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Expires soon Cisco System

Software Engineer III - Platform Forwarding

  • San Jose, USA
  • Design / Civil engineering / Industrial engineering

Job description

  • Location:
    San Jose, California, US
  • Additional Location(s)
    milpitas, California, US
  • Area of Interest
    Engineer - Software
  • Job Type
  • Technology Interest
    Networking, Software Development, Testing
  • Job Id

What You'll Do:

The Cisco Service Provider Network Systems team is looking for a Software Engineer to drive existing projects and engage in new development for our Next Generation routers.


  • Defning, designing and implementing drivers using SDK to program custom networking ASICs
  • Triaging and troubleshooting failures down to the root cause
  • Writing and optimizing code for production deployment
  • Interact with technical suport teams to resolve customer reported issues
  • Develop new debugging tools
  • Develop and maintain the driver implementations with different generations and vendors of asic
  • Implement unit test automation
  • Drive the bringup of new hardware
  • Drive architecture and design discussions

Who You'll Work With:

You'll be part of a team in Cisco's Service Provide Network Systems Group, focusing on developing high-performance IOX-XR software for routers that are deployed in core, edge and data center networks.

IOS XR is a train of Cisco Systems' widely deployed Internetworking Operating System (IOS), used on their high-end Network Converging System (NCS), carrier-grade routers such as the CRS series, 12000 series, and ASR9000 series.

We're a team of software experts within the larger XR team who work on NPU and fabric subsystem.

Who You Are:

You are a highly motivated engineer with experience in embedded system development for distributed systems.

You will have the opportunity to work and learn in a dynamic environment with a team of talented engineers, developing state of the art software.

You will collaborate closely with the ASIC and hardware team and other software teams to implement drivers that work with vendor and cisco internal ASICs to implement the NPU and fabric subsystems for our next generation family of routers.

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Excellent C, C++ programming and debugging skills
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Python
  • A deep understanding of multiple of the following areas including
    • Embedded systems
    • Linux kernel and real time os fundamentals
    • Device driver development
    • Interrupt handling
    • Inter process communication
    • DMA/IO management,
    • Bus architectures like PCIe, i2C.
  • Ability to debug issues system-wide
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Collaborative and team-focused, with the drive to learn and grow
  • Self-motivated, strong sense of ownership, good teammate
  • Bachelor's or master's degree in Computer Science, Computer/Software/Electrical Engineering, or a related major such as Math or Physics

Why Cisco

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