macOS Software Engineer, Desktop Developer

Cisco Meraki

Location: Remote - US only

Job Type: Full time


For the past 10 years, Meraki has had a unique focus on making IT simple yet powerful. A key part of an IT team's toolbox is making networks intuitive to set up and operate. Crucial to achieving this goal is simplifying the world of Mobile Device Management as our world becomes an increasingly mobile place. Our Systems Manager development team is dedicated to achieving this simplicity by facilitating the control of devices at an enterprise level. We work as a small and lean team and wear many hats.

Meraki’s engineering culture is one of innovation and ownership. You will have a strong hand in not just building the technology but also defining what we should be building! As a Software Engineer, you will work on building apps that facilitate the management, inventory, and policy compliance for the company and personally owned Windows and Mac devices. These apps have both user-facing features and background services to talk to the Meraki cloud, so you will have the opportunity to work anywhere from high-performance backend algorithms to reusable front-end components. Your work will run on millions of devices and you will have the ownership to impact customers who touch this tool globally.

As a Software Engineer, Desktop Developer (macOS) you will:

  • Have ownership of the Systems Manager desktop application.
  • Design, develop, own, and maintain large areas of our Mac/Windows codebase along with the web components they rely on.
  • Own features that span our entire technology stack: from the application running on desktop clients to the web interface on Dashboard.
  • Integrate third-party APIs from various platform vendors (Google, Apple, Microsoft) that will be used by our desktop application as well as apps on other platforms.
  • Lead the direction and vision of the platform - you will use your expertise to make decisions on what tools and technologies we use.
  • Collaborate with product and sales teams to plan and build new Systems Manager tools and features.

You are an ideal candidate if you have:

  • 3+ years of experience writing professional production code
  • macOS development experience
  • 1+ years of experience with Objective-C and/or Swift
  • Experience working on production systems
  • A solid understanding of low-level threading primitives and concurrency topics
  • A demonstrated understanding of networking protocols
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Aren’t afraid of rolling your sleeves up and working in all layers of the stack

Bonus points for experience with the following:

  • Experience with C++ or C
  • Familiarity with building desktop applications using Win32 or the .NET framework
  • Familiarity with MDM/EMM solutions
  • Experienced in refactoring large code bases
  • You have experience working with large-scale web applications using a modern framework


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:
$105,300$203,100 USD

Message to applicants applying to work in the U.S.:
When available, the salary range posted for this position reflects the projected hiring range for new hire, full-time salaries in U.S. locations, not including equity or benefits. For non-sales roles the hiring ranges reflect base salary only; employees are also eligible to receive annual bonuses. Hiring ranges for sales positions include base and incentive compensation target. Individual pay is determined by the candidate's hiring location and additional factors, including but not limited to skillset, experience, and relevant education, certifications, or training. Applicants may not be eligible for the full salary range based on their U.S. hiring location. The recruiter can share more details about compensation for the role in your location during the hiring process.

U.S. employees have access to quality medical, dental and vision insurance, a 401(k) plan with a Cisco matching contribution, short and long-term disability coverage, basic life insurance and numerous wellbeing offerings. Employees receive up to twelve paid holidays per calendar year, which includes one floating holiday, plus a day off for their birthday. Employees accrue up to 20 days of Paid Time Off (PTO) each year and have access to paid time away to deal with critical or emergency issues without tapping into their PTO. We offer additional paid time to volunteer and give back to the community. Employees are also able to purchase company stock through our Employee Stock Purchase Program.

Employees on sales plans earn performance-based incentive pay on top of their base salary, which is split between quota and non-quota components. For quota-based incentive pay, Cisco pays at the standard rate of 1% of incentive target for each 1% revenue attainment against the quota up to 100%. Once performance exceeds 100% quota attainment, incentive rates may increase up to five times the standard rate with no cap on incentive compensation. For non-quota-based sales performance elements such as strategic sales objectives, Cisco may pay up to 125% of target. Cisco sales plans do not have a minimum threshold of performance for sales incentive compensation to be paid.

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