J Harlan Group, LLC
ottawa, Canada, Canada
6d ago


Global Telecom / Networking Equipment, Software & Services Firm

J Harlan Group is currently conducting a search for a Embedded Software Engineer – developing the next generation of Packet Networking software solutions at a prominent Global Telecom / Networking organization.

This is an ideal opportunity for a highly motivated and talented engineer who is passionate about velocity and automation.

You will be responsible for developing the next generation of Packet Networking software solutions supporting Software Defined Networking (SDN), Network Function Virtualization (NFV) and embedded applications for Layer 2 / 3 data networking on a wide range of host platforms.

You will be working on a micro-services software architecture employing docker containers and virtualization technologies to offer disaggregated solutions to leading global service providers.

An opportunity to make a high impact while helping the team deliver on business next-generation capabilities.

NOTE : Multiple roles and multiple levels available (Considering candidates with 2-4 years’ relevant experience up to 15+ years of experience)


  • Design and implement embedded software (written in C and running over Linux) to configure HW components and manage HW resources, in support of data plane / forwarding plane functionality including IP / MPLS, L3VPN, EVPN and L2 Ethernet applications
  • Provide basic project management for own work or that of a small team, including effort estimation, project tracking, and status reporting
  • Participate in various phases of product development cycle – product definition, design, planning, implementation and test
  • Review product requirements and customer use cases
  • Prototype and evaluate alternative solutions on target hardware and virtual platforms
  • Deliver detailed functional specification and technical design documents for embedded software architectures and components
  • Support developed features through product verification and customer introduction, providing training to field support personnel
  • Why is this role important within the firm? What impact can you expect to have?

  • Contributing new features to firm’s SAOS network operating system, enabling new customers and markets
  • Enhancing SAOS support for new platforms in the firm’s packet switching family, plus 3rd party “white box” platforms
  • Accelerating time to market for Packet Software products and features
  • Contributing new features to the firm’s SAOS network operating system, enabling new customers and markets
  • Enhancing SAOS support for new platforms in the firm’s packet switching family, plus 3rd party “white box” platforms
  • Accelerating time to market for Packet Software products and features
  • What type of work environment will you be working in? Who are the key teams with whom you will interact?

  • Kernel, Data plane and Control plane software engineers from other teams / sites in the firm
  • Product Line Management & Architecture teams
  • Agile Scrum Masters, Product Owners and project / release managers
  • Hardware / FPGA engineers
  • System Integration / Test teams
  • External hardware and software component suppliers
  • Customer support teams
  • The ideal candidate would have a background :

  • Multiple years’ experience (depending on level) in an embedded software development role , preferably in a data networking or telecommunications environment
  • Proficiency in multi-threaded C / C++ programming in a Linux-like operating system
  • Feature specification, design and implementation of data plane architecture in a commercial networking product
  • Familiarity with L2 / L3 forwarding plane such as switching / routing, QoS (shaping, scheduling, metering), link aggregation, protection schemes, Ethernet OAM, IP / MPLS
  • Excellent inter-personal, written and verbal communication skills
  • Exposure to Broadcom Ethernet Switching chipsets is highly desired
  • Design experience with L3VPN, EVPN, Segment Routing, IPv6 or PIM is an asset
  • Use of tools such as JIRA, GIT, Yocto, Python, debuggers, traffic generators and infrastructure / APIs such as docker, gRPC telemetry, Netconf / Yang, REST
  • Required Education :

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or foreign equivalent
  • An individual who loves solving deep and complex technical problems and wants to have an outsized impact with the services / products they deliver.

    An individual with a passion for routing architecture, high level of intellectual curiosity, a commitment to excellence and an unparalleled drive to deliver world-class services.

    About the Client :

    Our client may well be the most important technology company you’ve never heard of.

    They are a global supplier of telecommunications networking equipment, software, and services.

    For more than 25 years, the firm has been the global leader in networking strategy, and their technology has been part of the critical infrastructure running within the most advanced companies in the world.

    The innovations that wow us (driverless cars), and those we now take for granted (the ability to mobile-stream your favorite show) are the products of ingenuity from some brilliant and forward-thinking companies.

    But those companies rely on this firm as a vanguard of innovation, to create and advance the underlying networks that bring their breakthroughs to our doorsteps.

    VR, AI, IOT, 5G … literally none of it would be possible without the mind-boggling technology that makes the internet itself work.

  • The talent and dedication of their people is critical to their success. They offer an opportunity for developing one’
  • s professional career while working with individuals trained in a variety of disciplines in a collegial and dynamic remote environment.

    They offer a broad range of competitive benefits on a global basis.

    They seek candidates who are high-energy self-starters who want to join an investment management firm on the leading edge of the global markets.

    The management team needs individuals of the highest professional caliber who are leaders, problem solvers, analytic, detail-oriented, and entrepreneurial.

    Everyone at the firm works side-by-side with the firm’s senior management in a highly collaborative and charged environment.

    Successful candidates are :

  • Analytic and relentless in pursuit of the right answer
  • Strong communicators who excel at rapid synthesis
  • Able to demonstrate sound business judgment
  • Able to digest complexity while maintaining an understanding of the “big picture” of business needs
  • Team players who are energized by a collaborative enterprise
  • The firm’s employees maintain the highest professional and ethical standards. The firm has earned a reputation for honesty, fair dealing, and transparency in a competitive industry.

    They believe that these standards are the foundation for superior investment performance and are critical to delivering performance to clients

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