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Staff Network Engineer

US-CA-San Mateo
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Company Information

Marketo provides the leading engagement marketing software and solutions designed to help marketers develop long-term relationships with their customers – from acquisition to advocacy. Marketo is built for marketers, by marketers and is setting the innovation agenda for marketing technology. Marketo puts Marketing First. Headquartered in San Mateo, CA, with offices around the world, Marketo serves as a strategic partner to large enterprise and fast-growing small companies across a wide variety of industries. To learn more about Marketo’s Engagement Marketing Platform, LaunchPoint® partner ecosystem, and the vast community that is the Marketo Marketing Nation®, visit

Job Description

Staff Network Engineer


The Opportunity

The Cloud Platform Technologies team is looking for a Staff Network Engineer.  In this role, you will be responsible for implementing and maintaining enterprise production networks that support delivery of Marketo’s Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) applications. You will leverage your rich experience, your deep technical knowledge of network standards, industry best practices, current and future technologies, and your proven track record of operational excellence to help ensure that Marketo’s network infrastructure and systems scale as the business grows.



  • Perform activities required for deploying and supporting mission-critical IP networks with at least 99.999% availability
  • Logical and physical network design
  • Configuration and maintenance of network hardware/software on routers, switches, firewalls, and load balancers
  • Configuration and management of network management systems/tools
  • Identification, diagnosis, and resolution of network problems
  • Maintenance of network circuits and coordination with service providers
  • Performance analysis and capacity planning of network devices/circuits
  • Periodical testing of HA and DR features
  • Evaluation of new technologies and recommend adoption as appropriate
  • Identify areas for configuration automation and process improvements


Required Skills/Experience:

  • 10+ years of experience in production network environment such as SaaS, ISP, or managed services
  • Proven experience with designing and maintaining enterprise-class, highly-available LANs and WANs
  • Extensive experience with Cisco’s enterprise product lines (switches, routers, security products, etc.)
  • Experience with F5 BigIP Local Traffic Manager appliances
  • Extensive hands-on experience with OSPF, BGP, HSRP/VRRP
  • Experience with Cloud operations, load balancing and design in one or more of: AWS, GCP, Azure
  • Deep knowledge of  STP, 802.1q, LACP, vPC
  • Working experience with Firewalls, IPSec/GRE VPN, Load Balancers
  • Good knowledge of CDN and troubleshooting in these. Preferably one of Akamai and/or Cloudflare
  • Thorough understanding of MPLS, MP-BGP, L3/L2 VPN, DiffServ/QOS, 802.1P
  • Hands-on experience with network management systems/tools such as Cacti, Nagios, Cisco Works, SNMP, Ethereal, tcpdump
  • Self-starter with the ability to gather requirements and produce results with minimal supervision
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Education/Certifications:
  • BS in a technical discipline (or equivalent experience)
  • CCIE will cut to the front.


Nice to have:

  • Experience operating or administering Linux systems
  • Good knowledge of Network Virtualization with VRF, VDC
  • Past experience with DDOS protection techniques and tools
  • Some scripting chops


Marketo is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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