Software Director - R&D




Ra'anana, Israel


Position summary


  • Lead experienced engineers and mentor new engineers in a dynamic technology driven environment providing technical guidance and career mentorship.

  • Develop and implement test strategies and methodologies to ensure the scalability, performance, and reliability of Cumulus Linux in layer 2 and layer 3 routing environments.

  • Participate and drive market requirements and technical designs with internal and external teams, upstream communities in crafting the software functionality for next generation hardware platforms powered by Cumulus Linux.

  • Engage in deep technical discussions on enabling networking hardware integration into Linux and Cumulus Linux distribution - Switches/routers and NICs

  • Identify, develop, and apply modern software development methodologies and processes, adapting to an agile environment of your team. Make continuous process improvements.

What we need to see:

  • A B.Sc in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or related computationally focused science degree (or equivalent experience)

  • 12+ overall years in networking/OS/embedded domain or related role with 8+ years of leading a team

  • Management experience with the software development lifecycle, specifically for networking, embedded systems, and security.

  • Proficiency in programming with Python for test automation, data analysis, and reporting.

  • Flexibility to work across time zones

  • Diligent and comfortable multitasking in a dynamic environment with shifting priorities and changing requirements

  • Excellent communication and technical presentation skills, internally and with external customers as well.

Ways to stand out from the crowd:

  • Strong background in Linux systems and Linux kernel networking.
  • Experience leading and overseeing system bring-up and debug, support of platform hardware elements and new ASIC adoption.
  • Experience with Layer-2, Layer-3, Data Path Forwarding , Network Virtualization and Multicast forwarding pipeline.
  • Background in Open Network products such as Mellanox switches, Cumulus Linux, or SONiC Network Operating Systems.
  • Experience with various virtualization/containerization technologies and automation frameworks for test environments (e.g. qemu, Docker, Robot Framework, PyTest).