Lead Software Engineer - Polaris - Virtual Platforms

Cisco - San Jose, CA4.1

Full-timeEstimated: $99,000 - $140,000 a year
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Cisco Polaris IOS-XE platform enablement team is looking for a software engineer to contribute on the highly scalable Platform Infrastructure. We’re looking for smart, hard-working people who see problems as challenges and strive to meet them. People with a high degree of ownership who can bring solutions to the table and consider the entire application end to end.


What will you do?

Develop Platform Infrastructure, which is highly portable across various platforms.
Design and develop virtual platforms.
Debug and resolve moderate to complex problems
Independently perform problem determination and resolution
Coordinate testing and debugging for programming changes among support staff and Quality Assurance
Prepare system documentation as required
Who You Are

You are a Software engineer with 8-10+ years of experience in computer systems, ASIC pipeline programming, PFE architectures and ASIC simulation methods.

You have experience with CPU/Memory Management/IO and Virtualization technologies

You are familiar with build and packaging in Linux.

You are an excellent C programmer and possess strong analytical and problem solving skills

You possess the ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment

You must have at least 3 years of Linux embedded development experience

Prefer strong skills in Python/Perl scripting

Desired Skills:
Self-motivated, strong sense of ownership, good team player
Must be able to own large portions of the software from a technical perspective

Handle multiple tasks at once and work independently with minimal managerial oversight.
Have experience in customer deployment.

Strong interpersonal and communication skills.

Strong team building skills. This role requires the ability to work across departments and with other teams
Be open to continuous learning and committed to on-going self-improvement.

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.

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