System Software Engineer (C/C++)
Location: Remote - US only
Job Type: Full time
Meraki Software Engineers breathe life into our cloud-managed network-attached devices, which include switches, routers, wireless access, and security cameras. Meraki switching platform acts as a glue to bring all the Meraki devices together. We are passionate about solving customer problems using real-time telemetry data from millions of nodes deployed across the world. We strive to simplify complex technology using innovative solutions.
As a Systems Software Engineer,. Initially, you'll focus on delivering fixes for regressions, enhancing debuggability, and eliminating technical debt and code smells. All of which are key to accelerating the release of bringing up new products to the customers. As you mature in your knowledge of Meraki infrastructure, you will be responsible for improving and refactoring existing components and subsystems, as well as bringing up new products and features to support the growth of the MS product line, both in terms of functionality, simplicity, scalability, and availability. Our projects are driven by technological innovation and developer creativity in addition to market demands, giving you the structure and freedom to pursue projects you are most passionate about. You’ll have the opportunity to work across teams to design systems that enable us to solve complex problems for our customers. With millions of people using Meraki products around the world, your work will have a significant impact from the day it is deployed.
You are an ideal candidate if you have:
- Fluency in C or C++
- Experience with object-oriented programming paradigm
- Developing and troubleshooting experience in a Linux environment
- Understanding of OS fundamentals
- Good networking foundational knowledge (LANs, routing, switching, wireless)
- A focused, organized approach to development, testing, and quality
- Excellent communication (oral and written) and presentation skills
- Scripting skills in Ruby or Python
- 2+ years experience in a production software engineering environment.
Bonus points for:
- Experience developing and implementing core network protocols (TCP, IP, DNS, DHCP, ARP)
- Experience with IPC/RPC communication mechanisms
- Experience building cloud-based infrastructure and services (e.g. web applications)
- Understanding of network security fundamentals
- Experience with build systems (Yocto, OpenWRT)
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.
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