Senior Software Engineer

Cisco Careers – San Jose, CA

What You'll Do:

You are a successful Software Engineer responsible for driving existing projects and engage in new development for our Next Generation routers.


  • Design and develop next-generation platform administration software components with focus on optimization, scalability and Platform abstraction
  • Design and develop disaggregated software that can run on Custom HW and 3rd party HW
  • Interact with Customers and Technical Support team to resolve any deployment issues
  • Agile development methodologies with focus on UT automation and Test framework
  • Design and write Modular, Portable, Maintainable code that can run Fixed, Distributed and Centralized system architecture.
  • New Hardware bring-up
  • Who You'll Work With:

    You’ll be part of a team in Cisco's Service Provide Network Systems Group, focusing on developing high-performance IOX-XR software for routers that are deployed in core, edge and data center networks.

    IOS XR is a train of Cisco Systems' widely deployed Internetworking Operating System (IOS), used on their high-end Network Converging System (NCS), carrier-grade routers such as the CRS series, 12000 series, and ASR9000 series.

    We’re a team of software experts within the larger XR team who work on NPU and fabric subsystem.

    Who You Are:

    You are a highly motivated engineer with experience in embedded system development for distributed systems.

    You will have the opportunity to work and learn in a dynamic environment with a team of talented engineers, developing state of the art software.

    You will collaborate closely with the ASIC and hardware team and other software teams to implement drivers that work with vendor and cisco internal ASICs to implement the NPU and fabric subsystems for our next generation family of routers.

    Knowledge and Skills:

  • Excellent C, C++ programming and debugging skills
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Python
  • Expertise on Platform drivers, System Shelf management, Management plane, Config Plane is an added advantage
  • A deep understanding of multiple of the following areas including
  • Embedded systems
  • Linux kernel and real time os fundamentals
  • Device driver development
  • Interrupt handling
  • Inter process communication
  • Understanding of networking protocols
  • Ability to debug issues system-wide
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Collaborative and team-focused, with the drive to learn and grow
  • Self-motivated, strong sense of ownership, good teammate
  • Bachelor’s or master’s degree in Computer Science, Computer/Software/Electrical Engineering, or a related major such as Math or Physics
  • 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 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 Affrmative 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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