Software Engineering Placement (Intern) UK

  • Location:
    Reading, England, United Kingdom
  • Area of Interest
    Engineer - Software
  • Job Type
  • Technology Interest
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Software Engineer Placement - Cisco

Location: Reading

Start Date: Autumn 2018 for 1 year

  • Based in Green Park, Reading, the Unified Collaboration Technology Group is an Agile software development team, working in C++, Python and Erlang, with a strong bias towards automated testing of their products.
  • On offer is a 12 month internship as a participative member of a scrum team involved in the design, implementation and maintenance of product features.
  • The successful candidate will be working with multiple components of Cisco's market-leading unified collaboration products including: Cisco Expressway, our advanced collaboration gateway - the principal product of the Green Park engineering team; Cisco Jabber, our unified collaboration application suite; Cisco Collaboration Endpoints, our telepresence video systems; and Cisco Spark, our cloud-based collaboration solution.


Duties and responsibilities:

As a contributor within an agile development team:

  • Design and implement new features, considering the reliability, usability, security and scale of the products
  • Develop and maintain unit, regression, integration and system tests for new and existing features
  • Maintain current products through troubleshooting and resolution of customer found defects
  • Communicate across teams to disseminate new work and ideas and collaborate on solution development
  • Participate in the continuous and iterative improvement of the product development methodology and tooling


Desirable skills:

  • Knowledge of C++, C, and Python programming languages
  • Flexibility to cover all aspects of product development
  • SIP, HTTP, XMPP, and associated network protocols experience
  • Understanding of RPC and RESTful api design
  • Strong interest in event driven network programming
  • Knowledge of functional programming (including Erlang/OTP)


Non-technical requirements:

  • Ability to communicate well, both verbally and in writing
  • Professionalism in a business environment
  • Self-motivation and the ability to balance multiple priorities
  • Strong work ethic


Desired soft-skills:

  • Analysis - Demonstrates the ability to provide a general analysis of a problem or situation
  • Cooperation - Recognises that individual goals contribute toward accomplishing team outcomes
  • Coordinating - Demonstrates the ability to circulate information through the proper channels
  • Dependability - Demonstrates the ability to follow through with work assignments within the framework of the group
  • Judgement - Demonstrates the ability to base decisions on factual information and sound logic
  • Planning - Develops plans that are aligned with the framework of the group
  • Relationships - Displays a compassionate attitude toward the needs of others


About Cisco:

Main business: Information technology and telecommunications

Cisco is the world leader in networking technologies that transform how people live, work, play and learn.

Cisco was established in 1984, the year after the internet as we know it was established. Almost all traffic on the internet today goes via routers and switches from Cisco. We are in many ways the glue that connects people, all by the use of technology. Application Networking, Video, Mobility, Datacentre, Security and Unified Communications are just some of what we do at Cisco. We are everywhere, from Kampala to Bangalore.


Cisco's exceptional culture is what makes it such a brilliant place for interns and graduates. We offer exciting work challenges in an innovative international environment. Your time at Cisco, with the help of talented and supportive teams, will be full of encouragement and opportunity to develop your skills, focus on achieving your career goals.


Contact for internship enquiries – Paul Gammon (Software Engineering Manager, Green Park, Reading) – citing reference "Expressway Internships".


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