Engineering Manager, Virtual Routing Platform (vMX)

Cisco Meraki

Location: California, San Francisco, California

Job Type: Full time



Simplicity. At Cisco Meraki, we believe that simplifying powerful technology can free people to focus on their mission. Our cloud-managed products are making IT easier and faster. Simplified networking means that businesses run more smoothly, and more people have reliable access to the information they need!

About the team:

As a people leader on the vMX team, you will be leading a growing group of engineers that designs and implements the architecture of the vMX product that runs on cloud platforms such as AWS, Azure, GCP etc. Our MX/vMX products are used in over a million networks, 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. The Meraki MX team delivers simple-to-use yet powerful, scalable, and groundbreaking cloud-managed solutions to customers.

The opportunity:

As a hands-on leader, you will be driving all technical aspects of software delivery, including requirements definition and refinement, design, implementation, unit and system-level testing, as well as deployment. You will partner with product management and engineering leadership to define the technical roadmap for our virtual platforms.

You will attract, grow, and retain talent, provide technical direction and career development opportunities, and cultivate the team's quality, collaboration, and inclusiveness culture.

What we look for in your background:

  • 2 + years of management experience in the networking industry
  • 8 + years of technical experience in the networking industry
  • Ability to be hands-on: understand code, conduct code reviews in C++ (C++11 and further)
  • Experience in leading a geographically dispersed team of senior software engineers
  • In-depth experience developing, deploying, and solving virtualized products on-premises on QEMU, KVM, VMWare, and in the cloud on AWS, Azure, GCP, etc
  • In-depth experience with DevOps and can advise/implement standard methodologies in CI / CD for cloud deployment
  • Good understanding of TCP and UDP mechanics including the ability to interpret packet captures.
  • Experience with development in the Linux environment.
  • Experience with mentoring software engineers.
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to get work done across functional groups.

Bonus points if you have the following experience:

  • Experience with Yocto, Buildroot, or other embedded Linux build tooling
  • One or more open-source networking software frameworks (e.g., VPP, DPDK, Click Modular Router).
  • Understanding of IP networking and support of fundamental IP services and protocols (DNS, HTTP(S), SSH, IPsec)
  • Agile methodology (e.g., Scrum, Kanban).

Meraki is based in the Mission Bay area of San Francisco, with breathtaking views of the Oracle Ballpark and the Bay beyond. If you opt for being onsite, you will be able to access an onsite gym, multiple kitchens stocked with high-quality snacks, a coffee bar, and catered lunches every day.

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.

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.

Compensation Range:
$125,200$241,700 USD

Message to applicants applying to work in the U.S.:
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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.

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