Senior Software Engineer

  • Location:
    San Jose, California, US
  • Area of Interest
    Engineer - Hardware
  • Job Type
  • Technology Interest
  • Job Id

What You'll Do

You will work closely with hardware team to develop device drivers and software to bring-up new prototype hardware, exercise datapaths, support Device Verification Testing using the diagnostic software, support and review manufacturing use of the software. You will also implement and support nightly build and regression of diagnostics images on hardware.

Additionally, you will be responsible for bringing-up ethernet phys, SFPs, board mounted power, switching ASICs, PoE and other components on our products.


Who You'll Work With

The offline diagnostic software team works with a cross functional team to develop and deliver hardware solutions. You will work with hardware and ASIC design engineers, hardware test teams, component vendors, and manufacturing engineers.

Who You Are

A person who enjoys working at the interface between hardware and software.

Our Minimum Requirements for this role:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Experience with embedded software development
  • Experience in C and Python
  • Must be proficient in reading component data sheets, schematics, and ASIC documentation
  • Experience leading diagnostic projects and coordinate diagnostic effort between diagnostic team, hardware, lab test, and manufacturing

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

Who We are

#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!


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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 requires all new hires to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in the U.S., 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.