Senior Software Engineer- C Programming, Networking

  • Location:
    Bangalore, India
  • Area of Interest
    Engineer - Software
  • Job Type
  • Technology Interest
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What You'll Do

Cisco provides you an excellent opportunity to take your career aspirations forward. You will bring your outstanding talents to the group that works on Cisco's Switching technology, which large enterprises now consider to be the Networking Equipment of choice for critical networks.

In your role as Senior Software Engineer, you will develop and integrate products that are deployed by some of the top tier Enterprises in the world.

  • You will work with a BU-wide vibrant technical community, learning from guides and translating this learning into exciting opportunities for growth.
  • You will work on networking equipment that forms a crucial backbone of many offices, hospitals, insightful and financial institutions.
  • You will learn about ground breaking technologies and platforms while developing software for these equipment. Besides this, you will also mentor your junior colleagues in their day-to-day activities.

Who You'll Work With

As an integral member of this team you will have the opportunity to architect, design, and develop some of the world’s most widely deployed Enterprise Switches that are continuously evolving towards enabling the support of newer and exciting customer business paradigms.

You will be interacting and working closely with some of the finest talent pool in the industry – where you will find that work is both fun and challenging.

Who You Are:

  • You have a detailed understanding of distributed/centralized hardware architectures of routers/switches.
  • Your concepts are strong and good knowledge of L2, L3, and MPLS protocols and forwarding infrastructure.
  • You possess the vital skills to work in a highly collaborative, inclusive, and agile atmosphere in partnership with multi-functional teams.


  • 5+ Years of Experience in C programming, Linux
  • Good experience with Unix/Linux development tools, with knowledge of Linux virtualization.
  • Experience in network processor programming, POSIX thread programming.
  • Knowledge of TCP/IP fundamentals, multicast protocols, network synchronization, segment routing, SDN, manageability (telemetry, gRPC, Netconf/Yang, etc.)
  • Experience with real-time O/S (VxWorks, pSOS or Cisco IOS, Linux, etc.)

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! 

Cisco Covid-19 Vaccination Requirements
The health and safety of Cisco's employees, customers, and partners is a top priority. Our goal is to protect and mitigate the spread of COVID-19 infection for strong business resiliency during the pandemic. Therefore, Cisco may require new hires to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 if the role requires business-related travel, meeting with customers/partners (including visiting third-party sites on behalf of Cisco), attending trade events, and Cisco office entry, unless otherwise prohibited by applicable law, and in countries where COVID-19 vaccination is legally required. The company will consider legally required accommodations/exceptions for medical, religious, and other reasons as per the requirements of the role and in accordance with applicable law. Additional information will be provided to candidates about the requirements and accommodation process at the offer time based on region.