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Software Engineer (C++)

Operant Networks

Operant Networks

Software Engineering · Full-time
Rohnert Park, CA, USA
Posted on Monday, May 13, 2024

About the job

Dream opportunity to join as a key contributor to an exciting startup company.

Operant Networks is an early-stage startup transforming networking and cybersecurity for critical infrastructure. We are seeking a rock-star Software Engineer to join our team and play a critical role in developing pioneering technologies.

The position will be instrumental in designing and implementing software solutions that enhance our platform. This role suits a professional who excels in environments that require technical creativity and leadership. Candidates should have a proven track record of building innovative technical solutions and be able to provide specific examples of such achievements.

Our company is led by founders with a history of building category defining products. This is an exciting time as we transition from R&D, and prepare for our next stage of growth focused on the intersection of three accelerating trends: cybersecurity, digital transformation, and next generation machine communications. Join us in building the future of networking and driving innovation at the heart of the world's most essential industries.

Key Responsibilities

  • Programming: Develop and maintain embedded or near real-time systems using C/C++, with additional responsibilities in Python and Rust.
  • Platforms: Debian-based Unix and Windows environments. (Architectures: Both X64 & ARM platforms).
  • Core Tools: GitLab, clang, llvm, Conan, Unix shell scripting toolsets
  • Software Architecture: Lead the design and refinement of software modules, adhering to modern full-stack development practices.
  • Innovation: Initiate and lead the development of new product concepts in an environment that values forward-thinking solutions.

Required Qualifications

  • At least 5 years of software development experience in large-scale enterprise tools within a dynamic startup environment.
  • Experience with Operational Technology (OT) environments, including renewables like solar or wind, or similar industries such as oil, gas, and high-capacity manufacturing.
  • Comprehensive understanding of Industrial- IoT architectures from cloud solutions to endpoint devices.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in geographically dispersed, cross-functional teams.


  • Proficient in Debian Unix, Windows, and embedded platforms.
  • In-depth knowledge of embedded systems and cross-platform integration between x64 and ARM architectures.
  • Expertise in networking and telecommunications.
  • Relevant certifications in cybersecurity or substantial equivalent experience.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or a related field (advanced degree preferred).
  • Additional education or experience in cybersecurity and IT networking technologies.


  • Competitive salary package.
  • Significant equity participation.
  • Position requires U.S. citizenship or permanent residency.
  • Operant Networks is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to fostering an inclusive work environment that welcomes diversity and encourages all qualified persons to apply, regardless of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability.

This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Operant Networks reserves the right to change or assign other duties to this position as needed. Employment with Operant Networks is at-will.

Operant Networks is an equal opportunity employer.