Staff Network Protocol Engineer job – Spirent Communications – Plano, TX

Spirent Communications is seeking an excellent Staff Software Engineer to work as key member of Application and Security engineering team whose responsibility is to develop the network performance testing components for the award-winning Spirent Avalanche product family. We are looking for an experienced C/C++ developer who has various expertise in Linux based programming, network protocols, network drivers, high performance network traffic load generators, or similar technologies. Candidates should have good familiarity with how TCP/IP works in the real world, and have an interest in low-level optimization, debugging and L2-7 protocol implementation.

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Network Protocol Engineer

Spirent Communications is seeking technical leadership from a gifted and experienced C++ developer with expertise in network protocols, network drivers, network traffic load generators, or similar technologies. Candidates should have excellent knowledge of how TCP/IP works in the real world, and have demonstrated successes in low-level optimization and debugging in various virtual and networking environments.

Job Responsibilities:
The successful candidate will add new protocols and features to traffic generator engines.

Restructure existing engines to meet new architectural goals.

Troubleshoot and resolve flaws in existing engines.

Help to identify new architectural goals; and communicate status, risks to test complete dates, and offer mitigation strategies to ensure on-time delivery of all committed projects to cross functional team.

Review product definition requirements and provide high-level design documents (ERD), including estimated effort to implement. This would require reviewing protocols standards and technical forum research.

Implement the test solution using C/C++, Python on Linux platform.

Troubleshoot complex technical problems which involve software and hardware systems.

Restructure/Optimize existing system to meet evolving performance and architectural goals; and well communicate status, risks to stakeholders. The candidates should be a good team player, a good self-motivator, and with strong passion of learning new techniques, developing and delivering high-quality software.

Job Requirements:
Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Engineering or related field.

Professional software development, including: Linux based programming, virtualization, TCP/IP stack, OpenSSL, and development of network protocols.

Strong knowledge about networking technologies and protocols (such as TCP/IP, HTTP, TLS, Adaptive Bitrate Streaming, Traffic Replay, GTP).

Strong problem solving skills, experienced in complex debugging on Linux OS for L2-L7 protocol application, very familiar with GDB, GPROF, etc.

Good understanding on data structures, algorithms, and Linux Operating systems;

C/C++ including complex debugging.

Test-driven development, iterative development, Agile short release cycles, the full software lifecycle; and releasing/maintaining software in production environments.

8 years of experience in similar position.

Preferred Qualifications:
Master’s Degree in Computer Science, Engineering or related.

Python programming and Shell scripting.

System performance tuning skill.

Virtualization expertise.

Network security knowledge.

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