Senior Software Engineer | BIOS , UEFI

  • Location:
    Bangalore, India
  • Area of Interest
    Engineer - Software
  • Job Type
  • Technology Interest
    Software Development
  • Job Id

Who You'll Work With

This is an excellent opportunity to join Cisco's fastest growing product UCS in Datacentre Group. We are looking for hands-on senior technical Leaders/Architects who strive in a dynamic start up like environment. You will be providing the design and technical vision for an expert team working on next generation AI-Edge data centre Server Platforms and products that enable cloud/datacentre scale deployments.

Who We Are

We architect and build the next generation unified computing systems that include compute, storage, network, virtualization, and management.

Who You Are

You will be a part of the dynamic and hard-working team that crafts, implements, and delivers industry leading computing system products and work on exciting and most high-reaching projects.

What You'll Do

Primary job responsibilities include Cisco UCS Rack Server BIOS development activities which includes design, development, debugging of system software related to Cisco UCS servers.

Participate in product development in all stages from planning and design to development and testing. Proactive in handling work including meeting schedules, identifying risks, and delivering high quality Firmware.

Collaborate with business and technical stakeholders to clearly understand business objectives, customer needs, and product requirements.

Write functional specifications detailing required functionality and all other significant (design, unit test, Interface specs, etc.) documentation. Study industry specifications, vendor's hardware documentation, then enable them in platform.

Participation in code review, code analysis, requirements analysis, risk analysis, code profiling and tuning.

Ownership of through the platform lifecycle from bring up through sustenance.

Developing partnership with key collaborators (Program management, Prod Marketing, Tech marketing, interface design teams, validation, key vendors etc).

Debug and address real world BIOS, OS, Hardware and Device driver issues.

Desired Skills/Experience:

10+ years of strong BIOS/UEFI/Embedded background.

10+ years of experience with C programming language.

10+ years of experience with platform debugging skills.

Experience in working multi-functional and cross geo teams.

Excellent Communication, interpersonal skills, and ability to deal with ambiguity.

Experience in executing highly complicated platforms from day-0 to launch.

Experience in handling customer concerns and field issues.

Sound understanding of System Architecture and Operating Systems concepts.

Sound understanding of x86 architecture and exposed to various related industry standard.

Highly desirable Skills/Experience:

Experience with Debug BIOS, OS, hardware, and driver issues.

Experience with UEFI/Coreboot and other related industry platform standards.

Experience in Server and other related industry standards.

Knowledge Industry specs like ACPI/PCIE/SCSI/SAS/I3C/IPMI/SMBIOS/CXL etc.

Understanding of Networking.

Remote manageability knowledge.

Understanding of sophisticated software engineering processes and methodologies.

Why Cisco?

#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 traveling 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 sizes 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

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.

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.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.

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