Big Switch Networks is the Next-Generation Data Center Networking Company, disrupting the status quo of networking by designing intelligent, automated and flexible networks that leverage the principles of SDN, coupled with industry-standard hardware. The company is HQ'd in Santa Clara, CA with offices in Sydney, Tokyo, London and Istanbul.
How to Get Hired
We asked Big Switch Networks for some inside information on how to get hired at the organization. Here is what they had to say.
What key characteristics tell you a prospective employee will be a great fit for your company?
Prospective employee must be motivated to do well, be an active contributor to his/her team and the company and must be a self-starter. Must care about the company, about their team, about their work; should be seeking an environment which prioritizes team work / team success over that of an individual. We are looking for employees who seek work-life balance and understand our culture and that we are a startup, so employees wear many hats. Prospective employees should be comfortable working in a flexible working environment, be looking for significant growth opportunity and be willing to take the "startup risk."
What can prospective employees do to get your attention?
Reach out proactively through the careers page on bigswitch.com or through mutual connections and be able to demonstrate enthusiasm and a desire to transform networking via the ability to innovate.
Are there any positions or types of candidates you are particularly focused on hiring in this coming year?
Positions we'll be hiring for in 2017: Engineering (Software Developers, Solution Architects, QA Engineers, SEs, Technical Marketing Engineers), Sales, Business Development, Channel Product Manager. Attributes of ideal candidates: prospective employees should believe in our mission and prove they can be a change agent by demonstrating innovation in every aspect of what he/she does, prospective employees should be able to demonstrate a history of building successful products and that he/she has made significant and meaningful contributions in previous roles. Prospective employees should thrive in a collaborative work environment, posses excellent communication skills. Previous experience working in a fast paced, startup environment is ideal. Prospective employees should be able to articulate why Big Switch has the right ingredients to transform networking and understand the business drivers for network transformation.
What should interested candidates do to find out more and get started?
Visit www.bigswitch.com and go to the careers page to see open positions and learn more. Go to BSN Labs (http://labs.bigswitch.com) to learn about our products / gain hands on experience. Visit / reach out via Big Switch social channels such as LinkedIn.