Software Development Engineer

  • Location:
    San Jose, California, US
  • Area of Interest
    Engineer - Network
  • Job Type
    Professional
  • Technology Interest
    Networking
  • Job Id
    1381112

What You’ll Do

As a member of NSO Core Function Pack team within the MIG organization you will closely work with Solution architects and team leads to design and deliver components of new software and network orchestration features to automate provisioning of Cisco’s solutions on the network.

Who You’ll Work With

You will collaborate with the Software Product Development team and Solutions architect to develop network services configuration automation software, orchestration and management tools. The software features will include instantiating virtual network functions (VNF) and/or container network functions (CNF) and/or configuring virtual and physical devices in the network. You will work within a small team to:

  • Understand and analyze customer/solution use-cases
  • Design, code, test and deploy services as part of our configuration automation, written mostly in Python using industry leading NSO (network services orchestrator) platform
  • Troubleshoot and resolve issues reported by Solution test and/or Technical Support team

Who You Are

You are a software developer whose passion lies in utilizing the latest software technologies in a DevOps model to embark on this new era of network service orchestration. You’re highly motivated to learn and apply skills for team and future career development and have a drive to learn new technologies, NSO platform and provisioning use-cases including configuration of network physical and virtual devices. You are friendly, creative, and independent and have a passion for coding, and you also enjoy designing software components. You’re passionate about continuous integration, delivery, and deployment processes.

Our Minimum Requirements for this role:

  • BS in Computer Science with 5+ years of relevant industry experience or MS in Computer Science with 3 years of relevant experience
  • A solid understanding of Python programming language fundamentals
  • Experience in network orchestration design and development for any network provisioning and management solution
  • Deep knowledge of design patterns, data structures, and algorithms
  • Familiarity with automated configuration and orchestration tools
  • Working experience with Linux or other Unix-based systems
  • Extensive experience with incremental development, testing, and deployment, as well as building and improving CI/CD pipelines
  • Familiarity with virtualization and containerization platforms, especially Docker, Kubernetes or Redhat Hands on experience working with Cisco/Tail-f Network Services is a plus
  • Working knowledge in Erlang is a plus
  • Openshift is desired

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 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.

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