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Network Software Engineer - Automation

Kirkland, Washington


GoDaddy engineers are shifting the global economy to support small businesses worldwide to create beautiful online experiences for their customers that help them grow and manage their business. We work fearlessly to build innovative solutions, platforms and business applications tailored to the unique needs of the small business owner. Using a collaborative, agile, small team approach we make cutting edge technologies simple and effective. Our team of technologists do the heavy lifting, so our customers can focus on making their dreams come true.

  • Full-time
  • Level: Mid
  • Travel: Yes

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Job Description

About GoDaddy

GoDaddy powers the world's largest cloud platform dedicated to small, independent ventures. With nearly 18 million customers worldwide and over 77 million domain names under management, GoDaddy is the place people come to name their idea, build a professional website, attract customers and manage their work. Our mission is to give our customers the tools, insights and the people to transform their ideas and personal initiative into success. To learn more about the company visit

Network Software Engineer - Automation

Brief Description

We are looking for a talented, driven, and dedicated Software Engineer. We have a vast and complex network and a never ending need for innovation in order to meet the needs of our ever changing environment. This position will require knowledge of networking technologies including routing, switching, and security as well as a desire and aptitude to learn new technologies as needed to keep pace with our customer needs. This position is a key contributor on the network automation team where we are leading the industry in innovation.  We are developing software models of our infrastrucuture and using these models, we automate and validate the network. 

Full Job Description

GoDaddy’s (NYSE: GDDY) mission is to radically shift the global economy toward small businesses by empowering people to easily start, confidently grow and successfully run their own ventures. With approximately 13 million customers worldwide and more than 59 million domain names under management, GoDaddy gives small business owners the tools to name their idea, build a beautiful online presence, attract customers and manage their business.

Software Development at, LLC in Kirkland, Washington will research, design, develop and test software that meets operational specifications, as determined by conducting requirements analysis. Develop, maintain and add new features to Load Balancer Configuration application and Network Configuration Management application. Develop YANG graphs for new server rooms. Maintain and uplift CI/CD pipeline of the team. Standardize network architecture. Develop new IP address management application. Develop VLAN as a service application. Modify existing software to correct errors, to adapt it to new hardware, and to upgrade interfaces and improve performance. Perform maintenance of software systems. Store, retrieve, and manipulate data for analysis of system capabilities and requirements. Work with data structures, algorithms, and software design. Use bleeding edge Open Source technologies to innovate and set the pace on the Online Presence market. Conduct Object Oriented development. Work with Unit and Automated Testing Frameworks. Utilize understanding of Databases and Data Modeling. Employ a variety of Computer Science foundational concepts (algorithms, data structures, networking, etc.)

In addition:

  • Provide Tier 1 troubleshooting support for complex hosting and enterprise network environments.
  • Participate in an after-hours on-call rotation.
  • Collaborate deeply with a cross functional team of Network and Security Architects, Software Developers and Engineers, Server and Platform Engineers, and Data Center Operations.  You will do more than just maintain a network.
  • Minimal travel requirements


  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Math, or a related field is preferred
  • CCNP certification or equivalent is preferred
  • Experience with networking equipment such as routers, switches, load balancers, and firewalls.
  • Experience with network protocols such as OSPF, IS-IS, BGP, VRRP, LLDP, etc.
  • 2+ years of relevant software development experience, 4+ years without a college degree or advanced networking certification
  • Ability to comprehend, analyze and research problems of a complex nature, make judgment decisions and recommendations and lead the implementation into a production environment.
  • Experience using Network Management/Monitoring tools (e.g. RANCID, Netcool, Splunk, Spectrum, Polaris, StatSeeker)
  • Strong desire to learn emerging technologies and to innovate

GoDaddy is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We will not discriminate against any applicant or employee on the basis of age, race, color, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, medical condition, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, marital status or civil partnership/union status, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, childbirth, genetic information, military and veteran status, or any other basis prohibited by applicable federal, state or local law. GoDaddy will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with local and federal requirements.

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Job ID R004548


  • Healthcare

    GoDaddy helps keep employees fit and healthy with generous health benefits. From the best medical, vision, dental, and disability to on-site health and wellness assessments and employee assistance plans.

  • Tuition Reimbursement

    GoDaddy is a strong believer in the value of higher education. The Education Reimbursement Program encourages our employees to pursue further education and advancement at the company.

  • Professional Development

    GoDaddy offers programs to help advance the careers of our employees. Programs include instruction led by our trainers, as well as opportunities for Tuition Reimbursement.

  • PTO

    GoDaddy encourages employees to take time away from work to Live Passionately. GoDaddy goes above and beyond to provide opportunities to enjoy time away from work and we provide generous time away to rest & recharge.

  • Work/Life Balance

    We know that maintaining a work/life balance is the key to success. At GoDaddy, we provide many perks and amenities to help facilitate this balance.

  • Retirement Plans

    GoDaddy looks closely at the retirement provisions and provides a competitive 401k employer match program. Our retirement plans are designed to fund a comfortable retirement for our employees.

The amazing thing about GoDaddy wasn't that we were able to define a company standard and have that standard meet or exceed our goals in defining it. The amazing thing was how open the teams were to joining forces to investigate, decide, evangelize and engage on a change like this.

Chris Evans, VP of Engineering

I haven't met a developer yet who doesn't want to change the world for the better with their work.

Blake Irving, GoDaddy Board Director & Former CEO

The product team combines data and customer insight to deliver impactful experiences around the world. Working here is an opportunity to make a difference globally by helping individuals make a living and bring their ideas from inception to reality.

Steven Aldrich, Chief Product Officer


Our diverse employee population reflects the customers we serve. We support and celebrate everyone on our team through our Employee Resource Groups, open and inclusive to all.

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