Leadership

Preetish Nijhawan
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Preetish Nijhawan is CEO at Zycada Networks and co-founder and partner at Cervin Ventures. He has worked at companies including McKinsey & Company, Neon, BMC, and iVita, an asset management software startup he co-founded. Preetish was also a co-founder of Akamai Technologies, after various roles at Intel in engineering and program management.

Preetish Nijhawan
CEO

Preetish Nijhawan

CEO

Preetish Nijhawan is CEO at Zycada Networks and co-founder and partner at Cervin Ventures. He has worked at companies including McKinsey & Company, Neon, BMC, and iVita, an asset management software startup he co-founded.

 

Preetish was also a co-founder of Akamai Technologies, after various roles at Intel in engineering and program management.

Subbu Varadarajan
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Subbu Varadarajan is Founder and Chief Product Officer of Zycada Networks. He has nearly 20 years of deep tech industry experience, including engineering roles at Akamai, Cisco and Alcatel-Lucent. Varadarajan is credited with creating the world’s first WhiteHat Botnet.

Subbu Varadarajan
FOUNDER & CPO

Subbu Varadarajan

Founder & CPO

Subbu Varadarajan is Founder and Chief Product Officer of Zycada Networks.


He has nearly 20 years of deep tech industry experience, including engineering roles at Akamai, Cisco and Alcatel-Lucent. Varadarajan is credited with creating the world’s first WhiteHat Botnet.

Roy Antonyraj
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Roy Antonyraj is the co-founder and CTO of Zycada. Roy is responsible for managing and driving the continuous evolution and improvement of Zycada’s global cloud platform and associated operational procedures.

Roy Antonyraj​
CO-FOUNDER & CTO​

Roy Antonyraj

Co-Founder & CTO

Roy Antonyraj is the co-founder and CTO of Zycada. Roy is responsible for managing and driving the continuous evolution and improvement of Zycada’s global cloud platform and associated operational procedures.

Kumar Senthivel
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Kumar Senthivel leads Zycada’s engineering organization. With more than 20 years of software development and management experience, he is building one of most agile and innovative engineering teams.

Kumar Senthivel​
CO-FOUNDER & VP ENGINEERING​​

Kumar Senthivel

Co-founder & VP Engineering

Kumar Senthivel leads Zycada’s engineering organization. With more than 20 years of software development and management experience, he is building one of most agile and innovative engineering teams.

Sajid Awan
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Sajid Awan brings extensive experience in technology management and business operations to Zycada in the areas of networking, cloud, and security. Prior to Zycada, Sajid was the Chief Operating Officer at Veriflow (acquired by VMware), where he also managed Operations.

Saijd Awan​​
COO​​

Saijd Awan

Coo

Sajid Awan brings extensive experience in technology management and business operations to Zycada in the areas of networking, cloud, and security. Prior to Zycada, Sajid was the Chief Operating Officer at Veriflow (acquired by VMware), where he also led Product Management.

Board of Directors

Preetish Nijhawan

Preetish Nijhawan

Preetish Nijhawan

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Subbu Varadarajan

Subbu Varadarajan

Subbu Varadarajan

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Brian Byun

Brian Byun

Brian Byun

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Sumit Agarwal

Sumit Agarwal

Sumit Agarwal

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Investors


Open Positions

As a DevOps engineer, you will write code to:

 

  • Build bots that automate deployment and monitoring
  • Integrate with various cloud providers
  • Monitor and scale all traffic carrying nodes
  • Analyze, pinpoint and resolve production issues
  • Build prototypes and proof of concepts of new ideas

 

You will also be expected to be part of our on call operations rotation when it’s your turn.

 

You have:

  • A computer science degree or relevant industry experience
  • Experience in building and operating cloud-based systems and networks
  • Strong automation experience (“Automate or die” attitude)
  • Experience with ElasticSearch, InfluxDB and Ansible
  • Programming experience with Python, shell scripting and Golang (preferred but not required).
  • System and network monitoring/troubleshooting experience using tools like perf, tcpdump, mtr, etc.
  • Strong knowledge of networking protocols (DNS, TCP/IP, HTTP, TLS).
  • Machine learning and/or deep learning hands-on experience is a plus.

In this role you will be designing and developing software for for accelerating dynamic content for web and mobile apps using algorithms that can operate at scale and deliver several petabytes of traffic. You will lead development efforts from rapid prototypes to large scale distributed applications. You will also be responsible for verifying performance and stability of software. You will be expected to keep yourself up to date with web and mobile technologies, take ownership and mentor others.


You have:

  • 5 to 8 years of experience in developing web and mobile applications.
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in developing high performance distributed software.
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in Golang and Python programming.
  • Expertise in data structures and algorithms for large scale systems.
  • Bachelors degree in Computer Science.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Experience in Restful API development.
  • Experience in using Influx and Redis databases
  • Knowledge of HTTP and DNS protocols.
  • Knowledge of Elastic Search
  • Masters degree in Computer Science

In this role you will be designing and developing software for for accelerating dynamic content for web and mobile apps using algorithms that can operate at scale and deliver several petabytes of traffic. You will lead development efforts from rapid prototypes to large scale distributed applications. You will also be responsible for verifying performance and stability of software. You will be expected to keep yourself up to date with web and mobile technologies, take ownership and mentor others.


You have:

  • 3 to 5 years of experience in developing web and mobile applications.
  • Minimum 3 years of experience in developing high performance distributed software.
  • Minimum 3 years of experience in Golang and Python programming.
  • Expertise in data structures and algorithms for large scale systems.
  • Bachelors degree in Computer Science.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Experience in Restful API development.
  • Experience in using Influx and Redis databases.
  • Knowledge of HTTP and DNS protocols.
  • Knowledge of Elastic Search.
  • Masters degree in Computer Science.

Zycada Networks, Inc. seeks Software Engineer in Campbell, CA under the direction of the Vice President of Engineering to design, develop and deploy specialized application software, distributed system modules for products using C/C++, python, bash in Linux based environment.


Duties:

  • Design and develop applications using transmission control protocol (TCP) / internet protocol (IP), hypertext transfer protocol (HTTP).
  • Analyze, pinpoint and resolve production issues in border gateway protocol (BGP), domain name systems (DNS),) using tools like tcpdump, strace, gdb as well as improve efficiency of software by profiling and analyzing data with tools like gprof, pprof.
  • Design and develop policies and tools to secure Zycada’s cloud infrastructure.
  • Position based at company office in Campbell, CA area and may telecommute from home in greater Campbell, CA area with occasional commute to office for meetings, trainings, etc.

Requirements:

  • 2 years of work experience in programming experience with C/C++, python, bash in a Linux based environment using STL containers, boost libraries and design patterns (singleton, proxy, chain of responsibility, publisher/subscriber); bash (awk, cut, grep, find) to write tools and Unix terminologies (inode, binaries vs libraries, static vs dynamic linking, out of memory, top, system activity report etc). 2 years work experience in system and network monitoring/troubleshooting using tools gprof, tcpdump, gdb and attaching a debugger to a process and debugging issues and using alternate debugging tools strace, tcpdump, sar and hypervisors vs baremetals, virtual machines,VM attacks, security techniques.
  • 2 years of work experience with designing and developing distributed applications representing an application in object-oriented notations (sequence diagrams) and resource contentions, mutex, deadlocks, causal ordering, consistency.
  • 2 years work experience in networking protocols (TCP/IP, BGP, OSPF, HTTP, TLS, DNS) with TCP Finite state machine, congestion control algorithms.
  • 1 year work experience utilizing of celery python framework and familiarity with asyncio, coroutines.
  • 6 months or 3 credit hours of graduate coursework knowledge in lock free data structures and algorithms, unicast/anycast/multicast in the context of border gateway protocol (BGP), Djikstra’s algorithm in the context of OSPF, HTTP methods GET/POST/PUT/PATCH/DELETE, response codes – 1xx/2xx/3xx/4xx/5xx and use, and DNS record types (CNAME, A, ALIAS, MX, NX, NS) and its role in internet architecture, computing, storage, networking & security in cloud infrastructures.

About Zycada

Zycada dramatically accelerates eCommerce websites, resulting in improved user engagement and increased revenue for online merchants. As veterans of the CDN space, our founders understood the limitations of the cache-centric model employed in content delivery networks and envisioned a new way to accelerate un-cacheable content. Therefore, they set out to build a novel category of cloud infrastructure technologies.

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