Senior Software Engineer - Routing Virtualization and Cloud

  • Location:
    RTP, North Carolina, US
  • Area of Interest
    Engineer - Network
  • Job Type
  • Technology Interest
  • Job Id

What You'll Do

We are looking for a software engineer who is passionate about joining a team that develops software, integrates product, and partners with engineering teams across Cisco to enhance and accelerate the growth of our fast-growing, industry-leading enterprise class virtual routing products.


As a member of our team, you will utilize your software engineering skills while working in a fast-paced, high-quality environment to deliver ongoing enhancements to our current virtual routing products across on-premise and public cloud based deployments, in multiple areas including developing support for new virtual environments, new cloud environments, high performance, security, routing solutions, and more.   Be a part of architectural shifts and next generation products, using your experience.


Who You'll Work With

You will work with a world-class team of software developers and architects that pioneered hardware and software routing technologies and led the market to virtualization in our space.   We are a quality-conscious organazation with great team dynamics who support each other and encourage personal growth for all experience levels.  You will work with and learn from the many Cisco technology areas and solutions in which our product is integrated, with more to come!


Who You Are

You love learning new technology and interacting with new people. You are comfortable in working in new software code bases and engineering environments. You are someone who is quick to learn and apply your knowledge productively and desire to gain expertise in your area and in the product.  You welcome mentoring and love to share your knowledge with others.    You can manage your time and can learn independently but know when to ask for help.  You are capable of substantial design work independently, in teams, and as a leader.

At a minimum, you'll need the following: 

    • BS in CS or CE with 5+ years of software engineering experience.
    • You should have a proven experience in software development, in areas such as datacomm, routing, embedded systems, virtualization and cloud.
    • In addition, you should have strong interpersonal skills.
    • A huge plus is knowledge or experience in Cisco routing products; device drivers, dataplane and IO technogies; virtualization environments such as KVM and ESXi;  public cloud providers such as Amazon Web Servicess, Azure and Google Cloud.
    • Software development using C or Python


#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!


“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.