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Member of Technical Staff

Forward Networks

Forward Networks

Santa Clara, CA, USA
Posted on Monday, June 3, 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 Member of Technical Staff.

Responsibilities :

  • Write code to create a mathematical model of switches, routers, firewalls, load balancers and cloud objects.
  • Write tests on a lab network configuring different features of these platforms to ensure the model accuracy.
  • Write code to collect data from the above-mentioned devices over Secure Shell (SSH), Telnet, and Application Programming Interface (API).
  • Troubleshoot customer issues and resolve model inaccuracies. Optimize performance of the model. Optimize performance of the collector.

    Part-time telecommuting allowed


  • Master’s degree or foreign equivalent in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or a related field, and 24 months of experience.

Salary: $189,000/yr. - $199,000/yr.

Job code #41359 must be referenced when applying to this position.