Sr Software Engineer - Front End Architect

  • Company: Cisco
  • Posted: September 23, 2017
  • Reference ID: 1216051
Front End Architect
The Business Entity
The Core Software Group (CSG) has the charter for all Platform Independent and Platform Dependent software development across Switching (for data center, campus core and campus access), wireless, network services, routing, optical software and Enterprise routing and cable access. CSG is creating unprecedented customer value by providing cohesive and innovative software, platforms and solutions for Cisco's core networking customers.
Who You'll Work With
You will work directly with senior executives, architects and a cohesive group of high performing - platform, big data and analytics engineers, UI/UX Leads and QA Leads. You will engage with multiple teams across the Engineering, IT and Support orgs at senior levels on an ongoing basis.
What You'll Do
* Be hands-on and write code, prototype reference architectures, build base / core modules for the platform frontend using cutting edge technology stack
* Architect component modules and their interactions, define capabilities at each level of the stack, reusability, scale and performance
* Research on trending and potential future technologies and bring them in to advance the DNA Platform
* Evaluate current state (data and platform front end architectures) and identify incremental opportunities to improve our performance, efficiency and scale
* Bring thought leadership and direction to the team in picking the correct tool / technology
* Solve some of our business' most critical visual technical challenges, provide simple solutions to complex visual and usability challenges
* Cultivate a platform and product engineering mindset within the team
* Translate high level requirements to actionable tasks / deliverables
* Work along with UX, product management and senior leadership teams, while also mentoring and guiding the frontend / application engineering team
Who You Are
The ideal candidate must enjoy working in a fast-paced dynamic environment with a "take-charge" / "can-do" attitude and is able to demonstrate flexibility and resiliency. Work with geographically distributed teams across different time zones. As a key engineering leader, tag along core group of engineers, senior leadership, product management and customers to deliver cutting edge systems and platforms. You will design, architect, develop and deploy the face of one of the largest and most complex data / integration platforms and solve one of the most challenging scaling requirements that is deployed on the cloud as well as on-prem.

Minimum Qualifications:
* Bachelor's degree (Master's a Plus) in engineering/computer science with an overall work experience of 15+ years with considerable software and platform architecting skills.
* Solid understanding of very large scale, high performance, real-time, cloud agnostic platforms and solutions
* Distinguish pros and cons of competing technology stacks and clearly articulate and recommend best suited solutions.
* Experience in Reactive Programming methodology, built application platforms and frontend platforms that gets utilized by external developers and apps.
* Expertise in building modular, componentized, metadata driven visual components that clearly demonstrate their server-side and client-side responsibilities and capabilities
* Expert skills in NodeJS, React/Redux/Angular/JavaScript/HTML/CSS, MongoDB
* Experience in multi-tenant system design, cloud and container based deployments, API Gateways, integrations and workflows
* Strong verbal and written / documentation / presentation skills

* Product engineering experience
* Be highly flexible and adaptable and demonstrate passion for platform development

Why Cisco
Intent-based networking is the difference between a network that needs continuous attention and one that simply understands what you need and makes it happen. It's the difference between doing thousands of tasks manually and having an automated system that helps you focus on business goals. Cisco DNA is the open, software-driven platform that turns that vision into reality. Virtualization, automation, analytics, and cloud, all in one architecture. Cisco is once again pioneering the next age in networking. Today, we are building teams that are expanding our technology solutions in the mobile, cloud, security, IT, and big data spaces, including software and consulting services. 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, and entertainment, 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. With roughly 10 billion connected things in the world now and over 50 billion estimated in the future, your career has exponential possibilities at Cisco.*

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