Site Reliability Engineer (Network) - Summer FY23 Internship (Meraki)
Summer Internship (May - August), full-time work schedule, Monday - Friday / 40 hours
Meraki is making IT easier, faster, and smarter. As a business unit of Cisco Systems, Meraki is the fastest growing cloud-managed networking team in the world with products and technology architecture that are changing the face of enterprise networking and making cloud-managed IT a reality. Cisco Meraki is on track to be the most successful acquisition in Cisco’s history (and certainly the most fun)! Our office makes working here special too. If you’re looking for a company that really commits, how about our onsite gym with weekly fitness and yoga classes, and paid time off to volunteer and give back to the community? All in all, what truly makes Meraki special are the people – people who keep the culture strong and make working here exciting, meaningful, and rewarding!
What you’ll do:
As a Site Reliability Engineer Intern (Network) on the Meraki Corp Infrastructure Team, you will work on projects responsible for everything from our server/network hardware and operating systems to tools for code/script deployment and service monitoring. You will have the opportunity to work on the Meraki Dashboard, AWS deployments and on-prem infrastructure.
Meraki's Corp Infrastructure Team builds and scales the Meraki Corp network and cloud services that supports Meraki offices and staff worldwide. Our team runs the Meraki cloud to manage and monitor critical infrastructure of network switches, security appliances, wireless APs, security cameras, and phones to deliver services to both Engineering and non-Engineering teams.
In this role, you will be part of the Corp engineering team that is based out of Meraki’s San Francisco headquarters. During your time here, you will make crucial decisions about how to manage and scale complex, high-performance distributed systems. You will also provide your own perspective on our backend systems and help develop innovative ways to improve the way we handle the underlying infrastructure.
Who You Are:
- You are pursuing a technical bachelor's degree or have equivalent experience with a strong foundation in computer science -OR- pursuing a software/coding boot camp (or educational training program) and/or technical associate's degree with a strong foundation in computer science preferably with emphasis on networking technologies.
- Familiarity with networking, data visualization, Python, C/C++ or an understanding of databases
- Clear and effective communication skills
- Can quickly pick up working in multiple frameworks, languages and environments
- Hardworking teammate
- Continually able to learn from experience and eager for feedback
- Authorized to work in the U.S. without requiring sponsorship now or in the future
- Know your way around Network stack and Security protocols
- Are familiar with logging and monitoring tools such as Graphite, Grafana, Logstash, ElasticSearch, statsd, collectd.
Projects and Work Life:
Meraki interns and co-ops join the team for 12 and 16 week programs, respectively, and are placed directly onto sub-teams. During the program, interns/co-ops work on a small starter project, such as integration and implementation of new tools, before spending the majority of the program on a larger project, such as building the infrastructure for a new service. Projects are multi-functional, which allow insight into new languages and technologies, help encourage professional growth within engineering, and allow a sense of ownership within the team.
Meraki’s engineering teams place a high emphasis on mentorship. Each intern and co-op is matched 1:1 with a mentor who provides continual feedback and guidance throughout the duration of the program. Mentors help with introductions to other team members, overviews of tools and processes, and provide a seamless integration into Meraki life.
Examples of Past Projects
- Network builds and server deployments (Routing, switching, wireless, virtualization)
- Worked with monitoring tools and logging (SIEM, infrastructure health)
- Scripting/coding in Python / C, C++
Cisco is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, genetic information, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected basis. Cisco will consider for employment, on a case by case basis, qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.
At Cisco Meraki, we’re challenging the status quo with the power of diversity, inclusion, and collaboration. When we connect different perspectives, we can imagine new possibilities, inspire innovation, and release the full potential of our people. We’re building an employee experience that includes appreciation, belonging, growth, and purpose for everyone.
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The health and safety of Cisco's employees, customers, and partners is a top priority. Our goal is to protect and mitigate the spread of COVID-19 infection for strong business resiliency during the pandemic. Therefore, Cisco may require new hires to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 if the role requires business-related travel, meeting with customers/partners (including visiting third-party sites on behalf of Cisco), attending trade events, and Cisco office entry, unless otherwise prohibited by applicable law, and in countries where COVID-19 vaccination is legally required. The company will consider legally required accommodations/exceptions for medical, religious, and other reasons as per the requirements of the role and in accordance with applicable law. Additional information will be provided to candidates about the requirements and accommodation process at the offer time based on region.
Cisco is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, genetic information, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected basis.
Cisco will consider for employment, on a case by case basis, qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.