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Solution Engineer - Software Defined Networking (SDN)

Location:Fremont, CA
Salary Range:Hired Brian Deng
Employment Type:Full Time
Department:Advanced Solutions Group (ASG)
Description:Summary of role:

Penguin Computing's Network product family includes innovative, pioneering Open Switch platforms, SDN (Software Defined Networking) software stacks, and related cabling, transceivers, and accessories. The current portfolio spans modern data center networking technologies from 1Gb to 10, 25, 40, and 100Gb Ethernet, and multiple software partners.

The position, Solution Engineer - Networking, is an internal and external go-to person for everything SDN and networking at Penguin. Role contributes to the definition and execution of the product roadmap, delivers subject matter expertise in interactions with customers and internal stakeholders, and also helps to shape and deliver the external message under the direction of ASG leadership. Role requires hands-on familiarity with fundamental data center networking technologies and concepts, including Layer-2 and Layer-3 switching / routing and physical infrastructure, such as cabling and optics. Prior exposure to SDN technologies is a plus.

Solution Engineer is expected to 1) learn and 2) train others on multiple new/emerging software and hardware technologies. Formal training courses generally do not exist in these areas. Solution Engineer needs to be a self-motivated learner, leveraging industry contacts, and independent, hands-on lab work. Similarly, Solution Engineer is expected to cross-train in ASG solution areas and maintain general knowledge of Penguin products and services.
Duties:Essential Functions:
Support major presales engagements in senior technical expert capacity.
Drive complex, escalated support issues to conclusion with suppliers / partners.
Coordinate and execute hardware / software validation activities with suppliers and internal engineering.
Maintain ongoing technical contacts and dialogue with silicon, software, ODM, and accessory suppliers and with Penguin’s customers.
Contribute to technical, sales, and marketing documentation and collateral.
Organize and drive internal and vendor-driven training for sales, sales engineering, and engineering personnel.
Contribute input regarding technical direction of the product.
Qualifications:Basic Qualifications:
BS degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or related field.
5+ years of hands-on experience with Linux & IP networking.
Strong sense of initiative, responsibility, and attention to detail.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.


Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The employee is regularly required to talk, hear, sit. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, and the ability to adjust focus. Moderate to extensive keyboard activity required. Some lifting (up to 40 lbs.) may be required.

Penguin Computing is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and is strongly committed to all policies which will afford equal opportunity employment to all qualified persons without regard to age, national origin, race, ethnicity, creed, gender, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Penguin Computing will consider applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the City of San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.

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