Network Engineer

Posted 22 August 2023
Job type Permanent

Company's Benefits

  • Paid Parental Leave

    Paid Parental Leave

  • Return to Work Policy

    Return to Work Policy

  • Childcare Facilities

    Childcare Facilities

  • Flexible Working Arrangements

    Flexible Working Arrangements

  • Mentorship Program

    Mentorship Program

  • Breastfeeding Rooms

    Breastfeeding Rooms

  • Sponsorship Program

    Sponsorship Program

  • Leadership Development Program

    Leadership Development Program

  • Coaching Program

    Coaching Program

  • Internal Women's Networking Group

    Internal Women's Networking Group

Job Description

About Us

At Cloudflare, we have our eyes set on an ambitious goal: to help build a better Internet. Today the company runs one of the world’s largest networks that powers approximately 25 million Internet properties, for customers ranging from individual bloggers to SMBs to Fortune 500 companies. Cloudflare protects and accelerates any Internet application online without adding hardware, installing software, or changing a line of code. Internet properties powered by Cloudflare all have web traffic routed through its intelligent global network, which gets smarter with every request. As a result, they see significant improvement in performance and a decrease in spam and other attacks. Cloudflare was named to Entrepreneur Magazine’s Top Company Cultures list and ranked among the World’s Most Innovative Companies by Fast Company.

We realize people do not fit into neat boxes. We are looking for curious and empathetic individuals who are committed to developing themselves and learning new skills, and we are ready to help you do that. We cannot complete our mission without building a diverse and inclusive team. We hire the best people based on an evaluation of their potential and support them throughout their time at Cloudflare. Come join us! 

About the department

As an engineer on one of our Production Engineering teams, you'll be building the network infrastructure that makes Cloudflare work. Our mission is to provide a reliable and flexible platform to help product teams release new services efficiently and safely.

About the role:

We are looking for a Network Engineer to join our team. Cloudflare is building one of the largest, most resilient networks that spans over 300 cities spread across all regions and we plan to continue our expansion at a rapid pace. This position will be responsible for the technical operations, engineering and architecture of the Cloudflare network, including the planning, installation and management of the hardware and software as well as the day to day operations of the network. This is an opportunity to be part of the team that is building a high­-performance network that is accessible to any web property online.


  • Experience working in large scale network engineering environments

  • Experience working with automation frameworks such as SaltStack and/or Ansible

  • Experience solving problems through automation

  • Experience with BGP and anycast routing

  • Understanding of MPLS and Segment Routing 

  • Optimize end user experience by architecting the network to lower latency, packet loss, and jitter while increasing scale

  • Proficient in multiple vendor operating systems

  • Experience writing network configuration and design documentation

  • Ability to prioritize when faced with high pressure scenarios

Bonus Points but not required:

  • Experience with optical transport technologies such as CWDM/DWDM

  • Professional level network certification(s) (JNCIP , CCNP , etc) or higher

  • Linux system administration