Lead Network Engineer

  • Redwood City, CA
  • Network Operations

Responsibilities & Job Duties

  • Direct and manage the execution of department network related projects and tasks to ensure their successful completion on time and budget.
  • Provide leadership and technical insight in the evaluation, recommendation and implementation of emerging industry solutions that meet the next generation gaming environment.
  • Defines datacenter network architecture and develops long term plans that address game server communication requirements, system enhancements, security demands and application improvements.
  • Responsible for hiring, training and developing talents. Provides candid feedback to your team members on their performance. Setting meaningful goals and evaluate them periodically.
  • Communicate clear information to other departments regarding network changes, ensure each department understands and also agrees to the network changing plan.
  • Create written documentation of new and existing systems which may include: network diagrams, system overviews, knowledgebase entries, service level agreements, maintenance windows, and support contact information.
  • Research new technologies, understand their viability within the network infrastructure, and recommend future projects to management related to those technologies. Utilize research findings to suggest improvements on new and existing systems based on the new technologies.
  • Work with Security team on defining network security policies, implementing and continuously improving network security architecture.
  • Support various network technologies to ensure network availability and stability, proactively assess potential issues and looking for solutions to address the issue, improve the overall network quality and service uptime.
  • Optimize the existing network monitoring solution, improve monitoring coverage and reduce false-alarm rate.
  • Support large-scale network switching, routing and security.
  • Handle complex administration tasks for internal applications and external game projects.
  • Provide network engineering support to other game development studios.
  • Perform network performance tuning and capacity planning.
  • Participate in on-call schedule including maintenance windows.




  • BS Degree in a technical discipline (CS, CIS, EE) or equivalent work experience.
  • 5 or more years of experience supporting enterprise-level TCP/IP networks.
  • Experience with RIP, OSPF and BGP routing protocols; extensive experience with Layer 2 features such as VLANs, MSTP, PVST+, LLDP.
  • Experience with Cisco, Juniper, Huawei or Force10 platforms, including routers, switches and firewalls.
  • Experience with F5 or A10 load balancer.
  • Experience with site-to-site and remote access VPN solutions.
  • Experience with Intrusion Detection/Prevention Systems.
  • Experience with QoS and traffic management.
  • User-level experience with Windows/Linux operating systems.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team to solve complex problems.
  • Self-motivated, flexible, and eager to constantly improve and expand skill set.
  • Excellent verbal and written English-language communication skills.



Bonus points:

  • Experience with cloud computing and networking. (Amazon AWS, Google Computing Cloud, etc)
  • Experience with Network Virtualization, including Cisco VSS/VDC/VPC, Force 10 VLT, Huawei iStack/CSS/SVF, IETF Trill, VXLAN, etc.
  • Experience with IPv6 protocol.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop/modify scripts (Python, Perl, PHP, Bash script) for job automation.