VAS Engineer II

Job Description

  • Job Title VAS Engineer II


Transform the way the world runs networks

The Opportunity 

As a VAS Engineer II, you will be performing daily protocols development/internet traffic classification based activities for Sandvine’s key accounts. You will use your excellent attention to detail and investigative skills to monitor, identify any applications changes, and lead to design and develop solutions to properly classify applications/internet traffic. You will work closely with Engineering team, Customer Success team and Account team, Issues that are outside of your knowledge domain will be escalated to Sandvine’s customer success global team for further investigation while you play a key role in communicating status updates to the customer and scheduling further investigation activities as require until resolution.

The Job

  • Lead discussions with customers about application signature trends and relate to business policies important to customers
  • Daily monitoring/testing of critical Apps, system health, logs, alarms with a sense of urgency when issues arise
  • Analyze & troubleshoot critical Applications traffic and detect problems through the use of essential software tools (traffic sniffers, simulators, traffic detection, logs)
  • Work on deployed solutions to identify Grey critical Apps/protocols traffic
  • Design and develop new solutions for identifying/monitoring critical Apps/protocols traffic
  • Lead the analysis/discussion with other departments in order to solve and prevent issues
  • Provide knowledge transfer to customer
  • Manage Proofs of Concept from ideas to prototype stage with view of improving Sandvine delivery practice
  • Providing consultative support and mentor other less experienced team members
  • Positive contribution towards quality reviews for other colleagues and peers
  • Publish internal and external studies on regional application trends that affect service providers
  • Work collaboratively with global signature development resources to advance Sandvine classification capabilities and bring the latest classification techniques to customers
  • Work effectively as a member of the team, taking initiative in driving projects to completion, and assuming a leadership role when needed
  • What Skills You Bring 

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or other STEM program
  • 5+ years of applicable experience
  • Commanding knowledge of Unix based operating systems such as Linux, FreeBSD etc
  • Experience with programming or scripting languages such as Java, C/C++, python, Perl etc
  • Excellent background of packet level debugging using Wireshark, tcpdump, tcpreplay or similar tools
  • Exposure to and understanding of web application concepts like P2P, VoIP, WAP, MMS, RTSP
  • Excellent technical background with a strong understanding of networking (specifically IP related technologies)
  • Experience in Quality Assurance testing
  • Excellent knowledge and operating experience in VoIP/IPTV/Video streaming and related protocols and architecture
  • Excellent understanding of end-to-end network call flows, as well as relevant technologies & protocols (DNS, HTTP, HTTPS, DHCP, RADIUS, DIAMETER, GRE, SIP, RTP, MGCP, H.323,RTCP)
  • Ability to manage challenges and set priorities in a complex environment
  • Strong experience in applications and OSI layers and protocols
  • Providing solutions to detect and classify traffic properly, Excellent Experience in traffic classification and encryption principles
  • Exposure to machine learning principles, algorithms, security or encryption technologies for traffic classification
  • Understanding of data modeling and corresponding techniques such as clustering, correlations
  • Additional Knowledge and Skills

  • Hands-on experience with the installation, configuration, and/or operation of network equipment such as Cisco, Juniper or other network hardware manufacturers
  • Experience with web technologies (Javascript, HTML5, HTTP, etc.)
  • Exposure to virtualization technologies (VMware, KVM), deployment of Openstack and experience with automation tools like Ansible
  • Familiar with cloud architecture (AWS, Google cloud, AWS,…), containers and orchestration concepts (kubernetes, swarm) and tools like Docker,Jenkins,…
  • Exposure to virtual concepts like: NUMA, SRIOV, PCI-Passthrough,Virtio
  • Understanding of NFV particularly around MANO/ONAMPGood understanding of billing and charging concepts and experience with Online Charging and Policy Enforcement (OCS, PCRF, PCEF)
  • Knowledge of industry models and best practices (eg. Scrum, ITIL etc)
  • Experience of data modelling, DB administration, Vertica, SQL/PostgreSQL, ETL and/or BI in general (microstrategy, tableau, elastic search, kibana, grafana)
  • Good experience in Data communication industry with different operator networks for Wireline (Cable, DSL, FTTH) and/or Wireless (Satellite, Wi-Fi, LTE, GPRS-3G, CDMA-3G, WiMAX, GSM, UMTS)
  • Experience with SQL databases, network traffic monitoring, or firewall technologies – especially in a Telecom, ISP, or Cable Internet environment
  • The Company 

    Networks are evolving, and operators need to keep up. At Sandvine, we’re working with innovative customers who are looking to embrace change and constantly improve. By combining analytics, machine learning, and automation, we help hundreds of network operators around the world make their networks run simpler and smarter – all while exceeding their expectations.
    As a Sandviner, you’ll take on new challenges, learn from industry leaders, and contribute to creative solutions as part of a growing team that is transforming the way the world runs networks.

    What You Can Expect from Us

  • Competitive compensation plan
  • Flexible working hours – in some roles work from home
  • Employee development including training programs and mentorship
  • Career development and advancement opportunities
  • International travel opportunities (role-dependent)

  • Thank you for your interest in Sandvine. While we’re not able to reach out to everyone who applies, we will contact you if your skills and experience are a match for the role.Sandvine is committed to supporting a culture of inclusion. We welcome and encourage applications from all qualified applicants regardless of race, ethnic origin, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, ability or disability.
    If you have an interview or workplace accommodation request, please contact our Global Talent Acquisition Team at .


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