Senior Network Engineer

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Vicarious aims to transform robotics by creating robots with human level performance on real-world manipulation tasks. We are passionate about changing the world with science and software, and we are looking for exceptional people to join us in that mission. 

As a Network Engineer at Vicarious, you will be a critical member of the Information Technology team. We are responsible for maintaining and ensuring the digital uptime and productivity of Vicarious people and offices, as well as managing the hardware and software that supports their work. In this role, you will be troubleshooting issues and improving processes, while delivering excellent customer service. You should be comfortable interacting with a diverse client base and working collaboratively with others, learning and supporting new applications and technologies, automating and improving processes, and fixing problems as they arise .You will participate in an on-call rotation.

Your responsibilities

  • Design and deploy functional networks (LAN, WLAN, WAN)
  • Establish and implement firewall rules hardening, configuration management, network monitoring and control, packet sniffing, log management/analysis, NACL’s and routing protocols - configure and install software, servers, routers, and other network devices
  • VPN setup and policy analysis
  • Work closely with department managers to determine network needs and changes
  • Monitor network performance (availability, utilization, throughput, goodput, and latency) and test for weaknesses
  • Network architecture, analyze the current network structure and generate comprehensive reports on how to make a network more secure and efficient
  • Help build and monitor the network budget
  • Mentor team members on technical issues
  • Maintain complete technical documentation
  • Oncall rotation and general helpdesk may be up to 20% of assigned activities

Background/experience

  • 5+ years of proven experience in a network administrator role, managing and building a complex network
  • Bachelor's degree or higher in a relevant discipline
  • Related network and security certifications are a plus. (e.g. CCNP, CCDP, CISSP)
  • Hands-on configuration and operational knowledge of Firewalls, Switches, WiFi, Routers, ACLs, best practices around management, control, and monitoring of network infrastructure
  • Solid knowledge of general LAN and WAN technologies
  • Knowledge and hands-on proficiency with Linux is required
  • Experience with cloud direct connect routing
  • Experience with campus, cloud, and endpoint VPN implementation, troubleshooting, and problem resolution
  • Knowledge of virtualization technologies: VMware, Citrix, HyperV, KVM
  • Experience with enterprise-class hardware (Cisco, Juniper, Arista, etc.)
  • In-depth understanding of communication protocols (mainly TCP/IP) and routing protocols (e.g. OSPF, BGP)
  • Familiarity with access control models and network security
  • Desired knowledge of coding languages for scripting (e.g Python, Lua)
  • Scripting and automation experience 
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced technical environment with increasing support demands and complexity
  • Ability to multitask and manage assigned tasks to meet deadlines and objectives
  • Ability to complete complex projects with minimal supervision

Bonus qualifications

  • SAML SSO experience is a plus
  • Prior experience working in data centers is a plus

Desired personal qualities

  • Integrity
  • Ability to admit when wrong
  • Altruism
  • Fearlessness working outside your comfort zone
  • Patience with others
  • Fast worker
  • Excellent communication skills 
  • Intellectual breadth
  • Sense of humor
  • Passionate about robotics and artificial intelligence, and pushing the boundaries on real-world robotics applications



Vicarious is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We’re committed to fair hiring practices and a welcoming working environment. All candidates are considered for employment without regard to race, religion, ethnicity, age, gender, sexual identity or expression, medical condition, or socioeconomic status. We value our differences and we’re excited to learn what you can add to our team.

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Technology we use

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Location

We're located next to the Union City BART station and within a 5 minute walk to local parks, cafes, and restaurants.

An Insider's view of Vicarious

What projects are you most excited about?

We’re focused on building a robotics software platform with unprecedented robustness and reconfigurability for a wide range of tasks. It’s always exciting to make robots succeed on new and challenging tasks, and the opportunities to develop cutting-edge robot behaviors at Vicarious are ever-expanding.

Ken

Research

What are some things you learned at the company?

It is more than okay to not know everything involved with the company. Every day, I get to work with some of the brightest minds in the industry. These team members are always willing to talk about what they are working on and why they are passionate about it. That openness allows me to feel connected to many aspects of Vicarious and to the team.

Alex

IT

What are some things you learned at the company?

I've learned that some key ingredients for success are: work on what you believe is important, have fun with it, pay attention to details, and embrace change.

Eyrun

Research

What are Vicarious Perks + Benefits

Culture
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Highly diverse management team
Unconscious bias training
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Onsite Gym
Team workouts
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Free Daily Meals
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Parking
Pet Friendly
Recreational Clubs
Relocation Assistance
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
Professional Development Benefits
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Continuing Education stipend
Customized development tracks
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