Network Engineer

November 18



The Role
Reporting into the Head of Network Engineering, this role will be responsible for designing and enabling the delivery of the network and supporting services that Megaport customers rely on. A successful applicant will work closely with the existing product and engineering teams to build a highly scalable, reliable network with a focus on automation and providing elastic services to customers on demand. This includes not only the network infrastructure customers rely on but also the back-end systems and network software required to support the production platform including security, monitoring and management.

About Megaport
Megaport has transformed the way IT gets connected. We're global leaders in Network as a Service (NaaS), changing the way businesses reach the cloud. We're also a leading partner to Amazon, Microsoft, Google, IBM, Oracle, NYSE, and many other leading technology companies. Megaport is a publicly traded company on the Australian Stock Exchange with a market cap exceeding $1.5 Billion. We’re a lean, high-achieving team made up of over 215 members globally. While the company is headquartered in Brisbane, Australia, employees are spread out across North America, Europe, and Asia-Pacific. Staff enjoy an environment that is collaborative, supportive, and fun.

Our Team Culture
Join a team of globally-positioned industry experts that lead by example. We do not compromise our values for commercial gain; we are all custodians of our culture, and the customer is at the centre of everything we do. Our employees are motivated, adaptable, persistent, hard-working, and dynamic. Our culture permeates everything we do and this, in turn with a global vision, forms a commitment to each other, our customers, and shareholders alike.

What You'll Be Doing

    • Evaluation, testing and certification of new network hardware, systems and software
    • Focusing on NFV technologies like virtual routers and l4-7 appliances.
    • Running proof of concept exercises with integration partners
    • Development of next generation network and systems architectures
    • Documentation of design guidelines and high level architectures
    • Maintain technical relationships with vendor engineering teams
    • Evolving network automation and monitoring systems
    • Providing technical support to internal and external customers
    • Creating, maintaining and following technical procedures and documentation
    • Working with internal teams to assist with deployments and operations
    • Provide technical summaries to enable executive leadership team to make sound business decisions
    • Last level escalation point for network operations, operations engineering and network engineering teams.

What We Are Looking For

    • Passionate about technology and using technology to solve problems
    • Strong background in networking and telecommunications
    • Solid knowledge and understanding of Cloud Service Providers
    • Experience with large scale MPLS networks
    • Excellent knowledge of BGP in Corporate and Internet environments
    • Proficient in use and application of at least one major hypervisor technology
    • Experience writing scripts to automate tasks
    • Ability to take initiative and work effectively in a rapidly changing environment
    • Able to dig into a fault to uncover the root cause
    • Strong work ethic and willingness to continuously up-skill
    • Desirable: Knowledge in programming languages such as Perl and Python
    • Desirable: Understanding and exposure to an Agile environment
    • Bonus: Operational experience working with network datasets, primarily SNMP & sFlow outputs
    • Bonus: An interest in data and analysing trends

What We Offer

    • Creative, fun, and contemporary workspaces
    • Motivated team of industry experts and new talent
    • Flexible working environments with remote capability
    • Cutting-edge software to drive efficient communication and collaboration
    • Training and development opportunities
    • Celebrated success with ‘Legend’ and ‘Kudos’ Awards
    • Health and wellness program and full social calendar
    • Opportunity to make a difference
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Candidates who meet the selection criteria will be invited to attend an interview.