Cisco Software Engineer in San Jose, California

Software Engineer

  • Location: San Jose, California, US

  • Area of Interest Engineer - Software

  • Job Type Professional

  • Technology Interest Cloud and Data Center

  • Job Id 1232166

Who You'll Work With

You'll be part of a disruptive engineering team that is passionate about developing Cisco's NFV Life Cycle Manager (ESC). The Cisco Elastic Services Controller (ESC) promotes agility, flexibility, and programmability in network functions virtualization (NFV) environments and offers comprehensive automated lifecycle management capabilities.

By design, Cisco ESC is built as an open and modular system. It provides a single point of control to manage all aspects of NFV lifecycle for virtual network functions (VNFs) in a dynamic environment. Drawing on industry standards and open APIs, you can control the full lifecycle of all of your virtualized resources, whether using Cisco or third-party VNFs, allowing you to choose best-in-class industry solutions.

What You'll Do

  • Develop features primarily in Java managing communications with underlying cloud platform

  • Design and Develop REST or Netconf Yang API

  • Design, document and implement features

  • Work with various cross-functional groups such as development teams, QA

  • Use the Agile process for the software development lifecycle

  • Participate in technical discussions and provide innovation to the product

  • Conduct and participate in peer design/code reviews

Who You Are

Java developer with a strong Linux background, ideally with virtualization/OpenStack/KVM knowledge.


  • Minimum 5 years of experience in developing complex applications primarily using Java

  • Exposure to Virtualization technologies like OpenStack / VMWare / KVM / Containers.

  • Experience in enterprise application development using microservices.

  • Experience using scripting languages (Bash / Python / Perl) running on Linux

  • Experience integrating with Open Source Software / Third party Products

  • Experience with Hibernate / relational databases

  • Ability to adapt to changing requirements in a high paced environment

  • Ability to take high level feature requirements and ultimately deliver a solution and corresponding documentation

  • Strong communication, teamwork and problem solving skills.

  • Openness to exploring and learning about new technologies as possible solutions to issues

Desired Skills:

  • Experience in network orchestration, VM life cycle management.

  • Experience with libvirt api and KVM.

  • Experience integrating with Openstack or VMWare API (vi SDK)

  • Experience with GIT / Gerrit / Jenkins

Why Cisco

At Cisco, each person brings their unique talents to work as a team and make a difference.

Yes, our technology changes the way the world works, lives, plays and learns, but our edge comes from our people.

  • We connect everything – people, process, data and things – and we use those connections to change our world for the better.

  • We innovate everywhere - From launching a new era of networking that adapts, learns and protects, to building Cisco Services that accelerate businesses and business results. Our technology powers entertainment, retail, healthcare, education and more – from Smart Cities to your everyday devices.

  • We benefit everyone - We do all of this while striving for a culture that empowers every person to be the difference, at work and in our communities.

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