Lead Senior Site Reliability Engineer, Network

Cisco Meraki

Location: Remote - US only

Job Type: Full time


The Meraki cloud supports millions of customer devices from 10 data centers around the world. Meraki’s customer base has grown by a factor of 2-3 every year, serving billions of HTTP requests per day globally. Our customers depend on our products to run their critical infrastructure of network switches, security appliances, wireless APs and security cameras.

As SREs at Meraki, we are responsible for building and growing the cloud that supports these customers and their networks. As a Site Reliability Engineer, you will be focused on supporting a specific, highly available, and very secure production environment. You will analyze the reliability of our environments, use your networking and coding skills to improve the way we operate, and debug complex events as part of a 24/7 on-call rotation.

Example projects of a Network SRE:

  • Designing and implementing AWS network architectures for a hybrid cloud environment, including VPCs, Transit Gateway, and Direct Connect.
  • Optimizing AWS networking performance and cost by using AWS-native services and tools.
  • Improving agility by automating endpoint network connectivity within AWS environments.
  • Crafting best-in-class connectivity solutions by abstracting network functions from hardware.
  • Full-stack troubleshooting of production issues (application, system, and network) through to root cause analysis and implementation of preventative measures.
  • Design, implementation and management of an overlay network to support 1000’s of containers.

You are an ideal candidate if you:

  • Can demonstrate experience in designing, deploying and operating mid to large scale enterprise or cloud environments.
  • Feel comfortable with scripting or coding with languages like Ruby, Scala, Go, Python, or Bash
  • Know your way around *nix systems and have interests that span beyond routers and switches
  • Daringly jump into other people's solutions and source code to seek a problem.
  • Like to Automate all the things!
  • You care and empathise about the customer experience and can support an externally-facing production environment.
  • Are passionate about building complex solutions working alongside other engineering teams
  • Empathize with coworkers, and are a positive influence on others.
  • Bonus points for experience with: Network Security, BGP, OSPF, IPv6, TCP BBR, DMVPN, IPSec, MACSec, NMS, Unix/Linux, system administration, scripting/Bash/Ruby/Python, project management experience, AWS/Azure, Docker, K8s, SDN/Openstack/Openflow, Ansible/Puppet/Chef, REST/SOAP APIs, TLS or Cloud/ISP/Telco exposure.

Keywords: Network Engineering, Production Engineering, SRE, Site Reliability Engineering, DevOps, CCNP, CCIE, JNCP, JNCIE

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Compensation Range:
$125,200$241,700 USD

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U.S. employees have access to quality medical, dental and vision insurance, a 401(k) plan with a Cisco matching contribution, short and long-term disability coverage, basic life insurance and numerous wellbeing offerings. Employees receive up to twelve paid holidays per calendar year, which includes one floating holiday, plus a day off for their birthday. Employees accrue up to 20 days of Paid Time Off (PTO) each year and have access to paid time away to deal with critical or emergency issues without tapping into their PTO. We offer additional paid time to volunteer and give back to the community. Employees are also able to purchase company stock through our Employee Stock Purchase Program.

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