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Network Engineer

At Bossa Nova we create service robots for the global retail industry. Our robots’ mission is to make large scale stores run efficiently by automating the collection and analysis of on-shelf inventory data. We drive autonomously through aisles, navigating safely among customers and store associates. If we were a self- driving car we’d be operating at level 5 autonomy.

Oh, we should add, it’s real, happening today, you can meet our robots in some of the world’s biggest retailers.

Position: Network Engineer

Location: Pittsburgh or California

You’ll be joining our product platform infrastructure team and be responsible for the design, setup, configuration and troubleshooting of all network related functions both intra and inter robot. 


  • Manage and monitor all installed robotics systems and infrastructure remotely.
  • Install, configure, test and maintain ubuntu, application software and system management tools
  • Proactively ensure the highest levels of network availability
  • Monitor and test network performance for potential bottlenecks, identify possible solutions, and work with engineers to implement those fixes
  • Maintain security, backup, and redundancy strategies according to existing standards
  • Write and maintain, using appropriate monitoring methods, to increase system efficiency and lower the human intervention time on any tasks
  • Participate in the design of information and operational support systems
  • Provide 3rd level support
  • Liaise with hardware or software vendors for problem identification and resolution
  • Build out a hybrid networking strategy using wifi and lte/4g for availability.


  • BS/MS degree in Computer Science, Engineering or a related subject
  • Proven working experience in installing, configuring and troubleshooting networks UNIX /Linux (Ubuntu) based environments.
  • Experience with National Scale WAN network designs, including WAN protocols, g., IS-IS, OSPF, BGP (eBGP/iBGP), VRF, MPLS, VxLAN, and EVPN is a plus
  • Experience with Layer 2, Layer 3, copper, optical networks (SR and LR), and optical extension technologies (amplifiers, TAPS, Packet Brokers, DWDM, etc.)
  • Experience acquiring, configuring, administering, securing, and monitoring Juniper, Cisco, and Brocade routers, switches, firewalls, and IDS/IPS devices and Operation Systems
  • Experience with monitoring & troubleshooting of issues using packet capture/analyzer tools such as wireshark.
  • Experience with automation software (Ansible preferred)
  • Experience with switching and routing
  • Experience with configuring internet connectivity and forwarding for WAN-scale networks
  • Deep understanding OSI/TCP network layers
  • Solid scripting skills
  • Experience with DNS, DHCP, VPN
  • Protocols TCP, UDP
  • Comfortable using open source to solve problems where necessary.  
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