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Principal Networking Architect
Ref No.: 18-00040
Location: Mountain View, California
Position Type:Direct Placement


Principal Networking Architect
 
DiDi Chuxing is the world's leading mobile transportation platform. We offer a diverse range of mobile tech-based mobility options for more than four hundred million users across more than four hundred cities. Our services include premier taxi hailing, private car-hailing, Hitch (social ride-sharing), DiDi Chauffeur, DiDi Bus, DiDi Minibus, DiDi Test Drive, DiDi Car Rental, and DiDi Enterprise Solutions, all delivered through a single mobile app. More than 25 million daily rides were completed on DiDi's platform as of October 2017 and our numbers continue to grow. Our mission is to become the global leader in smart transportation and automotive technology, the world's largest operator of vehicle networks and the global leader in smart transportation systems. 
 
DiDi Chuxing has now officially launched DiDi Labs in Mountain View, California. DiDi Labs will be at the forefront of our most cutting-edge research and development in AI-based security and intelligent driving technologies. Didi Labs offers the unique combination of the visibility and flexibility of a startup with the stability of a mature company. We aim to attract top engineers and researchers with the skills and passion to drive a revolutionary transformation of the global transportation industry.
 
As a young team, our desire is to build and maintain a working environment that engenders free flow of ideas and sets our employees up for strong personal growth and career development.
 
The Principal Networking Architect will be responsible for leading the planning, design, implementation, and deployment of DiDi's high-performance and high-efficiency data center networks and wide-area networks.¿¿
Responsibilities
·         Ownership of standards and specifications for inside and outside plant optical networking infrastructure at DiDi data center/co-location facilities.
·         Analyze and adapt current infrastructure to best suit DiDi's business.
·         Partner with System Engineering and IP/Optical Architecture teams to ensure all designs and implementations balance current requirements and potential future generations of networking technology.
·         Partner with the Deployment and Operations teams to ensure solutions accommodate and enable effective deployment and ongoing operations. Include these considerations in reference design, solutions work, and financial impact analysis.
 
Qualifications
·         Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or equivalent with practical experience.
·         10+ years of experience designing, planning, and deploying large scale IDC networks as well as Wide Area Networks. 
·         10+ years of experience with routing protocols and optical technologies.
·         5+ years of experience in developing and optimizing Linux kernel networking stack or networking device drivers
·         Effective organizational, multitasking, and prioritization skills.
·         Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
·         A Data-driven analytical approach to solving complex challenges.
 
Preferred qualifications:
·         Experience in high performance, large-scale SDN design, and deployment.
·         Familiar with networking hardware (NIC and switch ASIC), and related software development.
·         Experience with people or project management.
·         Fluent in spoken Mandarin Chinese.
 
Principal Networking Architect
 
DiDi Chuxing is the world's leading mobile transportation platform. We offer a diverse range of mobile tech-based mobility options for more than four hundred million users across more than four hundred cities. Our services include premier taxi hailing, private car-hailing, Hitch (social ride-sharing), DiDi Chauffeur, DiDi Bus, DiDi Minibus, DiDi Test Drive, DiDi Car Rental, and DiDi Enterprise Solutions, all delivered through a single mobile app. More than 25 million daily rides were completed on DiDi's platform as of October 2017 and our numbers continue to grow. Our mission is to become the global leader in smart transportation and automotive technology, the world's largest operator of vehicle networks and the global leader in smart transportation systems. 
 
DiDi Chuxing has now officially launched DiDi Labs in Mountain View, California. DiDi Labs will be at the forefront of our most cutting-edge research and development in AI-based security and intelligent driving technologies. Didi Labs offers the unique combination of the visibility and flexibility of a startup with the stability of a mature company. We aim to attract top engineers and researchers with the skills and passion to drive a revolutionary transformation of the global transportation industry.
 
As a young team, our desire is to build and maintain a working environment that engenders free flow of ideas and sets our employees up for strong personal growth and career development.
 
The Principal Networking Architect will be responsible for leading the planning, design, implementation, and deployment of DiDi's high-performance and high-efficiency data center networks and wide-area networks.¿¿
Responsibilities
  • Ownership of standards and specifications for inside and outside plant optical networking infrastructure at DiDi data center/co-location facilities.
  • Analyze and adapt current infrastructure to best suit DiDi's business.
  • Partner with System Engineering and IP/Optical Architecture teams to ensure all designs and implementations balance current requirements and potential future generations of networking technology.
  • Partner with the Deployment and Operations teams to ensure solutions accommodate and enable effective deployment and ongoing operations. Include these considerations in reference design, solutions work, and financial impact analysis.
 
Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or equivalent with practical experience.
  • 10+ years of experience designing, planning, and deploying large scale IDC networks as well as Wide Area Networks. 
  • 10+ years of experience with routing protocols and optical technologies.
  • 5+ years of experience in developing and optimizing Linux kernel networking stack or networking device drivers
  • Effective organizational, multitasking, and prioritization skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • A Data-driven analytical approach to solving complex challenges.
 
Preferred qualifications:
  • Experience in high performance, large-scale SDN design, and deployment.
  • Familiar with networking hardware (NIC and switch ASIC), and related software development.
  • Experience with people or project management.
  • Fluent in spoken Mandarin Chinese.