Embedded Linux Software Engineer

  • Location:
    Milpitas, California, US
  • Area of Interest
    Engineer - Software
  • Job Type
  • Technology Interest
    Cloud and Data Center
  • Job Id

What You'll Do

You’re extremely motivated Software Engineer and passionate about learning and contributing to the team and the business with "can do" attitude.

  • Strong design/programming ethic. Knowledge of designing large-scale systems in C/C++ environments is preferred.
  • Dedication to Quality: Ability to ensure and commit to a higher standard of quality than in the face of time to market pressures.
  • Strong OS fundamentals and networking concepts is a requirement.
  • In-depth experience in designing networking systems with L2, L3 and Multicast background


Participate on a project team of engineers involved in the development of software for our Next generation Campus switching architectures. Define, architect, design, and deliver new software and features for the Campus switching platforms

Day to day activities will involve building new features, understanding features in a bold product and proposing solutions that work for our platform, writing functional and design specifications, programming, unit and integration testing your code, helping review specifications and code for software engineers in the team, helping documentation team with the configuration aspects of your feature.

Who You'll Work With

Cisco Switching Software Group is builds Catalyst switching platforms. This group handles all of enterprise switching needs, helping Cisco be the market leader in campus access switching, for both wired and wireless.

In order to passionately continue to grow the revenue, the group is looking for new capabilities and valuable network services to current platforms as well as next generation product lines that will help solve critical customer problems.

The switching software team is a group of talented individuals responsible for the architecture, design, implementation and support of all infrastructure and features on the next generation Catalyst switches.

As a member of this team, you will work on wireless functionality on switch platforms. You will be working right from the product requirements stage all the way through customer support. You will involve product requirement analysis, SW design and implementation, write technical design documents, and perform tests. You will have an opportunity to get direct customer exposure.

Who You Are

  • You are a Software engineer with 5+ years of experience with BS/MS in computer systems, software and architecture.
  • You possess the aptitude to multi-task in fast-paced environment
  • You have at least 3 years of Linux embedded development experience
  • You are good with writing distributed platform and system software
  • You are desired to have experienced with board bring-up, writing and debugging device drivers
  • Deep understanding of Linux and network resource management
  • You are an excellent C programmer and possess strong analytical and logical solving skills
  • You have experience with CPU/Memory Management/IO and Virtualization technologies
  • You have a deep expertise of the network protocol stack, including L2 switching and IP Routing, TCP/IP
  • Prefer strong skills in Python/Perl scripting

Desired Skills:

  • Self-motivated, strong sense of ownership, good teammate

You should be able to own large portions of the software from a technical perspective

  • Handle multiple tasks at once and work independently with minimal managerial mentorship.

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 ongoing self-improvement.
  • Initiate and participate in organizational efforts to improve overall group productivity and test effectiveness. Contribute to overall test strategies

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 rare personalities who aren’t afraid to change the way the world works, lives, plays and learns.
  • We are leaders with vision, 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.

Cisco is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, genetic information, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected basis. Cisco will consider for employment, on a case by case basis, qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.


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