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Network Reliability Engineer



Other Engineering
Texas, USA · Remote
Posted on Thursday, June 6, 2024

Who is Forcepoint?

Forcepoint simplifies security for global businesses and governments. Forcepoint’s all-in-one, truly cloud-native platform makes it easy to adopt Zero Trust and prevent the theft or loss of sensitive data and intellectual property no matter where people are working. 20+ years in business. 2.7k employees. 150 countries. 11k+ customers. 300+ patents. If our mission excites you, you’re in the right place; we want you to bring your own energy to help us create a safer world. All we’re missing is you!

Forcepoint is seeking a Network Reliability Engineer to join our Network Reliability Engineering team. The NRE role will focus on elevating architecture and design, network performance, and availability in support of our organization’s fast-evolving production network infrastructure.

The NRE will engage with Forcepoint teams to promote a culture of Site Reliability Engineering and DevOps strategies for our Network Infrastructure. Key areas for this role will include BGP routing in a complex multi-provider infrastructure, network architecture and design, observability, operations, and capacity planning.

*US Remote

Job Description

  • Contribute to Network Architecture and Design
  • Monitor, measure and improve the reliability, availability and scalability of Network Infrastructure, applications and services
  • Identify manual routine operational practices and build robust automation capabilities using code and modern tools
  • Engage in Incident response and participate in post-mortem analysis to investigate root cause and capture contributing factors for remediation
  • Perform analytics on previous incidents and trend/usage patterns to better predict issues and take proactive actions
  • Design and build custom tools as needed to support process optimization, challenging the status-quo and improving operational efficiency
  • Participate in 24*7 rotational shifts & On-Call for handling production operation issues
  • Engage in service capacity planning and demand forecasting, software performance analysis and system tuning
  • Create meaningful dashboards/reports for application telemetry and infrastructure health for pro-actively identifying performance constraints and bottlenecks


  • University degree and 4-6 years of related experience, or equivalent work experience.
  • Strong understanding of Networking concepts and theories, such as different protocols (TCP/IP, UDP, routing protocols, etc), VLAN configuration, DNS, OSI layers, and load balancing
  • Strong understanding of network monitoring techniques including SNMP, Flow Monitoring, Telemetry, and Syslog
  • Strong understanding of BGP routing on the public internet. Manipulating BGP attributes to alter routing. Leveraging Peering Exchanges and Internet Exchanges.
  • Understanding of network security best practices
  • Understanding of network firewalls, IPSEC/GRE tunnels, VPN services
  • Ability and willingness to coach and mentor Team members and colleagues
  • Network Automation using tooling like ansible, puppet, or chef [Preferred]
  • Software Engineering skills with at least one scripting language like Python [Preferred]
  • Understanding of Junos and Juniper MX, QFX, and EX platform [Preferred]
  • Understanding of Linux or Kubernetes systems [Preferred]

Don’t meet every single qualification? Studies show people are hesitant to apply if they don’t meet all requirements listed in a job posting. Forcepoint is focused on building an inclusive and diverse workplace – so if there is something slightly different about your previous experience, but it otherwise aligns and you’re excited about this role, we encourage you to apply. You could be a great candidate for this or other roles on our team.

The policy of Forcepoint is to provide equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, citizenship status, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected status and to affirmatively seek to advance the principles of equal employment opportunity.

Forcepoint is committed to being an Equal Opportunity Employer and offers opportunities to all job seekers, including job seekers with disabilities. If you are a qualified individual with a disability or a disabled veteran, you may request a reasonable accommodation if you are unable or limited in your ability to use or access the Company’s career webpage as a result of your disability. You may request reasonable accommodations by sending an email to recruiting@forcepoint.com.

Forcepoint is a Federal Contractor. Certain positions with Forcepoint require access to controlled goods and technologies subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations or the Export Administration Regulations. Applicants for these positions may need to be "U.S. Persons," as defined in these regulations. Generally, a "U.S. Person" is a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident, or an individual who has been admitted as a refugee or granted asylum.

Applicants must have the right to work in the location to which you have applied.