Senior Software Engineer (Network Core Datapath)

| United States | Remote | Hybrid
Employer Provided Salary: 130,000-180,000 Annually
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Do you ever wonder what happens inside the cloud?

DigitalOcean (NYSE: DOCN) simplifies cloud computing so builders can spend more time creating software that changes the world. With our mission-critical infrastructure and fully managed offerings, DigitalOcean enables startups and small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) to rapidly deploy and scale modern applications. As a remote-first organization, our employees, like our customers, are based around the world.

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

We are looking for a Senior Software Engineer with expertise in Distributed Systems and Networking to build cutting edge Network Software that will run on tens of thousands of hypervisors and bare-metal servers across our global infrastructure network. You 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 You’ll Be Doing:

  • Designing and building highly efficient scalable services to enable network datapath for the next generation of features such as Virtual Private Cloud, Floating IPs and internal tooling for the virtual network stack to scale across hundreds of thousands of customer droplets.
  • Work on new architecture initiatives to build systems that enable fleet optimization such as optimizing the virtual networking stack to reduce CAPEX / OPEX.
  • Solving problems in network performance while leveraging on concepts of distributed systems to reduce performance bottlenecks, single points of failures and inter-dependencies of our many regions across the globe.
  • Solving complex data modeling challenges that have come into existence due to the hyper growth of DigitalOcean such as - our growing inventory of IP addresses, future transition to IPv6 and support for our core network primitives, creating flexible and composable virtual nics and more!
  • Diving deep into the ocean of highly available & fault-tolerant virtual networking.
  • Debugging/troubleshooting complex production issues across datacenters in real time and enhancing our playbooks and automation to counter their recurrence.
  • Participating in a team effort to improve visibility on various network metrics.
  • Using technologies and tools such as: Linux, Go, GRPC, Docker, Open vSwitch, eBPF, Prometheus, MySQL, and others!

What We’ll Expect From You:

  • Expertise with languages like Go, C, C++ along with scripting skills. Go is a plus.
  • Experience developing scalable, resilient and fault tolerant network software for highly distributed systems.
  • Understanding of the OSI network model.
  • Hands-on experience working on Linux networking including tools for network I/O performance tuning is a huge plus.
  • Bonus: Prior development experience around firewalls, web security, IDP/IPS, eBPF, XDP, development of datapath for packet routing and forwarding is a huge plus!
  • Ability to self-organize, take ownership, initiative and 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 and its success.
  • Be ready and responsible for taking complex challenges that come up in a fast-paced environment.

Why You’ll Like Working for DigitalOcean:

  • We reward our employees. The salary range for this position is between $130,000.00 - $180,000.00 based on relevant years of experience and skills. Employees may qualify for a bonus in addition to base salary; bonus amounts are determined based on company and individual performance. We also provide equity compensation to eligible employees including grants of equity upon hire and the option to participate in our Employee Stock Purchase Program.
  • We value development. You will work with some of the smartest and most interesting people in the industry. We are a high-performance organization that is always challenging our teams and employees to continuously grow. We maintain a growth mindset in everything we do and invest deeply in employee development through formalized mentorship and other internal programs. We provide all employees with reimbursement for relevant conferences, training, and education.
  • We care about your well-being. In addition to cash and equity compensation, we also offer employees a competitive array of benefits. In the United States, these include health insurance, flexible vacation, retirement benefits, a generous parental leave program, and additional resources to support employees' overall well-being. While the philosophy around our benefits is the same worldwide, specific benefits may vary in other countries due to local regulations and preferences.
  • We value diversity and inclusivity. We are an equal opportunity employer and 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 is a remote role


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