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10 Jul 2023

Full-Time Diagnostics Engineer (Platform Engineering)

Arista Networks, Inc. – Posted by bsoto Santa Clara, California, United States

Job Description

Company Description

Arista Networks was founded to pioneer and deliver software driven cloud networking solutions for large data center storage and computing environments. Arista’s award-winning platforms, ranging in Ethernet speeds from 10 to 400 gigabits per second, redefine scalability, agility and resilience. Arista has shipped more than 20 million cloud networking ports worldwide with CloudVision and EOS, an advanced network operating system. Committed to open standards, Arista is a founding member of the 25/50GbE consortium. Arista Networks products are available worldwide directly and through partners. Arista is headquartered in Santa Clara, California and has development offices in the US, Canada, India, and Ireland.

Job Description

As a core member of the Platform software team, the candidate will be part of a fast-paced, high caliber team building diagnostic software to help validate high-speed digital designs and achieve high yields in manufacturing Arista Network products used in the computer networking industry’s largest data centers.

The Platform software team is responsible for all aspects of the development and delivery of hardware validation and manufacturing diagnostic software. The successful candidate will work closely on a project from its early conception to the final production stage at an off-site contract manufacturer. They will work with fellow engineers and members of the hardware and manufacturing team to understand the design and validate it.  Besides closely working with the hardware engineers in designing the board, they will also review the hardware specifications and produce diagnostic specifications for the board. With that as a basis, the candidate will design the code to bring all of these to life. They will also work with customers to triage and fix problems in their networks. They will play a major role in improving yield at the contract manufacturer site as their software will be critical in validating the builds and quickly identify manufacturing defects.

This role demands a strong and broad software engineering background, and a good understanding of hardware board design technology as well as third party network processors. The candidate’s role will not be limited to any single aspect of managing ASIC-based networking solution, but cover all aspects of bringing up new hardware, developing all features requiring hardware validation, testing the software and hardware, and supporting our customers using the products. As an experienced engineer, this role also requires that they take an active part in organizing a team of engineers to tackle a project, providing vision for the project, managing the schedule for the project, and coordinating the activities of the team.

  • Design, implement & test production-grade diagnostics for high-speed digital boards and  ASICS to help with hardware validation.
  • Design, implement & test manufacturing tests to validate mass production of digital boards used in data center networking product
  • Bring-up newly manufactured boards and the port the first level of software.
  • Isolate and perform root-cause analysis of reported failures
  • Support new platform software and hardware features
  • Coordinate with the hardware engineering team on bring-up schedules and feature delivery
  • Zeal to learn and contribute to personal as well as a business growth
  • Participate proactively in design discussions, design/code reviews, and project management
  • Create system software written in C and scripting languages (Python, Bash) for our Linux-based appliance platform
  • Work independently as well as in team roles.
  • Use a version control system to systematically document and version the diagnostic software.
  • Mentor younger members of the team and inculcate team spirit.


  • BS Computer/ Electrical Engineering with +5 years experience or MS Computer/Electrical Engineering with +2 years experience or Ph.D in Computer Science or Equivalent
  • BS Computer Science + 4 years experience, or MS Computer Science
  •  Proficiency in C/C++
  • Well versed in scripting languages such as Python, Perl, TCL etc.
  • Embedded programming and good knowledge of OS internals (Linux/Unix)
  •  In depth view of Computer Networking,  OSI layers such as TCP/IP etc.
  •  Has knowledge of common inter connecting buses and interfaces  such as  PCIE, I2C, XAUI, 10G Ethernet drivers, FPGA, Switch chips, SSL offload, TCAM programming.
  • Smart Bits and/or IXIA usage and performance improvement
  • Ability to appreciate software engineering principles and coding procedures

Additional Information

  • The new hire base pay for this role has a salary range of $140,000 to $220,000. The actual salary offered will be based on a wide range of factors, including skills, qualifications, relevant experience, and US location. The salary range provided reflects the base salary and in addition may also be eligible for discretionary Arista bonuses, commissions, equity, and benefits including medical, dental, vision, well-being, tax savings, and income protection.


  • All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.
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How to Apply

Apply at: https://www.smartrecruiters.com/AristaNetworks/743999911204705-diagnostics-engineer-platform-engineering-

Job Categories: Equal Opportunities. Job Types: Full-Time. Salaries: 100,000 and above.

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