Path Forward has partnered with Arista to offer 2022 returnships. Applications are now being accepted. Click the returnship listings for position requirements and details. Apply today!



Introducing the Arista Returnship Program
At Arista, we’re excited to partner with Path Forward to support returners like you. We appreciate the skills, experiences, and perspectives you bring to our company and teams.

Our 16-week, paid returnship program is open to professionals with at least five years of experience who are returning to the workforce after a career break for caregiving of two or more years. If you meet these criteria, we welcome you to apply!

During the returnship, you’ll have the opportunity to revamp your skills, update your resume with new experiences, make connections, contribute to a team, and possibly convert to a full-time position. Along the way, you’ll receive invaluable advice, support, and mentorship from Arista program managers and from Path Forward.

About Arista
Arista Networks is an industry leader in data-driven, client to cloud networking for large data center, campus and routing environments. Arista’s award-winning platforms deliver availability, agility, automation, analytics and security through an advanced network operating stack.

Arista was founded by industry luminaries Andy Bechtolsheim, Ken Duda, and David Cheriton, launched in 2008, and is led by CEO Jayshree Ullal. The company went public in June 2014, is listed with NYSE (ANET), and currently has more than 7,000 cloud customers worldwide.

Working at Arista

Our culture is one that is founded on key values that resonate across all employees in the organization. As professionals, colleagues, friends and peers, Arista is all about respect, integrity, innovation, passion, pride and trust. As one software engineer noted:

“Culture is a word that gets thrown around a lot in modern tech companies. But in many of them it is just jargon and doesn’t mean much beyond some customary corporate messaging. But in a select few companies which continuously disrupt the status quo and break technology and business barriers (in a good way), culture has a special place and plays a key role. I have spent the last 7 years of my career at Arista Networks. I have experienced first hand the joy and satisfaction of not just good but a great workplace culture.”

Industry recognitions:

  • 2022 – Best Places to Work list by San Francisco Business Times and Silicon Valley Business Journal, Large Employer category
  • 2019 – Fortune and Great Place to Work Institute, Best Workplaces in Bay Area list
  • 2019 – Top Workplaces list by the Bay Area News Group, Large Employer category
  • 2019 – Fortune and Great Place to Work Institute, Best Workplaces for Millennials, USA
  • 100 Fastest Growing Companies by Fortune