Web Development Software Engineer--Outshift by Cisco

  • Location:
    Offsite, San Jose, California, US
  • Alternate Location
    US - RTP, US - Boston
  • Area of Interest
    Engineer - Software
  • Compensation Range
    150900 USD - 222200 USD
  • Job Type
  • Technology Interest
    AI or Artificial Intelligence, Cloud and Data Center, Security
  • Job Id

The preferred location for this position is San Jose, CA, or virtual in the Pacific Time Zone.

Who We Are

Outshift by Cisco is the emerging tech incubation group that explores, identifies, and creates new businesses for Cisco. We are passionate about being at the groundbreaking of technology, taking Cisco into new markets and building exciting products that solve tomorrow’s biggest challenges.

Like a startup, we take an entrepreneurial approach to success. We incubate ideas into products that solve critical needs, then deliver an experience that delights users and customers from MVP to full-blown commercial offering.

Outshift is about innovation. We look from 12 months out to five years into the future, flexibly working to solve problems instead of fitting into a defined job description. We celebrate learning, and expect our teams to experiment quickly, challenge assumptions, and find new ways of solving problems. Outshifters enjoy gaining experience across a breadth of technological and business challenges and can expect to shift across products/problems and build new skills regularly.

We’re building the next wave of startup-like innovation with the support of a trusted name like Cisco. Where else will you get to do this? Come create with us.

Learn more about us at outshift.com

Who You’ll Work With

The Outshift team is highly visible within Cisco as it's leading the future innovation for the business. As part of the Strategy, Incubations & Applications group led by Cisco’s Chief Strategy Officer, you’ll be working with some of the organization’s most forward-thinkers.

In this role, you can expect to collaborate with multi-functional teams including product managers, applied scientists, and senior engineers that are like - minded in an incubation setting.

Who You Are

You are a technologist known for your flexibility and resilience in the face of challenges. You excel in dynamic environments that encourage innovation and the exploration of new ideas. Recognizing that every setback is an opportunity for growth, you approach risks with a calculated mindset. When obstacles arise, you're ready to address them head-on and continue moving forward. Your dedication to improvement, along with a cooperative spirit and an eye for detail, makes you a valuable asset to any team.

As an experienced and highly skilled Web Developer, you will be responsible for leading the technical aspects of our projects and contributing to the overall success of our software development initiatives. You will collaborate with multi-functional teams, and ensure the delivery of high-quality, scalable, and maintainable solutions.


    • Design, develop, and maintain high-performance product and marketing websites using multiple tools.
    • Drive technical decision-making, set coding standards, and promote best practices to ensure code quality, maintainability, and scalability.
    • Collaborate with stakeholders (designers, customers) to define project scope, timelines, and deliverables. Understand client needs and translate them into functional websites.
    • Integrate and interact with various databases such as MySQL, SQL, and/or RDS, to store and retrieve data.
    • Ensure websites are responsive and are compatible across multiple devices (desktop, tablet, mobile).
    • Conduct performance tests and troubleshoot any issues that arise.
    • Break down project requirements into tasks and estimate delivery timelines efficiently.
    • Write clean, efficient, and well-documented code, and participate in thorough code reviews.
    • Research and evaluate new technologies, frameworks, and tools to ensure the team's technical skills remain cutting-edge.

Minimum Requirements:

7+ years of experience developing and maintaining highly responsive webpages.  This experience should include:

    • HTML5 for the incorporation of modern features like video and audio playback to enhance user experience.
    • PHP to create dynamic web pages with database integration and user input allowances. 
    • React.JS library for interactive and responsive UI components for fullstack web applications.
    • PostgresSQL or other open source RDBMS for scalability and replication.
    • Structured software engineering methodologies to include TDD, CI/CD, Scrum and/or Agile.
    • Knowledge of WordPress for scalability and collaboration efforts.
    • Utilization of TailwindCSS for rapid prototyping, customization and theming.

Preferred Qualifications & Experience:

    • Use of Next.js for performance optimization.
    • Deployment experience using cloud technologies like Lambda, EC2, Docker, API Gateway, or comparable.
    • Excellent verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills.
    • Weapon’s grade ownership of work, the ability to work independently and be meticulous in your approach.
    • Proactive feedback sought out from leadership, partners, and
    • Solid understanding of analytics integrations.

Why Cisco?

#WeAreCisco. We are all unique, but collectively we bring our talents to work as a team, to develop innovative technology and power a more inclusive, digital future for everyone. How do we do it? Well, for starters – with people like you!

Nearly every internet connection around the world touches Cisco. We’re the Internet’s optimists. Our technology makes sure the data traveling at light speed across connections does so securely, yet it’s not what we make but what we make happen which marks us out. We’re helping those who work in the health service to connect with patients and each other; schools, colleges, and universities to teach in even the most challenging of times. We’re helping businesses of all shapes and sizes to connect with their employees and customers in new ways, providing people with access to the digital skills they need and connecting the most remote parts of the world – whether through 5G, or otherwise.

We address whatever challenges come our way. We have each other’s backs, we recognize our accomplishments, and we grow together. We celebrate and support one another – from big and small things in life to big career moments. And giving back is in our DNA (we get 10 days off each year to do just that).

We know that powering an inclusive future starts with us. Because without diversity and a dedication to equality, there is no moving forward. Our 30 Inclusive Communities, that bring people together around commonalities or passions, are leading the way. Together we’re committed to learning, listening, caring for our communities, whilst supporting the most vulnerable with a collective effort to make this world a better place either with technology, or through our actions.

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! #WeAreCisco

Message to applicants applying to work in the U.S. and/or Canada:

When available, the salary range posted for this position reflects the projected hiring range for new hire, full-time salaries in U.S. and/or Canada locations, not including equity or benefits. For non-sales roles the hiring ranges reflect base salary only; employees are also eligible to receive annual bonuses. Hiring ranges for sales positions include base and incentive compensation target. Individual pay is determined by the candidate's hiring location and additional factors, including but not limited to skillset, experience, and relevant education, certifications, or training. Applicants may not be eligible for the full salary range based on their U.S. or Canada hiring location. The recruiter can share more details about compensation for the role in your location during the hiring process.

U.S. employees have access to quality medical, dental and vision insurance, a 401(k) plan with a Cisco matching contribution, short and long-term disability coverage, basic life insurance and numerous wellbeing offerings. Employees receive up to twelve paid holidays per calendar year, which includes one floating holiday, plus a day off for their birthday. Employees accrue up to 20 days of Paid Time Off (PTO) each year and have access to paid time away to deal with critical or emergency issues without tapping into their PTO. We offer additional paid time to volunteer and give back to the community. Employees are also able to purchase company stock through our Employee Stock Purchase Program.

Employees on sales plans earn performance-based incentive pay on top of their base salary, which is split between quota and non-quota components. For quota-based incentive pay, Cisco typically pays as follows:

.75% of incentive target for each 1% of revenue attainment up to 50% of quota;

1.5% of incentive target for each 1% of attainment between 50% and 75%;

1% of incentive target for each 1% of attainment between 75% and 100%; and once performance exceeds 100% attainment, incentive rates are at or above 1% for each 1% of attainment with no cap on incentive compensation.

For non-quota-based sales performance elements such as strategic sales objectives, Cisco may pay up to 125% of target. Cisco sales plans do not have a minimum threshold of performance for sales incentive compensation to be paid.