Software Engineer (Graduate) – Supply Chain

  • Location:
    Oeiras, Portugal
  • Area of Interest
    Engineer - Software
  • Job Type
    Early in Career
  • Technology Interest
    Cloud and Data Center, Software Development, Testing
  • Job Id

Start date: September 2023

Location: Lisbon, Portugal (hybrid)

We are looking for a graduate to join us to become a Software Engineer at an exciting and transformational time.  This role provides opportunities to work with the latest evolution of Cisco’s supply chain to Cloud solutions as part of a new team in Portugal. You will work with the brightest minds in one of the world’s leading IT companies and gain experience in a wide range of technologies.

What you will do:

Be coached by world-class leaders who will challenge and mentor you.  Join with a team of new graduates all starting your careers together, increase your professional development whilst meeting the demands of your projects and programs.

Within a small, global agile team:
  • Deploy and maintain business critical applications in production at Cisco scale
  • Be a critical part of the development team by implementing and deploying complex software applications
  • Apply software engineering best practices along with a security first mindset in a scrum team
  • Maintain and expand knowledge and skills of current and emerging technologies to improve existing Cisco Supply chain applications
  • Present, share and demonstrate your work to team members and stakeholders


We are looking for individuals with a passion for technology and problem solving, ideally with solid academic foundations in software engineering disciplines, working towards or having earned a bachelor’s degree (or higher). Equivalent experience accepted in lieu of degree

Desirable skills:

  • A passion for – and a commitment to lifelong learning – a willingness and eagerness to invest time in training and developing your skills
  • Programming language experience e.g: Python, Golang, Angular
  • Exposure to Object Oriented programming concepts and hands on experience in Java.
  • Knowledge of Web Services and JSON
  • Experience deploying and maintaining applications in a staging/production environment which could include working with source code control tools such as Git, Maven and Jenkins.
  • Understanding of strong security practices with some exposure to API Security Protocols.
  • Experience with developing, testing and debugging automated tasks (CI/CD pipelines)
  • A passion for data and enthusiasm for data science processes and technologies including Data Structures and Algorithms.
  • Familiarity of Cloud services e.g: GCP, AWS, Azure

What we offer

At Cisco we strongly believe in the wellbeing of our employees and work life balance, and our benefits package is designed to reflect this. On top of your remuneration package, add holidays. you may be entitled to receive these Benefits & Perks as part of our People Deal and benefits package. (May vary location.)

Other onsite office facilities including: free shuttle buses between local stations and the Cisco Campus office; Coffee corners with gaming areas; Medical room, Sewing Service, Food Service and Showers.

Additional Information

  • Our selection process is as follows: Application - Hiring Team Video Interview – Virtual Cisco Day.     
  • You must be able to legally live and work in Portugal without visa support or sponsorship. 

Why you will love Cisco:

At Cisco we connect everything: people, processes, data, and things. We innovate everywhere, taking bold risks to shape the technologies that give us smart cities, connected cars, and handheld hospitals. And we do it in style with unique personalities who aren't afraid to change the way the world works, lives, plays and learns. 

We celebrate the creativity and diversity that fuels our innovation. We are dreamers and we are doers.

Life in Cisco IT:

In Cisco IT we are uniquely positioned to see how the rest of the business operates – because between us - we support everyone! The possibilities to create, to build solutions that impact transformational change are endless because change is our constant.

Our team is everywhere, and so whilst based in the UK, we regularly work with people across the world and occasionally travel to meet each other. 

We are devoted to spreading the word about technology in the community and ask our graduate hires to do the same, allocating 10-20% of their time in the first year to initiatives such as IamIT in schools and STEM events.  In addition to this we like to have fun and have regular team events.

Don’t take our word for it, check out what some of our recent hires are saying! #wearecisco 

  • Marianna Pittokopiti: The First Two Months   
  • Daniel Cookson, Aliyah Butt & Alex Naggar: Early Life at Cisco 
  • Emily Cousins and Paige Chasty wrote a blog check it out here.
  • Search LinkedIn for #CiscoQuaranterns for life as an Intern during the pandemic.
  • There is a good video here.

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#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!

Message to applicants applying to work in the U.S.:

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