Senior Software Engineer, Platform Bring-up (Embedded Linux)
San Francisco Bay Area · Full Time
Our company began as the brainchild of MIT PhD students. Quickly, we became the leader in cloud networking. Today, we continues to grow explosively while remaining true to our humble roots. Since the 2012 Cisco acquisition on our Engineering Team. We are headquartered in a brand-new site overlooking the water in San Francisco's Mission Bay. Come join our team!
Software Engineers breathe life into our cloud-managed networking devices, which range from switches, routers, and wireless access points to desktop phones and security cameras. We leverage real-time telemetry from thousands of deployed networks spanning the globe to continuously improve the performance and stability of our products.
Platform Bring-up Engineers take the lead in building products by integrating everything from bootloaders to web servers on prototype hardware. Our device firmware is built on Linux and open-source software. We work individually and in small teams to release several new products each year.
As a Senior Software Engineer focused on platform bring-up, you will:
Own projects from block-diagram concepts, to prototype boards that don’t boot, all the way to shipping product.
Collaborate with our Hardware Engineering team on component selection and high-level architecture for new products.
Collaborate with our manufacturing partners to develop secure, reliable, and scalable manufacturing processes.
Integrate vendor board support packages and software development kits with our firmware and build system.
Develop, port, and debug Linux device drivers.
When things don’t go quite as planned—a board doesn’t boot, an LED doesn’t light, a fan doesn’t spin—use a JTAG debugger or logic analyzer or work with the hardware team to debug the problem.
Collaborate with other Platform Bring-up Engineers across product teams to continually improve our firmware design, development, and deployment practices.
You are an ideal candidate if you:
Have 3+ years professional experience programming in C or C++.
Have strong systems and networking foundational knowledge (systems architecture, memory hierarchy, storage subsystems, LANs, routing).
Have expert knowledge of embedded systems development concepts, including cross-platform development and build tools (GNU toolchain, OpenWRT, buildroot, Yocto), bootloaders (U-Boot, coreboot, UEFI), kernel configuration, device drivers, device trees.
Know common bus protocols like I2C, SPI, and MDIO.
Are comfortable using network protocol analyzers, logic analyzers, hardware debuggers, and source-level debuggers to troubleshoot problems at all layers of the stack.
Have experience reading schematics and data sheets.
Bonus points for:
Experience writing device drivers.
Upstreaming Linux patches.
Knowledge of wireless protocols (e.g., 802.11, Bluetooth).
Experience with multi-threaded or parallel programming.
Experience with Ethernet switch chips, crypto acceleration, or hardware offload engines.
We are 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.
$150K – $230K
San Jose, San Francisco CA
Phone: (866) 816-1615 x 823