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Lead Network Engineer
Technology - Infrastructure Engineering
US - California - Palo Alto

The SalesforceIQ Network and Security team supports the infrastructure to meet the substantial growth needs of the business. Our infrastructure is 100% AWS.  We automate with Hashicorp Terraform to ensure security, consistency, and stability.  In this role, you will be a critical part of owning, driving & delivering network solutions that support the SalesforceIQ and Salesforce Einstein .


  • Lead network engineering and design efforts for all internal cloud driven projects and requests.

  • Work closely with cross functional team across multiple disciplines to gather and define network requirements to which network will be required to meet.

  • Perform proof of concept and pilot implementation for next generation network designs to meeting the needs of the product.

  • Provide input into long-range networking requirements and operational guidelines, with a focus on meeting demands of a rapidly growing and scaling global service, with experience delivering network orchestration and automation and also continuing to improve the performance and reliability of the network and the overall service.

  • Work closely with Salesforce R&D developers on next generation features and their impact on the network.

  • Formulating and implementing standards related to network hardware with respect to monitoring and management

Required Skills/Experience:

  • BS/BA degree, or equivalent work experience

  • 7+ years experience with network protocols for routing and access.  BGP knowledge is preferred.

  • Strong functional knowledge of TCP/IP required.

  • Experience with AWS (VPC, VPC VPNs, Lambda, AWS routing, IAM policies, Roles, Security Groups)

  • Experience with Terraform or Cloudformation

  • Knowledge of Linux including command-line interfaces, configuration, daemons, shells, and processes.

  • 3+ years in scripting skills in one or more of the following languages: Python or equivalent interpreted language.

  • 7+ years experience with developing highly resilient multi-site, high availability and disaster recovery network architectures.

  • Experience building highly automated virtualized environments.

  • 7+ years direct experience required in the management and administration of network infrastructure - routers, switches, load balancers, SSL acceleration technology, etc. - in a high-availability / e-commerce infrastructure on a 24x7x365 basis with at least 5+ years of experience in global, production-scale infrastructure delivering multiple 9s of availability

  • Excellent written and oral communication skill with experience presenting highly conceptual designs to executives, mid-level managements, and peer engineers.

Desired Skills/Experience:

  • Strong familiarity with CI/CD infrastructures (Teamcity, Jenkins)

  • Experience managing Palo Alto Networks firewalls.

  • Experience managing Palo Alto Networks Global Protect

  • Managed chef based infrastructure

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