Network Operations Technician at Bigleaf Networks
Beaverton, OR, US
If you enjoy tech support and are looking to grow in your deep network troubleshooting and Linux skills, this might be the role for you.
Welcome to Bigleaf – we keep businesses connected to the cloud. Wonder how that works? Check out the videos on our homepage: http://www.bigleaf.net
Our service is growing quickly and we have big plans. We’re looking for a Network Operations Technician to join our team.
Bigleaf is a well-funded fast-growing startup, so your day-to-day tasks will vary quite a bit and morph over time, but here’s an overview:
Position Summary
• Technical Support: We believe it’s crucial to provide excellent service to our customers, eliminating the typical finger-pointing through skillful troubleshooting. In this role you’ll help customers (usually working with their IT consultants or other skilled people) to investigate and resolve speed concerns, application performance issues, new installations questions, and other similar situations.
• Network Operations: Our customers expect outstanding network reliability and performance. In this role you’ll help manage our nationwide (scaling to global) IP routing platform and other network systems. This can involve configuring routers and switches, refining traffic-engineering settings, troubleshooting packet loss, and configuring internet peering.
• Device and Service Provisioning: Our platform consists of custom operating systems and software that runs on equipment in data centers and at the customer premises. You’ll be part of a team that installs our operating systems and provisions service for customers. Much of this process is automated, but you’ll need to pay good attention to detail and quickly get up to speed working with Linux. We use Puppet, Ansible, and several other tools for automation.
• Software Development: Since we work so heavily with software this is a great role to grow your coding skills. You’ll have the opportunity to write python and shell scripts, commit code and deploy to our live systems, and work on a software-driven network.
Required Qualifications
• A passion for serving customers with outstanding support
• At least 1 year of experience in a tech-support role
• Strong ability to clearly communicate technical concepts to both technical and non-technical people in written and spoken English
• Self-starter approach to identifying and accomplishing goals
• Natural ability to incrementally troubleshoot technical problems
• Very strong understanding of networking fundamentals (e.g. knowing what ARP is and how IP routing works will be important for you to succeed).
• Understanding of how specific network issues affect application performance (e.g. how does packet loss affect TCP throughput? Or what are the effects of jitter on VoIP?)
• Some experience with Linux is helpful. We use Debian and OpenWRT
• Strong desire to learn and grow
• Ability to participate in an on-call rotation
This is a very exciting period of growth for our team. We appreciate you taking the time to carefully read through this ad. Our vision is to bring peace into the lives of our customers through advanced technology and excellent service. If you would like to join us in this role please send along a resume and cover letter/email of how you meet the qualifications above and why you’re interested. Benefits include medical, dental, vision, and a stock options plan.
We are an equal opportunity employer. We encourage diversity and feel it makes our teams stronger, so if you meet the qualifications for this role please feel free to apply.