High Performance Network Programmer at Stateless

| Greater Boulder Area
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Stateless is on a mission to reinvent network connectivity. Central to that was our initial innovation, where we demonstrated an ability to efficiently decouple state from processing in network functions—a task deemed infeasible in high-performance networking systems, but in doing so, we have opened the door for fundamentally changing how networks are built. Now, we are building the product around that vision. VCs have backed us, and early adopters have validated the business opportunity.
Automation and programmatic control of networking systems is a burgeoning field and this is your chance to join a team leading the revolution. But it is not “just implementation”. Stateless is a bleeding-edge company utilizing cutting-edge technology and tools. We are always open to what’s coming next and in many cases defining what’s coming next.
What You Will Do:
At the core of the Stateless product are the network functions which perform traffic management, security, and monitoring services in networks. We are re-designing how these network management services are built (traditionally handled via physical appliances or virtual machines). Imagine building routers, firewalls, and load balancers in a similar manner to how microservice applications and web-scale services are built. That’s a fundamentally hard problem, but one we are tackling.
As a Network Function Programmer, you will be the one responsible for building network functions and the supporting network platform in this new architecture. This includes replicating existing functionality, as well as defining entirely new network functions. The ideal candidate can write high-performance C++ to perform the actual processing of network traffic, can flex to other languages for building or modifying control applications, and has deep networking knowledge. That’s a rare combination, so if you fit some of that and are confident you can grow into this person and excited about the opportunity, we will certainly consider that.
If you are comfortable with a cutting-edge tech stack and greenfield development then this position is for you!
Who You Are:
  • Experience developing high-performance C++ (will consider C, but C++ highly preferred)
  • A demonstrated ability to pick up other programming languages as needed.
  • Understanding of networking is highly desirable, the deeper the better. Having at least an understanding of network protocols like TCP, and ideally an understanding of the behavior of various appliances (routers, firewalls, etc.) is important.
  • Linux experience (experience with other POSIX systems would be acceptable, a strong knowledge of Linux kernel networking would be ideal)
  • Familiar with git or another distributed version control system (e.g. hg or darcs)
  • Familiarity with Intel DPDK is highly desirable (other high-performance networking systems XDP, eBPF, VPP are also desirable)
Why Stateless?
At Stateless you will make an impact right out of the gate. As a company we are challenging the status quo and as a culture we do the same. We stand for a culture in which we are SUPPORTIVE of one another and committed to team diversity, SINCERE in our communication with our colleagues and customers, STUDIOUS in the way we are serious about and accountable for our work, always STRIVING to improve, and ultimately STATELESS where we are willing to adapt as needed.
We take care of you here at Stateless. We offer flexible working hours, unlimited PTO, and contribute 100% of health, dental, and vision costs. Stateless is a Techstars Boulder company with strong venture funding.
We are dramatically ramping and scaling our team; we are aiming for 3x growth in the next 18 months. This is your opportunity to join a highly collaborative environment as part of an innovative, tight-knit team of talented individuals bringing an amazing new product to market. We are already well on our way and are navigating deep into uncharted networking waters. Please think about joining Stateless on this transformational networking journey!
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