Cisco Technical Lead - Wireless in Milpitas, California

Technical Lead - Wireless

  • Location: Milpitas, California, US

  • Area of Interest Engineer - Software

  • Job Type Professional

  • Technology Interest Wireless, Mobility

  • Job Id 1248498

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What You'll Do

You’re deeply motivated System Architect and expected to deliver and lead through others, as well as personally working to reach innovative solutions to business problems. You will interact with customers, account teams to understand the customer problem and design a solution. You're super thrilled to be the one responsible for power-on and bringing life to the most advanced networking system in the world. You would not hesitate to roll-up sleeves and probe hardware in the lab when required.

  • You’ll drive a collaborative process with partners and fellow architects to collect business and technical requirements to then fully articulate the solutions architecture of the platform

  • Identify, deliver, and document the required artifacts to make the new capabilities generally available, including strategy collateral, roadmaps, position statements, policies, standards, concepts, and logical specifications

  • After the initial architecture phase, the architect would actively continue monitoring and consulting throughout the execution phases, including design, engineering, implementation, and operations, feeding implementation and operational challenges back into architectural opportunities

  • Influence strategic decision makers, engage with a broad set of partners and domain experts across multiple disciplines, establish relationships, and communicate strategy, architecture and technology to the broader internal community

  • Wireless background is required, specifically knowledge of LTE, 5G, Wi-Fi. Knowledge of interfaces between networking elements like S1 is desired.

  • In-depth experience in designing networking systems with RLC, MAC, PDCP layers of LTE stack


Participate on a project team of engineers involved in the development of software for our next generation eNB and Private LTE solution. Define, architect, design, and deliver new software and features for Private LTE. Day to day activities will involve building new features, understanding features in a competitive product and proposing solutions that work for our platform, writing functional and design specifications, programming, unit and integration testing your code, helping review specifications and code for other software engineers in the team, helping documentation team with the configuration aspects of your feature.

Who You'll Work With

The Wireless Networking Group (WNG) is the industry leader in enterprise WLAN with a proven track record in building innovative wireless solutions. We are looking for passionate and dedicated wireless system architect who can design, develop products based on intent based networking.

Do you enjoy spearheading innovation through personal initiative? Would it excite you to be part of a highly motivated best of breed engineering team who is redefining and refreshing the software portfolio Cisco's Wireless access points? Would you like to challenge yourself in driving a key technology transition in the Wireless Industry while working the market leader? Would you cherish to develop code using the most modern development methods using a test-driven development focus? Can you demonstrates the ability to develop software with a system-level focus while understanding the impact of every component, work with minimal supervision, collaborate with a multi-functional team and demonstrates technical knowledge and project management experience to accomplish the goals.

Who You Are

Minimum Qualifications

  • 10+ years of experience with BS/MS in computer systems, software and architecture.

  • Expertise in LTE, 802.11 a, b/g, n protocols

  • Understanding of LAN/WAN routing/switching and other network layer protocols

  • You possess the aptitude to multi-task in fast-paced environment

  • You are good with writing distributed platform and system software

  • Deep understanding of Linux and network resource management

  • You are an excellent C programmer and possess strong analytical and logical solving skills

  • You have a knowledge of the network protocol stack, including RLC/MAC/PDCP

  • You have a knowledge of management stack such as SNMP, TR-069, gNMI

  • Prefer strong skills in Python/Perl scripting

Desired Skills:

  • Self-motivated, strong sense of ownership, good teammate You should be able to own large portions of the software from a technical perspective

  • Handle multiple tasks at once and work independently with minimal managerial mentorship. Have experience in customer deployment.

  • interpersonal and communication skills.

  • 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 organizational efforts to improve overall group productivity and test effectiveness. Contribute to overall test strategies

Cisco is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, genetic information, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected basis.