Platform Engineer

Arista Networks   •  

Santa Clara, CA

Not Specified years

Posted 241 days ago

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Job Description:

Platform engineers are the blacksmiths of our team. They take the red-hot product straight from the forge with rough faces and sharp corners and turn it into a smoothly running system. The platform engineer bridges the hardware-software boundary, writing code that runs straight on the bare metal and makes sure the hardware is doing what it is supposed to do. The platform engineer is the one who first pushes the "on" button when something comes off the manufacturing floor.

We are looking for people who:

  • Love to write diagnostics code that runs on bare metal hardware
  • Enjoy building things and shipping them, truly making them work
  • Find satisfaction in creating a really well-written diagnostic
  • Care about keeping the code maintainable, preserving its integrity
  • Look for a better way, and strive to make it real
  • Care about the business too
  • Enjoy working with others who feel the same
  • Learn how things work, just for fun or out of curiosity


  • Bringing up new hardware
  • Coding tests in Python and C to validate hardware design correctness
  • Testing their code (making the test suite solid, and creating software regression tests to make sure it stays solid)
  • Isolating and root-causing failures in those tests
  • Writing code for manufacturing diagnostics
  • Testing manufacturing diagnostics, making them solid, including automated regression testing of the manufacturing diagnostics themselves
  • Coordinating with the hardware engineering team on diagnostics delivery and bring-up schedules


  • Experience in Python, C, and Embedded programming
  • Ethernet, High-speed phys/ serdes desired
  • Knowledge of how system hardware works is a plus: buses, bridge chips, FPGAs, hardware queues/FIFOs, interrupts, DMA, etc.
  • Specific technologies such as PCIe, I2C, and XAUI is desired
  • BSCS/CE or equivalent technical degree required


We're hiring Platform Engineer in:

  • Santa Clara, CA.