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Senior Software Engineer: SONiC Development



Software Engineering
Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
Posted on Thursday, June 20, 2024

Who We Are

The Cisco Distributed System Engineering (DSE) group is at the forefront of developing products that power the largest networks in the world. The networking industry is going through a massive transformation to build the next generation infrastructure to meet the needs of AI/ML workloads and continuously increasing internet users and application. We are uniquely positioned to capture that market transition.

Who You’ll Work With

This team builds products by harnessing the potential of open-source technologies while pushing the boundaries on Systems and Silicon Architecture. They are developers and leaders who are passionate about tackling complex technology, building large scale distributed systems and comfortable working with open-source communities and technologies.
As a senior software engineer, you will work closely with a group of engineers, QA and automation engineers, collaborate extensively with technical leads and engineering managers. You need to be ready to present solutions to customers and other stakeholders.
You will be involved with a fast-paced work environment and responsible for end-to-end product development and production support.

What You'll Do

The SONiC team in DSE is looking for awesome talented individuals to help build their Next Generation NOS.

In this role, you will be responsible to design and develop SONiC solution, collaborate with product management teams, other technical leads and architects. During development cycle, beside development of features, you will also focus on automation using scripting languages and test frameworks. You'll be responsible to ensure that the solution built is secured, scalable and meets customer SLAs. You also innovate as you learn the new technology.

You are hands on and ready to build best in class products for Datacenter Enterprise customers and Service Providers.

Who You Are

You have a proven track record of designing and developing cloud native solutions and software products.

• Around 10 years of software development experience, preferably in product companies with very good exposure on distributed architecture.
•Actively coding with at least 3+ years of hands-on experience with virtualization and container technologies e.g. Docker.
• Adept in C, C++ and Python as coding language.
•Hands on work experience working with software data and control plane software, Linux user space.
•You must be comfortable with networking technologies such as L2, L3, VLAN, Port Channel, LAG, VXLAN, segment Routing, BGP, QoS, ACL etc.
•Experienced in Designing, modelling, multithreading and opensource tools and Databases (e.g. Redis).
• Working knowledge of GitHub, Jira, Jenkins and CI/CD pipeline tools.
• Self-motivated and quick learner with excellent problem-solving skills, logical thinking and a hunger to learn new technologies.
• Good team player with good communication skills.
• If you have worked on SONiC program earlier, it is a huge plus.

Why Cisco?

#WeAreCisco. We are all unique, but collectively we bring our talents to work as a team, to develop innovative technology and power a more inclusive, digital future for everyone. How do we do it? Well, for starters - with people like you!

Nearly every internet connection around the world touches Cisco. We're the Internet's optimists. Our technology makes sure the data traveling at light speed across connections does so securely, yet it's not what we make but what we make happen which marks us out. We're helping those who work in the health service to connect with patients and each other; schools, colleges, and universities to guide in even the most challenging of times. We're helping businesses of all shapes and sizes to connect with their employees and customers in new ways, providing people with access to the digital skills they need and connecting the most remote parts of the world - whether through 5G, or otherwise.

We tackle whatever challenges come our way. We have each other's backs, we recognize our accomplishments, and we grow together. We celebrate and support one another - from big and small things in life to big career moments. And giving back is in our DNA (we get 10 days off each year to do just that).

We know that powering an inclusive future starts with us. Because without diversity and a dedication to equality, there is no moving forward. Our 30 Inclusive Communities, that bring people together around commonalities or passions, are leading the way. Together we're committed to learning, listening, caring for our communities, whilst supporting the most vulnerable with a collective effort to make this world a better place either with technology, or through our actions.

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. 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.

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.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.