Job description


  • Entry level
  • No Education
  • Salary $18,000.00 - $30,000.00 unpaid work
  • San Jose


The Business Entity
Cisco's Service Provider group has a very rich product portfolio covering multiple Routing platforms and ASICS/Optics. The diagnostics team is responsible for developing innovative software solutions to validate hardware designs and support product manufacturing.
The Team
You will be part of a global Diagnostics Software Development team, a very dynamic group working in a fast-paced environment. As a Software Engineer you will be exposed to state-of-the-art technologies used in Cisco Switching and Routing products. We are looking for motivated individuals who enjoy challenging tasks. We offer a great opportunity to grow your technical skills set and gain visibility and recognition among cross-functional groups.
Role & Responsibilities
In this highly visible role as a Senior Software Engineer, you will:
Architect, design, develop new products from ground up.
Define, design, and develop diagnostic application to validate network product hardware.
Develop and execute detailed software test plans.
Collaborate with team members to configure and boot up Linux kernel and applications on the new product prototype.
Collaborate with hardware engineers to debug product prototype.
Collaborate with software test team to debug and validate software deliverables.
Initiate reviews of ideas and technical objectives within and across functional teams.
Minimum Qualifications
Excellent C and Python programming skills.
Hands on experience with switch/router embedded system software development.
Linux device driver development experience.
Good knowledge of multitasking operating system design.
Proficient in Microcontrollers and embedded peripherals (I2C, ADC, DAC, USB, etc.).
Excellent verbal and written interpersonal skill.
Self-motivated and able to work effectively in a team environment.
Desired Skills
Understanding of Layer 2 and Layer 3 network protocols and technologies such as TCP/IP.
Experience with Network Processor /Fabric ASICs of Cisco or other vendors.
Ability to quickly develop automation test scripts using Python.
Strong passion and experience in troubleshooting, debugging complex systems and possess excellent problem-solving techniques.
Requires MSEE/CS combined with 8+ years of related experience, or BSEE/CS combined with 10+ years of related experience.

About the company

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