Engineering Manager - Routing, Remote in the U.S.

  • Location:
    Offsite, San Francisco, California, US
  • Alternate Location
    Remote in the United States
  • Area of Interest
    Engineer - Software
  • Compensation Range
    125200 USD - 241700 USD
  • Job Type
  • Technology Interest
    Cloud and Data Center, Networking, Software Development, Testing
  • Job Id


Simplicity. At Cisco Meraki, we believe that simplifying powerful technology can free people to focus on their mission. Our cloud-managed products are making IT easier, faster, and smarter. Simplified and smarter networking means that businesses run more smoothly, and more people have reliable access to the information they need!

About the team:

You will join the Meraki team that develops routing, forwarding, VPN, SD-WAN, and IPv6 functionality for the MX SD-WAN Security Appliance. Our products are used in over a million networks, and our customers rely on our products to serve tens of millions of people. With the large footprint that we have, quality is our highest priority. The Meraki MX team delivers simple-to-use yet powerful, scalable, and groundbreaking cloud-managed solutions to customers.

The opportunity:

You will have an opportunity to lead a team of software engineers that craft, develop, test, maintain, and improve the software stack that provides routing, forwarding, VPN, and SD-WAN functionalities.

As a hands-on leader, you will be driving all technical aspects of software delivery, including requirements definition and refinement, design, implementation, unit and system-level testing, as well as deployment.

You will attract, grow, and retain talent, provide technical direction and career development opportunities, and cultivate the team's quality, collaboration, and inclusiveness culture.

What we look for in your background:

  • Ability to be hands-on: understand code, conduct code reviews in C++ (C++11 and further)

  • 2 + years of management experience in the networking industry

  • 5 + years of technical experience in the networking industry

  • Experience in leading a geographically dispersed team of senior software engineers 

  • Good understanding of TCP and UDP mechanics including the ability to interpret packet captures.

  • Experience with IPv4 and IPv6, routing protocols

  • Experience with L3 to L7 network services (NAT, Load Balancing, High Availability, Firewalling, IPsec VPN).

  • A strong understanding of IP networking and support of fundamental IP services and protocols (DNS, HTTP(S), SSH, IPsec)

  • Experience with development in the Linux environment.

  • Experience with mentoring software engineers.

  • Experience with delivering networking product(s) to customers.

  • Excellent communication skills and ability to get work done across functional groups.

Bonus points if you have the following experience:

  • One or more open-source networking software frameworks (e.g., VPP, DPDK, Click Modular Router).

  • Agile methodology (e.g., Scrum, Kanban).

  • Click router

Meraki is based in the Mission Bay area of San Francisco, with breathtaking views of the Oracle Ballpark and the Bay beyond. If you opt for being onsite, you will be able to access to an onsite gym, multiple kitchens stocked with high-quality snacks, a coffee bar, and catered lunches every day.

Cisco is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, genetic information, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected basis. Cisco will consider for employment, on a case-by-case basis, qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

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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