Software Engineer, Data Center – Network Assurance Engine – San Jose, CA

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You will work for on a team which supports the Cisco Network Assurance Engine (NAE). NAE transforms operations in data center networks to a fundamentally more dedicated model. Built on Cisco’s patented network verification technology, it is the most comprehensive assurance engine that mathematically verifies the entire network for correctness, giving operators confidence that their network is always operating consistent with intent.

The team is looking for a Software Development Engineer to join its Infrastructure team, to drive the platform packaging, product security, deployment and evolution to micro-services, containers and cloud SaaS offerings.

Cisco Network Assurance Engine has the goal of building an Intent Assurance Platform using various modeling and formal verification techniques. The team comprises of members from academia, industry researchers, several PhDs, as well as key engineers from several Big Data companies. The team consists of core software, UI, UX, Big Data, Full stack, Formal, Mathematical modeling experts and engineers, as well as policy, security and other networking domain experts. We are primarily located in San Jose.

You have experience with large-scale distributed systems and their architecture/design.

Experienced in Virtualization and Container technologies. Must have used at least one container orchestration platform like Kubernetes or OpenShift.

You have an understanding of Linux kernel internals: solve low level performance issues, knowledge of OS security Aspects like Trust Root Chains & Privilege Issue, system hardening, upgrades / downgrades.

You have hands-on development with strong design and coding practices and the ability to quickly learn new open source distributed system technologies such as Zookeeper, Kafka, Message Queues, etc.

Have good understanding of Big Data platform components such as HDFS and its eco-systems. Familiar with data analytics standard methodologies, including at least 2 categories of knowledge below:

You have strong desire to learn with an ability to solve complex problems creatively.

You can demonstrate a high degree of originality and innovation and comfortable working in an Agile environment

Excellent verbal and writing skills with strong collaboration skills, and can work well in small and large group environments

BS/MS degree in EE/CS with 1-3 years of experience

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