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Principal Engineer, Aviatrix QA Team of Routing, Performance and Scalability

Aviatrix Systems

Aviatrix Systems

Quality Assurance
Santa Clara, CA, USA
Posted on Wednesday, May 22, 2024

Principal Engineer, Aviatrix QA Team of Routing, Performance and Scalability

Location: Santa Clara

About the Our Team: Join our dynamic Aviatrix QA team, focus on scale and performance testing for multi-cloud networking and security solutions. Our mission is to ensure our products meet the highest standards of quality and efficiency in cloud environments. We specialize in optimizing the performance and scalability of network products across various public cloud platforms such as AWS, Azure, GCP, and OCI. By leveraging cutting-edge technology and innovative testing methodologies, we deliver robust and secure networking solutions that empower our clients to excel in a rapidly evolving digital landscape. Our team is dedicated to continuous improvement, technical excellence, and fostering a collaborative environment where every member can thrive and make a significant impact.

We are seeking a highly experienced and visionary Principal Engineer to lead our performance and scalability testing initiatives for networking products. The ideal candidate will have an extensive background in networking, particularly BGP and cloud networking across multiple public cloud platforms such as AWS, Azure, GCP, and OCI. This role requires a strategic mindset, deep technical expertise, and the ability to lead and mentor a team of engineers.


  • Lead Performance Testing: Design, develop, and execute performance and scalability tests for network products, ensuring they meet rigorous standards.
  • Innovate with Open-Source Tools: Utilize and innovate with tools such as iperf/ethr to measure and optimize network performance.
  • Technical Leadership: Provide strategic direction and technical leadership in troubleshooting complex network issues end-to-end.
  • Collaborate Cross-Functionally: Work with cross-functional teams to drive enhancements in network performance based on comprehensive test results.
  • Documentation and Reporting: Develop and maintain detailed testing processes, documentation, and reports to ensure transparency and continuous improvement.
  • Mentorship: Mentor and guide engineering teams, fostering a culture of continuous improvement and technical excellence.
  • Stay Ahead of Trends: Keep up-to-date with industry trends and advancements in cloud networking, integrating new knowledge into strategic planning and execution.


  • Educational Background: Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or a related field.
  • 10+ years of networking, with deep expertise in BGP and cloud networking.
  • Proficient in using multiple public clouds (AWS, Azure, GCP, OCI), with a strong preference for multi-cloud experience.
  • Advanced knowledge of Linux environments and command-line utilities.
  • Performance Testing Tools: Extensive experience with network performance testing tools like iperf.
  • Strong programming skills in Terraform, shell scripting, and Python for automation and testing purposes.
  • Proven track record in diagnosing and troubleshooting complex network issues.
  • Excellent leadership, analytical, organizational, and communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and mentor engineering teams.

As a Principal Engineer, you will have the opportunity to:

Work with Industry Experts:

  • Collaborate with a talented team of professionals who are leaders in the field of cloud networking.
  • Your insights and expertise will be valued and influential in shaping our technological future.

Innovate with Cutting-Edge Technology:

  • Utilize state-of-the-art tools and technologies to drive advancements in network performance and scalability.
  • Your innovative ideas will be supported and encouraged.

Lead and Inspire:

  • Take on a pivotal leadership role where you can mentor and guide engineering teams.
  • Your leadership will foster a culture of continuous improvement, technical excellence, and teamwork.

Grow and Develop:

Benefit from opportunities for professional growth and development.

We are committed to supporting your career advancement and helping you reach your full potential.

Collaborative Culture:

Be part of a team that values open communication, collaboration, and mutual respect.

US Pay Range

The US annual base salary range for this full-time position is $185,000-$255,000 + benefits + 401(k) match + equity. The pay range is determined by the role, work location, job-related skills, level, experience and relevant education. [Certain roles are eligible to earn sales commission, depending on the terms of the applicable plan.] The range displayed is the minimum and maximum target base salary and is applicable only for new hires for the listed position located in the US. Your Talent Advisor can share more details regarding salary ranges, benefits, and equity for your location during the hiring process.



US: We cover 100% of employee premiums and 88% of dependent(s) premiums for medical, dental and vision coverage, 401(k) match, short and long-term disability, life/AD&D insurance, $1,000/year education reimbursement, and a flexible vacation policy.

Outside the US: We offer a comprehensive benefits package which, (subect to regional variations) could include pension, private medical for you and dependents, generous holiday allowance, life assurance, long-term disability, annual wellbeing stipend

Your total compensation package will be based on job-related knowledge, education, certifications and location, per our aligned ranges.

About Aviatrix
Aviatrix is the cloud networking expert. We’re on a mission to make cloud networking simple so companies stay agile. Trusted by more than 500 of the world’s leading enterprises, our cloud networking platform creates the visibility, security, and control needed to adapt with ease and move ahead at speed. Combined with the Aviatrix Certified Engineer (ACE) Program, the industry's leading multicloud networking and security certification, Aviatrix empowers the cloud networking community to stay at the forefront of digital transformation.


We embrace the fact that not everyone’s journey took the same route or started at the same place. If your experience doesn’t quite meet the requirements but the opportunity excites you and you believe you could be great, don’t let that hold you back from applying. Tell us what you CAN bring and what makes you special.

Aviatrix is a community where everyone's career can grow and we want to help you achieve your goals and be “your best YOU,” however that looks. If you're seeking an opportunity where you can be excited to start work every morning with enthusiastic people, make a real difference and be part of something amazing then let’s talk. We want to get to know you and how we could grow together.

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