Senior Software Engineer, Wireless Access Point Development

  • Location:
    Milpitas, California, US
  • Area of Interest
    Engineer - Software
  • Job Type
  • Technology Interest
    Wireless, Mobility
  • Job Id

What You'll Do

You’re deeply motivated and skilled Software developer and expected to deliver and lead through others, as well as personally working to reach innovative solutions to business problems.  You will interact with multiple teams and design a solution. You're super thrilled to be the one responsible for power-on and bringing life to the most advanced networking system in the world. You would not hesitate to roll-up sleeves and have a ‘I will figure it out’ attitude.

   You’ll drive a collaborative process with product managers to collect business requirements and translate them to technical requirements. You will create technical design and get it reviewed by key stakeholders. Subsequently, the developer would develop the solution and validate the design and implement.

   Wireless background is required, specifically knowledge of 802.11, Mesh networks and WiFi-6 protocols.

   Experience with data plane forwarding is required

   Experience with system integration of End-end system is desirable

   Experience with customer interaction for technical problem-solving is desirable.


Participate on a project team of engineers involved in the development of software for our next generation WiFi products. Design, and deliver new software and features for our next generation WiFi Access Points. Day to day activities building software by writing code, as well as modifying software to fix errors, adapt it to new hardware, improve its performance, or upgrade interfaces. You will also work closely with system test and validation engineers to help with system test and integration.


Who You'll Work With

The Wireless Networking Group (WNG) is the industry leader in enterprise WLAN with a proven track record in building innovative wireless solutions. We are looking for passionate and dedicated wireless system architect who can design, develop products based on intent based networking.

Do you enjoy spearheading innovation through personal initiative? Would it excite you to be part of a highly motivated best of breed engineering team who is redefining and refreshing the software portfolio Cisco's Wireless access points? Would you like to challenge yourself in driving a key technology transition in the Wireless Industry while working the market leader? Would you cherish to develop code using the most modern development methods using a test-driven development focus? Can you demonstrates the ability to develop software with a system-level focus while understanding the impact of every component, work with minimal supervision, collaborate with a multi-functional team and demonstrates technical knowledge and project management experience to accomplish the goals.

Who You Are

Minimum Qualifications

  6+ years of experience with BS/MS in computer systems, software and architecture.

   Expertise in Wi-Fi protocols, esp. Mesh networks and IEEE 802.11 standards,

   Experience with Wi-Fi 6 protocols

   Keen understanding of network layer protocols

    You are an excellent C/C++ programmer and possess strong analytical and logical solving skills

   You possess the aptitude to multi-task in fast-paced environment

   You are good with writing distributed platform and system software

   Deep understanding of Linux and network resource management

   You have a knowledge of management stack such as SNMP, TR-069, gNMI

   Prefer strong skills in Python scripting, Golang

Desired Skills:

   Self-motivated, strong sense of ownership, good teammate You should be able to own large portions of the software from a technical perspective

   Handle multiple tasks at once and work independently with minimal managerial mentorship. Have experience in customer deployment.

   Strong interpersonal and communication skills.

   Good team building skills. This role requires the ability to work across departments and with other teams

   Be open to continuous learning and committed to ongoing self-improvement.

   Initiate and participate in organizational efforts to improve overall group productivity and test effectiveness. Contribute to overall test strategies


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