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Wireless Network Engineer - 4+yrs - C/C++ programming, TCP/IP protocols - Cisco Meraki



Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
Posted on Friday, June 7, 2024

As the leader in cloud-managed IT, Cisco Meraki connects passionate people to their mission by simplifying the digital workplace. Our impact is driven by the innovative, purposeful, and vibrant people who make up our inclusive community. When technology is intuitive, our customers can focus on what matters.

Our employees fuel the magic of the Meraki community. They have fostered an environment that empowers Merakians to challenge limits, embrace risks, and assist our customers in pursuing their missions. Our guiding principles are rooted in our four core values: 'care deeply,' 'everybody in,' 'simplify everything,' and 'be brave.' These pillars have propelled us to the forefront of cloud-managed IT leadership and have played a pivotal role in crafting a more inclusive future for all.

At Cisco Meraki Wireless, we simplify and secure wireless enterprise connectivity. Our wireless access point software team builds a wide range of Wi-Fi access points including the latest Wi-Fi 7 APs (Access Points). Our software team covers platform bring up for everything from boot loaders to web servers on prototype hardware, kernel, driver integration, Wi-Fi features, wireless security, BLE (Bluetooth Low Energy) radio, and other sophisticated functions integrated into our product. Your contributions as part of this team will have direct impact into connectivity experience for critically important applications across the world!

What You'll Do

You are deeply motivated and skilled Software developer and encouraged to deliver and lead through others, as well as personally working to reach innovative solutions to business problems. You will collaborate with other team members and multi-functional teams to craft a solution, implement it, and take it through qualification all the way to customer shipment and support. You are excited to be the one responsible for power-on and bringing life to the most sophisticated networking system in the world.


  • Design and deliver new software and features for our next generation Wi-Fi Access Points
  • Day to day activities include writing new software, modifying software to fix issues, adapt it to new hardware, improve its performance, or upgrade interfaces
  • Work closely with system test and validation engineers to help with system test and integration

Required skills:

  • 4+ years of experience with BS/MS in Computer Science or equivalent.
  • You are an excellent C/C++/Python programmer and have strong analytical and logical solving skills
  • Experience working on TCP/IP network layer protocols
  • Self-motivated, strong sense of ownership, team player, ability to work in fast-paced environment
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.

Bonus Points:

  • Wireless background specifically knowledge of 802.11 and Wi-Fi
  • Good understanding of Linux and network resource management
  • Experience with packet forwarding and DataPath
  • Automation and test experience with Phyton
  • Knowledge of management stack or hands on experience in any wireless controller or cloud-based management solution
  • Experience with customer interaction for technical problem-solving

At Cisco Meraki, we’re challenging the status quo with the power of diversity, inclusion, and collaboration. When we connect different perspectives, we can imagine new possibilities, inspire innovation, and release the full potential of our people. We’re building an employee experience that includes appreciation, belonging, growth, and purpose for everyone.

Cisco is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, genetic information, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected basis. Cisco will consider for employment, on a case by case basis, qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

Message to applicants applying to work in the U.S. and/or Canada:

When available, the salary range posted for this position reflects the projected hiring range for new hire, full-time salaries in U.S. and/or Canada locations, not including equity or benefits. For non-sales roles the hiring ranges reflect base salary only; employees are also eligible to receive annual bonuses. Hiring ranges for sales positions include base and incentive compensation target. Individual pay is determined by the candidate's hiring location and additional factors, including but not limited to skillset, experience, and relevant education, certifications, or training. Applicants may not be eligible for the full salary range based on their U.S. or Canada hiring location. The recruiter can share more details about compensation for the role in your location during the hiring process.

U.S. employees have access to quality medical, dental and vision insurance, a 401(k) plan with a Cisco matching contribution, short and long-term disability coverage, basic life insurance and numerous wellbeing offerings. Employees receive up to twelve paid holidays per calendar year, which includes one floating holiday, plus a day off for their birthday. Employees accrue up to 20 days of Paid Time Off (PTO) each year and have access to paid time away to deal with critical or emergency issues without tapping into their PTO. We offer additional paid time to volunteer and give back to the community. Employees are also able to purchase company stock through our Employee Stock Purchase Program.

Employees on sales plans earn performance-based incentive pay on top of their base salary, which is split between quota and non-quota components. For quota-based incentive pay, Cisco typically pays as follows:

.75% of incentive target for each 1% of revenue attainment up to 50% of quota;

1.5% of incentive target for each 1% of attainment between 50% and 75%;

1% of incentive target for each 1% of attainment between 75% and 100%; and once performance exceeds 100% attainment, incentive rates are at or above 1% for each 1% of attainment with no cap on incentive compensation.

For non-quota-based sales performance elements such as strategic sales objectives, Cisco may pay up to 125% of target. Cisco sales plans do not have a minimum threshold of performance for sales incentive compensation to be paid.