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DevOps Engineer

Forward Networks

Forward Networks

Software Engineering
Santa Clara, CA, USA
Posted on Wednesday, February 14, 2024

Forward Networks is revolutionizing the way large networks are managed. The Forward Enterprise platform delivers a vendor-agnostic "digital twin" of the network, based on a mathematical model. The platform scales to support hundreds of thousands of network devices, whether cloud, hybrid cloud, or on-prem. It serves as a single source of truth for the network, enabling network operators to instantly verify security posture, accelerate troubleshooting, avoid outages, and modernize network management.

Over the past few years, Forward Networks has received tremendous industry recognition, including “Cool Vendor in Enterprise Networking” by Gartner, “Product of the Year” by Cloud Computing, “Enterprise Cloud Computing Software of the Year,” and has been named to Fortune’s 2022 “Best Workplaces in the Bay Area” list.

The company was founded by four Stanford PhD graduates who saw a massive opportunity to improve network operations. Investors include Andreessen Horowitz, Threshold Ventures, and Goldman Sachs.

Forward Networks is currently seeking a Software Engineer (Devops) to help us develop and improve both our product and our CI/CD infrastructure.

Responsibilities include:

  • Design and implement CI/CD pipelines using Jenkins for automated building, testing, and deployment
  • Deploy and maintain Kubernetes clusters and troubleshoot issues
  • Deploy, manage, and scale containerized applications using helm and Kubernetes.
  • Implement and manage infrastructure as code configs through tools and services like Terraform
  • Develop and maintain Ansible, Bash and Python scripts for automation
  • Perform root cause analysis of production errors and resolve technical issues
  • Administer Linux-based systems, ensuring optimal performance, security, and reliability


  • At least 3 years of industry experience and a BS in Computer Science (or similar degree)
  • Experience with containerization concepts and tooling, such as Docker and Kubernetes
  • Experience with application package manager (Helm)
  • Experience building CI/CD pipelines using (Jenkins or similar)
  • Excellent knowledge of Linux/UNIX systems operation and troubleshooting
  • Experience with virtualization technologies like VMware vSphere and KVM
  • Strong scripting skills in Python, Bash, or similar languages.
  • Proven ability to quickly learn and adapt to new tools and technologies
  • Excellent problem-solving and troubleshooting skills.
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a fast-paced and dynamic environment.

Nice to have:

  • Experience with configuration management tools such as Ansible, Chef, or Puppet
  • Experience with cloud environments, such as AWS and Azure
  • Experience with Golang
  • Experience with monitoring tools (Grafana, Splunk, etc.)

Salary Range: $125,000 - $165,000