Technical Leader

  • Location:
    Bangalore, Karnataka, India
  • Area of Interest
    Engineer - Software
  • Job Type
  • Technology Interest
  • Job Id

Cisco Seeks Platform and System Software Development team that is responsible for one of Cisco's highest revenue products, the Catalyst Switching family. Cisco needs Engineers to help design, develop, test and document Switching software in support of the total design effort.  Be part of the Cisco organization that is driving the evolution and expansion into new technology areas and market segments. The ideal candidate demonstrates a system-level focus while understanding the impact of every component. Broad knowledge of and exposure to network protocols as well as embedded and real-time operating systems are essential for success in this role.


Who you are

The applicant should have a consistent track record of designing and developing high quality software products and should possess the following particular skills and experience: Strong technology expertise, skills for debugging problems, familiarization with unit test automation are required for this role.


A seasoned software engineer with Bachelor/Master’s degree with 4 to 12 years of related experience in embedded s/w development, Ethernet Switching technology


-     Hands-on experience with Unix/Linux development tools

-     Platform Drivers, BIOS/Bootloader, Microcode, Datapath debugging / troubleshooting

-     Experience with real-time O/S (e.g. Linux, IOS)


Experience in ANY of the following areas:  


Platform Development

-     Low-level device drivers and ASIC & Switch Datapath programming

-     Bootloader, Linux Device Driver, Board Bring up, I2C, BSP, PCIe

-     High Availability, In Services Software Upgrade (ISSU),

-     Firmware development, FPGA programming

-     Ethernet PHY, mGig, POE development


Desirable experience

-     Basic L2/L3 protocols

-     Server/Host Virtualisation – LXC, Docker



- Proficiency in C/C++ programming, Python/TCL scripting

- Knowledge of Linux Internals


Why Cisco

We connect everything: people, processes, data, and things. We innovate everywhere, taking bold risks to craft 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 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.


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