Performance Architect

  • Location:
    Caesarea, Israel
  • Area of Interest
    Engineer - Hardware
  • Job Type
  • Technology Interest
  • Job Id

What You'll Do

You'll be joining our Cisco Silicon One architecture team, which is at the center of the silicon development at Cisco.
Our architects deal with all system chip development aspects and deliver specifications to other development team

Our architects define the features of tomorrow’s devices.

Our data-driven approach allows us to provide optimal solutions for our customers by modeling and studying the networks of tomorrow.

As an architect, you’ll be required to have strong networking research skills and a strong theoretical background.

You’ll be required to model, analyze, and present simulation results of cutting-edge networking solutions for variety of use cases.

Who You'll Work With

You'll be joining Cisco’s Silicon One architecture team, which is at the center of Cisco’s ASIC group.
You'll be part of our group driving our game-changing next-generation networking devices - Cisco Silicon One™.

Our unique and small team works in a startup atmosphere inside a stable and leading corporation.

Our design center is unique - hosting all silicon HW and SW development disciplines inside one site.

We are transforming the industry and building a new internet for AI networks, and the 5G era, providing a unified,

programmable silicon architecture that is the foundation of all of Cisco's future routing and switching products.

Our devices are designed to be universally adaptable across service providers and web-scale markets, designed for fixed and modular platforms.

Our devices deliver high speed without sacrificing programmability, buffering, power efficiency, scale, or feature flexibility.

Cisco Silicon One™ is a revolutionary, ground-breaking technology for our customers and end users for decades to come!

The Internet now has a new faster, better, safer engine!

Who You Are

Curiosity, analysis skills with meticulous attention to detail and passion to innovation are in the core of your personality

  • You have strong SW development skills (C++, python).
  • You are experienced with Network Modeling (e.g., ns-3, OMNeT++).
  • You are experienced with the research of networking solutions.
  • You have strong analysis skills.
  • You are familiar with AI.
  • You have self-learning ability: the ability to rapidly grasp new concepts and technologies, sometimes only from papers / specs.
  • You have presentation skills: effective communication and presentation skills to convey complex technical concepts.
  • You are a team player: with a proven ability to collaborate within a team and contribute to collective goals.
  • You have document writing proficiency: strong writing skills for creating technical documentation.
  • You have initiative and leadership: the capability to drive projects and initiatives independently, without the need for managerial authority.
  • You are versatile: and adaptable to diverse tasks and responsibilities within the networking architecture domain.
  • You have attention to detail: meticulous attention to detail to ensure the precision and accuracy of networking system solutions.

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Why Cisco

We connect everything: people, processes, data, and things. We innovate everywhere, taking bold risks to shape 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 thought leaders, tech geeks, and pop culture aficionados, and we even have a few purple-haired rock stars. We celebrate the creativity and diversity that fuels our innovation. We are dreamers and we are doers.


Please note this posting is to advertise potential job opportunities. This exact role may not be open today, but could open in the near future. When you apply, a Cisco representative may contact you directly if a relevant position opens.

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.