Are you the next Ada, Grace, Katherine or Hedy?

  • Location:
    San Jose, California, US
  • Area of Interest
    Professional Services
  • Job Type
    New Graduate
  • Technology Interest
    AI or Artificial Intelligence, Big Data, Analytics, Cloud and Data Center, Collaboration, Video, Internet of Everything, Networking, Security, Service Provider, Software Development, Testing, Wireless, Mobility
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If you (just like Grace Hopper) think the most dangerous phrase in language is, "We've always done it this way" then we’ve got something in common! At Cisco, we know that we can turn the impossible into I’M POSSIBLE. We want you to be you, with us and help us make an impact towards our mission of an inclusive future for all. 

Your challenge (should you choose to accept it):

Grab your horn-rimmed glasses, rear admiral cap and computing skills! Cisco wants you to bring your unique perspective, join teams to solve challenges and work together to get results. You know a ship in port is safe – but, hey – that’s not what ships are for – so says Grace Hopper! Let’s sail out to sea and do new things together. 

You’ll work with really smart and amazing colleagues (including some incredible #WomenInTech) with diverse backgrounds and skill sets who are re-inventing the network that is powering our new working-from-home world while keeping us secure. Our network can even THINK – yeah, we invented that. 

We’re also big into giving back, having each other’s backs and celebrating everything from your birthday (you get the day off) to being the #1 World’s Best Workplace.

Be you, with us! #WeAreCisco!

About you:

You’re well, YOU – a technologist who wants to help us power an inclusive future (but that’s just to start.) You emulate the spirt and ingenuity of Grace Hopper and are a pioneer in your field who’s dedicated to Cisco’s culture and mission. Being an adaptable innovator, driven by curiosity and asking "why" as often as "why not?" are key traits we look for. In the words of Grace Hopper, you know that “programming is more than an important practical art. It is also a gigantic undertaking in the foundations of knowledge.”

This job opening isn’t an “actual” job, but it’s our way to ask you to apply at Cisco.  Give us a chance. We know you have an X factor – you  may look at a role and say “I have the potential, but I’m not sure.” Go ahead and apply here! 

The impact you’ll have includes:
  • Work on the tech and global teams behind remote work, telehealth, and smart cities.
  • We’re the company keeping the network running through a crisis with 25 billion meeting minutes on Webex between January and April 2020.
  • Build meaningful connections to Cisco customers, partners, and your fellow employees by developing innovative and creative experiences. 
  • Align to a strategic roadmap and drive measurable outcomes that are coordinated with the global communications plan.
  • Learn and grow through real-world, hands-on experience.
  • Give back to your community – and help to mentor the next generation of women in tech! We work hard, play hard, and give back in big ways.
The experience you’ll need to succeed
  • Forward-thinking pioneer for women in tech that thrives as a Software Engineer, Systems Engineer, or Data Scientists, etc.
  • Ready to find bugs and de-bug!
  • Passion for Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, or Mathematics.
  • Cultivating a team culture of trust, engagement and development where ideas are heard, and everyone is included.
  • Staying focused on outcomes, backed by data. 
  • Finding the “yes” in the “no” and being creative in your approach.
Our Team: 

What’s another similarity between Cisco and Grace Hopper? We know that you don't manage people, you manage things – and that you lead people.

Ask anyone at Cisco what the best part of working here is, and they’ll undoubtedly say “the people!” Meet a few of your potential co-workers.

“Being hired from Grace Hopper has given me an idea of how Cisco values their Women in technology, there is even an Employee Resource Organization that hosts wonderful events to help you continue learning and growing!” – Jean Tu, Software Engineer – Collaboration Security Team

“My experience with Cisco was super meaningful. Everyone I worked with really wanted to see me succeed even when everything needed to be done virtually and give us the best experience possible.” – Chloe Josien, Software Engineer Intern, IoT

Why Cisco? .:|:.:|:.

#WeAreCisco, where each person is unique, but we bring our talents to work as a team and make a difference. Here’s how we do it.

We embrace digital, and help our customers implement change in their digital businesses. Some may think we’re “old” (35 years strong) and only about hardware, but we’re also a software company. And a security company. An AI/Machine Learning 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! 

We will ensure that individuals who need help during the application process are provided reasonable accommodation to participate, to perform essential job functions and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

#WeAreCisco and we’re so happy you’re thinking of joining us. Follow us in social @WeAreCisco to learn more about what employees say about why we love where we work or check Cisco out on Glassdoor for the latest reviews.

Disclaimer – Please Read – This isn’t a “true” job description, as a real, paying role at Cisco. However, the future is female, so we’re using this “job” so you can hopefully learn a bit more about Cisco and perhaps we’ll connect via Grace Hopper. Make sure to give us your info by hitting “Apply” below!