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Senior Software Engineer - Data Center

Cisco Systems Inc.
San Jose, CA 95113
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What You'll Do

Cisco is the worldwide leader in networking that transforms how people connect, communicate, and collaborate. Since 1984, Cisco has led in the innovation of IP-based networking technologies such as routing, switching, security, unified communications, video, and wireless. Our responsible business practices help ensure business sustainability and environmentally conscious operations and products.

In this role, you will have the opportunity to work on the software development for NXOS (Nexus Operating System) & ACI (Application Centric Infrastructure) product lines and be a key part of Ciscos Data Center strategy. We are looking for candidates who strive in a fast-paced dynamic environment. You will be part of a dedicated team that has epitomized open communications, empowerment, innovation, collaboration and customer success.

Participate on a project team of engineers involved in development of software for Cisco products. Requires use of a strong background in SW design, documentation and implementation, on projects that may include any of the following list of responsibilities:

Our Minimum Requirements for this role:

  • Contribute to the development of a major SW release, including building the software, coordinating with other departments
  • Design and deliver software features.
  • Demonstrate a high degree of originality and innovation in defining solutions
  • Programming experience (C, C++), script languages (Perl, Python)
  • Familiarity with Unix/Linux
  • Understanding of networking fundamentals and protocols (ex: TCP/IP, OSPF, BGP, MPLS)
  • Significantly influences the design of interfaces between products to ensure interoperability.
  • Participate in Ciscos Patent Program
  • Experience working on embedded systems
  • Experience with high availability related to switch/router products
  • Experience in data center fabrics and corresponding technologies like VxLAN

Desired Skills:

  • Ability to apply extensive experience as a networking protocol specialist.
  • Understands architecture principles and design practices.
  • Exercises good judgment determining how to best achieve technical objectives of assignment.
  • Self-motivated and highly results-oriented
  • Creative problem-solving skills and excellent troubleshooting/debugging skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication
  • Excellent teamwork and communication skills
  • Flexibility and adaptability

Bonus Points for:

  • Debugging experience in C/C++, GDB, memory tools
  • (Useful but not crucial) Experience using RTOS (ex: QNX, VxWorks)
  • FPGA RTL experience
  • P4 programming experience


  • Bachelors in science computers with 5+years of experience in Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science or related major - or - Master's Degree with 2 years experience in one of the disciplines mentioned.

#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!

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Posted: 2021-05-07 Expires: 2021-07-08
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