Software Engineer - Platform Forwarding

  • Location:
    San Jose, California, US
  • Area of Interest
    Engineer - Software
  • Job Type
    Professional
  • Technology Interest
    Service Provider
  • Job Id
    1207582
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Software Engineer - Platform Forwarding
San Jose, CA

The Business Entity
Cisco IOS-XR software is a modular and fully distributed network operating system that powers Cisco's cutting-edge routing/switching systems like the CRS-1/3, ASR9000 and NCS6000 in service provider networks. The IOS-XR group is building the next generation Cisco L2/L3 switch that will transform the Web/OTT and SP datacenter space.

The Team
The IOS-XR platform software engineering team designs and develops platform specific software for Cisco's service provider routing and switching platforms. This is a unique opportunity to work on the guts of the forwarding on a brand new L2/L3 switch that will interconnect massive data centers in the world.

Role & Responsibilities
* Design and develop platform forwarding software modules for the L2/L3 switch.
* Develop automated tests in Python/C for hardware diagnostics and forwarding software validation.
* Conduct and participate in peer code/design reviews.
* Deliver detailed functional and design specifications of the software.
* Work closely with the platform hardware team in defining the programming interfaces into the hardware, diagnostics, design verification and board bringup.

Minimum Qualifications
* 2+ years of work experience in embedded software development or MS EE/CS degree with networking coursework.
* Prior experience developing networking software for class project or work assignment..
* Good understanding of IP/MPLS packet forwarding concepts.
* Proficient in "C" and multithread programming.
* BS degree in CS/EE/CE or technical equivalent.

Desired Skills
* Experience developing user mode device drivers or platform resource management (tcam, iptables) software in multithreaded environment.
* Hands on experience using traffic generators, ICE debugging
* Experience with Python, Perl or shell scripting.
* Experience IP/MPLS control and forwarding plane.

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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