Job description


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


What You'll Do
You’re deeply motivated Software Engineer who can make a difference in the team with their out of box thinking and will be part of world-class research and advanced development team that works on various ground breaking technologies.
In Enterprise Networking's Innovation Lab, you participate in a dynamic and interdisciplinary team responsible for identifying meaningful and impactful problems, developing practical proof-of-concept solutions, and delivering quality code that will form the foundation for Cisco's future products and services. You have opportunity to engage in intense cross-team and cross-business collaborations.
Who You'll Work With
The Enterprise Networking Business (ENB) is Cisco's largest business group by revenue and profit. Members of the Innovation Lab collaborates with engineering and product management within Cisco, as well as academia and standards groups outside Cisco, to deliver application-aware networking products and solutions that build innovations in Intent-Based Networking (IBN), Internet of Things (IoT), emerging wireless technologies such as Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) and 5G cellular, software-defined WAN (SD-WAN), cloud networking, security, and related areas. Of particular interest are the development and application of machine learning and artificial intelligence toward improving networking, application-aware networking, security, and related areas. We have keen interest in building proof-of-concepts, and developing optimization for emerging applications such as augmented reality, virtual reality, smart-buildings, smart-cities, connected vehicles, remote telemedicine, and other meaningful areas for society.
Who You Are
Minimum qualification
Typically requires PhD in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Math, or related field, or MS combined with 3+ years of related experience
Strong background in theory or practice for one of the following topics
PHY or MAC operations for WiFi or other wireless technologies
Machine learning, deep learning, reinforcement learning
Software defined infrastructure, including software defined radio
Wireless sensing using radio or other frequencies
Network-based analytics for the above and following areas.
Enterprise mobility, BYOD, and indoor-location-based services
Internet of Things (IoT)
Interactive video or AR/VR over enterprise networks
Enterprise security
Strong software system building skills
Track record of innovation evidenced by development of novel systems, products, publications, or patents.
Desired Skills:
Self-motivated, strong sense of ownership, good teammate
Handle multiple tasks at once and work independently with minimal managerial mentorship.
Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
Strong team building skills. This role requires the ability to work across departments and with other teams
Be open to continuous learning and committed to ongoing self-improvement.
Initiate and participate in interpersonal efforts to improve overall group productivity and test effectiveness.
Why Cisco
We connect everything: people, processes, data, and things. We innovate everywhere, taking aggressive risks to craft the technologies that give us smart cities, connected cars, and handheld hospitals. And we do it in style with rare 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.

About the company

At Cisco, transforming the way people work, live, play and learn also includes being a great place to work. For 17 years, we’ve been named a Fortune 100 Best Place to Work, one of a handful of companies included on the list since its inception. And, we are among 25 companies acknowledged as a world’s best multinational workplace.

We’re proud of this recognition because it means, at Cisco, you will enjoy working flexibly, using our own market-leading collaboration technology to drive innovation; taking advantage of numerous health and wellness resources; pursuing exciting career opportunities, and participating in programs to help your local communities or fulfill philanthropic interests. And, you’ll be doing all of this while being part of a global team that is making a positive difference in the world.

Learn why Cisco is a great place to work and what we offer you.

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