IoT Technical Leader - Datapath & Forwarding

  • Location:
    Bangalore, India
  • Area of Interest
    Engineer - Network
  • Job Type
  • Technology Interest
    Internet of Everything, Networking, Software Development, Testing
  • Job Id

What You'll Do

As a Technical Leader, you will develop and execute platforms and software for the emerging Internet of Things (IoT) market. Good communication skills and ability to work with a cross-functional and geographically diverse team is encouraged.

Who You’ll Work With

The Team -The Core Software Group - Internet of Things (CSG-IOT) is responsible for Cisco's product portfolio for the emerging Internet of Things (IoT) market. The group develops variety of products suited for manufacturing, smart grid, transportation, physical security and embedded use-cases.

Internet of Things is a very large market transitions and one of the focus areas for Cisco. Work in this area provides for a technologically exciting journey and growth of the area presents rewarding career path. For further information, please visit

Who You Are

An engineer with bachelor's degree is required, preferably in Computer Science, Software Engineering, Electrical Engineering or other related engineering field (MS preferred). Over 12 years of experience as an individual contributor in real-time embedded platform software development. CCNA, CCNP, or other Cisco certifications will be a plus.


Software Architecture and Development

Proficiency in C/C++

Programming skills

Good understanding of data structures and algorithms

Experience in L2 / L3 Network development

Experience in PTP/Timing protocols

Experience in ASIC programming, protocol development using FPGA

Platform development experience

Hands on experience in development of networking stack

Good understanding of TCP/IP based network protocols

Good communication skills and a positive attitude

Good understanding of real time operating systems

Other Skills

Mentoring other team members

Ability to widely apply networking principles, theories and field concepts to product development and possession of solid understanding of related fields.

Understand related products' architecture. Understand competitive products.

Ability to apply new technology independently.

Ability to build multiple subsystem architecture.

Ability to solve complex problems involving multiple sub systems.

Interfaces cross-functionally at the working team level. Customer resolution requires excellent communication skills.

Sponsors and models excellent team interaction.

Innovation and Learning. Dedication to Customer Success.

Optional skills

Experience in Cisco networking stack like IOS or IOS-XE

Experience in Industrial Ethernet protocols

Why 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!