Cisco Senior Software Engineer- DCSTG in San Jose, California

Senior Software Engineer- DCSTG

  • Location: San Jose, California, US

  • Area of Interest Engineer - Software

  • Job Type Professional

  • Technology Interest Cloud and Data Center

  • Job Id 1235175

Cisco is the worldwide leader in networking that transforms how people connect, communicate, and collaborate. Since 1984, Cisco has led in the innovation of IP-based networking technologies such as routing, switching, security, unified communications, video, and wireless. Our responsible business practices help ensure business sustainability and environmentally conscious operations and products.

In this role, you will have the opportunity to work on the software development for NXOS product lines and be a key part of Cisco’s Data Center strategy. We are looking for candidates who strive in a fast-paced dynamic environment. You will be part of a dedicated team that has epitomized open communications, empowerment, innovation, teamwork and customer success.

Participate (in a senior lead role) on a project team of engineers involved in development of software for Cisco products. Requires use of a strong background in SW design, documentation and implementation, on projects that may include any of the following list of responsibilities:


  • Contribute to the development of a major SW release, including building the software, coordinating with other departments

  • Design and deliver software features.

  • Demonstrate a high degree of originality and innovation in defining solutions

  • Significantly influences the design of interfaces between products to ensure interoperability.

  • Develop large portions of software independently and rapidly.

  • Champion new, improved design methodologies.

  • Participate in Cisco’s Patent Program.

Skills Required

  • Ability to apply extensive experience as a networking protocol specialist.

  • Understands advanced architecture principles and design practices.

  • Exercises good judgement determining how to best achieve technical objectives of assignment.

  • Self-motivated and highly ambitious

  • Creative problem-solving skills and excellent troubleshooting/debugging skills

  • Strong written and verbal communication

  • Excellent teamwork and people skills

  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and work towards long-term goals

  • Flexibility and openness to change

  • Programming experience (C, C++ ), script languages (Perl, Python)

  • Familiarity with Unix/Linux

  • Experience working on embedded systems

  • Experience using RTOS (ex: QNX, VxWorks)

  • Understanding of networking fundamentals and protocols (ex: TCP/IP, OSPF, BGP, MPLS)


  • Master’s degree or BSC with 7+ years of experience in Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science or related major

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.