Delivering hyperscale networking to data centers around the world

Every time you search on Google, friend on Facebook or start a VM on Amazon, you are using the world’s most cost-efficient and most automated data center networks. Our mission is to bring hyperscale networking to a broader audience.  We do this by delivering fit-for-purpose products based on hyperscale networking technologies.

Big Switch Networks is the market leader in open software-defined networking solutions for enterprises. Leading international banks and high-tech companies are using our open SDN architecture to build their next-generation data centers. Based in Santa Clara and funded by some of the best venture capital firms in Silicon Valley, the Big Switch Networks team comprises industry veterans who led the SDN revolution, renowned experts in virtualization and networking, and researchers from Stanford University. 

Where we started

Big Switch was founded in 2010.  With roots in the original Stanford research team that invented Software Defined Networking (SDN), the company is widely considered one of the original SDN pioneers and has one of the industry’s broadest portfolios of enabling technologies for SDN. 

Starting in 2013, the company began packaging technology components in to Bare Metal SDN Fabric Solutions, bringing together the advanced feature sets enabled by SDN software with the industry-leading price points provided by bare metal switches.  While switching and routing is one area of focus, these core technologies are currently being applied in several key networking markets. 

We care about you

We offer competitive compensation packages: competitive salaries, attractive option grants, health benefits and a 401K plan.  And, most importantly, we empower everyone in this amazing team to make a big impact in revolutionizing the network.

• We offer competitive salaries and great benefits including generous Medical, Dental, Vision, Flexible Spending Accounts and commuter plans; we also contribute to Health Savings Accounts and a 401(k) plan for our employees.

• We offer Caltrain Go Pass free of charge. Employees can use it for work and leisure between any Caltrain stations.

• We have a bright, friendly office in Santa Clara with a huge kitchen stocked with goodies, and provide 2 breakfasts and 3 lunches per week free of charge to employees

Want to be part of the next big thing?

Here at Big Switch Networks, we believe our solution will change the way enterprise and service provider customers think about their networks. We are looking for the best and brightest talent who share our passion for networks.

We hire smart, creative, energetic people, game changers at the top of their respective fields. We are a small group of innovators who believe we can make a big difference.

We're currently reviewing our hiring needs for upcoming year. Check back later for updates.