Sr. Software Engineer - Platform Infrastructure/Embedded

  • Location:
    Bangalore, Karnataka, India
  • Area of Interest
    Engineer - Software
  • Job Type
  • Technology Interest
    Big Data, Analytics, Internet of Everything, Networking
  • Job Id
The Business Entity:
The Core Software Group (CSG) develops software across the routing, switch and wireless platform portfolio at Cisco and is investing heavily to transform networking through cutting-edge solutions that will change the way IT is consumed. This means your work will transform our customers' consumption of our systems and solutions from every angle.

The Team:
The Routing and Optical Software Group within the Core Software Group, has the charter for all Software Development functions across all Service Provider Routing and Optical platforms. Working in this group, you will have the opportunity to Architect, Design, Develop and Test, some of the world's largest Service Provider Routers that are continuously evolving towards enabling the support of newer and exciting customer business paradigms. You will be interacting and working closely with some of the finest talent pool in the industry - where you will find that work is both fun and challenging. The hiring team has one of the largest charters – completely owning the many high density core routing & optical platforms..

The CiscoNetwork Convergence System 6000 (NCS 6000) helps enable superior network agility, packet optical convergence, and petabits-per-second system scale. It facilitates the Cisco Evolved Programmable Network to support virtualization and programmability at low total cost of ownership and delivers high-bandwidth mobile, video, and cloud services to end users. Cisco NCS 6000 acts as a central nervous system for the overall network architecture.

What You'll Do:
You'll help us bring transformation to life by tracking and reporting out on key initiatives and team actions, including key wins and progress. The High End Router platform team seeks a motivated Experienced Senior Technical Leader to lead, design & develop a broad range of next generation features as part of its Software Development Team (Core Routing - Infrastructure & Fabric Data and control plane).

This is a ground floor opportunity to lead in the next phase of product growth and convergence in the service provider space working in High-end Routing & Optical Business. Participate in feature design discussions and contribute innovative ideas and solutions. Collaborate with cross-functional teams such as marketing, technical support and documentation group on related tasks.

As a part of the engineering team, you will be responsible for the whole product cycle of NCS6k releases, starting from close interaction with Marketing and Account teams, understand the features and priorities, work with BU-wide technical community on the architecture and design, take the product and feature through development and integration and collaborate with test team through Feature and System test cycles.

You are the epitome of technical excellence. You will guide design and code for features/products owned by your team. Engineers working with you shall depend on your technical insight to overcome hurdles. You will have responsibility for all technical artefacts. You will drive new initiatives technically, propose improvements to existing ones. You will be the supreme custodian of quality for deliverables from your team.

Who You'll Work With:
At Cisco, you will be working with a team of dynamic professionals who are passionate in designing and developing high end routing and optical development platform. The environment within the team here is challenging and will give people who are driven an opportunity to influence and impact the way Customers will use our products and transform their business.

You have a unique opportunity to join this disruptive software team and unleash the networking capabilities of the underlying linux system in NG-XR.

Who You Are:
You Have:
* BE/B.Tech/ME/M.Tech/MS in CS/EE/IT/ECE, MCA, or similar education.
* Experience in embedded firmware development
* Expertise in OS internals and Device Driver development on Distributed & Real Time Embedded Systems and OS like IOS, pSOS, VxWorks, Linux, etc.
* Low level programming (interaction with hardware) using C language in multi-threaded, multi-processor, highly-available systems.
* Strong background in Linux internals and hands-on experience in Virtualization technologies (KVM, VMWare) is an added advantage.
* Understanding of various h/w architecture (*PCI, PCIe, DMA, I2C, SPI, etc.) and *processors (x86, PPC).
* Experience in product life cycle and tools and and should been involved in end-to-end product or linecard development lifecycle
* Hands on experience with NPU, ASIC, FPGAs with focus on Routing/Optical/Switching platforms.
* Perform complex subsystem level unit, integration, and dev automation test suites.
* Solid understanding of distributed systems and networking principles, plus working knowledge of related disciplines, e.g., computer security, algorithms, database, and operating systems.
* Ability to understand and drive system level architecture, design & debugging.
* Excellent communication skills and a proven ability to manage competing high priority tasks.
* Ability to interface and collaborate directly with various stake holders, business partners, and vendors
* Dedication to Customer Success: Reproduction and debugging of customer issues, handling of field queries. Participate/Lead in deployments and certifications
* Develop functional specifications, assessing task requirements and scheduling, and participating in development, debug and support
* Excellent verbal/written communication skills, Teamwork and interpersonal skills.
* Good understanding in SOC architecture, Hardware/Software partitioning
* Experience with PCI Express, SAS, SCSI, SATA DDR, ARM/x86 Processors
* Hands on experience with virtualization technologies, various hypervisors, system software, networking, and have experience with Linux Kernel software development
* Hands on experience in various board bringups & worked on Intel Architectures
* Deep C programming language knowledge that allows understanding of kernel and driver level code.
* Good understand open source development methodology and practice

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.

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