Network Infra Software Development – Principal Engineer

San Jose, CA, US

Job Description / Skills Required

About Arrcus
Arrcus was founded to enhance business efficiency through superior network connectivity. The Arrcus Connected Edge (ACE) platform offers best-in-class networking with the most flexible consumption model at the lowest total cost of ownership. The Arrcus team consists of world-class technologists who have an unparalleled record in shipping industry-leading networking products, complemented by industry thought leaders, operating executives, strategic partners, and top-tier VCs. The company is headquartered in San Jose, California. For more information, go to or follow @arrcusinc.
We offer a variety of roles in software, hardware, and cloud environments. We are looking for people who are self-motivated, creative, and agile. You will work closely with the top-notch talent in Arrcus in redefining networking. 

  • Drive engineering-wide initiatives for quality, performance, scaling of shipping products and technologies.
  • Participate in the Architecture and Design of new engineering initiatives 
  • Intellectual Property (IP) Protection – consider filing patents for Innovations involved in our products
  • Industry engagements on a technical level – papers, blogs, talks, standards
  • Lead a team that is implementing features and improvements 
  • Work with customer and product teams to understand new requirements 
  • Plan, scheduled, tracked, and periodically reported the project status to customer delivery 
  • Improve performance/scale of existing features/solutions
  • Help with interview, onboarding and mentoring of new hires
  • Write Feature Spec covering the requirements and detailed design 
  • Implement improvements and features individually or as part of a team
  • Triage and resolve internal and customer-found issues 
  • Evaluate, Integrate third-party libraries
  • Peer review of Feature Spec, Code, Test Plan and other engineering documents


  • BS/MS/PhD in Computer Engineering/Computer Science or equivalent degree
  • Ability to write high quality C/C++/Go/Python code 
  • 16+ years of relevant hands-on development experience in some of the following technologies
  • Linux OS internals, memory management and network stack
  • Networking – TCP/IP, Routing
  • Orchestration frameworks (Kubernetes, Nomad)
  • Data store such as etcd, consul, Redis
  • High Availability, ISSU
  • Linux Kernel, Kernel Networking Stack
  • Containers, Virtual Machines (VM)


  • Prior work experience in a startup or venture-backed company is a big plus.


  • Attractive compensation  + Equity
  • Medical, Vision and Dental coverage (PPO, HMO, and HSA options available; 100% premium coverage of several PPO and HMO plans for employees)
  • Parental leave
  • Flexible PTO
  • 401k retirement plan
  • Employee Assistance programs
  • Onsite Fitness center
  • Weekly Catered lunches at our San Jose office.

Salary: 200,000 to 225,000 /yr
Investors and Funding
Arrcus has raised over $125M in funding from top tier Venture Capital firms(VCs) such as Lightspeed Venture Partners, General Catalyst, and Clear Ventures as well as strategic investors such as Liberty Global, SoftBank Corp, and Samsung Next.  
For more information, go to or follow @arrcusinc.
Equal Opportunity
At Arrcus, we’re proud to be an equal opportunity employer – We realize the key to creating a company with a world-class culture and employee experience comes from who we hire and creating a workplace that celebrates everyone. A strong belief of culture addition will propel us forward, together.

With this, we consider qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, sex, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, physical or mental disability, HIV status, registered domestic partner status, caregiver status, marital status, veteran or military status, citizenship status or any other legally protected category. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including but not limited to, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, benefits, compensation and training.