Linode’s mission is to accelerate innovation by making cloud computing simple, affordable, and accessible to all. Founded in 2003 by our CEO Chris Aker at a time before the maturity of technologies such as virtualization, hardware, software, and networking, Linode's pioneering spirit remains a force to this day. With an active and growing development community, Linode continues to build out its cutting-edge platform. At its core is its next-generation global network with twelve majors POPs from Mumbai, Tokyo, Singapore, Frankfurt, London, Toronto, NYC, Dallas, Atlanta, Sydney, and the Bay Area.

If you are interested in a career disrupting and innovating to improve customer outcomes and end-user experience and wish to be part of a culture that leverages cutting-edge technologies and apply them in your daily work, Linode offers you the unique opportunity to work on a state-of-the-art network with a team of dedicated network engineers that go above and beyond to ensure our customers stay connected and our network is advanced, automated, secure, stable, reliable and extensible for new features.

If you are looking to join a Network Engineering team that stays up with the most advanced and leading-edge technology and desire to continually offer more to our customers, Linode offers you the freedom to innovate and help shape the next generation of the network that goes into scalable data centers as well as decentralized edge locations.


To be a successful team member, we expect applicants to have knowledge of some of the following technologies:

  • Wan and Backbone Networking - BGP, ISIS, OSPF, MPLS, QoS
  • Data Center Networking - STP, HSRP, MLAG, BGP, EVPN, VXLAN, Linux Bridge
  • Network Development - Linux, Python, YAML, Jinja2, JSON
  • Automation - Salt, NAPALM, ZTP, NORNIR
  • Monitoring: Prometheus, Grafana, Netflow, Kentik, LOKI
  • Optical Networking - DWDM

Daily Tasks

  • Operating and maintaining large scale global data center networks
  • Operating and maintaining the Linode global backbone
  • Working on multiple network-related projects at once, sometimes with teams from other departments.
  • Assessing and resolving network trouble escalations from our 24/7 support staff (we have an on-call rotation)
  • Automating standard network provisioning tasks


  • Develop systems for Linode’s next-generation network across a broad range of technologies including switch, router, and transport including but not limited to dark fiber and DWDM systems.
  • Develop design ideas and implement solutions for Linode data center networking based that include but are not limited to Juniper MX, Juniper QFX, Cisco Nexus, Cumulus Linux, Whitebox switches featuring Broadcom and Mellanox based ASICs.
  • Must be able to participate in 24/7 incident response and weekly on-call rotation.

Nice to haves:

  • Strong understanding of data center switching, routing, and network protocols
  • Strong understanding of Linux, virtualization, scripting, and networking concepts.
  • Experience with administration of routers and switches via command line
  • Fundamental understanding of basic scripting concepts as it pertains to Network Development and Automation
  • 5+ years experience with large scale network administration
  • Understanding of version control; specifically Git and GitHub.
  • Knowledge of network software, IOS-XR, NX-OS, Junos, and Linux Networking
  • Understanding of peering and transit
  • Experience with MPLS, BGP and dynamic routing protocols
  • Understanding of VXLAN and EVPN
  • The ability to work with all kinds of people with varying skill sets will be critical for success.

Work With Us

  • Flexible work hours: We have flexible start times and a very generous paid time off package.
  • Unbelievable benefits: We provide comprehensive health insurance, 401(k) contributions, a profit-sharing program, and pension plans.
  • Monthly wellness reimbursements: up to $100 towards gym memberships, diet plans, massages, etc.
  • A MacBook Pro: to use around the office and at home.
  • Free hosting service: Take advantage of some Linode service - we’ll pick up the tab.
  • Linode Lunch: What goes better with technology than food? Nothing. We’ll bring in a catered lunch every week.
  • Competitive salary: It all begins with fair compensation. We believe in paying people well and rewarding those who go the extra mile.

Since 2003, Linode has been providing cloud computing services to customers around the world. Linode offers compute, storage, and networking services from ten data centers in regions spanning across North America, Europe, Asia, and Oceania. We are committed to making Linode the most simple, powerful, and reliable hosting provider that thousands of customers—from the fastest-growing startups to established enterprises—trust. This industry moves fast, but we strive to hire the kind of people who can stay a step ahead and keep us - and themselves - at the top.

Equal Employment, Equal Treatment, No Judgment

Linode is committed to a culture that creates a sense of inclusion and belonging. We understand that teams perform their best when they include people with diverse backgrounds and differing perspectives, but also that to achieve greatness, people need to feel like they can be themselves; they need to be equal, included, and comfortable in order to perform at their best. Linode stands for equal pay, equal treatment, and equal experiences for all of our people, past, present, and future, regardless of age, race, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexuality, socioeconomic class, disability status, or any other differentiating factor. We strive to make sure every last person who we interact with feels like they belong and has the same opportunities as everyone else.