Cisco Software Automation Architect - SIO in Richardson, Texas

Software Automation Architect - SIO

  • Location: Richardson, Texas, US

  • Additional Location(s) NY/NJ, RTP, Boston

  • Area of Interest Customer Experience

  • Job Type Professional

  • Technology Interest Software Development, Testing

  • Job Id 1234014

Software Architect

What You'll Do

Cisco’s Advanced Services (AS) Software Integration and Orchestration (SIO) team is looking for an experienced Software Developer to lead the design, develop, build, test and integration of Automation & Orchestration solutions. The team works with large Service Provider and Enterprise customers to helptransform their networks to virtualized, automated, cloud enabled, self-healing and secure networksystems. The Automation solutions cover both physical and virtual infrastructure including Network Function Virtualization (NFV), Hardware/Software Disaggregation, Cloud, DC, WAN, Mobility and Security infrastructure.

The Lead Software Developer role is to lead the team of software developers working on Automation solutions leveraging software products & tools from both Cisco and non-Cisco (OpenSource, 3rd party) vendors. The Automation solutions may be comprised of software products & tools such as NSO, NFV solutions to automate Cisco and 3 rd party Virtual Network Functions (VNFs), Ansible, OpenStack, Open Network Automation Platform (ONAP), Integration Middleware, Workflow Management and UI/Portal sysems.

Who You are

The Team is comprised of Automation Architects, Software Development Leads and Software Developers who work on a customer’s software integration, automation & orchestration projects. The work activities are;

  • to understand customer requirements,

  • advise customer on possible solution options

  • design the solution

  • implementation of solution using Cisco and 3rd party products with potential extensions and customizations,

  • integrate into existing customer’s OSS/BSS systems,

  • package and deploy solution in the target environments

  • and then provide day-2 support and ongoing optimization.

Who You'll Work With

The Team interacts with Customers, Business Units, Sales team and Technical Services during the lifecycle of a project through Presales scoping/Proof-Of-Concept/Development/Project delivery/Optimization. The role is to lead a virtual team of software SMEs spread globally.

Responsibilities & Qualifications

The role of Lead Software Architect is to lead the team of software developers to build and deliver integration, automation & orchestration solutions. Internally, the person works with the virtual team of developers and testers and externally, the person works with customer’s technical leads and middle management.

The candidate should be able to perform the following activities: comprehension of solution requirements & documentation, solution architecture & design, Test-Driven and Behavior Driven development (TDD/BDD), software customization, software deployment architecture and software packaging, integration, system and customer acceptance testing for the customer’s software solution.

Candidate must be experienced on Agile Software Development methodology.

The candidate should have prior experience (about 8 years) of leading complex and highly scalable customer software projects.

The candidate should have strong verbal and written communication skills, with the ability to work effectively across internal and external organizations. The person should be self-motivated and able to work independently and/or in support of or leading small teams

Desired Skills

The person should have following skillsets:

  • Customer facing experience to manage vision, scope and deliverables of the project.

  • Building and leveraging automation capability maturity models

  • Virtualization & Cloud (VMware, OpenStack, NFV solutions)

  • Architectural & Framework Standards such as ETSI, TMN, eTOM IEFT, ITIL, ONAP

  • Experience with managing and mentoring team of developers

  • Working knowledge of MEAN stack (Mongo, Express, Angular & Node.JS)

  • Working knowledge of BPMN workflow engines (jBPM/Activiti or Camunda etc.)

  • Hands-on experience with programming languages like Typescript, Javascript, Java, Python

  • Hands on experience with software integration - Web Services (SOAP/RESTful), ESB

  • Working knowledge of automated testing frameworks such as Protractor/Jasmine, Chai/Mocha

  • Familiarity with Docker, Kubernetes

  • Hands on experience with SDLC tools (Jenkins, Git, Automated Testing Frameworks)

  • Working knowledge of network & software configuration tools such as Tail-f/NSO, Ansible, Chef/Puppet

  • Knowledge of Analytics with Big Data, AI, Machine Learning algorithms is a plus

  • Exposure to networking architectures including DC, WAN, Campus, Mobility, Security is a plus

  • Exposure to Management tools including Provisioning, Assurance, Change Management and CRM/Billing

Why Cisco

The Intent-based Networking is a phenomenon transforming our customers' businesses worldwide and driving new opportunities for Cisco. We are pioneers and have been since the early days of connectivity. Today, we are building teams that are expanding our technology solutions in Mobility, Cloud, Security, Collaboration, DC, IT, and Analytics with a focus on Automation and Software. As Cisco delivers the network that powers the Internet, we are connecting the unconnected, imagine creating unprecedented disruption. Your revolutionary ideas will impact everything from retail, healthcare, entertainment, banking, service providers, to public and private sectors, and far beyond. Collaborate with like-minded innovators in a fun and flexible culture that has earned Cisco global recognition as a Great Place to Work and accelerate your career with exponential possibilities at Cisco.

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.