Senior Software Engineer-High Availability

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

What will you do?

You're going to contribute on the High Availability infrastructure. You're a smart, hard-working who see problems as challenges and strive to meet them. You come with a high degree of ownership who can bring solutions to the table and consider the entire application end to end.


  • Develop new High Availability features according to requirements on our flagship product
  • Debug and resolve moderate to complex problems
  • Interpret business specifications and perform analysis/design functions
  • Independently perform problem determination and resolution
  • Lead testing and debugging for programming changes among support staff and Quality Assurance
  • Prepare system documentation as required

Who You'll Work With

Cisco Polaris IOS-XE team is responsible for adding programmability & manageability functionality to support SDN and data analytics. The software we are building will be used in millions of devices to build meaningful networks all over the world. You will be part of a phenomenal team of engineers with a diverse set of experiences and knowledge. This position offers a great opportunity for you to learn and for us to learn from you. We are revolutionizing the way network devices are managed. Come join us if you want to be a great teammate that agrees and get things done (so you still have time to pursue your life outside of work).

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 bringup, 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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