Software Engineer- Data Center

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

What You'll Do

You will be executing job responsibilities as a Software Engineer in testing and automating Networking Software features for Data Center Business Unit.


    Review PRD, SFS, Test plans, and customer facing documentation.

    Work with Development, Marketing, Customer facing teams ensuring quality for software feature delivery.

    Execute software tests, track and log issues and drive them till resolution with verification of bug fixes

    Implement understanding of Data center architecture in testing topologies.

    Implement networking concepts understanding for testing telemetry, programmability technologies.

    Write high quality automation scripts with high code coverage.

    Engagement in Early Field Trials and Customer POCs.

    Closely work with field/customer facing teams to incorporate feedback into internal test phases / build standard methodologies.


Who You’ll Work With

Data Center Networking Group is developing the Nexus 9000 line of data center and cloud switches that feature application awareness to make the network infrastructure flexible and agile for dynamic response to application needs and virtual machine workload mobility. Data Center also developed a 40G Ethernet transceiver designed to drastically lower the price of 40G optics to better compete with other competitor switches.

The Team

The future of networking with ACI is about providing a network that is deployed, monitored, and managed in a fashion that supports DevOps and rapid application change. ACI does so through the reduction of complexity and a common policy framework that can automate provisioning and managing of resources.

 As we realize our globalization strategies and move in to new markets, our diverse, inclusive culture also creates a competitive advantage for Cisco. It ensures we have the fresh ideas and execution capabilities and the local knowledge we need to best serve our customers and build our presence around the globe. By gaining a better understanding of the world and the differences in its people we can change the way it works, lives, plays, and learns.

Who You Are

    BSEE/CS or equivalent with 7+ years of experience in Networking software testing or MSEE/CS or equivalent with 4+ years of experience in Networking software testing.

    Experience testing Networking technologies such as L2/L3, Vxlan. Preferably understanding of OAM, Telemetry, Data Center Spine/Leaf architecture, Programmability (REST/NETCONF/OC etc.).

    3-4 years experience in automation with scripting languages such as Tcl, Python; preferably good understanding of Cisco pyATS infrastructure.

    2-3 years experience in using 3rd party test tools such as Ixia, Spirent etc. Experience automating using APIs on the 3rd party tools is a plus.

    Good problem solving and software development/troubleshooting skills

    Hands on experience in building testbeds, scope testing effort using technical judgements with minimal supervision.

Additional Skills

    Excellent written and verbal communication skills

    Preferable 1-2 years experience in all phases of SW Development cycle with some exposure to agile development methodologies.

    Ability to work and influence teams beyond your immediate group.

    Strong motivation to innovate and improve customer and product experience.

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 unique personalities who aren't afraid to change the way the world works, lives, plays and learns. We are thought leaders, 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.


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