Senior Network R&D Engineer - Switching Lead

Senior Network R&D Engineer - Switching Lead

Job Description:

Analyzes, designs, programs, debugs and modifies switch software operating system and features (e.g., low level software and ASIC drivers, networking and operational features, programmability and operational features, etc). Work often involves switch software and real-time operating systems. Position requires knowledge and exposure to hardware design. Typically programs in c, c++, python, golang and others.


  • Leads multiple project teams of other switch software engineers and internal and outsourced development partners responsible for all stages of design and development for complex products and platforms, including solution design, analysis, coding, testing, and integration.
  • Manages and expands relationships with internal and outsourced development partners on firmware design and development.
  • Reviews and evaluates designs and project activities for compliance with systems design and development guidelines and standards; provides tangible feedback to improve product quality and mitigate failure risk.
  • Provides domain-specific expertise and overall firmware leadership and perspective to cross- organization projects, programs, and activities
  • Drives innovation and integration of new technologies into projects and activities in the firmware design organization.
  • Provides guidance and mentoring to less- experienced staff members.

Education and Experience Required:

  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Electrical Engineering, or equivalent.
  • Typically 6-10 years experience.

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Extensive experience with multiple switch software design tools and languages.
  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Experience in overall architecture of switch software and interaction with hardware designs for products and solutions.
  • Designing and integrating switch software into overall architecture and hardware design
  • Evaluating forms and processes for switch software testing and methodology, including writing and execution of test plans, debugging, and testing scripts and tools
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills; mastery in English and local language.
  • Ability to effectively communicate product architectures, designproposals and negotiate options at senior management levels.



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