Technical Leader, Switching Platform (MS)
Location: Remote - US only
Job Type: Full time
Meraki Software Engineers breathe life into our cloud-managed networking devices, which range from switches, routers, and wireless access points to desktop phones and security cameras. We leverage real-time telemetry from thousands of deployed networks spanning the globe to continuously improve the performance and stability of our products.
Platform bring-up Engineers take the lead in building new Meraki products by integrating everything from bootloaders to web servers on prototype hardware. Our device firmware is built on Linux and open-source software. We work individually and in small teams to release several new products each year.
As a Technical Leader, you will focus on the following:
- Own projects from block-diagram concepts, to prototype boards that don’t boot, all the way to shipping product.
- Collaborate with our Hardware Engineering team on component selection and high-level architecture for new Meraki products.
- Collaborate with our manufacturing partners to develop secure, reliable, and scalable manufacturing processes.
- Integrate vendor board support packages and software development kits with our firmware and build system.
- Develop, port, and debug Linux device drivers.
- When things don’t go quite as planned—a board doesn’t boot, an LED doesn’t light, a fan doesn’t spin—use a JTAG debugger or logic analyzer or work with the hardware team to debug the problem.
- Collaborate with other Platform Bring-up Engineers across product teams to continually improve our firmware design, development, and deployment practices.
You are an ideal candidate if you:
- BS/MS in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science or equivalent experience
- Have 5+ years advanced programming skills in C and/or C++ for operating system kernel & systems development.
- Have solid experience with ethernet switching chipsets (i.e. Broadcom, Marvell, etc.).
- Have strong systems and networking foundational knowledge (systems architecture, memory hierarchy, storage subsystems, LANs, routing).
- Have expert knowledge of embedded systems development concepts, including cross-platform development and build tools (GNU toolchain, OpenWRT, buildroot, Yocto), bootloaders (U-Boot, coreboot, UEFI), kernel configuration, device drivers, device trees.
- Know common bus protocols like I2C, SPI, and MDIO.
- Are comfortable using network protocol analyzers, logic analyzers, hardware debuggers, and source-level debuggers to troubleshoot problems at all layers of the stack.
- Have experience reading schematics and data sheets.
Bonus points for:
- Experience writing device drivers.
- Experience with Marvell/Broadcom SDK
- Upstreaming Linux patches.
- Experience with multi-threaded or parallel programming.
We encourage you to drop us a line even if you don’t have all the points above. That's a lot of different areas of responsibility! We will help you pick them up because we believe that great engineers come from diverse backgrounds.
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.
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