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Software-Defined Network Engineer

Remote France

French & English

About us

Airnity is a rapidly growing French company in the telecommunications field. We are a mobile operator serving automotive manufacturers and helping them meet the challenge of ultra-connected vehicles.

One of our strengths as a telecom operator is that we heavily use "cloud-native" technologies. This allows us to have an extremely agile approach to our business and position ourselves as a viable alternative to traditional players.

More details about us, our environment, culture & values »

We need help

As an SDN IP Engineer with a DevOps focus and a broad skill set, you will be instrumental in designing, coding, and automating the deployment and management of our SDN and IP networks. Your role will involve seamlessly integrating SDN solutions with Kubernetes, utilizing Cilium for enhanced security, implementing advanced networking protocols, and ensuring compatibility with GCP GKE for cloud-native environments.


In particular, you will be working on:

IPv6 Implementation

  • Design and implement IPv6 strategies for network expansion and future-proofing.

  • Ensure seamless integration of IPv6 with existing SDN and IP infrastructures.

BGP Configuration and Optimization

  • Configure and optimize Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) for efficient routing in complex network environments.

  • Collaborate with network operations teams to troubleshoot and resolve BGP-related issues.

IPsec Implementation and Management

  • Implement and manage IPsec protocols for secure communication between network entities.

  • Work on encryption and authentication configurations to enhance network security


Infrastructure as Code (IaC) and K8S Integration with GKE

  • Develop and maintain IaC scripts using tools like CrossPlane and Terraform for the automated deployment and configuration of SDN components within Kubernetes clusters.

  • Integrate SDN solutions seamlessly with Kubernetes, ensuring compatibility with IPv6, BGP, and IPsec configurations, with a focus on GKE for GCP deployments.


Cilium Integration for Network Security and Observability

  • Implement and configure Cilium for enhanced network security and observability within Kubernetes clusters.

  • Leverage Cilium features for advanced network policies, load balancing, and API-aware security in GKE environments.


Continuous Integration/Continuous Deployment (CI/CD) with K8S and GKE

  • Implement CI/CD pipelines for SDN and IP network changes within Kubernetes environments, considering IPv6 and IPsec configurations, and specifically tailored for GKE.

  • Automate testing procedures to ensure the reliability of SDN changes with secure networking protocols.

Our technology stack
  • 2G/3G/4G/5G NSA

  • Voice CS, VoLTE, and SMS

  • Cloud Native underlying infrastructure with Kubernetes on AWS and GCP

  • PostgreSQL

  • GitHub, ArgoCD and CrossPlane

  • C/C++, Elixir, Rust

Our environment

As Airnity is organized as a Holacracy, you will have complete freedom to propose the role or roles you wish to take on in order to best benefit the team with your experience. You can also develop new skills by choosing other roles.

Airnity is a full-remote company, allowing you to work from anywhere in France. If you are located in the Toulouse or Nice region, there is also the possibility of occasional co-working.

And you?

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or a related field.

  • Solid programming skills in languages such as Python, Go, or Java.

  • Expertise in IPv6 implementation and optimization.

  • In-depth knowledge of BGP configuration and troubleshooting.

  • Hands-on experience with IPsec protocols and secure network communication

  • Proficient in IaC tools (CrossPlane, Terraform), Kubernetes orchestration, and Cilium networking for containerized environments.

  • Experience with GKE and cloud-native deployments.

  • Experience with CI/CD tools (GitHub Actions, GitLab CI) and automated testing frameworks

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