Sr. Networking Software Engineers (Stealth Company Series A)

Platina Systems - Santa Clara, CA (30+ days ago)


Over the past 25 years, ‘innovating’ for legacy vendor switching systems has become a euphemism for ‘adding more complexity’.That won’t work for today’s dynamic modern datacenter.

Platina is heading in the opposite direction — Simplification.

Platina Systems is working on delivering solutions that have been talked about by operators but don’t fit traditional vendor businesses.

We are an exciting start-up building a new category of intelligent platforms optimized for the next generation of microservices-based applications and edge-first IT infrastructure. We are backed by one of the world’s largest e-commerce companies, one of the world’s largest manufacturing companies, and a broad slate of venture and angel investors.

Our platforms are distinguished by their innovative system architecture, clean-sheet software stack, and new capabilities previously unseen in the market. We are seeking enthusiastic engineers to join our highly talented team to help make our vision a reality.


If you are an experienced engineer seeking a new adventure, come help us break the status quo! Work with a team of highly experienced networking engineers and participate in a modern implementation of networking software stacks. Integrate networking with other innovations to revolutionize data center platforms, application deployment, and operations.


  • B.S. or M.S. in relevant discipline (CS, EE, Math, Statistics).
  • 5-12+ years of relevant work or research experience.

Must have one of the following:

  • 5-12+ years of experience writing platform software for networking operating systems
  • 5-12+ years of experience writing layer3 network protocols for network operating systems
  • 5-12+ years of experience writing drivers for networking ASICs
  • 5-12+ years of experience writing Linux VNFs (firewalls, load balancers, micro-services, etc.)

Following areas are a plus:

  • Experience with Golang
  • Experience in the Linux kernel forwarding stack

Our key criteria for a successful candidate is a learner’s mind and a strong can-do attitude.

Our management team averages over 25 years of experience in the networking industry; this is not our first rodeo. Our goal is to finally build a modern networking company, and to do it the right way. We’re all about open-source, high performance innovation to meet the needs of datacenter applications.

Job Type: Full-time