Software Engineering Technical Leader

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


As a member of NSO Core Function Pack team within the MIG organization you will lead a small team to define, architect, design, and deliver new software and network orchestration features to automate provisioning of Cisco’s solutions on the network.



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 (VNF) and/or configuring virtual and physical devices in the network. You will lead a small, mixed-discipline 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.



  • You are a software architect whose passion lies in utilizing the latest software technologies in a DevOps model to embark on this new era of network service orchestration

·     Highly motivated to learn and apply skills for team and future career development. 

·     You 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.
  • You have a passion for coding and you also enjoy designing software components.
  • You are passionate about continuous integration, delivery, and deployment processes.




·    BS in Computer Science with 8+ years of relevant industry experience or MS in Computer Science with 6 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
  • Hands on experience working with Cisco/Tail-f Network Services is a plus
  • Working knowledge in Erlang is a plus
  • 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 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.

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