Look out mobile world.
Aruba designs and delivers Mobility-Defined NetworksTM that empower a new generation of tech-savvy users.
Known as #GenMobile, they rely on mobile devices for every aspect of work and personal communication and stay connected to everything all the time, no matter where they are.
There’s no stopping #GenMobile and soon they’ll be coming to an enterprise near you.
Headquartered in Sunnyvale, California, Aruba has offices throughout the Americas, Asia-Pacific/Japan and Europe/Middle East/Africa regions. Aruba is listed on the NASDAQ and Russell 2000® Index.
Look out mobile world. Aruba Networks is here.
You are here. In the middle of a cultural shift. In an increasingly and irreversibly mobile world.
Together, we are a company of the brightest minds at the forefront of IT mobility. As we launch into the next phase of our story, you are here to make it happen.
We are #GenMobile. We help businesses engage people with exactly what they need,at exactly the right time, no matter what the device, no matter where the location. With the most intelligent technologies,we are here, not just to unplug the last cord, but to untether the possibilities.
People move, networks must follow. You are here to make it happen.
Find your passion today.
Corporate Environmental Policies and Compliance
Initiatives For CO2 Emissions Reduction
Established in 2010, Aruba has a corporate goal of reducing CO2 emissions by 20% through a combination of managing facility utilities, alternatives to business travel, and telecommuting. To accomplish this goal Aruba has assessed and reduced the environmental footprint of our facilities and IT infrastructure. Our innovative network rightsizing and telecommuting initiative has had a profound impact in our CO2emissions.
- HVACR Footprint: The heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration (HVACR) system in our administration building is run only from 6AM to 8PM, Monday through Friday, with a 2 hour override for weekend and after-hours use. Our engineering building has 24 x 7 cooling requirements, and we use an energy-efficient chiller for cooling, with a 2 hour override for weekend and after-hours use. All temperature-sensitive electronics equipment is being consolidated into a limited number of environmentally controlled labs to reduce the overall HVACR loading. Energy-saving environmental systems are used in all. Renewable Energy Sources: Aruba’s energy supplier derives more than half of the electricity it delivers from sources that emit no CO2, and an increasing amount comes from renewable sources of electricity. The power mix provided in 2007 consisted of non-emitting nuclear generation (23 percent), large hydroelectric facilities (13 percent) and renewable resources (12 percent) such as wind, geothermal, biomass and small hydro. The remaining portion came from natural gas (47 percent), coal (4 percent), and other fossil-based resources (1 percent).
- Lighting: T8 fluorescent bulbs are used throughout our facilities, and the company’s guard service turns off lights in areas that are not in use during evening walk-throughs.
- Solar Reflection: Our buildings feature white or light gray roofs to maximize sunlight reflection, lowering the HVACR cooling loading.
- Computer Displays: Aruba has completed an initiative to remove and recycle CRTs in favor of low-power LCD monitors.
- Disposable Products: Aruba has eliminated plastic drinking water bottles in favor of filtered water dispensers; uses recycled paper plates, boxes, and napkins; uses starch-based drinking glasses and utensils in its cafeteria; employs eco-friendly cleaning supplies; separates cardboard, glass, and aluminum waste for recycling; and recycles waste electronics.
- Water Consumption: Automatic faucets and toilets are employed to reduce water consumption.
IT Infrastructure & Telecommuting
Aruba has deployed high-speed 802.11n and 802.11ac WLANs for >90% of our 1500+ employees. A single WLAN is configured for data and voice applications for use by all Aruba employees located at our corporate headquarters, remote, branch offices, and home offices. We average roughly 15 users per wireless access point. We also provide this solution to the road warriors in our sales force, all of whom connect to the network while traveling.
Field personnel and traveling employees are provided with Aruba’s Remote Access Point (RAP) technology. RAP is a low-cost solution that combines a wireless access point with VPN security and policy enforcement firewall. RAP does not require any software to be installed on the laptop, PDA, smart phone or other devices with which it is used. RAP is also plug-and play: following initial provisioning by the IT department, no further management or configuration of the RAP is needed. Instead, the employee simply plugs the RAP into a local network (or plugs in a 3G cellular modem) and RAP automatically establishes a secure tunnel with our primary or back-up data center, establishes the corporate SSID, and initiates a secure session for both data and voice (including corporate phone extension calling).
These steps enable Aruba to maintain a very thin wired infrastructure with relatively few data switches. This design reduces data room power consumption, increases operating time from our back-up battery uninterruptible power supply (UPS), and reduces cooling loading on our HVACR system. We are also able to minimize wasted cabling associated with office adds, moves, and changes, e.g., in a recent network change to accommodate new employees we required 10km less Category 6 copper cable than would otherwise have been needed.
From a sustainability perspective, our wireless deployment allows us to minimize the use of PVC, polyethylene, polypropylene, synthetic rubber, MIC, nylon, and phenol formaldehyde cable insulation, cable management/trunking systems, and wiring device accessories.
Overall since 2010, Aruba has reduced the number of closet switches and lowered power and cooling requirements up to 20%. Mobile employees can now connect their laptops to the corporate LAN without local IT assistance, regardless of the county in which they’re operating. This eliminates the need for local IT network administrators to travel to branch offices, thereby further reducing our carbon footprint.
While Aruba continues to implement its “rightsizing the network strategies” utilizing our WLAN technology, we have achieved the following savings:
- Number of switch ports decommissioned after Rightsizing: 675
- Number of switches decommissioned after Rightsizing: 14
- Estimated annual energy reduction from rightsizing: 139,000 kWh
- Estimated annual telecommuter work-at-home days: 50,000
- Estimated telecommuter CO2 emissions savings: 275,000 metric tons
Green Initiatives In Product Design and Maintenance
Aruba’s hardware products do not employ disposable parts subject to wear.
Software maintenance is accomplished via updates that are centrally managed from an Aruba controller and distributed to access points and controllers over the network. This design minimizes the need for dispatching service technicians, saving considerable time and lowering petrol/diesel consumption.
The upgradable design enables customers to continue using all or part of an Aruba network for a longer period than competing designs that are not upgradable.
Aruba’s AirWave Wireless Management Suite manages products from multiple different wireless vendors, allowing a heterogeneous network to be formed from products that would otherwise have to be discarded.
Company Environmental Management System
Aruba outsources product manufacturing to several manufacturing partners. Each partner’s manufacturing facility is certified to ISO 14001. Aruba works with our partners to:
- Adopt a progressive environmental position to maximize global compliance with existing environmental regulations and policies on both products and processes;
- Ensure that we can appropriately support our partners and customers in their desire to do the same;
- Realize whatever opportunities these actions may add to our competitive competencies portfolio; and
- Execute these in a manner that is both cost-effective and environmentally conscious.
Aruba does not set environmental performance targets and objectives against which performance is audited. Our partners’ compliance is monitored and audited in compliance with their ISO 14001 certification.
Aruba actively works to decrease the quantity and minimize the environmental impact of its packaging. Our company uses eco-friendly packaging or has a collection and recovery system for our packaging. We employ recycled/recyclable cardboard in product packaging, we use print-on-demand for marketing collateral to eliminate unnecessary waste, and we print our annual report on recycled paper.
Aruba reduces transportation/delivery packaging by consolidating materials into fewer but larger shipment whenever possible. We encourage our customers to recycle used packaging, and we will take back used packaging on request by our customers.
Our products are designed for ease of recycling by allowing them to be disassembled externally. Wherever possible products are designed with only one type of polymer or recyclable plastic blend, and molded/glued-in metal is avoided.
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- Comp & Benefits
- Work/Life Balance
- Senior Management
- Culture & Values
- Career Opportunities
I have been working at Aruba Networks full-time (more than 3 years)Pros
work on large scale issues; certain teams pair program; teams are small enough that you can really make an impact here; many standard tech company perks; test driven development; lots of developer tools; Being a remote worker is no problem in my team, but you need to be senior.Cons
Sometimes you have to work with old languages, such as perl. Aruba has done some questionable recent restructuring.Advice to ManagementAdvice
Encourage teams to communicate and share tools.RecommendsPositive OutlookNo opinion of CEO
Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
- Application Details
I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeks – interviewed at Aruba Networks in October 2014.Interview Details
The hiring process was fairly fast - I gave them my resume at a job fair, and the next week I was in contact via email with their HR department to schedule a phone interview for later in the week. After the phone interview, it took about a week until I was contacted again with an offer.Interview Questions
Declined OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
- Mostly questions about networking protocol internals, such as how DNS works or what ARP is Answer Question
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