Technical Leader II

  • Location:
    San Jose, California, US
  • Area of Interest
    Engineer - Software
  • Job Type
  • Technology Interest
    Internet of Everything, Networking, Software Development, Testing
  • Job Id

Technical Leader

Location: San Jose, CA

Who You'll Work With: 

ISE (Identity Services Engine) is a fast growing product within Cisco's Core software group. ISE is winner of  Cisco Pioneer award and have been awarded the best NAC solution by SC magazine for 2015, 2016. Cisco Identity Services Engine (ISE) is an identity-based access control policy platform that enables enterprises to enforce compliance, enhance infrastructure security and streamline their service operations in any environment—wired, wireless or VPN. Its unique architecture allows enterprises to gather real time contextual information from network, users, and devices to make proactive governance decisions by tying identity back into various network elements including access switches, wireless controllers, VPN gateways, and datacenter switches. Cisco ISE is a core component of the Cisco TrustSec solution and Cisco's DNA (Digital Network Architecture).  

 What You'll Do:

•   Mentor and assistant the Manager to lead a team of 10-15 engineers to help build/develop features and technologies across the stack to be deployed in the cloud or on-prem.

•   Attract, retain, coach and manage the engineers to create high quality applications

•   Provide specific technology expertise to help advance and drive innovation

•   Partner with architects, business managers to build strategies for execution, drive and/or facilitate key decisions and influence others and lead change where appropriate

•   Partner with peers, leaders in a distributed engineering environment to effectively execute on the business needs


Who You Are: 

You are an experienced professional with 12-15 years of experience in software development with a broad mix of technologies including a strong subset of:

◦                     Core Java 8, Spring framework, SpringBoot, Spring Cloud,

◦                     Angular JS, React

◦                     Cloud Foundry (or equivalent),

◦                     MariaDB, EnterpriseDB, NoSQL (Cassandra, MongoDB, Elastic search), IMDG

◦                     RabbitMQ,

◦                     AWS Web Services,

◦                     API gateway,

◦                     Linux, Unix systems

◦                     Drools/Activiti, and a range of open source libraries.  

◦                     CI/CD (Jenkins, GitHub, SonarQube, Fortify etc.).


You also have experience with following:

Distributed architecture, SOA, microservices and Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS)

Working on networking, security technologies, enterprise level applications

 Agile and Test Driven Development (TDD) methodologies

Hands-on development of large scale, customer focused web based and/or backend applications.


•   Strong technical credentials, with at least 10+ years of software development experience and 5+ years leading/managing software development teams.

•   Strong oral and written communication skills, able to present ideas and information clearly.

•   Must be proficient and comfortable at problem diagnosis, troubleshooting and problem solving.

•   Proven record of innovation and technical thought leadership with excellent business acumen. Exercises good judgment in both technology and business situations.

•   A record of hiring of strong technical team members and leaders.

•   Obsession with quality and customer experience - Attention to detail coupled with ability to think abstractly

•   Should be apt at doing high and low level design and code reviews

•   Knowledge of AAA protocols, Security technologies, Network access devices (Switches, Firewalls etc), Active Directory, LDAP a plus.

•   Strong knowledge of data structures, algorithms and designing for performance and scale.

•   Bachelor's or a Masters Degree in CS/CE/EE required.


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!