VIC Networking Firmware Development Lead - UCS VIC Product Line
Location: San Jose
Posted on: March 19, 2023
VIC Networking Firmware Development Lead - UCS VIC Product
The Business Entity
The Cisco UCS VIC adapter software development team is looking for an expert software developer, to design and implement I/O solutions for the UCS product family deployments in modern virtualized data centers. https://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/products/interfaces-modules/unified-computing-system-adapters/index.html http://www.cisco.com/go/ucs
Be part of the Cisco organization that is driving the evolution and expansion into cloud computing. Champion new methodologies and create scalable software solutions that help build next generation data centers. The ideal candidate demonstrates a deep I/O technical and implementation focus. Broad knowledge of and exposure to embedded systems, sever architecture and networking software development are essential for success in this role.
Role & Responsibilities
Essential to the role are the capability and the will to learn, understand, implement, improve, explain, promote Cisco VIC based innovative networking technologies. Part of the job are design and development responsibilities in at least one of the following areas:
- Firmware for high speed networking adapters.
- Firmware for PCIe devices or inter-connects
- ASIC based networking features, processing offloads and SmartNIC features for UCS deployments in enterprise/provider virtualized data centers, network edge, cloud and SDN.
- Networking control and management plane protocols, including interactions with the UCS Manager and the Cisco Nexus operating system.
The role requires strong working experience in C programming. The role requires 11+ years of firmware development experience and detailed knowledge in one or more of the following areas:
- Embedded systems software/firmware development for networking adapters
- PCIe sub-systems or inter-connects and SR-IOV
- Networking protocols, including L2 Ethernet switching and TCP/IP
- Data center networking development, such as
- DCBX/PFC, NIV/802.1BR, QoS, L2/L3 switching
- forwarding ASICs, ACL, SPAN/ERSPAN, tunneling
- L4-L7 networking protocols or services including TCP Proxy
- Load Balancers, network firewalls, network processors
- NetFlow, VxLAN/NVGRE, OpenFlow, DPDK
- Network device driver development in either Linux, Windows, ESX
- High performance and/or low latency I/O, such as RDMA
- Programmable network accelerators / processing units
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