Staff Network Engineer

San Francisco, CA

About this position

Twitter is currently seeking a Staff Network Engineer who is highly proficient and has had hands-on experience with high density backbone and datacenter networking topologies, configuration, security, troubleshooting, and traffic management.  Twitter's Network Engineering  group owns a fast-paced and constantly growing network that seeks to implement cutting-edge technology to power the systems behind one of the world's largest websites and social media platforms.


  • You will be responsible for overall network technology including 12 month roadmap achieved by reaching consensus with peers and customers

  • You will deliver configuration standards, design and architecture based on bottom-up consensus and input

  • You will scope quarterly objectives  and long term pivotal initiatives by understanding business and customer needs

  • You will lead and deliver capacity planning, and own  yearly capex and opex budget

  • You will bring a strong perspective that inspires change and motivates engineers to develop simple solutions to complex problems

  • You will test and certify network hardware, software and features to ensure availability and performance

  • You will define and drive the adoption of networking standard methodologies by influencing and  mentoring other team members

  • You will have technical capacity to mentor peers  and actively team up with customers outside of Network Engineering to solve broader challenges



  • Experienced understanding of internal routing protocols specifically ISIS, OSPF

  • JNCIE or equivalent experience with Juniper platform

  • Deep knowledge of BGP, MPLS, RSVP configuration and management

  • Practical understanding of high connection rate traffic  load-balancing

  • Understanding of transit relationships and global Internet connectivity

  • Working knowledge of large scale networks

  • Foundational understanding of CDN, DNS, Anycast and traffic engineering
  • B.S. in computer science or similar field or equivalent experience.

Desired Skills

  • Experience in high capacity networking within the datacenter (>1Tbps)

  • 10+ years of direct involvement with network configurations in a high demand/high capacity production environment

  • Proficiency in multiple hardware vendor syntax including Juniper, Arista, Force10, Cisco

  • Experience with  A10 and/or F5 load balancer hardware and software

  • Advanced knowledge of network security including IDS, DDoS, Firewalls, and other distributed attack schemes

  • Operational experience with netflow and / or  Arbor

  • Experience with scripting in Python or equivalent and automating network operations activities

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

Hiring Process

Step 1

After you apply, a recruiter may reach out to you for an introductory call.

Step 2

If your background is a match for the role, you may phone interview with 1-2 people.

Step 3

If you continue through the process, you will come onsite 1-2 times to interview with a total of 5-10 people.


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