Principal Backend Engineer

Products San Jose, California

 There has never been a better time to join Extreme, after three acquisitions extending our portfolio and go to market strategy, we have seen enormous opportunity and growth within the regions. Aside from being a Technology Leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant, we also adamantly promote an internal culture that truly embraces diversity, inclusion and equality in the workplace. Having Diversity and Inclusion as part of our core values and beliefs, we’re proud to foster an environment where every Extreme employee can thrive because of their differences, not despite them.

Principal Backend Engineer, Extreme Cloud IQ ( XIQ )  
San Jose, California

Extreme Networks is searching for a Principal backend Engineer to help develop Extreme Cloud IQ (XIQ) Network Management solution.

Extreme Cloud IQ is an industry-leading and visionary approach to cloud managed networking, built from the ground up to take full advantage of Extreme’s end-to-end networking solutions.  Using innovative machine learning and artificial intelligence technologies, ExtremeCloud IQ Manages, analyzes and interprets millions of network devices, user data points from the network edge to the data center to power actionable business & IT insights and deliver new levels of network automation and intelligence.


As a member of the team, you will have the opportunity to contribute across the XIQ product stack, ranging from cloud-based microservices to on-premises virtual appliances.


What You Will Do

You will be part of an high-performing agile scrum team that designs, implements, and tests new features and functionality Extreme Cloud IQ . Development will include innovative technologies in the fields of NMS Cloud Management, Cluster, Security, Machine Learning. You will take new features from concept to delivery, working closely with team members and cross-functional partners to design and develop high-quality solutions that take into consideration scalability, availability, and performance. You will also actively participate in design and code reviews for the team.

Who You Are


  • 6+ years of industry experience in software engineering
  • Solid computer science fundamentals (data structures, algorithms, etc.)
  • Hands on programming experience in Java, REST APIs, Spring FrameworkXML, REST, JSON
  • Hands-on programming experience with RabbitMQ, Hibernate, Postgres, Distributed Storage (Elasticsearch etc)
  • Hands-on experience working on resilient, scalable distributed systems
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Other Desired Qualifications

  • Experience developing enterprise security/networking products
  • Experience with cloud architecture and related technologies
  • Familiarity with Artificial Intelligence / Machine Learning as it relates to networking
  • Familiarity with service-oriented architecture and distributed computing


You Will Be a Great Fit If You Are

  • A quick learner with excellent communication skills
  • Tenacious in your approach to problem solving
  • Highly productive with minimal supervision
  • Eager to learn about and adopt the latest technologies and best practices in your field

Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or equivalent field

Position is located at our San Jose, CA office. Qualified local candidates are encouraged to apply.


Extreme Networks, Inc. (EXTR) is the industry’s first cloud-driven, end-to-end enterprise networking company. Our best-of-breed technology solutions, from the wireless and IoT edge to the data center, are flexible, agile, and secure to accelerate the digital transformation of our customers and provide them with the fastest path to the autonomous enterprise. Our 100% in-sourced services and support are number one in the industry. Even with 50,000 customers globally, including half of the Fortune 50 and some of the world's leading names in business, hospitality, retail, transportation and logistics, education, government, healthcare, and manufacturing, we remain nimble and responsive to ensure customer and partner success. We call this Customer-Driven Networking™. Founded in 1996, Extreme is headquartered in San Jose, California. For more information, visit Extreme's website or call 1-888-257-3000.

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