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Backend Engineer

Company: Juniper Networks
Location: Sunnyvale
Posted on: June 10, 2021

Job Description:

About Our Team

Juniper Networks is an industry-leading vendor of network gear and software. We are a fast-growing group in the CTO organization, focused exclusively on developing a Kubernetes-based software platform for Juniper's internal use. The platform supports multiple cloud providers, on-premise data centers, and hybrid configurations. This platform is also the base Kubernetes infrastructure for customer facing Juniper software products.


  • Design and implement external facing public APIs using REST principles, Swagger documentation and CLI client gen, access control, logging/auditing etc.
  • Implement unit and functional tests using mock frameworks to deliver high quality software products
  • Integrate application with open-tracing to have debugging/performance monitoring in production
  • Package the application as a Kubernetes microservice and deploy on public cloud and on-prem environments.
  • Support customer issues and bugs
  • Work in a dynamic Agile development environment and being adaptable to changing requirements
  • Intense eagerness to learn, ready to dive deep into complex problems
  • Document architectures, procedures, and processes in use and contribute to the improvement of the process
  • Continuously review the product and code for optimizations and performance improvements
  • Evaluate and recommend new technologies to bring into the platform
  • Design end-end architecture of newer systems and components and present them to the team
  • Lead and mentor other engineers in the team
  • Participate in planning, estimation, prioritization and cost-benefit analysis for projects


  • BS/BA degree in Computer Science
  • Strong programming background preferably in distributed systems
  • Ability to write custom data structures and algorithms
  • Excellent problem solving, analytical skills, and technical troubleshooting skills
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks, prioritize and meet deadlines.
  • Strong experience in Linux based systems (Administration level preferred)
  • Familiarity with software engineering tools such as Git, Jenkins, and Code review.
  • Hands-on experience with Kubernetes or other container management solutions
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with teams and influence their technological direction

Preferred Qualifications

  • Proficiency in one of the following languages: Go, Java or C++
  • Experience with AWS, Azure, Google Cloud
  • Experience with Kubernetes lifecycle management
  • Background in REST, GRPC and Protocol Buffers
  • Experience with SQL/NoSQL databases (Mongo, PostgreSQL, Mongo, Cassandra, Zookeeper etc)

Keywords: Juniper Networks, Sunnyvale , Backend Engineer, Other , Sunnyvale, California

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