Cisco Software Engineer, PhD in London, United Kingdom

Software Engineer, PhD

  • Location: London, England, United Kingdom

  • Area of Interest Engineer - Software

  • Job Type Professional

  • Technology Interest Internet of Everything, Networking, Wireless, Mobility

  • Job Id 1229584

Meraki was founded by Ph.D. students from MIT. Our culture and product development philosphy is influenced by our academic roots. We’re looking to hire Ph.D.s (and dropouts) that want to balance technical freedom and exploration with the desire to see their work used by the customers and end-users everyday.

Meraki has technical challenges at every level of the stack. From new wireless protocols and optimizing network performance, to building large-scale distributed systems that can handle exponential growth, Meraki has challenges across a wide range of technologies, many outside of core networking.

Examples of the systems we've built/worked on include:

  • A secure, resilient overlay network that allows our backend to deliver configurations and gather statistics from our devices despite Internet routing anomalies and middleboxes.

  • Implementing a scalable, distributed wireless roaming feature to seamlessly hand off client connections between access points in large campus deployments.

  • Virtualizing our security appliance firmware, and then building out a testbed of thousands of virtual appliances (each with simulated clients behind them) for scale testing our products.

  • A custom database, written from scratch in C++, that processes over 1 million writes/second and intelligently partitions statistics data on disk for fast retrieval and efficient in-memory caching.

  • We use a number of different programming languages and systems, deliberately choosing the right tools for each particular application. We write code in C++, Ruby, and Scala. We use Linux, PostgreSQL, Rails, Jetty, Click, nginx, and memcached. We contribute to several open source projects.

An ideal candidate for Meraki will:

  • Have a strong background in the fundamentals of computer science

  • Have a passion for seeing their work used by millions of users

  • Know several programming languages, and appreciate each one for what it's best at.

  • Be a data nerd who enjoys the science in computer science

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.

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.