Software Engineer - Forward & Data Plane


Job Summary

Alkira is growing and our India Engineering Team is looking for a Software Engineer to work on forward and data plane. The Engineer will develop software for Alkira’s CSX (Cloud Services Exchange) packet forwarding engine. The work will involve design, development & debugging of the software responsible for the packet path as well as other relevant components.

We expect you to understand the requirements from PLM/Sales teams and work with team members to design and implement the feature. You will take ownership of their work and follow-through on defects reported.


  • Requires B.S., M.S or equivalent in EE or CS plus a minimum of 5 years of hands-on experience in related fields.
  • Excellent C programming and debugging skills
  • Good grasp on computer science fundamentals (algorithms, data structures, operating system).
  • Prior packet forwarding experience
  • Good experience working with Linux Kernel and related technologies
  • Knowledge of IP routing, ACLs & forwarding a plus
  • Prior experience of working on UNIX-like OS is a plus.
  • Team-player: The candidate should be able to work in teams of various sizes that may be geographically distributed

Location: this is a 100% remote position based in India

About Alkira

Alkira was founded in 2018 by Amir and Atif Khan, the visionary computer networking team that created the multi-billion-dollar SD-WAN market with the founding of Viptela. Now, we have reinvented networking for the cloud era by delivering Cloud Area Networking, the first global unified network infrastructure with on-demand hybrid and multi-cloud connectivity, integrated network and security services, end-to-end visibility, controls and governance, all delivered as-a-service.

Join us on the multi-cloud networking journey. Click here to know more about how Alkira, Inc is reinventing networking! Also, check out other career opportunities at our careers site.

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