Job description


  • Entry level
  • No Education
  • Salary $18,000.00 - $30,000.00 unpaid work
  • San Jose


Role: Data Center & NetDevOps (Network) Engineer – San Jose, CA.
Cisco Developer Network (DevNet) is expanding!
Cisco DevNet focusses on all aspects of the customer and partner developer experience when interacting with the portfolio Cisco products, solutions and technology. Amongst many exciting experiences, Cisco DevNet offer a wide array of Sandboxed always-on lab functionality for our technologies. Developers can openly access our sandboxes in order to code, deploy and innovate upon, while building solutions alongside the community of DevNet developers. It is a dynamic and rewarding environment, with a user base ever growing in demand. For this reason, we are expanding our Sandbox team!
We are looking for an experienced Data Center and Network Operations engineer to own the continuing expansion of our SJC Data Center, with knowledge of task automation and infrastructure-as-code principles, helping to grow DevNet Sandbox globally.
What you’ll do:
·       Provide Technical Excellence. Design, build out & test new deployments of infrastructure & networking within the Sandbox Data Centers, both physical and virtualised in line with the needs of the overall platform. Including:
o   Racking of hardware, cable management, device configuration
o   Routing and Switching Configuration
o   Networking and IP Management
o   Infrastructure & networking issue root cause analysis and remediation in a time critical environment
o   Plan for future growth needs in advance
·       Produce High Standards.
o   Maintain a meticulously organised and assembled racking and cabling design policy
o   First rate technical documentation of new and existing network designs, implementations, processes and tooling.
·      Innovate.
o   Suggest, implement and support continuous improvement of Sandbox Data Center infrastructure design, operational tools and processes.
o   Find and suggest new ways to automate the management of device and network configuration, with a constant eye on decreasing operational issues and accelerating speed of growth within DevNet Sandbox Data Centers.
·      Code!
o   In Sandbox we are serious about all things automation. If you need to do something more than twice, plan to automate it.
o   Consume, improve, and develop tools used to deploy, monitor, troubleshoot, and operate Sandbox core infrastructure, lab topologies, and end user experience.
·      Learn.
o   Understand Cisco technologies across networking, collaboration, cloud, IoT and security
o   Continuous knowledge development of NetDevOps Tooling and processes.
Who You'll Work With
You will work as part of the DevNet Sandbox Team, which develops and maintains the DevNet Sandbox platform globally. DevNet Sandbox acts as a public cloud service, open to all, providing on demand developer environments containing Cisco and open source products and solutions, where both application and infrastructure developers can try out new skills, develop new solutions and more. 
You will also work with the wider DevNet team ( who focus on developer relations for all of Cisco's developer offerings. DevNet covers information for APIs, devops, applications, automation, and infrastructure management. We combine technical skills with people skills to support both application developers and infrastructure developers in many ways. We provide community outreach, educational events, technical documentation, and tools such as sandbox environments to get hands on with Cisco products. We have developer advocates across the globe, and we run our own platforms and keep the developer sandboxes ready for developers to practice their skills.  You will also work closely with Cisco product teams across the entire Cisco portfolio - including Networking, Security, Data Center, Collaboration, and IoT. Safe to say, you won’t always be in a Data Center, though you’ll feel right at home in one!
Minimum Requirements:
•      Around 3+ years in Data Center Operations & Networking Management roles
•      Around 3+ years’ experience with various Operating Systems: Windows, Linux, and Cisco IOS
•      Around 1-2 years’ experience of production automation tooling and development
•      Around 1-2 years’ experience of working with VMware virtualisation solutions in production
Extremely Beneficial:
•      Familiarity with the Cisco product

About the company

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