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Software Developers (all levels) – Software Defined Networking – Forwarding Plane Team

Job ID: 2019091202

The Forwarding Plane Team is growing and we have openings for resourceful developers who enjoy working on various technologies.  We have challenging work for candidates with any level of experience (entry-level, intermediate and senior).

You will design, develop and test bleeding edge technologies such as Barefoot’s programmable Ethernet switch and a series of microcoded network processors which are among the most complex switch fabrics available today.  You will contribute to the objective of allowing our Ethernet switches to reach their maximum throughput of 6.4 Tbps.

The products bring together Open Systems, Network Virtualization and fully Programmable Network Logic to meet the needs of Data Centers, Network Service Providers and researchers in Software Defined Networking technology.


You are a resourceful software developer with a solid background in low-level development in multi-core, multi-threaded environments. Your responsibilities will include:

  • Researching alternative approaches to solving technical challenges
  • Designing new features and redesigning and refactoring performance-limiting modules
  • Developing and enhancing embedded applications in C/C++ and occasionally in Assembly
  • Collaborating with the other team members throughout the development lifecycle
  • Participating in code reviews

Qualifications and Skills

  • Academic and professional experience in embedded development using C/C++
  • Ability to take initiative to research and solve bleeding edge technical challenges
  • Experience in Linux user-space development (including, for example, system calls and library functions)
  • Knowledge of Assembly language, chipset SDK’s, hardware interfaces, scripting languages
  • Knowledge of or drive to learn L2 to L4 of TCP/IP networking
  • GIT or other industry-standard Version Control
  • Ability to write clear and articulate functional and design specifications
  • Ability to perform in a deadline-driven environment
  • Team player who likes to share knowledge with colleagues
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written (bilingualism is an asset)
  • B.E.E., B Sc. in Computer Science, Software Engineering or equivalent

Additional Information

Type: Full-time

Location: Montreal, QC, Canada

For more information, or to submit your resumé, please e-mail NoviFlow at