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Principal Engineer Open API, Integration and Application Platform

Cisco Systems Inc.
San Jose, CA 95113
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PRINCIPAL ENGINEER    Open API, Integration and Application Platform


Who you are


You are Principal Engineer of API, Integration and Applications Platform within Cisco Digital Networking Architecture team. The role is a platform-level product architect for creating an architecture for thriving eco-system of partner and customers.


You are an innovative get-things-done technologist, who would drive our architecture and pave our paths for what is possible, what is most valuable, and where to leverage these techniques in our platform, from vision through to technical architecture and delivery via deep partnership with the Product Management and engineering teams. The role will include maximizing value from our industry leading Digital and Networking Assets, developing tools for our partners and customer to add value through API, Connected Applications and extending the value chain by leveraging Intelligence. Your impact is direct and major, on the strategy of the organization, on our customers, and on the industry as a whole.


What Youll Do


Own overall platform architecture for this domain, including its direction, its principles, its various levels of abstraction, and its current state. Drive its information hierarchy and structures, domains of responsibility, key technologies.


Partner with the product management team to define and deliver the vision for this key platform, as measured by overall customer value. It will span most if not all our platform over time and leverage several highly differentiated capabilities in the platform.


Collaborate with the platform architects for the other areas of the platform so the overall architecture that emerges is coherent and efficient at achieving the value for our customers.


Keep this real, up to date, agile.


Iteratively adapt the platform architecture based on discoveries made while real-world implementation experience, product feedback, roadmap priorities, and market opportunities.


Create effective communication vehicles for the platform architecture targeted at a spectrum of audiences and needs, external and internal.


Architect for long-term and define the path to get there, accounting for near-term product deliverables, technical debt, and the maturity and likely evolution of relevant technologies.


Lead by example and work closely with engineering on strategic initiatives, designing high quality software, providing detailed feedback in design and code reviews, and bringing the craft of software engineering to bear on everything we do.


Innovate and lead explorations into new areas and new technologies, within the company but also with other industry leaders.


Evaluate new technologies and stay current with a broad range industry trends and developments.


Code. Blog and tweet and talk.


What youll need to be successful:


Breadth of expertise in API, Integration, Application eco-system and Cloud Platform approaches, from the tried and true to the state of the art. A bias to things that really work, and also to identifying what hard problems are worth solving.  And a real-world understanding.


Deep interest and experience in broad software platforms, including platform information architecture, information flow, the appropriate modularization and loose coupling, flexibility vs specialization and optimization.


A hands-on, practical approach to software and technology. You code. You deploy. You integrate. You prove by doing.


Uncanny ability to drive a compelling long-term vision, sketch broad, long-lasting design directions, extract the principles which underpin the architecture, and dive all the way down to very specific implementation details, so you effectively hold the entire platform architecture in your head -- the forest and the trees.


Matching abilities to capture the architecture in diagrams and documents, communicate it consistently and at the appropriate levels, guard it and evolve it, share it and involve others in advancing it forward.


Master of architecting systems that can actually be built with finite time and resources, in that developers can run with the architecture, can make it their own, can translate it to the daily decisions that make up software development, and can inform the architecture.


A great collaborator: someone whom the strong developers, leads, and architects on the teams want to work with, to follow through thick and thin; someone they understand and who understands them; an obvious leader of leaders.


Exemplary track record of significant, ideally game-changing innovation and creativity.

Deep, hands-on expertise in cloud architectures (SaaS, PaaS, IaaS, distributed systems) and approaches to address their unique management and security considerations.

Why Cisco 

We connect everything: people, processes, data, and things. We innovate everywhere, taking bold risks to shape the technologies that give us smart cities, connected cars, and handheld hospitals. And we do it in style with unique personalities who aren't afraid to change the way the world works, lives, plays and learns. 

We are thought leaders, tech geeks, pop culture aficionados, and we even have a few purple haired rock stars. We celebrate the creativity and diversity that fuels our innovation. We are dreamers and we are doers. 

We Are Cisco.


Posted: 2020-03-16 Expires: 2020-04-30
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