Principal Engineer

  • Location:
    San Jose, California, US
  • Area of Interest
    Engineer - Software
  • Job Type
    Professional
  • Technology Interest
    Cloud and Data Center, Software Development, Testing
  • Job Id
    1028299
What You'll Do Cisco seeks a Software Engineer to define, design and build a flexible, scalable framework for your new data center network with Cisco Nexus Switches. In this role, you will have the opportunity to learn a wide range of the core Layer 2 technologies. This is an excellent opportunity to join Cisco's  latest acquisition in the Data Center space. The job involves working on a cutting edge storage product. We are looking for candidates who strive in a fast paced start like environment. The work involves design and development in customized networking environment for some key system software. You will be part of a fast paced team responsible for delivering quality code for large complex systems requirements.    Participate on a project team of engineers involved in the development of software for our next generation data center switch product family, with emphasis in the layer 2 protocols area. Define, architect, design, and deliver new software protocols and features for the Nexus platform. Work also involves providing constant feedback to hardware and software teams for improvements. Write complete functional and design specs independently. Write portions of product spec. Design & Develop large portions of software independently and rapidly. Who You'll Work With Insieme is developing the Nexus 9000 line of data center and cloud switches that feature application awareness to make the network infrastructure flexible and agile for dynamic response to application needs and virtual machine workload mobility. Insieme also developed a 40G Ethernet transceiver designed to drastically lower the price of 40G optics to better compete with other competitor switches.  The Team The future of networking with ACI is about providing a network that is deployed, monitored, and managed in a fashion that supports DevOps and rapid application change. ACI does so through the reduction of complexity and a common policy framework that can automate provisioning and managing of resources.  As we realize our globalization strategies and move in to new markets, our diverse, inclusive culture also creates a competitive advantage for Cisco. It ensures we have the fresh ideas and execution capabilities and the local knowledge we need to best serve our customers and build our presence around the globe. By gaining a better understanding of the world and the differences in its people we can change the way it works, lives, plays, and learns Who You Are You have three plus years of experience with embedded Software experience.  Three to ten years of overall software experience.  In depth platform, drivers, kernel experience.  Layer 2 protocol experience in Ethernet switching and QoS is a plus.  Strong C programming skills. BSCS/CE is required MSCS/CE is preferred.   Desired Skills:  If you have experience with any of the following areas it is a plus: RTOS embedded experience ( VxWorks, PSOS, Linux OS). Hands on experience on switch/router embedded system software development.  Strong problem solving and software development/troubleshooting skills.  Experience w/ IP routing protocols  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.    *LI-KS1

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