Embedded Software Technical Leader

  • Location:
    Saint-Laurent, Quebec, Canada
  • Area of Interest
    Engineer - Software
  • Compensation Range
    111600 CAD - 164400 CAD
  • Job Type
    Professional
  • Technology Interest
    *None, Software Development
  • Job Id
    1424339


Who We Are

Accedian, now part of Cisco, is a leader in performance analytics and end user experience solutions for service providers and mid-to-large size enterprises. The Accedian Skylight service assurance platform offers granular end-to-end visibility within multi-layer, multi-domain, and multi-vendor networks. We are a dedicated and passionate team of experienced engineers with a unified focus of delivering innovative, customer-driven network and application performance assurance solutions that simplify the creation, monitoring and optimization of digital services and applications.

Who You'll Work With

As a member of the embedded software group, you’ll be part of our larger embedded R&D organization. Our mission is to develop high-performance, scalable, and secure network switching and performance monitoring solutions. You’ll collaborate with cross-disciplinary engineering teams to deliver advanced product capabilities and features on our next-generation Skylight hardware. As a software technical leader, you’ll play a key role in guiding team members through all phases of product development—from concept to production. This includes leading the design, and writing code across the entire solution stack, from firmware to applications running on embedded systems.

Who You Are

Cisco’s software engineers drive the development of next-generation technologies that profoundly impact billions of global users who rely on Accedian Skylight to assure and secure their networks. Our products operate at large scale and demand 24/7 reliability. We’re actively seeking engineers who bring fresh perspectives from diverse technical domains, including networking, security, large-scale system design, distributed computing, web technology, and UI design. Our engineers need to be adaptable, demonstrate leadership qualities, and approach new challenges across the entire software stack as we continue to advance technology. Leveraging your technical leadership expertise, you’ll manage project priorities, deadlines, and deliver results in our fast-paced business environment.

What You’ll Do


Minimum Requirements:

  • Experience leading projects and software developers
  • Experience developing embedded software in C, multi-threaded programming, and advanced knowledge of various ARM CPU architectures and ecosystems
  • Experience with network protocols, switching and routing technologies (TCP, UDP, IPv4/v6, L2/L3, VLAN)
  • Experience with network management systems (NMS) and their technologies (e.g Netconf/Yang, SNMP, RestCONF, etc)
  • Experience developing software systems with security in mind using industry best practices (i.e. authentication and authorization, cryptography, X.509 certificate management, digital signatures, chain of trust, runtime defenses, code tampering prevention and detection, system hardening)
  • Experience with agile development methodologies and development tools (Jira, Confluence, GitHub)

Preferred Requirements:

  • Experience developing complex embedded applications using object-oriented design and programming in C++
  • Experience with scripting languages (bash, python)
  • Experience with virtualization, containers, and orchestration software (VMware, KVM, Docker, Kubernetes, etc.)
  • Experience with Linux kernel development, and building custom Linux distributions
  • Experience with FIPS certification, and FedRAMP compliance

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 travelling 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 size 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 tackle 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.

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