1204389 - Technical Leader Engineering - Platform Forwarding

  • Location:
    San Jose, California, US
  • Area of Interest
    Engineer - Software
  • Job Type
  • Technology Interest
    Cloud and Data Center, Software Development, Testing
  • Job Id
Technical Leader Engineering - Platform Forwarding
San Jose, CA

Who You'll Work With and What are we building next?

It is an exciting time to work the IOS-XR platform software engineering team that 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 all over in the world. Differentiate yourself by going above and beyond plain app software development.

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. Some people are calling it the plug-and-play of networking.

What You'll Do and WIFM - What's In It For Me?

  • Build your expertise on the best-in-class modular, fully distributed, highly available, highly secure network operating system and routing platform
  • Work directly with the top customers like Google, Facebook, Comcast, Microsoft, AT&T, NTT, British Telecom, etc and learn how the world of Edge and Core networking is evolving
  • Evolve IOS-XR into the new Virtualize world and be part of the journey to drive the Customers towards enabling of Virtualize Cloud based Network Services
  • Design and develop platform forwarding software modules for the web router.
  • Develop automated test 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.

Who You Are?

We are looking for strong, talented and energetic engineers and technical leaders with following skills:
  • Proficient in "C" and multithread programming
  • Hands on experience developing L2/L3 or MPLS forwarding infrastructure or features for a router/switch.
  • Good understanding of IP/MPLS packet forwarding concepts.
  • Exposure to Open Source software and contributions to the Open Source community.
  • Experience developing user mode device drivers or platform resource management (tcam, iptables) software in multithreaded environment.
  • Prior experience in developing forwarding software for a router/switch platform based on Broadcom XGS Trident/Trident2 or Dunes/Arad ASIC.
  • Hands on experience using traffic generators, ICE debugging
  • Experience with Python, Perl or shell scripting.
  • MSEE/CS with 8+ years OR BSEE/Cs with 10+ years of related experience is required

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.

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