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Principal Engineer - AI/ML - Emerging Technologies

Cisco Systems Inc.
Rolle, VD 1180
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We are a part of Emerging Technologies & Incubation Group focused on identifying breakthrough emerging solutions that create new markets and businesses for Cisco. We incubate these new opportunities in partnership with our business groups, partners and other startups. The team also continues to progress Ciscos important work with Standards bodies and manage research partnerships with leading-edge Universities.


What You'll Do

We are looking for a passionate and hands-on AI/Data Science Principal Engineer to join us on the sprint that takes us from ideas to prototypes, and from prototypes to Products. As a director-level leader and individual contributor, you will be an integral part of the Emerging Technologies & Incubation R&D team, joining us at an early stage of the journey and responsible for leading the ideation, design, development and testing phases of new products. As a subject matter expert in this domain, you have a proven track records with strong technology experience, business acumen and a good level of visibility and recognition in the industry (including for example patents, publication/blogs, open-source contributions, conference speaker, academic collaboration, active role in industry consortium). The right candidate thrives in multifaceted environments and can be counted on when the going gets tough. The ideal candidate is also an outstanding communicator who can pitch solutions for complex problems in a simple and articulated way, adjusting communication style to the audience (Customers, Exec, Business, Technical, UX ). This role is critical to the development of our team and our new ventures.


Responsibilities include:

  • Lead with technical and industry vision and act as a key contributor for our team strategy in the fields of AI and Data Science.
  • Define and design AI-based solutions, evaluate technical feasibility and provide estimates on efforts and risks.
  • Drive prototypes and MVP architecture and development to deliver innovative features services which are consistent, maintainable, and highly scalable.
  • Partner with other projects and team leaders to build reusable and scalable Data-Ops/ML-Ops capabilities
  • Hands-on coding contribution and reviews for critical AI software components
  • Leverage modern cloud-native stacks, micro-service architecture and cloud to edge deployments to design and deliver highly scalable, available and high-performance solutions.
  • Contribute within our team and across Cisco as a subject matter expert, leveraging your AI and DataOps skills for important activities such as patents, industry ecosystem engagements, contribution to open-source communities, research collaboration with Universities or Research Labs and industry conferences.

Requirements for this role :

  • A PhD or MS degree in Computer Science / Mathematics / Data Science or equivalent work experience in a field utilizing the same subject matter
  • 5+ years of experience in an Engineering Director/CTO/Chief-Architect position for AI Machine Learning / Deep Learning solutions applied across different industry verticals and with different data modalities
  • Experience in graph processing, graph-based knowledge representation, reasoning and semantics, time-series and data visualization
  • Experience with the creation of DataOps/MLOps workflow, infrastructure and tooling.
  • Strong development experience with C/C++, Python or Java
  • Experience in building data pipelines and operating on large data sets
  • Experience with frameworks such as PyTorch, Tensorflow, Keras or similar
  • Experience with lean/agile development methodologies like Scrum/Kanban and DevOps
  • Full lifecycle development from inception through delivery
  • Familiar with modern web technologies and cloud native full-stack development (e.g. REST APIs, Docker, K8s)

Desired Skills:

  • Ability to think and operate as a team player and leader
  • Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills in English (written and verbal)
  • Passion for transverse leadership and collaboration as part of an international team with different cultures
  • Ability to coach/mentor other engineers and especially early in their career
  • Ability to constantly identify, follow and learn cutting-edge technologies, work in a fast-paced, team-driven environment.

Why Cisco

#WeAreCisco, where each person is unique, but we bring our talents to work as a team and make a difference powering an inclusive future for all.


We embrace digital, and help our customers implement change in their digital businesses. Some may think were old (36 years strong) and only about hardware, but were also a software company. And a security company. We even invented an intuitive network that adapts, predicts, learns and protects. No other company can do what we do you cant put us in a box!


But Digital Transformation is an empty buzz phrase without a culture that allows for innovation, creativity, and yes, even failure (if you learn from it.)


Day to day, we focus on the give and take. We give our best, give our egos a break, and give of ourselves (because giving back is built into our DNA.) We take accountability, bold steps, and take difference to heart. Because without diversity of thought and a dedication to equality for all, there is no moving forward.


So, you have colorful hair? Dont care. Tattoos? Show off your ink. Like polka dots? Thats cool. Pop culture geek? Many of us are. Passion for technology and world changing? Be you, with us!

Posted: 2021-03-26 Expires: 2021-04-26
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