Sr. Director, Software Engineering - Networking

Date: May 16, 2024

Location: San Jose, California, United States

Company: Super Micro Computer

Job Req ID: 24029

About Supermicro:

Supermicro® is a Top Tier provider of advanced server, storage, and networking solutions for Data Center, Cloud Computing, Enterprise IT, Hadoop/ Big Data, Hyperscale, HPC and IoT/Embedded customers worldwide. We are the #5 fastest growing company among the Silicon Valley Top 50 technology firms. Our unprecedented global expansion has provided us with the opportunity to offer a large number of new positions to the technology community. We seek talented, passionate, and committed engineers, technologists, and business leaders to join us.

Job Summary:

Supermico is seeking for senior director-level candidate with superior networking software knowledge, leadership, analytical, strategic, and mentorship skills to be part of our fast-growing switch department. This individual will drive the development and improvement of switching software products. Additionally, the candidate will take the lead in create aggressive go-to market plan, and develop product road map, strategically place the in-house switch products in the market to ensure maximum visibility. This position will be based at our headquarters located in San Jose, CA.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Includes the following essential duties and responsibilities (other duties may also be assigned):
• Lead switch software development  
• Design and architect switch software products
• Analyze market and business trends, develop tactics and programs to grow market share through strategically positioned Supermicro switch products to maximize competitiveness
• Work closely with customers to define and refine the specifications of the products, work closely with cross-functional engineering teams to ensure the products meet the expectation of external clients.
• Lead research and analysis of technology, customer, and competitor trends to develop platform portfolio strategy and roadmap
• Work closely with customers and internal teams to represent voice of the customer and field in planning
• Identify, prioritize, and address requirements of enterprise customers for existing and emerging use cases with evolving datacenter deployment considerations
• Write and publish switch software promotional materials and white papers


• Bachelor in Electrical or Computer Engineering or equivalent experiences; Master's degree in engineering discipline is highly preferable
• 12+ years of extensive software design, architect and managerial experience 
• 6+ years of hands-on networking software development experience
• Experience with SONiC switch software is highly preferable
• In-depth knowledge in switching products and protocols 
• Must have business acumen and ability to build business cases, communicate effectively with professionally done presentations and write-ups, influence others, and measure success
• Develop, install, and evaluate new and revised methods, procedures, and performance standards to meet established goals and objectives
• Ability to be self-motivated towards the achievement and measurement of established goals
• Aptitude to develop and maintain satisfactory working relationships with both the client and internal staff members and to deal effectively with conflicts

Salary Range

$275,000 - $308,000 

The salary offered will depend on several factors, including your location, level, education, training, specific skills, years of experience, and comparison to other employees already in this role. In addition to a comprehensive benefits package, candidates may be eligible for other forms of compensation, such as participation in bonus and equity award programs.

EEO Statement

Supermicro is an Equal Opportunity Employer and embraces diversity in our employee population. It is the policy of Supermicro to provide equal opportunity to all qualified applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status or special disabled veteran, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, or any other legally protected status.

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