Embedded Software Engineer, Wireless - Switzerland

  • Location:
    Ecublens, Switzerland
  • Area of Interest
    Engineer - Software
  • Job Type
  • Technology Interest
    Networking, Software Development, Wireless, Mobility
  • Job Id

Would you like to take your career to the next level? You will be able to bring your outstanding talents to Enterprise Networking, the engineering team at Cisco Meraki, building software powering networking platforms for applications such as routing, switching, wireless, cable access and Internet of Things.

As an early in career Software Engineer with primary focus on embedded systems in our Ecublens office in Switzerland, you will develop and maintain wireless products and industry-leading software platforms with aim toward all devices, machines, and vehicles becoming connected and integrated with traditional enterprise networks. You will have the opportunity to build high performance, highly scalable, multi-cloud environments and distributed systems, end to end, and participate in the full software development lifecycle for large systems at scale.


  • Design and develop new features for our Wireless products
  • Writing specifications, coding, unit testing and integration of the code across multiple platforms.
  • Test simulated and real hardware in customer and scaled scenarios.
  • Contribute to unit automation, integration, feature, and system level testing.
  • Support and maintain quality of the software, help customers to debug issues and fix defects.
  • Plan, design, operate and improve continuous integration and automated testing systems; write, deliver, and maintain tests for the toolset.

Ideal Candidate:

  • University degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering or equivalent.
  • Early in career experience in student level positions or internships.
  • C / C++ development experience in large code bases.
  • Interest in networking, wireless and IoT. 
  • Thriving in a highly collaborative, inclusive, and agile atmosphere in partnership with multi-functional teams.
  • Keen to learn, grow, and evolve.

Essential Skills:

  • Writing software in C and C++.
  • Networking experience including TCP/IP, L2 and L3 protocols.
  • Cloud and container technologies such as Docker.
  • Problem-solving skills.
  • Experience in testing, troubleshooting and debugging.
  • Adaptable, proactive, and willing to take ownership.
  • Strong collaborative and interpersonal skills.

Bonus Skills:

  • Knowledge of Python, Java and Kotlin.
  • Experience with real-time O/S and with Unix/Linux development tools.
  • Understanding of Wireless Networking Technologies and 802.11.
  • Experience with scripting and unit, integration test tools and dashboards a plus.
  • Dedication to customer success is key to this role.


You will be part of the team building next generation scalable wireless cloud solutions. As a crucial member, you will work with a diverse group of engineers at all career levels. We architect, design, and develop some of the key features that are continuously evolving towards enabling the support of newer and exciting customer & business paradigms. You will interact and work closely with some of the finest talent in the industry, finding work that is both fun and challenging!

Cisco Meraki:

We connect everything: people, processes, data, and things. We innovate everywhere, taking bold risks to craft the technologies that give us smart cities, connected cars, and handheld hospitals. And we do it in style with unique personalities who aren’t afraid to change the way the world works, lives, plays and learns.

We are technology leaders with vision, tech enthusiasts, and pop culture aficionados. We celebrate the creativity and diversity that fuels our innovation. We are dreamers and we are doers.

We Are Cisco Meraki.


At Cisco Meraki, we’re challenging the status quo with the power of diversity, inclusion, and collaboration. When we connect different perspectives, we can imagine new possibilities, inspire innovation, and release the full potential of our people. We’re building an employee experience that includes appreciation, belonging, growth, and purpose for everyone.


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

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