Friday, October 21, 2011

Job Openings for Software Technical Leader @ Cisco Careers

Requisition #: R903913
Job Title: Software Technical Leader
Area of Interest: Engineering - Software
Level of Experience: Experienced - Non Manager
Flexible Work Option: No

Job Description: It's an exciting time to work at Cisco.Every day we connect people to the network and make it come to life.��Whether it's using e-learning to educate students far from city centers or downloading the entire Library of Congress in seconds, our networking technology has not only revolutionized the way people do things, but who they are. People are more informed, more efficient, and more involved. With all forms of communications converging onto the network, Cisco is entering an exciting new era. The concept of the network as the platform for transforming life's experiences is no longer a possibility: It is quickly becoming a reality. And Cisco is leading the experience.

Cisco seeks a Software Technical Leader to define, design and build software for the Cisco products that generate significant revenue. You will champion new methodologies and creat scalable software solutions that interact with widely deployed Internet products, thereby touching an endless number of users worldwide. Be part of the Cisco organization that is driving the evolution and expansion into new technology areas and market segments. The ideal candidate demonstrates a system-level focus while understanding the impact of every component. Broad knowledge of and exposure to network protocols as well as embedded and real-time operating systems are essential for success in this role.

Participate (in a senior/ lead role) on a project team of engineers involved in development of software for Cisco products. Requires use of a strong background in SW design, documentation and implementation, on projects that may include any of the following list of responsibilities: Lead project team on the build of a major SW release, including building the software, coordinating with other departments, and participating in scheduling (from conception to testing). Architect, design and deliver system software after specification of platform requirements. Demonstrate a high degree of originality and innovation in defining product and project level architecture. Significantly influences the design of interfaces between products to ensure interoperability. Resolve design issues. Define new software product features. Develop large portions of software independently and rapidly. Champion new, improved design methodologies. Define Reliability, Availability, Servicability (RAS) goals for products. Incorporate RAS in product design. Participate and/or take a lead role in Cisco's Patent Program.

Typically requires MSEE/CS combined with 5-7 years of related experience, or BSEE/CS combined with 7-10+ yrs related experience.

In addition to SW Eng III: Ability to apply extensive experience as a networking generalist or specialist. Requires experience with more than one of the LAN/WAN and network layer protocols. Understand new market requirements. Possess in-depth knowledge of own product and broad knowledge of other related products. Understand advanced architecture principles and design practices. Understand advanced datacom concepts. Possess in-depth understanding of competitive products. Superior bug fixing and testing skills. Ability to plan large projects. Ability to solve system wide problems. Initiates informal reviews of ideas and technical objectives within and across business units. Work is performed without management direction. Exercises considerable latitude in determining technical objectives of assignment. Completed work is reviewed by management through consultation from a relatively long time perspective, for results. Translates BU level goals in to own work assignments. Interfaces cross-functionally and leads team collaboration extending beyond work group. Customer resolution requires excellent verbal skills and professional presentation. Sponsors and models exemplary team interaction. Encourages and accepts personal feedback. Mentors junior team members. Demonstrate ability to successfully influence win-win cross-functional dynamics. Resolves conflicts by fostering team communications. Provides technical guidance to small teams. Takes ownership for initiatives and code facits, and then drives ongoing evaluation and success. Determines own methods on issue resolution. Uses judgement to solve problems where protocol might not exist. Applies high degree of ingenuity using broad parameters for foundation of decisions. Makes product level decisions independently. Technical, Industry, Business and Cross-Functional Knowledge. Partnership. Solve Problems Make Decisions. Demonstrate Leadership. Establish Plans. Think Globally. Dedication to Customer Success. Innovation and Learning. Acknowledged technical expert on project.

Desired Skills:
Linux development
C programming
Embedded programming
Quality of Service, Network Protocols
Network Processor Programming - NPU

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