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Careers at Exa

Are you considering a more rewarding direction or like the idea of working for a progressive but friendly company?

Do you have what it takes to succeed in a fast growing and dynamic organisation where your ideas are valued and instigated?

Exa Networks is a successful company built from the ground up by established industry figures.
Built around a stable foundation of established and proprietary technologies, and with an exuberant, enterprising and professional team, Exa Networks is quickly becoming known in the ISP market as a player that isn't afraid to break the mould.

With numerous staff benefits and one of the most friendly working environments you could ever hope to work in, Exa provides the benefits and opportunities you would only expect from a progressive company with its eye on the top.

We are currently recruiting for the position(s) adjacent; however we will always be happy to accept and review any CV submissions for any department.

Current Vacancies

We are always happy to receive CVs at anytime, regardless of whether we have a position advertised or not.

Please send you CV to careers@exa-networks.co.uk

Network Engineer

Exa Networks is looking to expand its team to handle our network migration to 100Gb, and the creation of new point of presence across the UK, as well as helping us with large scale customer projects.

We are looking for one or more Network Engineers to help us design, implement, maintain, and support our infrastructure.

Job description:

Report to the Network Manager and:
- monitor performance and system availability and reliability
- manage network capacity to stay ahead of customer demand
- deploy and integrate required hardware to expand our network footprint
- handle network incidents (DDOS, outage, etc.)
- correctly setup and provision required hardware
- evaluate and recommend new technologies when beneficial
- relate to other department to ensure our ISO 9001 and 27001 compliance
- provide troubleshooting on DSL/FTTC/Lease Line and Dark Fiber products


A good candidate will not only be technically minded, but a good team player able to support co-workers and be able to keep a good sense of humour even under pressure.

The position will be mostly based in our Bradford Office, but infrequent visits to our network PoPs across the country for upgrade are expected.

The ideal candidate will have a good understanding on the underlying network technology and be able adapt their knowledge to multiple vendors (Juniper, Cisco, Arista, Cumulus using Quanta and EdgeCore, Ubiquity, ASA, Fortigate, Ruckus, and even Mikrotik … we do not discriminate)

A solid understanding of TCP/IP and a usual networking protocols (e.g. BGP, IS-IS, VLAN/802.1q, LACP/802.3ad, MC-LAG, VRRP, IPSEC and VPN in general, DNS, DHCP, etc,) is required.

A capacity to comfortably use network applications such as Bird (or ExaBGP :p) and a knowledge of Unix, like FreeBSD netgraph, LEDE, .. and automation would be a real differentiator.

Being able to technically relate with our R&D team, which develop our in-house content filtering solution in Go and Python, would be a strong advantage.

Certifications are appreciated but are not essential. We expect applicants to have a can-do attitude and be able to demonstrate the extent (to whatever it is ) of their knowledge during the interview process.

While this description would fit the perfect candidate, I am quite realistic and do not expect anyone to be able to fake such experience during an interview.

So should you be more Junior but would like to head toward this job, feel free to apply anyway.

Education Account Manager

As market leaders, and due to sustained growth, we have a post available for an Education Account Manager at our award winning Education Internet Service Provider (ISP) centrally located in city of Bradford, West Yorkshire. The company is one of the market leaders in the education sector and a very prominent figure in the business market. This is permanent, full-time position our education division.

As a part of the Education Sales Team, the position offer the right candidate the opportunity to develop and grow the position in their own way.
Experience with in-person sales and telesales is essential, a good knowledge of the Internet and its services would be beneficial, however full training will be provided. A good sense of humour, a never give in ethic and a team spirit are essential to the roles. An ability to drive and hold a full UK driving license is also essential to the role.


The successful candidate will be a self-starter with at least 1 – 2 years working experience in a similar sales position. You should also possess the following qualifications:

 • Good skills and knowledge of computerised software such as Microsoft Office and CRM systems would be advantageous
 • Very good verbal communication and presentation skills are essential.
 • Ability to work efficiently as part of a team as well as independently without supervision.
 • Ability to constantly meet sales and personal targets
 • Strong organisational and time management ability
 • Emphasis on attention to detail and accuracy is necessary.

At Exa, customers are our business. Modern communication is paramount in today’s society and we strive to provide the best in communication and service to our customers throughout the UK.

If you would like to join our fast growing, friendly team in making a difference and you possess the required skills and knowledge, please send your CV and hand-written cover letter to:
FAO: Mark Cowgill
Exa Networks

100 Bolton Road

Successful candidates will be invited to an interview. Posting of this position closes when we have the right candidate.


Salary Negotiable from £18,000 per year basic + Commission.
OTE £65,000 per year.
Also includes:
20 Days Annual Leave + Statutory, Full, non contributory private health care and other benefits.

Specific duties will initially include:

  • To sell to new prospects a range of services including broadband, connectivity, hosting and other products to the Education sector.
  • To show initiative and desire in development in creating new databases of clients and prospects
  • To regularly hit the monthly targets.
  • To demonstrate proven sales techniques and skills with a view for further self development and training.
  • To demonstrate self-motivation and willingness for personal development above and beyond normal Exa training.
  • Manage and maintain a client base and attend regular meetings with key clients.
  • Manage and maintain a client base and attend regular meetings with key clients.
  • Delivery professionally presented and detailed proposals to meet the customers’ requirements. Any other duties that the management may reasonably require from time to time.

Software Developer / Programmer

Based in Bradford, West Yorkshire, we are seeking a talented and enthusiastic Programmer / Software Developer to work on various internal systems and to become a key member of our R&D team looking after Exa's SaaS content filtering offering. Exa networks has a very friendly office environment that we are sure you will enjoy being a part of.

Ideally you will have solid programming skills in one language (Python a plus) and a good knowledge of Unix/Linux, TCP/IP and HTTP.

Our solution relies on a mix of open source technologies: Python, Postgresql, Redis, Memcached, HTTP, git/mercurial and many others.

Exa Networks also contributes part of its technology with the open source community. ExaProxy and ExaBGP which are core technologies behind our solution are both available on GitHub.

The ideal candidate will be willing to not only take ownership of our solutions but as well be capable to demonstrate technological leadership.

Salary is dependent on experience, other benefits include Private Medical and excellent internet connectivity.


Exa Networks is a leading Education and Business Internet Service Provider.

Based in Bradford, West Yorkshire, we are seeking a talented and enthusiastic DevOps to work on various internal systems and to become a key member of our operational team looking after Exa's services. Exa networks has a very friendly office environment that we are sure you will enjoy being a part of.

Ideally you will have programming skills in one language (Python a plus) and a good knowledge of Unix/Linux including virtualisation, and some understanding of networking. You will be required to ensure the good running of our services, making sure that proper automation is in place.

The role is varied and includes looking after all Exa's systems (including our SaaS content filtering solution and mail cluster).

Salary is dependent on experience, other benefits include Private Medical and excellent internet connectivity.

Software Developer / Software Engineer / Analyst Programmer

Software Developer / Software Engineer / Analyst Programmer

Exa Networks is a leading and specialist supplier of internet connectivity to the Education and Business sectors, located in our new head offices just three minutes walk from Foster Square train station in Bradford, West Yorkshire.

Due to ongoing expansion of the business we are looking to recruit a talented Software Developer / Software Engineer / Analyst Programmer. Ideally you will have a background in business software development (e.g. Progress OpenEdge or other) and be looking to cross train to new skills.

The role will entail working on our internal software, the heart of which is our ERP solution. Based on OpenErp (Odoo) this has been heavily modified to meet our specific requirements. Our systems are written primarily using Python, Postgres running on a Linux platform.

The successful candidate will have at least four years of software development experience and be able to demonstrate skills and knowledge in developing and trouble shooting a variety of complex software systems.

You will be joining our internal R&D team that looks after all our solutions, and are also responsible for our open source products ExaProxy and ExaBGP. The latter is now in use by some of the biggest names on the internet.

This is an ideal position for an experienced candidate who is looking to enhance their career with new skills, or wishes to enhance and learn new technologies.

A competitive salary (dependant on experience) with medical benefits and excellent internet connectivity.

If you you feel you are a good match, then please apply with a CV and covering letter at your earliest opportunity.


Support Technician

We are looking for a suitably experienced and talented individual to join our hard-working support team.

This exciting long-term technical role is a full-time position based at our Bradford Office. This role does not involve a significant amount of night-shift work, but some flexibility with the starting and ending hours (from 08:00 to 20:00). The responsibilities are customer-facing in nature, and therefore it is essential for you to be able to extend the company’s professional image to our clients.

In return, we will offer a rewarding long term career with a well-respected organisation, a friendly working environment, on-the-job training and a competitive remuneration package depending on skills and experience.

Essential Skills and Experience
• Excellent spoken and written communication skills • Good Phone manners • Strong knowledge of computer hardware (memory, CPUs, hard drives, motherboards, etc) • Strong knowledge of Windows. Linux or OSX operating systems a plus.
• Understanding of the internet from a user POV • Strong organisational skills and initiative

Desirable Skills and Experience
• Experience of configuring network appliances via a command line • Knowledge of CIDR IP subnetting and routing • Experience of network security appliances • Understanding of VOIP

If you believe you’re the right candidate for this role, please send a PGP signed email containing copy of your current CV to careers@exa-networks.co.uk

Salary plus benefits negotiable dependent upon experience.

The main day to day responsibilities of the role include:

  • Providing technical support to our customers
  • Liaising with our provisioning and technical teams
  • Using our back-end systems to place and follow customers order