Principal Engineer

  • Location:
    San Jose, California, US
  • Area of Interest
    Engineer - Software
  • Job Type
  • Technology Interest
    Cloud and Data Center, Networking, Software Development, Testing
  • Job Id

What You'll Do
We are currently looking for Principal Engineer to become part of our dynamic development team. We are working on a ground-up development project for Cisco's CSPG portfolio.

Who You'll Work With
This is a unique opportunity to be part of a core team and help shape the future of Server technology, product direction and business in Data Center. You should be a leader, excelling in communication, ownership and customer focus.

Who You Are
A successful candidate will bring deep technical and software expertise and ability to work within a fast moving, startup environment to deliver solid code that has a broad business impact. More than any other quality, we are looking for those driven by the challenge of solving unique and difficult technical problems, those who excel when given creative freedom, and those who aren't afraid to dive into new territory (technical or otherwise) and learn something new. You should have a good sense of product design, and be willing to work in small, self-organizing teams. If you are looking to excel in a fast paced environment creating cutting edge network management solutions, this job's for you!

Minimum Qualifications

* BSCS or BSEE with 15+ yrs related industry experience.
* Exceptional product development experience and proven track record of successful product delivery.
* Solid understanding of object oriented design, design patterns using C++ /Java/Go
* Solid experience in building cloud applications
* Strong Linux development experience
* Strong system management experience ( Network management, Systems management, Datacenter automation )
* Solid experience in building frameworks, platforms, or libraries
* Excellent oral and written communication skills.
* Ability to engage with senior architects and customers, and capture architectural product requirements into system specs
* Ability to be a model and champion of quality practices
* Experience in full product development lifecycle of large/complex products including directly working with partners and customers during requirements, architecture, design, test, deployment and support phases
* Unit testing and continuous integration
* Iterative development and refactoring

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.


We connect everything - people, process, data and things. We innovate everywhere to create fresh ideas and possibilities. We make a meaningful difference that will benefit everyone - our people, our customers and the world around us.

Our technology changes the way the world works, lives, plays and learns. But our edge doesn't come from technology. It comes from our people. We're looking for the kind of people who take smart risks, thrive in diverse environments, inspire their colleagues, and are committed to having an impact on the world. Whether you create technology solutions that redefine business or build connections that strengthen the community, you can make it happen at Cisco!

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