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1256435 - Lead Engineer - Data Center and Automation

Cisco Systems Inc.
San Jose, CA 95113

Cisco Developer Network (DevNet) Sandbox is expanding!

Cisco DevNet focuses on all aspects of customer and partner experience when developing solutions across all of Ciscos wide portfolio of products, solutions and technology. 

Amongst many exciting services, Cisco DevNet Sandbox is a public cloud-based service, offering a huge array of self-serve, on demand, technology packed labs. Infrastructure and application developers can openly access our sandboxes in order to code, deploy and innovate. It is a dynamic and rewarding environment, with a large, ever growing user base. For this reason, we are expanding our Sandbox team!

We are looking for an experienced Data Center, Network Ops & Automation Engineer to own the continuing expansion and automation of our Data Center, in San Jose, CA, with hands-on knowledge of infrastructure-as-code principles and who will help to grow DevNet Sandbox globally.


What youll do 

Own the design, build out and day-to-day management of the DevNet Sandbox Data Center including, Networking, Compute, Storage, Virtualization and Monitoring, specifically involving:

  • Racking of hardware, cable management, device configuration
  • Routing and Switching Configuration
  • Networking and IP Management
  • Infrastructure & networking issue resolution
  • Virtualization platform management & Maintenance
  • Maintaining a meticulously organised and assembled racking and cabling design policy
  • First rate technical documentation of new and existing network designs, implementations, processes and tooling.
  • Implement and support continuous improvement of Sandbox Data Center infrastructure design, operational tools and processes.
  • Continuously automate the management and configuration of all aspects of the Data Center (networking, compute, storage), with a constant eye on decreasing operational issues and accelerating speed of deployment within DevNet Sandbox Data Centers.
  • Manage tools used to deploy, monitor, troubleshoot, and operate Sandbox core infrastructure, lab topologies, and end user experience.
  • Continuous knowledge development of NetDevOps Tooling and processes.
  • Build understanding of Cisco technologies not just across networking, but collaboration, cloud, IoT and security


Who You Are

You have: 

  • CCNP (R&S) or equivalent
  • 3+ years in Data Center Operations & Networking Management roles
  • 3+ years experience with various Operating Systems: Windows, Linux, and Cisco IOS
  • 1-2 years experience of production, hands-on data center automation tooling and development 
  • Familiarity with the Cisco product family beyond just networking and associated APIs
  • Knowledge of DevOps & CI/CD tech & tooling such as Docker, Vagrant, Ansible, Terraform etc.
  • Experience using APIs, REST and SOAP web services
  • Programming & scripting experience (examples: Python, PowerShell, YAML, JSON)

 Combined with skills including:

  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills as well as attention to detail
  • Self-motivated with a strong desire to learn a variety of new platforms and tools
  • Ability to work on own initiative
  • Ability to multi-task and manage rapidly changing priorities
  • Ability to work across geographically dispersed teams
  • Flexible, adaptable and pragmatic
  • Passion! 

Who You'll Work With

You will work as part of the DevNet Sandbox Team, which develops and maintains the DevNet Sandbox platform and Sandboxes globally, with a user base of over 80,000 customers and partners.

You will also work with the wider DevNet team (developer.cisco.com) who combine technical skills with people skills to support both application developers and infrastructure developers in amazing ways. We provide community outreach, educational events, technical documentation, and tools such as sandbox environments to get hands on with Cisco products. We have developer advocates across the globe, and we run our own platforms and keep the developer sandboxes ready for developers to practice their skills.  

And you will also work closely with Cisco product teams across the entire Cisco portfolio - including Networking, Security, Data Center, Collaboration, and IoT. 

Safe to say, you wont always be in a Data Center, though youll feel right at home in one!

Why Cisco

At Cisco, each person brings their unique talents to work as a team and make a difference.

Yes, our technology changes the way the world works, lives, plays and learns, but our edge comes from our people.

We connect everything people, process, data and things and we use those connections to change our world for the better.

We innovate everywhere - From launching a new era of networking that adapts, learns and protects, to building Cisco Services that accelerate businesses and business results. Our technology powers entertainment, retail, healthcare, education and more from Smart Cities to your everyday devices.

We benefit everyone - We do all of this while striving for a culture that empowers every person to be the difference, at work and in our communities.

Colorful hair? Dont care. Tattoos? Show off your ink. Like polka dots? Thats cool. Pop culture geek? Many of us are. Be you, with us! 



Posted: 2019-05-17 Expires: 2020-02-07

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