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Principal Software Engineer

Company: Cisco
Location: Milpitas
Posted on: May 12, 2024

Job Description:

Who We Are:

We are the IOS-XE team! Cisco IOS-XE is the network OS that has the largest deployment of Enterprise Networking Products in the world. As a single OS it powers the enterprise switching, routing wireless, IoT and service provider portfolio which gets deployed in access, aggregation, core and WAN!

Who You'll Work With:

You will work with team members who designed and developed the networking software for multiple decades and created legacy in Data Networking space by their innovation and delivery of multi-billion-dollar successful products. They are developers and leaders who are passionate about tackling complex technology, building large scale distributed systems and comfortable to challenge themselves to raise the bar constantly. You will be part of a fast-paced work environment and responsible for product development and support.

Who You Are:

You are an Engineer who is passionate, self-motivated, who can think big and has the hunger to drive big transformation to delight our customers and improve networking experience. Ideal candidate would have proven track record of solving critical technical problems, rapid learning and prototyping, delivering outstanding products with amazing quality. Ability to navigate through ambiguity and delivering result is must.

Here are some of the main things we are looking for:

  • Deep knowledge of networking technology. You'll be happy talking any layer of Networking L2-L7 and be able to understand deeply how these play together with our technology. You'll possess a deep knowledge how a Networking system, deployment and operation works. You should be comfortable to work in OS, Infra SW, Linux, Data path, Control Path or Networking application at ease.
  • Strong technical vision. You can collaborate with and beyond the team to formulate a compelling vision for the product and technology. You have the communication skills to sell it internally and to customers, and to make sure it is represented in the team's strategy and roadmap.
  • Expert in software development. This is a hands-on role, so you will be excited by the opportunity to build new things. You will have many examples of successfully delivering complex enterprise software projects. We're ideally looking for someone with strong expertise in C/C++.
  • Natural collaborator. It takes a village to do anything worthwhile, and you're happy working across teams and organization boundaries.
  • Effective mentor. You have a passion to up-level the team and those around you. You are open to learning as well...nobody is an expert at everything.

    What you will do:

    As a Principal Software Engineer, you'll join an extremely fast paced team whose mission is to deliver a software infrastructure which will enable a transformation in the Networking industry. In this role you'll have opportunity to innovate, design and develop V0 infrastructure networking software!

    Basic Qualifications:

    • 10+ years of relevant experience with BS or MS in CS or other related fields.
    • 10+ years in embedded software development experience using C programing language.
    • Hands on experience of design and delivering successful products which enables cloud as well as deployed in cloud at scale.

      Preferred Qualifications:

      • Extensive years of experience working in Networking infra software and optimization.
      • Knowledge of C++ is a plus!
      • Innovation for ease of networking operation and deployment
      • In-depth understanding of Networking infra, platform SW, HA, data-path, control path, packet forwarding, management and security software
      • Strong communication and presentation skills.
        Why Cisco?

        #WeAreCisco. We are all unique, but collectively we bring our talents to work as a team, to develop innovative technology and power a more inclusive, digital future for everyone. How do we do it? Well, for starters - with people like you!

        Nearly every internet connection around the world touches Cisco. We're the Internet's optimists. Our technology makes sure the data traveling at light speed across connections does so securely, yet it's not what we make but what we make happen which marks us out. We're helping those who work in the health service to connect with patients and each other; schools, colleges, and universities to teach in even the most difficult of times. We're helping businesses of all shapes and sizes to connect with their employees and customers in new ways, providing people with access to the digital skills they need and connecting the most remote parts of the world - whether through 5G, or otherwise.

        We tackle whatever challenges come our way. We have each other's backs, we recognize our accomplishments, and we grow together. We celebrate and support one another - from big and small things in life to big career moments. And giving back, it's in our DNA (we get 10 days off each year to do just that).

        We know that powering an inclusive future starts with us. Because without diversity and a dedication to equality, there is no moving forward. Our 30 Inclusive Communities, that bring people together around commonalities or passions, are leading the way. Together we're committed to learning, listening, caring for our communities, whilst supporting the most vulnerable with a collective effort to make this world a better place either with technology, or through our actions.

        Message to applicants applying to work in the U.S. and/or Canada:

        When available, the salary range posted for this position reflects the projected hiring range for new hire, full-time salaries in U.S. and/or Canada locations, not including equity or benefits. For non-sales roles the hiring ranges reflect base salary only; employees are also eligible to receive annual bonuses. Hiring ranges for sales positions include base and incentive compensation target. Individual pay is determined by the candidate's hiring location and additional factors, including but not limited to skillset, experience, and relevant education, certifications, or training. Applicants may not be eligible for the full salary range based on their U.S. or Canada hiring location. The recruiter can share more details about compensation for the role in your location during the hiring process.

        U.S. employees have access to quality medical, dental and vision insurance, a 401(k) plan with a Cisco matching contribution, short and long-term disability coverage, basic life insurance and numerous wellbeing offerings. Employees receive up to twelve paid holidays per calendar year, which includes one floating holiday, plus a day off for their birthday. Employees accrue up to 20 days of Paid Time Off (PTO) each year and have access to paid time away to deal with critical or emergency issues without tapping into their PTO. We offer additional paid time to volunteer and give back to the community. Employees are also able to purchase company stock through our Employee Stock Purchase Program.

        Employees on sales plans earn performance-based incentive pay on top of their base salary, which is split between quota and non-quota components. For quota-based incentive pay, Cisco typically pays as follows:

        .75% of incentive target for each 1% of revenue attainment up to 50% of quota;

        1.5% of incentive target for each 1% of attainment between 50% and 75%;

        1% of incentive target for each 1% of attainment between 75% and 100%; and once performance exceeds 100% attainment, incentive rates are at or above 1% for each 1% of attainment with no cap on incentive compensation.

        For non-quota-based sales performance elements such as strategic sales objectives, Cisco may pay up to 125% of target. Cisco sales plans do not have a minimum threshold of performance for sales incentive compensation to be paid.

Keywords: Cisco, Milpitas , Principal Software Engineer, IT / Software / Systems , Milpitas, California

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