Senior Software Engineer - Linux Kernel

Cisco Systems - San Jose, CA4.1

The Business Entity

Cisco's Service Provider group has a very rich product portfolio covering

multiple Routing platforms and ASICS/Optics. The diagnostics team is responsible for developing innovative software solutions to validate hardware designs and support product manufacturing

The Team

You will be part of a global Diagnostics Software Development team, a very dynamic group working in a fast-paced environment. As a Software Engineer you will be exposed to state-of-the-art technologies used in Cisco Switching and Routing products. We are looking for motivated individuals who enjoy challenging tasks. We offer a great opportunity to grow your technical skills set and gain visibility and recognition among cross-functional groups.

Role & Responsibilities

In this highly visible role as a Senior Software Engineer, you will:
Build, make changes, and configure open source Linux kernel
Design and develop Linux devices drivers for ARM based SoC
Setup Yocto build system
Author software functional specification to bring-up product prototypes.
Define, design, and develop API to support Linux application development
Develop and execute detailed test plans to validate device driver software
Collaborate with team members to configure and boot up Linux kernel on the new product prototype
Collaborate with hardware engineers to debug product prototype
Collaborate with software test team to debug and validate software deliverables
Initiate informal reviews of ideas and technical objectives within and across functional teams
Minimum Qualifications

Excellent C and Python programming skills

Solid background in software development methodology

Seeking candidates with excellent knowledge in Open Source Linux kernel

Strong Linux device driver development skills

Experience with Yocto, OpenBMC and Linux kernel configuration

Strong problem solving and debugging skills

Self-motivated and able to work effectively in a team environment

Good English written/oral communication skills

Desired Skills

Real time OS and Kernel development experience

Experience with test equipment (eg: traffic generator, etc.)

Proficient in Microcontrollers and embedded peripherals (I2C, ADC, DAC, USB, etc.)

Experience with IPMI, D-BUS, REST management, YAML, XML

Requires MSEE/CS combined with 5-7 years of related experience, or BSEE/CS combined with 7-10+ years of related experience.

About Cisco

The Internet of Everything is a phenomenon driving new opportunities for Cisco and it's transforming our customers' businesses worldwide. We are pioneers and have been since the early days of connectivity. Today, we are building teams that are expanding our technology solutions in the mobile, cloud, security, IT, and big data spaces, including software and consulting services. As Cisco delivers the network that powers the Internet, we are connecting the unconnected. Imagine creating unprecedented disruption. Your revolutionary ideas will impact everything from retail, healthcare, and entertainment, to public and private sectors, and far beyond. Collaborate with like-minded innovators in a fun and flexible culture that has earned Cisco global recognition as a Great Place To Work. With roughly 10 billion connected things in the world now and over 50 billion estimated in the future, your career has exponential possibilities at Cisco.
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