Network Engineer

Quora, Mountain View, CA

Q&A platform that empowers people to share and grow the world’s knowledge

Quora is seeking a smart and motivated individual to take on the role of Network Engineer for the IT Operations team.The IT Operations team is responsible for all of Quora’s corporate infrastructure and employee technology on campus and within our AWS and datacenter environments. As a Network Engineer, you will be responsible for designing and operating a high performing network reliably and at scale. You will also ensure that network operations are safe and efficient by monitoring network performance, coordinating planned maintenance, adjusting hardware components and responding to network connectivity issues. You will be highly encouraged to constantly review and refresh the technology, with a great opportunity to innovate within Quora’s rapid paced environment.


  • Participate in strategic and operational planning for the full network stack
  • Build and maintain capabilities for monitoring, alerting, automation, and self healing networks
  • Implement adaptive network security capabilities that protect valuable company data and drive accountability and transparency in daily operations
  • Identify opportunities for business enablement through smart use of technology
  • Define and implement strategies to ensure scalability, availability, and functionality
  • Evaluate and recommend new software platforms and services


  • Strong Routing/Switching knowledgeProficiency on network platforms including: Cisco, Aruba, and Palo Alto Networks
  • Familiarity with network monitoring and troubleshooting tools such as LogicMonitor, Extrahop, and Airwave.
  • Proficiency with VPN technologies such as PAN Global Protect and OpenVPN
  • Scripting and automation experience (Bash, Perl, Python, etc.)
  • Familiarity with deploying and managing networks in a cloud heavy environment
  • Familiarity with SIP standards and integration
  • Proficiency with VoIP and Video Conferencing Technology architectures and implementations: Google Hangouts, Zoom, Dialpad
  • Firm grasp and experience in troubleshooting layer 2 and 3 protocols such as STP, 802.1q, OSPF, BGP, MPLS, LDP, and VRF.
  • Familiarity with 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac radio technologies.
  • High degree of familiarity with fundamental networking/distributed computing environment concepts; ability to configure Mac, UNIX and Windows server networking.
  • Extensive experience at all layers of the network from physical to application aware firewalls
  • 4+ years Information Technology operations experience
  • Strong skills in process, documentation, change management & communication
We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

About Quora

We want to democratize access to knowledge of all kinds—from politics to painting, cooking to coding, etymology to experiences—so if someone out there knows something, anyone else can learn it. Our mission is to share and grow the world's knowledge, and we're building a world-class team to help us achieve this mission. 

Want to learn more about Quora? Visit https://www.quora.com/