Senior Network Engineer

  • Location:
    Santa Clara, California, US
  • Area of Interest
    Engineer - Network
  • Job Type
  • Technology Interest
    Internet of Everything
  • Job Id

The Business Entity

The scope and definition of networks is being redefined as more devices – sensors, machines, vehicles, etc. – are being connected. The Internet is becoming the “Internet of Everything”, and “Things” are driving an explosion in the number of connected devices as well as the volume of data: The “Internet of Things” or “IoT”. The IoT Software Platform team is building the next generation infrastructure to handle this. The scale required to connect, manage, secure, and move data from these devices in a useful way is unprecedented and is going to require significant innovation to meet the challenge. The IoT Software Platform team’s mission is to meet these challenges. 


The Team

Cisco is building a world-class team to build the IoT Software Platform, and as member of that team, you’ll collaborate with people who have deep experience in large scale, high performance, highly distributed systems. Our team is powered by people, and our people are empowered, have visibility into customer needs, and everyone is encouraged to experiment and engage in learning that produces results. Our leadership is deeply technical, and has a proven track record of delivering innovative technology. We consider Agile to be a culture, not a process. Test-driven development is a baseline, and we apply behavior-driven development when it makes sense. We leverage open source where it makes sense and lead or contribute to these communities. If this sounds like a place you can thrive, and you believe that untested code is broken code, that working code trumps Power Point slides, we want to talk to you.


Role & Responsibilities

As a member of the IoT engineering team, you will:

·       Participate in the design, engineering and operation of core network nodes related to the fulfillment of mission-critical wireless data services

·       Deploy and maintain physical server platforms including Cisco UCS, Dell, Blade servers and virtualized servers including VMWare and Hypervisor

·       Provide administrative support of Linux systems (RedHat and CentOS). Installing the Linux operating system, managing the configurations, troubleshooting, monitoring the status of systems and applications

·       Support installed Linux applications and network services (DNS, AAA, CALEA, etc.)

·       Manage integration and testing with worldwide operators and enterprise customers

·       Troubleshoot operational issues escalated to the Engineering team, during and outside of business hours

·       Drive towards continuous improvement through process automation and knowledge sharing

·       Contribute across the broader team on initiatives expand knowledge research and development for future growth and enhancements of wireless data network platforms


Minimum Qualifications

·       BS /MS in Engineering, Computer Science, or equivalent with 8 years of experience

·       Hands-on experience with Linux systems and server virtualization technologies

·       Networking knowledge (OSI Layers, Network Topologies, TCP/IP, etc.)

·       Advanced knowledge of script languages such as Shell and Perl

·       Experience with 24X7 support model with oncall rotation

·       Knowledge of distributed computing

·       Must be motivated, self-directed and a self-starter


Desired Skills

·       Advanced experience with DNS systems such as BIND and PowerDNS

·       Advanced experience with wireless technologies such as UMTS and LTE

·       Experience with Tomcat and Apache web servers

·       Experience with Cisco Products - CCNA or higher preferred

·       Knowledge and experience with “Platform as a Service” environments or other application development platforms

·       Strong team player, with ability to actively contribute in teams with different skill and experience levels

·       Experience building highly scalable solutions

·       Excellent troubleshooting skills on a busy infrastructure setup


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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