Senior Software Engineer, Backend - (Network Access, Distributed Systems)

Cisco Meraki

Location: Remote - US only

Job Type: Full time


At Cisco Meraki, we know that technology can connect, empower, and drive us. Our mission is to simplify technology so our customers can focus on what's most meaningful to them: their students, patients, customers, and businesses. We’re making IT and security easier, faster, and smarter with technology that simply works. Meraki’s firmware containers team is a growing, quality-focused team reimagining the architecture that governs the code running on millions of physical devices in customer networks.

As a Senior Backend Engineer on MX VPN team, you will collaborate with firmware and other Backend/SRE engineers to architect, design, and build a large-scale system running a Meraki VPN service. Meraki VPN enables secure connections between over a million network nodes and our customers rely on our products to serve tens of millions of people. With the large footprint that we have, quality is our highest priority. MX VPN team is responsible for delivering a simple to use but very powerful, scalable, and groundbreaking cloud-managed VPN service to customers. With help from product managers and firmware engineers, you will construct intuitive but powerful systems that will be used by VPN customers.

What you will work on:

  • Solve challenging architecture problems to build scalable and extendable systems.
  • Work with firmware engineers and PM to build intuitive and powerful workflows to handle containers
  • Coordinate and align knowledge and opinions between firmware, SRE, and dashboard developers.
  • With the help of other senior engineers, implement sophisticated backend systems to handle MX SDWAN & Security solutions.
  • Identify and solve performance bottlenecks in our Backend architecture.
  • Take complete ownership from conception to production release by leveraging your ability to influence, facilitate, and work collaboratively across teams.
  • Lead, mentor, and spread best practices to other specialists on the team.

You are an ideal fit if you:

  • 4+ years of experience writing professional production code and tests for large scale systems
  • 4+ years of experience in Backend technologies (Ruby on Rails, Scala, Go).
  • Can implement efficient database design and query performance in a relational database (Postgres)
  • Experience with Container solutions (Kubernetes)
  • Strategic and product-oriented approach with a desire to understand users
  • Outstanding communication skills

Meraki is headquartered in the Mission Bay area of San Francisco, with beautiful views of the Oracle Ballpark and the Bay beyond. There are also locations in San Jose, Chicago, and Austin. All locations offer a generous benefits package.

At Meraki, we don’t just accept difference – it’s one of our key values. Everybody In means we listen to each other’s opinions. Everybody is accepted and valued here, and we are a team that works as one towards our goals. We recognize that diverse teams make the strongest teams, and we encourage people from all backgrounds to apply.

At Cisco Meraki, we’re challenging the status quo with the power of diversity, inclusion, and collaboration. When we connect different perspectives, we can imagine new possibilities, inspire innovation, and release the full potential of our people. We’re building an employee experience that includes appreciation, belonging, growth, and purpose for everyone.

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.

Compensation Range:
$122,000$237,000 USD

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