Systems Software Engineer

  • Location:
    Vancouver, Canada
  • Alternate Location
    Canada Remote/ US Remote
  • Area of Interest
    Engineer - Software
  • Job Type
    Professional
  • Technology Interest
    Cloud and Data Center
  • Job Id
    1302791


Who We Are

The Cloud Infrastructure Engineering team at Cisco drives the technology that's transforming the way product teams secure their networks, and more importantly, their users. As a Systems Engineer, you will be a key member of the Platform Service team, support containerized Internet security services in our globally distributed data centers. Our team is responsible for the networks and hosts that support thousands of Internet-scale services. At its core, the Cloud Infrastructure team provides Infrastructure as a Service for engineering in dozens of our “edge” data centers.


Who You'll Work With

The Streamline Platform Service team is looking for an engineer to help us build and operate our globally distributed application platform. We support cloud-native security applications running at internet scale. This team works closely with the rest of the Infrastructure Engineering teams to build core Internet architecture, security applications and distributed systems at scale.


About You

As a member of this team you will collaborate with engineers to develop solutions to extend and enhance the services offered by the platform. You will work through the entire lifecycle of a feature from its conception to development to operation.

Some of the things you will work on:

  • Support internal Cisco customers by extending existing services and creating new ones
  • Design, build and operate highly available security services at scale, using golang, bash, and other languages/tools as fits the situation’s needs
  • Develop solutions for networking and orchestration problems with availability, scale and latency in mind
  • Collaborate with software and infrastructure engineering teams to design solutions to enable them
  • Learn the ins and outs of supporting a platform running 24x7
  • Design, build and improve CI/CD pipelines
  • Fine-tune configuration and improve the performance of a variety of systems alongside with your team members

The team could be a good fit for you if some of these apply to you:

  • Experience with container orchestration platforms like Kubernetes
  • Experience with setting up and crafting cloud virtualization platforms (AWS, GCP, Azure, Openstack or equivalent)
  • Experience building and operating a high-transactional, 24x7 production environment
  • Experience with applications that span multiple data-centers and/or cloud controllers
  • Experience with systems, network and application security concepts
  • Experience with Agile software development methodologies,Scrum, Kanban

Our interview process:

One of the aspects of job searching that’s always nerve-wracking is the interview process. To help reduce that stress, our process is fairly straightforward and we aim to be as transparent as possible with it. The process generally is as follows:

  • Screening call with a Cisco recruiter
  • 30-minute call with the hiring manager
  • 1 awesome collaborative coding assessment
  • 4 hours of interviews with the team


We Are Cisco

#WeAreCisco, where each person is unique, but we bring our talents to work as a team and make a difference powering an inclusive future for all.

We embrace digital, and help our customers implement change in their digital businesses. Some may think we’re “old” (36 years strong) and only about hardware, but we’re also a software company. And a security 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!


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