1380286 - Software Engineering Technical Leader

  • Location:
    Milpitas, California, US
  • Area of Interest
    Engineer - Hardware
  • Job Type
    Professional
  • Technology Interest
    Networking
  • Job Id
    1380286

What You'll Do

As a Diagnostics Engineer you will be exposed to pioneering technologies used in Service Provider, Enterprise and Data Center hardware platforms. Your focus will be to ensure high quality of our Products, by developing component and system level embedded software. The diagnostics Software is targeted to verify ASIC, FPGA, Board and system designs in Engineering as well as Manufacturing.


Who You'll Work With

You will be part of a global hardware Diagnostics development team, a very multifaceted group usually working in a fast-paced environment. You will closely interact with Diagnostics team members and hardware engineers.

Who You Are


We are looking for motivated individuals, outgoing who enjoy exciting tasks. Excellent Software background and strong understanding of Hardware is required. Solid problem-solving skills and the ability to solve software and hardware issues are highly desirable. Design and develop component and system level diagnostics software/firmware for system, board, FPGA and ASIC design verification and validation in engineering and manufacturing. Work closely with HW design, SW development and manufacturing teams, and promote team collaboration. Develop and execute detailed test plans and automate software tools to validate diagnostics software. Requires hands-on test automation and programming experience.

Our Minimum Requirements for this role:

  • BSEE/CS combined or BSCE with 8+ years of related experience; or
  • MSEE/CS combined or MSCE with 6+ years of related experience
  • Excellent "C/C++" programming skill
  • Solid background in hardware and low-level programming
  • Seeking candidates with good driver-level or embedded software skills/experience
  • Familiarity with UNIX development environment
  • Strong problem solving and debugging skills
  • Ability to translate engineering and manufacturing customer requirements into design objective
  • Self-motivated and able to work successfully in a team environment
  • Good English written/oral communication skills
  • Ability to design, plan, and schedule a sophisticated diagnostics project

Desirable Skills:

  • High speed serdes hardware or software experience
  • Relevant industry experience with routers/switches


We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

Who We are

#WeAreCisco, where each person is unique, but we bring our talents to work as a team and make a difference powering an inclusive future for all.

We embrace digital, and help our customers implement change in their digital businesses. Some may think we’re “old” (36 years strong) and only about hardware, but we’re also a software company. And a security company. We even invented an intuitive network that adapts, predicts, learns and protects. No other company can do what we do – you can’t put us in a box!

But “Digital Transformation” is an empty buzz phrase without a culture that allows for innovation, creativity, and yes, even failure (if you learn from it.)

Day to day, we focus on the give and take. We give our best, give our egos a break, and give of ourselves (because giving back is built into our DNA.) We take accountability, bold steps, and take difference to heart. Because without diversity of thought and a dedication to equality for all, there is no moving forward.

So, you have colorful hair? Don’t care. Tattoos? Show off your ink. Like polka dots? That’s cool. Pop culture geek? Many of us are. Passion for technology and world changing? Be you, with us!

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Cisco Covid-19 Vaccination Requirements
The health and safety of Cisco's employees, customers, and partners is a top priority. Our goal is to protect and mitigate the spread of COVID-19 infection for strong business resiliency during the pandemic. Therefore, Cisco may require new hires to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 if the role requires business-related travel, meeting with customers/partners (including visiting third-party sites on behalf of Cisco), attending trade events, and Cisco office entry, unless otherwise prohibited by applicable law, and in countries where COVID-19 vaccination is legally required. The company will consider legally required accommodations/exceptions for medical, religious, and other reasons as per the requirements of the role and in accordance with applicable law. Additional information will be provided to candidates about the requirements and accommodation process at the offer time based on region.

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