Systems Software Engineer

  • Location:
    London, England, United Kingdom
  • Area of Interest
    Engineer - Software
  • Job Type
  • Technology Interest
  • Job Id

What You’ll Do

As a member of this team you will work with engineers to develop solutions to extend and enhance the services offered by the platform. You will work through the entire lifecycle of a feature from its conception to development to operation.

Some of the things you will work on

·        Design, build and operate highly available, distributed micro-services used by engineering

·        Collaborate with software and infrastructure engineering teams to design solutions to enable them

·        Learn the ins and outs of running a cloud platform running 24x7 production services

·        Build and deploy full stack applications worldwide

·        Fine-tune configuration and improve the performance of a variety of systems from API endpoints to Linux kernel parameters

·        Improve the continuous integration and deployment pipelines

Who You'll Work With

The infrastructure team at OpenDNS, now part of Cisco, drives the technology that's transforming the way IT departments secure their networks, and more importantly, their users. As an infrastructure engineer, you will be a key member of the Quadra team, which is responsible for the design, development, and operation of the platform that engineering teams rely on to deliver solutions to our customers. This is a small team that does big things. At its core, Quadra provides Infrastructure as a Service for our engineers, but goes beyond this by providing a single interface into logging, monitoring, firewalling, and more.

Infrastructure Engineering consists of Network Engineering, Systems Engineering, Site Reliability Engineering and Security Engineering - together, we build core Internet infrastructure, security applications and distributed systems at scale. Our environment processes 2,000,000+ requests per second, across 25 data-centers and cloud infrastructure providers.The Quadra team's experience cuts across all layers of the stack. We are a team that supports learning and experimentation. Our customers are engineers in the organization, and we pride ourselves in seeing them succeed by leveraging our platform.

Who You Are

  • Are interested in building solid applications in a variety of languages (Golang, Python…)
  • Enjoy troubleshooting systems and applications through the entire stack
  • Know your way around a Unix terminal
  • Have built or deployed applications using cloud technologies (AWS, Google Cloud, Docker Cloud…)
  •  Love learning
  • Are passionate about building solutions with security in mind
  • Like working collaboratively with a team

Our interview process

One of the aspects of job searching that’s always nerve wrecking is the interview process. To help reduce that stress, our process is fairly straight forward and we aim to be as transparent as possible with it. The process is as follows:

  • 30 minute call with the hiring manager
  • 4 hours of interviews with the team on-site or remotely
  • 1 awesome collaborative coding challenge

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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