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Senior Network Engineer

Union City, California

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Vicarious aims to transform robotics by creating robots with human level performance on real-world manipulation tasks. We are passionate about changing the world with science and software, and we are looking for exceptional people to join us in that mission.

You will join a tightly-knit collective of engineer-scientists committed to solving these problems. Our focus is on building robotic manipulation systems that are beyond the state of the art by integrating perception, concept learning, reasoning, and motor control as we pursue the long term goal of artificial general intelligence.

Your responsibilities

  • Design and deploy functional networks (LAN, WLAN, WAN)
  • Establish and implement firewall rules hardening, configuration management, network monitoring and control, packet sniffing, log management/analysis, NACL’s and routing protocols - configure and install software, servers, routers, and other network devices
  • VPN setup and policy analysis
  • Work closely with department managers to determine network needs and changes
  • Monitor network performance (availability, utilization, throughput, goodput, and latency) and test for weaknesses
  • Network architecture, analyze the current network structure and generate comprehensive reports on how to make a network more secure and efficient
  • Help build and monitor the network budget
  • Mentor team members on technical issues
  • Maintain complete technical documentation


  • 5+ years of proven experience in a network administrator role, managing and building a complex network
  • BSc degree in Computer Science or a related field (MS degree preferred) or relevant experience.
  • Hands-on experience with firewalls, routers, switches, ACL’s, best practices around management, control, and monitoring of network infrastructure
  • Experience with cloud direct connect routing
  • Experience with campus, cloud, and endpoint VPN implementation, troubleshooting, and problem resolution
  • Desired knowledge of virtualization technologies: VMware, Citrix, HyperV
  • Ability to complete complex projects with minimal to no supervision
  • Experience with enterprise-class hardware (Cisco, Meraki, Ubiquiti, etc.)
  • Professional certifications desired (e.g. CCNP, CCDP)
  • In-depth understanding of communication protocols (mainly TCP/IP) and routing protocols (e.g. BGP, OSPF)
  • Familiarity with access control models and network security
  • Desired knowledge of coding languages for scripting (e.g Python, Lua)

Desired personal qualities

  • Integrity
  • Ability to admit when wrong
  • Altruism
  • Fearlessness working outside your comfort zone
  • Patience with others
  • Fast worker
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to work with people of various backgrounds
  • Intellectual breadth
  • Sense of humor
  • Passionate about robotics and artificial intelligence, and pushing the boundaries on real-world robotics applications

Vicarious is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We’re committed to fair hiring practices and a welcoming working environment. All candidates are considered for employment without regard to race, religion, ethnicity, age, gender, sexual identity or expression, medical condition, or socioeconomic status. We value our differences and we’re excited to learn what you can add to our team.