Vapor IO
  • Vapor IO - Operations
  • TX, USA
  • Salary
  • Full Time
  • Hlth, Dental, Vision, Supplemental, 401K, Flex Time

Senior Network Engineer - Optical and Transport Focus

Anywhere, United States | Operations |


About Vapor IO

Vapor IO is developing the largest nationwide edge colocation and interconnection platform at the edge of the wireless network. Serving the world's largest wireless carriers, cloud providers, web-scale companies and other innovative enterprises, the company's Kinetic Edge combines multi-tenant colocation with software-defined interconnection and high-speed networking. The Kinetic Edge delivers the most flexible, highly-distributed edge infrastructure at the edge of the wireless network.

As the world moves towards a new era of applications dominated by AR, VR and autonomous driving, our current centralized internet infrastructure can't keep up. To make these applications practical, not just possible, we knew we needed the Kinetic Edge. Vapor IO is dedicated to building out the Kinetic Edge as a nationwide network of edge data centers, using our purpose-built technologies and products to create the foundation for the next-generation internet.

Mission to our employees

We are committed to providing our employees an exciting work environment with equal opportunity for learning and personal growth. Creativity and innovation are highly encouraged for improving the service and technology Vapor IO provides to its customers.

Job Overview

Vapor IO is seeking a senior level network engineer to help build and maintain its next generation software defined network supporting future 5G and mobile edge computing workloads at massive scale. The candidate should expect and thrive in a highly dynamic environment on a small team whose responsibilities will range from network design to implementation, operations, and support including customer facing system. 

Prior experience in a large backbone carrier, internet service provider, or mobile network is highly preferred. 

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Collaborating with network architects and engineers to design and implement and maintain the Kinetic Edge network
  • Assist with day to day network maintenance to include installation, configuration, operation, and troubleshooting.
  • Troubleshoots network(s), infrastructure, or application issues, identifies root cause, establishes return to service, evaluates/develops/implements/documents mitigation strategies.
  • Monitor, review, analyze, performance tune, and make recommendations that will result in continued optimization of the network.
  • Evaluate new security technologies to better improve efficiencies, security posture and meet business objectives
  • Contribute in creating process, policy and troubleshooting documentation according to company standards.



  • Expert level understanding and ability to implement optical networking. CWDM, DWDM, ROADM and other Optical technology
  • Expert level knowledge of various vendor specific optical products such as Ciena, Infinera, and Adva
  • Expert level ability to troubleshoot optical networking issues, use of optical testing tools 
  • Strong level knowledge of a variety of transport technologies including MPLS and VXLAN/EVPN
  • Strong level knowledge of BGP and BGP traffic engineering techniques 
  • Strong level knowledge of internal routing protocols such as OSPF and IS-IS
  • Ability to leverage open source automation and orchestration for management of a heterogeneous network environment. SALT, NAPALM, Ansible, Puppet
  • Strong network documentation skills 
  • Strong Python background 
  • Strong level knowledge of Juniper Routing and Switching hardware
  • An understanding of LTE and 5G network protocols and operations  
  • Bachelor's degree or relevant work experience
  • Industry certifications such as JNCIE preferred but not required. 
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