Sapphire Ventures
Partnering with expansion-stage, enterprise software companies that we believe can become category leaders.
Sapphire Partners
Limited partner investing in exceptional early-stage venture fund managers.
Sapphire Sport
Partnering with early-stage companies at the nexus of technology and culture.
Menu close

Portfolio Jobs

Looking for your next role? Take a look at these exciting jobs at Sapphire Ventures’ portfolio companies. Our Talent team is passionate about connecting you to your dream job!

Staff Engineer, Borderless WAN Control and Data plane



Posted on Wednesday, January 3, 2024

About Netskope

Today, there's more data and users outside the enterprise than inside, causing the network perimeter as we know it to dissolve. We realized a new perimeter was needed, one that is built in the cloud and follows and protects data wherever it goes, so we started Netskope to redefine Cloud, Network and Data Security.

Since 2012, we have built the market-leading cloud security company and an award-winning culture powered by hundreds of employees spread across offices in Santa Clara, St. Louis, Bangalore, London, Melbourne, and Tokyo. Our core values are openness, honesty, and transparency, and we purposely developed our open desk layouts and large meeting spaces to support and promote partnerships, collaboration, and teamwork. From catered lunches and office celebrations to employee recognition events (pre and hopefully post-Covid) and social professional groups such as the Awesome Women of Netskope (AWON), we strive to keep work fun, supportive and interactive. Visit us at Netskope Careers. Please follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter@Netskope.

About the role

Please note, this team is hiring across all levels and candidates are individually assessed and appropriately leveled based upon their skills and experience.

By bringing together zero trust security with network optimization, Netskope Borderless WAN allows customers to confidently provide secure, high-performance access to every remote user, device, site, and cloud. It also simplifies the on-boarding of traffic to the Netskope Security Cloud and NewEdge network, so customers can on-board more quickly and efficiently.

What's in it for you

We are looking for Software Engineers who are highly-focused on the quality of their software, and who can work in a fast paced environment at the cutting-edge of WAN edge & Cloud networking. If you have an eye for delivering high-quality, high-performance, scalable, automation-driven software, and you would like to participate in all stages of product and feature design, development, and deployment, we would like to speak with you.

What you will be doing

  • Interfacing with the product management team to scope and design features
  • Writing highly scalable, production ready code
  • Understanding and replicating complex customer topologies for dev testing
  • Interfacing with QE and ensuring the scope of QE testing is meets requirements

Required skills and experience

  • 8+ years of relevant industry experience, including product development, test and automation
  • Strong expertise in L2/L3 networking concepts, routing protocols, VPN, IPSec and WAN architecture
  • C++/Golang are the primary languages of choice; strong expertise required
  • A solid understanding of Docker & k8s with a particular focus on docker/k8s networking
  • Experience building and working with scalable cloud native multi-tenant architectures
  • Familiarity with one of the major server virtualization products (ESXi, KVM) & IaaS platforms (Azure, AWS, GCP)
  • Familiarity with functional test tools, packet crafting/replaying and security test tools
  • System/server side experience for troubleshooting and strong knowledge of Linux
  • Good working knowledge in CI/CD deployment in public clouds
  • Familiarity with source code systems like Github
  • Experience being part of the escalation layer for customer issues
  • Knowledge of userland packet forwarding architectures is a must
  • High performance DMA packet I/O e.g. DPDK/Netmap are a big plus
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, and the ability to communicate in an open, transparent and consistent manner with team and co-workers.

Bonus points for either of the following

  • A good understanding of Python
  • Experience integrating with GQL/REST API


  • BSCS or equivalent required, MSCS or equivalent strongly preferred


Netskope is committed to implementing equal employment opportunities for all employees and applicants for employment. Netskope does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices based on religion, race, color, sex, marital or veteran statues, age, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, genetic information, pregnancy (including childbirth, lactation and related medical conditions), or any other characteristic protected by the laws or regulations of any jurisdiction in which we operate.

Netskope respects your privacy and is committed to protecting the personal information you share with us, please refer to Netskope's Privacy Policy for more details.