Location:San Jose, California, US
Alternate LocationAnywhere in the USA
Area of InterestEngineer - Software
Compensation Range164200 USD - 241700 USD
Technology InterestAI or Artificial Intelligence, Big Data, Analytics, Cloud and Data Center, Internet of Everything, Service Provider, Software Development, Testing
Who We Are
We are Emerging Technologies and Incubations (ET&I) at Cisco. We are chartered to build the next new business for Cisco. We take Cisco into new markets, and especially towards new personas—both buyer and user.
Like building a startup from the ground up, we believe it’s all about having an entrepreneurial approach. We take ideas from astonishing thought to a product that solves a critical need, then deliver an experience that delights users and customers.
ET&I is about innovation. We look from 12 months out to five years in the future, wearing multiple hats, failing and learning fast, challenging assumptions and finding new ways of solving problems. Driving form from ambiguity. It’s about creativity. We are looking for entrepreneurs and problem solvers, whether as designers & marketers, product-led growth experts, business development, SDRs, or customer success experts. We’re always looking for product managers, data scientists, and ML engineers, too.
Yes, we are building the next set of startups with the support of a trusted name like Cisco. Where else will you get to do this? We are Cisco ET&I. We run bold, we run agile, and we run ambitious. Come create with us.
Learn more about us at https://eti.cisco.com.
What You'll Do
You will be a researcher in the Cisco Research team that conducts fundamental research on emerging areas of strategic interest to Cisco. As part of the team, you are encouraged to make fundamental contributions to research, develop new intellectual property through patents, develop working prototypes of systems, publish papers in conferences and journals, and help productize key technologies that are developed in the group. In addition, you will be participating in our university research collaborations on sponsored research projects, including providing direction, guidance to the investigators to align the projects better with Cisco’s needs. You will also be expected to exhibit agility in rapidly ramping up in new areas of technology as strategic directions of interest to Cisco evolve.
Who You'll Work With
The Emerging Technologies and Incubation (ET&I) team is a highly visible group within Cisco. ET&I focuses on the next wave of innovation by anticipating, investing in, and incubating new technologies and business ventures.
You will be part of the Incubation team in the US, to develop new solutions, and bring them to market in a startup like environment.
Who You Are
Our Minimum Requirements for this role:
- PhD in Computer Science/Statistics or related fields
- 5+ years of research experience including writing papers in top conferences and/or journals
- Proficient in one or many of the following languages (C++, Java, Python)
- Experience in technologies related to data management such as data lakes/meshes, databases, data analytics and storage architectures and/or AI/ML
- Experience providing technical leadership to a team is a requirement for this job
- 2+ years of production-quality software development experience is a plus
- Experience in distributed systems is preferred
We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform crucial job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.
#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
When available, the salary range posted for this position reflects the projected hiring range for new hire, full-time salaries in U.S. 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. hiring location. The recruiter can share more details about compensation for the role in your location during the hiring process.
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