Senior / Staff Datacenter Software Architect

Sunnyvale, CA, US

Job Description / Skills Required


Mellanox Technologies is seeking an innovative and experienced Senior/Staff Datacenter Software Architect for an exciting position in the Software CTO office. The CTO office team focuses on providing the world’s most advanced solutions for the modern data center: High Performance Computing, Hyper scale, Big Data, Cloud, SW Defined Network, Network Function Virtualization and more.

The Senior/Staff Datacenter Software Architect will play a critical role in representing the company in various standard bodies and open source communities such as ONF, Open Switch, Open Compute Project (OCP), SONiC, SAI and others as needed. You will use your intimate knowledge of network protocols, deployment scenarios and data center market segments, together with deep understanding of Mellanox hardware and software building blocks and end-to-end solutions to drive field input back to the Architecture, Marketing and Design teams. In addition, you will contribute to the switch architecture team by producing relevant white papers, and patents.

Primary challenges of this role are:
Engaging with the key people in the open network OS industry and push Mellanox Spectrum Ethernet switch to be the best vehicle for those platforms
Finding creative ways to solve hardware deviances between various vendors in a common open API layer and drive the definitions to the community
Influencing the Mellanox switch software Plan-Of-Record for future releases by reflecting customer driven feature priorities and release feature breakdowns

B.Sc. with distinction in Computer Engineering, Computer Science or Electrical Engineering
Minimum 5+ years' experience in embedded software development; 10+ years' experience preferred
Minimum 3+ years’ experience in IP networking software architecture with protocols such as BGP, OSPF, MPLS, ISIS PIM, Spanning Tree, MLAG, STP, SDN, Open Flow, Layer 2-7 networking; 6+ years' experience preferred
Experience in working effectively with Open Source communities
Additional preferred experience:
Linux expertise
Storage protocols
Cloud solutions
Company Description:

About Us
Mellanox Technologies was founded in 1999 and has headquarters in Sunnyvale, CA and Yokneam, Israel. We are a leading supplier of innovative end-to-end InfiniBand and Ethernet connectivity solutions and services for servers and storage. We offer market-leading solutions that include adapter cards, switches, cables and software to support InfiniBand and Ethernet networking technologies. Our products optimize data center performance and deliver industry-leading bandwidth and scalability. In addition, we serve a wide range of markets including high performance computing, enterprise, data centers, cloud computing, big data and Web 2.0. We are constantly reinventing ourselves to stay ahead of the market and bring game-changing products and services to the industry.

About You
Mellanox is an incubator for talent. We are a strong believer in developing our people and giving them the tools to succeed. We have a very competitive compensation package as well as frequent internal product training to keep people updated on new technologies. We are a fast growing company with a positive energy that comes from our team members' internal drive to develop, market, sell and support cutting-edge products and services. Mellanox often promotes from within and there's a sense of family that comes from the top down. We are committed to the community and donate 1% of our annual profit to charity as well as participate in green initiatives to reduce our carbon footprint.

Mellanox Technologies offers a competitive benefits program including medical, dental and vision insurance, 3-weeks’ vacation, 10-paid holidays, sick leave, x2 annual salary Life Insurance/AD&D, 401K with company contribution, ESPP, and Stock (RSUs). At Mellanox, the work of each individual makes an impact on the success of our company. If you are looking for a rewarding career, talented colleagues and a great environment where you can challenge yourself, grow and lead, Mellanox is the right place for you.
Additional Information:

Equal Employment Opportunity

Mellanox is an Equal Opportunity Employer that does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical condition, religious creed, physical disability, mental disability, age, medical condition, marital status, sexual orientation, veteran status, genetic characteristics, gender identity/expression, or any other characteristics protected by federal, state or local law. Our management team is dedicated to this policy with respect to recruitment, hiring, placement, promotion, transfer, training, compensation, benefits, employee activities and all other terms and conditions of employment. If you need assistance to perform your job duties because of a physical or mental condition, please let our Human Resources department know.