funded. Apstra is a Gartner Cool Vendor and Best of VMworld winner.

For more information visit: https://www.apstra.com/company/careers/
Questions? Email jobs@apstra.com

 

Support


Support Engineer (APAC)

 

Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for responding to Customer issues via phone, Email and Support Portal system
  • Document Customer issue in depth, understanding their environment and the impact of their issue
  • Escalate Customer issues with Engineering to drive issue to resolution or develop workarounds for Customer
  • Gather and document Customer requirements for product feature enhancements
  • Assist Sales and Customer Engineering with engagements and field testing
  • Assist with product development and testing
  • Assist with the production and development of internal documentation

Minimum Qualifications:

  • BA/BS in a technical field or equivalent practical experience
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, especially the ability to present complex technical information in a clear and concise manner
  • Familiar with the software or networking market/industry
  • Located in the Asia/Pacific Region
  • Fluent in spoken and written English
  • Able to work occasional 24×7 on-call shifts

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge and experience with developer-focused platforms, frameworks, and tools
  • Networking experience with Cisco, Arista, Juniper, Cumulus Linux, or other Network Operating Systems
  • In-depth experience with Network technologies such as TCP/IP, BGP, Ethernet and EVPN
  • Basic knowledge of data structures, algorithms, HTTP/REST APIs
  • Familiar with Linux, Python, and version control systems such as Git

Why Apstra?

Apstra pioneered Intent-Based Networking and Intent-Based Analytics. Apstra Intent-Based Networking for enterprises, cloud providers, and telcos increases application reliability and availability, simplifies deployments and operations through automation, and reduces OpEx and CapEx costs. Apstra enables vendor-agnostic data center lifecycle automation and is deployed by many businesses around the world including Fortune 100 Enterprises. These companies are taking advantage of game-changing agility, reliability and significantly lower TCO with complete flexibility to deploy the hardware and network operating system of their choice. Apstra is headquartered in Menlo Park, California and privately funded. Apstra is a Gartner Cool Vendor and Best of VMworld winner.

For more information visit: https://www.apstra.com/company/careers/
Questions? Email jobs@apstra.com

 


Marketing


Sr. Product Line Manager

 

Job Description:

In this role, you will be responsible for Apstra product line technology innovation and product management. As a key member of the product management team you will work very closely with engineering, sales, marketing, and channels to ensure timely planning and flawless delivery of product planning, management, and execution to accomplish product goals, product leadership, and competitive product differentiation. If you are passionate about innovative products, product management, business, and technology — and love to be part of a fast growing, cutting edge, and high energy team – we want to talk to you!

This position reports directly to the Director of Product Management and is located at our headquarters in Menlo Park, CA.

Responsibilities:

  • Creating extensive user tutorials and agile development deliverables with a strong technical foundation to deliver successful products
  • Demonstrating deep business and technical acumen
  • Planning, pricing, packaging, forecasting, project execution to maximize adoption
  • Collaborating cross-functionally with sales, channels, and e-staff to meet and exceed product bookings targets
  • Presenting to customers, and industry leaders, and speaking at industry events
  • Partnering with engineering and operations team to deliver world-class Intent-Based Networking and Intent-Based Data Center Automation products to meet customer demands
  • Working directly with customers to ensure success during early stage product evaluation, testing, trials, and deployments in labs, proof of concept environments and product deployments
  • Contributing to sales enablement including presentations, tools, content, collateral, and information used by sales, partners, and customers
  • Collaborating with marketing to define components of product launches, announcements, and marketing campaigns
  • Collaborating on planning, producing, writing, editing and publishing content such as eBooks, website content, and external blog articles
  • Remaining calm under pressure and maintaining a sense of humor

Requirements:

  • 5 to 8 years of product management experience in high tech
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong technology background and acumen with a passion for technology details
  • Exceptional business and people leadership skills
  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, computer science, or a related field
  • Capable of working in a dynamic, change-intensive environment, while delivering consistent operational results
  • Excellent project management and leadership skills, especially in a fast-paced cross-functional environment
  • “Roll up sleeves and do what it takes” attitude
  • Strong team player not afraid to present new, creative ideas

Why Apstra?

Apstra pioneered Intent-Based Networking and Intent-Based Analytics. Apstra Intent-Based Networking for enterprises, cloud providers, and telcos increases application reliability and availability, simplifies deployments and operations through automation, and reduces OpEx and CapEx costs. Apstra enables vendor-agnostic data center lifecycle automation and is deployed by many businesses around the world including Fortune 100 Enterprises. These companies are taking advantage of game-changing agility, reliability and significantly lower TCO with complete flexibility to deploy the hardware and network operating system of their choice. Apstra is headquartered in Menlo Park, California and privately funded. Apstra is a Gartner Cool Vendor and Best of VMworld winner.

For more information visit: https://www.apstra.com/company/careers/
Questions? Email jobs@apstra.com

 


Product Manager

 

In this role, you will be responsible for Apstra product technology innovation and product management. As a member of the product management team you will work very closely with engineering, sales, marketing, and channels to ensure timely planning and flawless delivery of product, management, and execution to accomplish product goals, product leadership, and competitive product differentiation. If you are passionate about innovative products, product management, business, and technology — and love to be part of a fast growing, cutting edge, and high energy team – we want to talk to you!

This position reports directly to the Director of Product Management and is located at our headquarters in Menlo Park, CA.

Responsibilities:

    • Creating extensive user tutorials and agile development deliverables with a strong technical foundation to deliver successful products
    • Demonstrating deep business and technical acumen
    • Planning, pricing, packaging, forecasting, project execution to maximize adoption
    • Collaborating cross-functionally with sales, channels, and e-staff to meet and exceed product bookings targets
    • Presenting to customers, and industry leaders, and speaking at industry events
    • Partnering with engineering and operations team to deliver world-class Intent-Based
    • Networking and Intent-Based Data Center Automation products to meet customer demands
    • Working directly with customers to ensure success during early stage product evaluation, testing, trials, and deployments in labs, proof of concept environments and product deployments
    • Contributing to sales enablement including presentations, tools, content, collateral, and information used by sales, partners, and customers
    • Collaborating with marketing to define components of product launches, announcements, and marketing campaigns
    • Collaborating on planning, producing, writing, editing and publishing content such as eBooks, website content, and external blog articles
    • Remaining calm under pressure and maintaining a sense of humor

Requirements:

      • 2 to 5 years of product management experience in high tech
      • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
      • Strong technology background and acumen with a passion for technology details
      • Exceptional business and people leadership skills
      • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, computer science, or a related field
      • Capable of working in a dynamic, change-intensive environment, while delivering consistent operational results
      • Excellent project management and leadership skills, especially in a fast-paced cross-functional environment
      • “Roll up sleeves and do what it takes” attitude
      • Strong team player not afraid to present new, creative ideas

Why Apstra?

Apstra pioneered Intent-Based Networking and Intent-Based Analytics. Apstra Intent-Based Networking for enterprises, cloud providers, and telcos increases application reliability and availability, simplifies deployments and operations through automation, and reduces OpEx and CapEx costs. Apstra enables vendor-agnostic data center lifecycle automation and is deployed by many businesses around the world including Fortune 100 Enterprises. These companies are taking advantage of game-changing agility, reliability and significantly lower TCO with complete flexibility to deploy the hardware and network operating system of their choice. Apstra is headquartered in Menlo Park, California and privately funded. Apstra is a Gartner Cool Vendor and Best of VMworld winner.

For more information visit: https://www.apstra.com/company/careers/
Questions? Email jobs@apstra.com


Director of Technical Marketing

 

Job Description:

In this role, you will be responsible for leading, planning, developing, driving, and executing Apstra’s global technical marketing strategy. As a leader in the marketing team you will work very closely with product management, sales engineering, development engineering, and product marketing to ensure timely planning and flawless delivery of technical marketing initiatives to accomplish technical sales enablement, enable customer knowledge, drive product technology direction, and perform competitive analysis. If you are passionate about technical marketing and technology — and love to be part of a fast growing, cutting edge, and high energy team – we want to talk to you!

This position reports directly to the CMO and is located at our headquarters in Menlo Park, CA.

Responsibilities:

  • Setting and driving global technical marketing strategy, customer technical competency, and technical decision maker knowledge
  • Working directly with customers to ensure success during early stage product evaluation, testing, trials, and deployments in labs, proof of concept environments and product deployments
  • Partnering with product management to create thorough user tutorials and agile development technical documents to drive successful product development
  • Driving technical sales enablement including presentations, tools, content, collateral, and information used by sales, partners, and customers
  • Defining technical components of global launches, announcements, and marketing campaigns
  • Presenting to technical leaders at customers executive briefings, speaking at industry events, and demonstration product in front of large and small audiences
  • Producing corporate technical briefing presentations and generating technical presentations for product launches
  • Planning, producing, writing, editing and publishing content such as technical eBooks, website technical content, and external technical blog articles
  • Creating technical webinar strategy and content
  • Developing technical slides, technical industry white papers, technical vertical white papers, partner solution guides, and partner technical guides
  • Performing competitive analysis and differentiation
  • Collaborating with the product management and engineering groups on technical sales and partner technical enablement content
  • Leading the creation of sales engineering presentations, technical decision-maker slide decks, sales engineering content, partner engineering content and partner engineering presentations
  • Generating technical solution briefs, technical white papers, short technical vignettes, and sales funnel targeted technical content
  • Inventing storyboards, scripts and content for technical sales, customer, partner and videos
  • Enabling channel partners with technical presentations, technical collateral, and digital demand generation content (email copy, web copy, landing page copy)
  • Leading the development of customer proof of concept guidelines and success criteria
  • Reviewing and assisting sales engineering in responses to RFPs and RFIs
  • Owning, tracking and managing budgets and expenses to ensure fiscal discipline

Requirements:

  • 8 to 10 years of technical marketing experience in high tech
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, computer science, or related field
  • Excellent project management and leadership skills, especially in a fast-paced cross-functional environment“Roll up sleeves and do what it takes” attitude
  • Strong team player not afraid to present new, creative ideas

What We Do:

Apstra pioneered Intent-Based Networking and Intent-Based Analytics. Apstra Intent-Based Networking for enterprises, cloud providers, and telcos increases application reliability and availability, simplifies deployments and operations through automation, and reduces OpEx and CapEx costs. Apstra enables vendor-agnostic data center lifecycle automation and is deployed by many businesses around the world including Fortune 100 Enterprises. These companies are taking advantage of game-changing agility, reliability and significantly lower TCO with complete flexibility to deploy the hardware and network operating system of their choice. Apstra is headquartered in Menlo Park, California and privately funded. Apstra is a Gartner Cool Vendor and Best of VMworld winner.

For more information visit: https://www.apstra.com/company/careers/
Questions? Email jobs@apstra.com


Sr. Technical Marketing Engineer

 

Job Description:

In this role, you will be responsible for planning, developing, and executing technical marketing activities. As a member of the product team you will work closely with product management, sales engineering, development engineering, and product marketing to plan and deliver technical marketing initiatives to accomplish technical sales enablement, enable customer knowledge, drive product technology direction, and perform competitive analysis. If you are passionate about technical marketing and technology — and love to be part of a fast growing, cutting edge, and high energy team – we want to talk to you!

This position reports directly to the Director of Technical Marketing and is located at our headquarters in Menlo Park, CA.

Responsibilities:

  • Enabling technical sales through the creation of presentations, tools, content, collateral, and information used by sales, partners, and customers
  • Working directly with customers to ensure success during early stage product evaluation, testing, trials, and deployments in labs, proof of concept environments and product deployments
  • Partnering with product management to assist in the creation of thorough user tutorials and agile development technical documents to drive successful product development
  • Developing technical slides, technical industry white papers, technical vertical white papers, partner solution guides, and partner technical guides
  • Presenting to technical leaders at customers executive briefings, speaking at industry events, and demonstration product in front of large and small audiences
  • Defining and producing technical components of global launches, announcements, and marketing campaigns
  • Producing corporate technical briefing presentations and generating technical presentations for product launches
  • Writing, editing and publishing content such as technical eBooks, website technical content, and external technical blog articles
  • Creating technical webinar content
  • Performing competitive analysis and differentiation
  • Working with the product management and engineering groups on technical sales and partner technical enablement content
  • Leading the creation of sales engineering presentations, technical decision-maker slide decks, sales engineering content, partner engineering content and partner engineering presentations
  • Generating technical solution briefs, technical white papers, short technical vignettes, and sales funnel targeted technical content
  • Enabling channel partners with technical presentations, technical collateral, and digital demand generation content (email copy, web copy, landing page copy)
  • Executing customer proof of concept guidelines and success criteria along side sales engineers
  • Reviewing and assisting sales engineering in responses to RFPs and RFIs

Requirements:

  • 5 to 7 years of technical marketing experience in high tech
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, computer science, or a related field
  • Excellent project management and leadership skills, especially in a fast-paced cross-functional environment
  • “Roll up sleeves and do what it takes” attitude
  • Strong team player not afraid to present new, creative ideas

Why Apstra?

Apstra pioneered Intent-Based Networking and Intent-Based Analytics. Apstra Intent-Based Networking for enterprises, cloud providers, and telcos increases application reliability and availability, simplifies deployments and operations through automation, and reduces OpEx and CapEx costs. Apstra enables vendor-agnostic data center lifecycle automation and is deployed by many businesses around the world including Fortune 100 Enterprises. These companies are taking advantage of game-changing agility, reliability and significantly lower TCO with complete flexibility to deploy the hardware and network operating system of their choice. Apstra is headquartered in Menlo Park, California and privately funded. Apstra is a Gartner Cool Vendor and Best of VMworld winner.

For more information visit: https://www.apstra.com/company/careers/
Questions? Email jobs@apstra.com


Technical Marketing Engineer

 

Job Description:

In this role, you will be responsible for developing and executing technical marketing activities. As a member of the product team you will work closely with product management, sales engineering, development engineering, and product marketing to deliver technical marketing initiatives to accomplish technical sales enablement, enable customer knowledge, drive product technology direction, and perform competitive analysis. If you are passionate about technical marketing and technology — and love to be part of a fast growing, cutting edge, and high energy team – we want to talk to you

This position reports directly to the Director of Technical Marketing and is located at our headquarters in Menlo Park, CA.

Responsibilities:

  • Developing technical slides, technical industry white papers, technical vertical white papers, partner solution guides, and partner technical guides
  • Creating sales engineering presentations, technical decision-maker slide decks, sales engineering content, partner engineering content and partner engineering presentations
  • Enabling technical sales through the creation of presentations, tools, content, collateral, and information used by sales, partners, and customers
  • Working directly with customers to ensure success during early stage product evaluation, testing, trials, and deployments in labs, proof of concept environments and product deployments
  • Partnering with product management to assist in the creation of thorough user tutorials and agile development technical documents to drive successful product development
  • Presenting to technical members at customers briefings and demonstrating product
  • Producing technical components of global launches, announcements, and marketing campaigns
  • Creating corporate technical briefing presentations and generating technical presentations for product launches
  • Writing, editing and publishing content such as technical eBooks, website technical content, and external technical blog articles
  • Creating and presenting technical webinar content
  • Performing competitive analysis and differentiation
  • Working with the product management and engineering groups on technical sales and partner technical enablement content
  • Generating technical solution briefs, technical white papers, short technical vignettes, and sales funnel targeted technical content
  • Supporting sales engineers during customer proof of concepts to achieve success criteria
  • Assisting sales engineering in responses to RFPs and RFIs

Requirements:

  • 2 to 5 years of technical marketing experience in high tech
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, computer science, or a related field
  • Excellent project management and leadership skills, especially in a fast-paced cross-functional environment
  • “Roll up sleeves and do what it takes” attitude
  • Strong team player not afraid to present new, creative ideas

What We Do:

Apstra pioneered Intent-Based Networking and Intent-Based Analytics. Apstra Intent-Based Networking for enterprises, cloud providers, and telcos increases application reliability and availability, simplifies deployments and operations through automation, and reduces OpEx and CapEx costs. Apstra enables vendor-agnostic data center lifecycle automation and is deployed by many businesses around the world including Fortune 100 Enterprises. These companies are taking advantage of game-changing agility, reliability and significantly lower TCO with complete flexibility to deploy the hardware and network operating system of their choice. Apstra is headquartered in Menlo Park, California and privately funded. Apstra is a Gartner Cool Vendor and Best of VMworld winner.

For more information visit: https://www.apstra.com/company/careers/
Questions? Email jobs@apstra.com



Engineering


Senior Systems Engineers

We are seeking Senior Systems Engineers to work with our advanced customers across the globe in this highly technical role. This is a very visible and key position within this rapidly growing company.

Responsibilities:

As an Apstra Senior Systems Engineer you will be the technical side of the Sales team, both an expert and visionary in the field. You will be responsible for educating customers, understanding their technical & business issues, managing their deployment and development projects, providing support, and helping to develop and refine its innovative solutions. You must have strong communication skills for customer presentations, industry events and providing a feedback loop to Product Management.

Duties Include:

  • Analyze customer network infrastructure for potential opportunities to demonstrate our solution’s unique capabilities
  • Work independently to evaluate prospective customers’ networks and deliver the appropriate evaluation, ROI, savings, proposed operational evolution and associated process management
  • Work closely with Sales and Engineering to resolve technical issues that arise during customer testing and demo creation
  • Create compelling test plans, demos, and customer presentations
  • Drive improved testing, demos, deployment, architecture, monitoring and reports leading to compelling pre-sales support for sales organization
  • Participate in internal projects that help scale the group, implement best practices, and improve our methodology and quality of performance testing
  • Work with customer success team during onboarding process

Requirements:
A strong technical knowledge of datacenter networking is crucial as is hands-on experience with automation as it relates to networking devices.

  • BS degree in engineering, computer science or similar relevant field or equivalent
  • Deep technical knowledge of datacenter network architecture, SDN, and large-scale private cloud networks. Knowledge of IBNS is a plus.
  • Experience with network technologies (routing, switching, automation, systems management, troubleshooting and architecture) including knowledge from the application layer down to the physical layer
  • Proficiency in configuration and troubleshooting common network vendor solutions with Cisco, Arista, Cumulus, Juniper and Snaproute a plus
  • Knowledge of automation technologies including Ansible playbooks, Chef recipes, Puppet, Python scripting and JSON programming is preferred
  • Experience using network management and troubleshooting tools
  • Outstanding oral and written communication skills

What We Do:

Apstra pioneered Intent-Based Networking and Intent-Based Analytics. Apstra Intent-Based Networking for enterprises, cloud providers, and telcos increases application reliability and availability, simplifies deployments and operations through automation, and reduces OpEx and CapEx costs. Apstra enables vendor-agnostic data center lifecycle automation and is deployed by many businesses around the world including Fortune 100 Enterprises. These companies are taking advantage of game-changing agility, reliability and significantly lower TCO with complete flexibility to deploy the hardware and network operating system of their choice. Apstra is headquartered in Menlo Park, California and privately funded. Apstra is a Gartner Cool Vendor and Best of VMworld winner.

For more information visit: https://www.apstra.com/company/careers/
Questions? Email jobs@apstra.com


Join our Core Development Team

Responsibilities

  • Design and develop software solutions to problems related to managing networking devices.
  • Develop software in C/C++ and Python on Linux and other networked operating systems.
  • Design and develop data analytics system for networking telemetry and configuration data
  • Evaluate and adopt stream processing, batch processing and monitoring solutions applicable for networking domain
  • Collaborate with Product Management team

Minimum Qualifications

  • BA/BS degree in Computer Science or related technical field
  • Excellent coding skills in Python, C++
  • Strong knowledge of algorithms and data structures
  • Experience in distributed computing, information retrieval, data mining systems
  • Experience in building test/simulation environments for real-time systems

Preferred Qualifications

  • MS in Computer Science
  • Working knowledge of configuration management tools (Chef, Puppet, Ansible)
  • Experience with infrastructure management and orchestration solutions (VMWare, OpenStack)
  • Deep understanding of computer networking domain and protocols
  • Understanding of CI/CD process, including deployments management using Docker

What We Do

Apstra pioneered Intent-Based Networking and Intent-Based Analytics. Apstra Intent-Based Networking for enterprises, cloud providers, and telcos increases application reliability and availability, simplifies deployments and operations through automation, and reduces OpEx and CapEx costs. Apstra enables vendor-agnostic data center lifecycle automation and is deployed by many businesses around the world including Fortune 100 Enterprises. These companies are taking advantage of game-changing agility, reliability and significantly lower TCO with complete flexibility to deploy the hardware and network operating system of their choice. Apstra is headquartered in Menlo Park, California and privately funded. Apstra is a Gartner Cool Vendor and Best of VMworld winner.

For more information visit: https://www.apstra.com/company/careers/
Questions? Email jobs@apstra.com

 


Join our Advanced Solutions Team

Responsibilities

  • Obtain requirements from customers, either directly at customer site, or indirectly via customer enablement team
  • Discuss and refine customer requirements with customer / customer enablement
  • Implement new AOS reference designs per customer requirements, including blueprint data modeling
  • Implement various plugins for new reference designs, including but not limited to those for blueprint building, expectations rendering, anomaly generation, configuration rendering, API
  • Implement any new platform capabilities needed to complete new reference designs. These may include new telemetry data collection plugins, support for new device platforms, creation / enhancements of on-box or off-box device agents, resource pool management agents
  • Implement and maintain unit tests and integration tests for all of the above
  • Implement and maintain system tests involving virtual and physical devices for all of the above

Minimum Qualifications

  • Proficient in Python programming or a similar language; if different language, must be able to pick up Python quickly
  • Solid knowledge in unit testing
  • Solid experience working with Linux-based systems; alternatively, solid knowledge in systems programming
  • Solid knowledge of data structures and algorithms
  • Basic knowledge of HTTP APIs
  • Basic knowledge of networking
  • Strong communication skills

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in networking
  • Experience with C++
  • Experience in professional services engagements involving integrations with various components in system management and network orchestration/automation space
  • Experience with programming device platforms
  • Experience with device platform APIs
  • Project management experience

What We Do:

Apstra pioneered Intent-Based Networking and Intent-Based Analytics. Apstra Intent-Based Networking for enterprises, cloud providers, and telcos increases application reliability and availability, simplifies deployments and operations through automation, and reduces OpEx and CapEx costs. Apstra enables vendor-agnostic data center lifecycle automation and is deployed by many businesses around the world including Fortune 100 Enterprises. These companies are taking advantage of game-changing agility, reliability and significantly lower TCO with complete flexibility to deploy the hardware and network operating system of their choice. Apstra is headquartered in Menlo Park, California and privately funded. Apstra is a Gartner Cool Vendor and Best of VMworld winner.

For more information visit: https://www.apstra.com/company/careers/
Questions? Email jobs@apstra.com

 


Senior System Test Engineer

 

Location: Menlo Park, CA

Apstra is looking for Senior System Test Engineer to be part of Apstra engineering team. In this role, you will interact with developers and product managers to validate, test and improve Apstra Intent-Based Networking and Analytics product.

Responsibilities

  • Test software product to ensure it operates as defined by requirements
  • Build network configurations to model well-optimized network designs
  • Plan, develop and execute automated and manual test plans
  • Provide constructive feedback, report issues and interact with developers to deliver superior product quality
  • Review requirements from the Product Management team
  • Utilize available network troubleshooting tools, including network packet captures, monitoring devices, log files, and customer input to facilitate effective issue resolution
  • Create network and server rack face elevations, floor plans, wire diagram and details port maps for new deployments and documentation

Minimum Qualifications

  • MS/BS degree in Computer Science or equivalent experience
  • Expert knowledge on Layer 2 and Layer 3 technologies by either validating or deploying related networking products
  • Hands-on experience at least one popular Networking Operating Systems such as NXOS, IOS, EOS, JunOS, Cumulus Linux and SONiC
  • Solid understanding of popular network deployment architectures for Data Center networks
  • Expert understanding of protocols used in Data Center networks such as VXLAN, and MP-BGP
  • Good knowledge of HTTP APIs (REST)
  • Experience with Linux-based systems and network troubleshooting tools
  • Quality focused personality with a strong interest in finding product and interaction limitations
  • 5y+ of experience

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in testing SDN or network management products
  • Exposure to server/network virtualization and container technologies
  • Exposure to python programming language

What We Do:

Apstra pioneered Intent-Based Networking and Intent-Based Analytics.Apstra Intent-Based Networking for enterprises, cloud providers, and telcos increases application reliability and availability, simplifies deployments and operations through automation, and reduces OpEx and CapEx costs. Apstra enables vendor-agnostic data center lifecycle automation and is deployed by many businesses around the world including Fortune 100 Enterprises. These companies are taking advantage of game-changing agility, reliability and significantly lower TCO with complete flexibility to deploy the hardware and network operating system of their choice. Apstra is headquartered in Menlo Park, California and privately funded. Apstra is a Gartner Cool Vendor and Best of VMworld winner.

For more information visit: https://www.apstra.com/company/careers/
Questions? Email jobs@apstra.com

 


Member of Technical Staff (Software Engineer)

Work Site: Menlo Park, CA

Job Duties:

Design and develop features for Apstra’s Operating System (AOS). Develop software in C++ and Python for a distributed computing system. Debug AOS related issues and plan for features to be added to the operating system. Work with engineering team on AOS architecture. Build and test simulation environments for AOS real-time systems. Design and develop microservices. Debug network operating systems including NXOS, EOS, and JunOS.

Job Requirements:

Master’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Networks, Electrical Engineering or related technical field plus 12 months’ experience in occupations involving software engineering.

Education or experience to include:

  1. Experience coding in Python and C++
  2. Algorithms and data structures including graphs, binary trees, stacks, and queues.
  3. Distributed computing concepts of client-server architecture and two-tier networking clos system
  4. Experience building test and simulation environments for real-time systems including building and running models in production at scale
  5. Experience in open source development and continuous integration tools

How to apply: Send resume to jobs@apstra.com.


Operations / IT


Network Infrastructure Engineer

 

Location: Menlo Park, CA with secondary location in Santa Clara, CA

Apstra is looking for an IT/Network Engineer in the Bay Area for a full time position. The candidate will deploy and manage our production and testing network in our datacenter, implement solutions to monitor and proactively identify issues and implement security and IT best practices.

Responsibilities

  • Work with Engineering, System Test and IT group to design, deploy and support production development and testing network datacenter infrastructure
  • Deploy new servers and network devices to be used for our production or testing infrastructure
  • Design and implement monitoring solutions, configuration and services backups, security policies and solve IT incidents
  • Work with IT group to implement network security with IPSec, Remote Access VPN, Identity Access Management and RBAC
  • Monitor LAN infrastructure activity and performance for identifying potential security issues, performance, utilization, QOS
  • Utilize available network troubleshooting tools, including network packet captures, monitoring devices, log files, and customer input to facilitate effective issue resolution
  • Create network and server rack face elevations, floor plans, wire diagram and details port maps for new deployments and documentation

Minimum Qualifications

  • Hands on and in-depth knowledge of Linux Servers, system administration and virtualization technologies and products (VMware ESXi, KVM)
  • Familiarity and hands-on configuration experience with networking devices such as switches, routers, firewalls
  • Familiarity with Storage technologies and products (TrueNAS, NFS)
  • Familiarity working in data center environment and knowledge of data center procedures
  • Examples include:
    • how to label cables and racks
    • provisioning and decommissioning hardware
    • asset management
    • cable dressing
    • creation and maintenance of overhead diagrams
    • working with electrical and cooling systems
  • Demonstrated ability to analyze complex situations and utilize troubleshooting skills, systems, and tools, and have presented creative problem-solving abilities under pressure
  • Ability to rack and stack servers and network devices. Requires the ability to frequently bend, lift and move up to 50 pounds of equipment
  • Experience with planning and budgeting process

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor degree in Computer Science or related field, or equivalent experience with training and certifications
  • 5-7 years hands-on experience working in the IT industry with an emphasis in network engineering
  • Familiarity with multiple Network Operating Systems such as Cisco NXOS, Arista EOS, Cumulus Linux, OpenSwitch, SONiC
  • Familiarity with open source solutions for networking, security and storage, such as PFSense and TrueNAS
  • Open to change and ready to try out Apstra products and features on a real production networks. Ability to work within a global team in a fast-paced and dynamic environment with limited supervision

What We Do:

Apstra pioneered Intent-Based Networking and Intent-Based Analytics. Apstra Intent-Based Networking for enterprises, cloud providers, and telcos increases application reliability and availability, simplifies deployments and operations through automation, and reduces OpEx and CapEx costs. Apstra enables vendor-agnostic data center lifecycle automation and is deployed by many businesses around the world including Fortune 100 Enterprises. These companies are taking advantage of game-changing agility, reliability and significantly lower TCO with complete flexibility to deploy the hardware and network operating system of their choice. Apstra is headquartered in Menlo Park, California and privately funded. Apstra is a Gartner Cool Vendor and Best of VMworld winner.

For more information visit: https://www.apstra.com/company/careers/
Questions? Email jobs@apstra.com

 


Sr. Program Manager, Professional Services and
Compliance

Job Description:

As the Sr. Program Manager for Professional Services and Compliance, you will serve as the product owner for these areas, defining and documenting the services and procedures for ensuring Apstra customers’ success in implementing our solutions, and liaising with our customers, auditors and regulators regarding Apstra’s compliance and controls.

This role will oversee relationships with vendors, be primary point of contact for customers, enforce internal OLA and Customer-facing SLA and support expectations, resolve complex program delivery issues, and process and understand complex requirements and compliance metrics. Will be responsible for responding to customer inquiries, including Request for Comments or questionnaires related to our capabilities and IT / Security practices. Will also participate in contract negotiation and commercial discussions, in conjunction with our Finance and Procurement teams.

This role will report to the Head of Operations & IT, and will be located in Austin TX, Menlo Park CA, or Remote.

Required Skills and Qualifications:

· Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Analytics, Project Management, or related technical field.

· 2-4+ years experience providing professional services in the context of a computer software, hardware, or services company.

· Excellent written, verbal, and presentation skills. Precise thinker and experience creating articulate and logical processe and related documentation.

· Experience with industry-standard Project and Program management tools, ability to perform detailed project planning, resource allocation, and resolution of contention for technical projects

· Is a wizard with creating detailed visual reports; comfortable presenting outward and upward of project status, issues, and key deliverable / milestone status.

· Positive, creative, and energetic disposition; rated by peers, partners and stakeholders as easy to work with.

· Demonstrated ability to work closely with customers and be a force for problem solving, moving projects, forward, and bringing creative solutions to difficulties and roadblocks.

· Experience project managing Compliance, Information Security, and/or Certification work.

· Has been primary point of contact for customers on commercial discussions, as well as project management and delivery of technical work, with examples of successful, medium/high complexity & scope projects completed.

Preferred Skills and Qualifications:

· Master’s Degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Analytics, Project Management, or related technical field.

· 3-7 years experience providing professional services and project management skills.

· Project and Program Management certifications, e.g. PMP, MPM, IAPM.

· Experience as software developer / engineer, contributing technical content to customer projects in professional services engagements.

· Agile Practitioner and experience serving as Scrum Master.

· Agile certification(s) e.g. PMI-ACP.

· Experience having served as Project/Program Manager or technical lead, on SSAE 16/18, ISO 27001, or similar audit in the past

· Experience with writing security policies, IT or financial controls.

· Served as point of contact for commercial negotiations around professional services.

· Experience with contract negotiation and redlining, price negotiation, and vendor management.

Questions? Email jobs@apstra.com


CRM Administrator (Hubspot)

Job Description:

● The CRM Administrator has primary responsibility for the administration, operational health, and support of the Marketing Automation and Customer Relationship Management (CRM) system at Apstra. This role is the technical lead for all things Marketing Automation and CRM, takes data quality extremely seriously, and will be the trusted partner for the Sales, Marketing, Support, and Finance teams. The candidate should be an advocate for the CRM within Apstra and help us to increase its reliability, and appropriately expand its use.

● Develop technical strategy for reliability, availability, business continuity, disaster recovery, and security enforcement. Work with security and compliance team on ensuring a stable, fault tolerant, and highly secure platform for critical business data. Establish/refine policies, processes, and procedures related to maintenance, update, upgrade, integration, and development of the CRM application and environment.

● Collaborate with other departments to architect and implement high-quality technical integrations with other Business Applications (such as quoting, subscription management, support, marketing tools, FDW, etc.)

● Oversee relationships with related vendors and hosting providers, enforcing support expectations, reviewing the results of security audits, and implementing recommendations for improvement.

● The successful candidate will be detail-oriented, passionate about supporting successful business outcomes, and have experience developing CRM techniques to execute on marketing and sales strategies.

This position reports directly to the Head of Operations & IT
Location: Austin, TX or Menlo Park, CA

Primary Duties:

● Operational and strategic proficiency with HubSpot is a must. You’ll monitor, measure and analyze the effectiveness of sales and marketing initiatives as they relate to quota and company goals, including the accurate analysis of customer acquisition, bookings, recurring revenue, customer satisfaction and more.

Implement best practices for marketing automation for our high-tech enterprise software sales environment.

● Manage daily technical IT operations related to CRM system support. Work with the cloud CRM vendor to plan for and arrange CRM changes, upgrades, data migration, or downtime as necessary and proactively communicate them within our organization.

● Serve as lead technical role in user creation, system integration, enforcing appropriate access credentials, and drive break/fix issues to timely and successful resolution.

Work with data appending vendors and make recommendations for additional tooling to add for accelerating engagement, account identification, pipeline acceleration, ABM, multi-touch attribution, etc.

● Create and maintain internal documentation and records related to the CRM system. Educate the organization on the capabilities of Hubspot.

● Maintain singular focus on data cleanliness and integrity. Establish the CRM as a single source of truth for customer data, which can be reliably used by business applications across the company. Oversee correctness of marketing and sales data, and propose steps to improve them. Maintain the confidentiality, integrity, and security of the CRM system and all data within it.

Create and maintain metric reports and dashboards on marketing and sales activities for measuring their effectiveness and business impact

Collaborate with our BDR and SDR (inside sales) teams, building views and reports to help them see their most valuable leads and be as efficient as possible

● Liaise with both technical and functional staff to plan, deploy, and support new CRM functions and related tools, systems, and campaigns.

● Support inbound Marketing efforts by implementing requested configuration changes, and by monitoring, measuring, and analyzing the effectiveness of marketing initiatives. Assist the Marketing team in establishing KPIs and creating dashboards to visualize data around campaigns and initiatives.

● Support Sales Operations by monitoring, measuring, and analyzing the effectiveness of sales teams, creating reports to organize data by territory, team and person, and present data related to sales accomplishments.

● Support Finance team by creating financial reports, dashboards, and projections that measure the outcomes of sales, bookings and revenue, along with SaaS subscription metrics.

● Serve as technical lead on subscription management, quoting, and other tool integrations with the CRM.

Evaluate new technologies and add-on applications to improve and optimize marketing team performance.

● Oversee relationships with vendors, be primary technical point of contact, enforce SLA, support expectations, and information security requirements.

● Respond to inquiries and requests from users for technical CRM-related assistance, and manage / escalate support process with appropriate vendor as needed.

Required Skills and Qualifications

● Bachelor’s Degree in Information Systems, Computer Science, Business Analytics, or related field.

● Excellent troubleshooting techniques related to software and IT systems, including the ability to demonstrate effective and timely problem-solving skills.

● 3+ years experience administering Hubspot within a technology company.

● Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication, presentation, and collaboration skills. Strongly collegial, professional, positive, and effective in working with others at all levels.

● Ability to exercise independent judgment to apply facts and principles for developing approaches and techniques to problem resolution. Ability to interpret and follow instructions.

● Above average collaboration skills and proven track record of executing successful cross-functional projects.

● Situational Reasoning: Requires the ability to exercise judgment, decisiveness, bias towards action, and creativity required in situations involving the direction, control and planning of a project or deliverable.

● Experience managing system or software changes, including researching, planning with the rest of IT team, testing, evaluating, and communicating with users about changes to tools or new functionality.

● Enthusiastic, passionate, and creative; thrives on thinking outside of the box to create new best-in-class solutions utilizing Hubspot

Preferred Skills and Qualifications

● Master’s Degree in Information Systems, Computer Science, Business Analytics, or related field.

● Demonstrated experience leading a large scale implementation, migration, or deployment of an enterprise-wide CRM system

● Experience working in a fast-paced, quickly growing technology startup

● Hands-on experience / certification as Salesforce Administrator

● Experienced in data visualization, turning complex information into compelling presentations

● Strong business strategy and analytics skills, with an advanced understanding of success metrics

● 2+ years of work experience in digital marketing or sales operations, including hands-on experience with associated tools.

● Financial analysis and modeling skills to justify business cases through ROI analysis

Questions? Email jobs@apstra.com

 


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