Lead Software Development Engineer

Lead Software Development Engineer


As a member of the Network Automation Services team, you will own and deliver the code to bring our network to the next level. As a “militantly automated” team, we work in Source Control and let pipelines drive our work. We believe in configuration modeling and defining standards via automation so the tooling can do the heavy lifting for us. You will participate on a team that designs, builds, and runs world-class and leading-edge networking technology on many exciting platforms.


  • Manages software modules that perform the automation tasks
  • Terraform (infrastructure model management), Gluware (configuration modeling)
  • Scripting with bash and Python and using API clients and calls
  • Understand and apply software development concepts to machinery that manages the network
  • Use git and your choice of IDE to define and manipulate configuration and code
  • Create and participate in peer code reviews through pull requests
  • Ongoing evaluation and improvement of our software modules
  • Work with stakeholders in Design and Engineering to enhance capabilities
  • Actively find the best way to utilize our robust tooling solutions… and move us in that direction
  • Engage in projects to move the “brownfield” to the “greenfield”
  • Triage and ownership of automation platform delivery
  • Support what we build – either by machine or by hand
  • Work with partners and external vendors to ensure all needs are addressed
  • We are on the cutting edge, so often need to work with vendors to drive forward
  • Work across internal IT teams to resolve complex issues
  • File and follow up on bugs and feature enhancements needed for industrialization of our offerings
  • Change management, compliance and execution, with a strong focus on process management
  • We document every solution to build an internal Knowledge Base, usable globally
  • Comply with change management procedures and integrate with existing systems
  • Ensure consistent auditability of the system and of changes to the platform


  • Has a degree or similar in IT / Computer Science.
  • Is familiar with driving complex software projects from design and development to ongoing management
  • Natively understands CI/CD topics and development methodologies including pipelines, pull requests, git, command line, etc
  • Is comfortable with networking concepts/architecture and displays proficiency in routing, switching, NAT and network services such as load balancers
  • Displays willingness and aptitude to learn
  • Has a proven ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Is able to produce quality technical documentation
  • Has good communication skills and is eager to work on an awesome team
Job Type: Contract
Job Location: Missouri

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