Engineer, ASIC Engineering - MG1217877

  • Location:
    San Jose, California, US
  • Area of Interest
    Engineer - Hardware
  • Job Type
  • Technology Interest
    Cloud and Data Center, Networking
  • Job Id
What You'll Do

It used to be that high-speed packet forwarding was performed in dedicated ASIC designs. These days we are looking to make those ASICs more general and programmable. P4 has been proposed as a

Who You'll Work With

INSBU develops high-performance switches for the data center and for the cloud. You will be working with the team that develops the ASICs at the heart of each of these switch products. There are only a very few teams worldwide that implement such devices. Every time you access the Internet, chances are, your data's been through one of our switches.

Who You Are

  • Merchant silicon SDK experience
  • Deep understanding of device pipeline and pipeline constructs to support L2/L3, multicast and tunneling features
  • Good understanding of traffic management features in ASICs, including queuing, shaping, policing, QOS
  • Familiarity with ASIC abstraction layers
  • Experience with implementing/maintaining L2/L3 data path features in a NOS
  • Familiarity with Ethernet MAC layer and auto-negotiation standards.
  • Good to have, experience working on chassis based designs.
  • Coding expertise in C and at least one object oriented language


  • A minimum of MSEE/MSCS with 4 years or BSEE/ BSCS with 6 years of related experience is required.
  • Design and development experience with at least one programming language.
  • Prefer to have experience with developing a protocol module from scratch.
  • Ability to debug an issue system wide (from applications to protocol modules to forwarding plane).
  • Ability to work independently

Why Cisco

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