Principal Architect, MX at Cisco Meraki

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At Cisco Meraki, we know that technology can connect, empower, and drive us. Our mission is to simplify technology so our customers can focus on what's most meaningful to them: their students, patients, customers, and businesses. We’re making networking easier, faster, and smarter with technology that simply works.

The modern world runs on the internet, and the internet cannot exist without its underlying infrastructure. Meraki makes setting up, managing, and maintaining that infrastructure easier than it has ever been before. Meraki enables connectivity everywhere from neighborhood cafes to education institutions to global hospitality groups operating thousands of sites.

About the team:

You will join the MX Engineering team that is responsible for MX-platforms, SDWAN, security, routing, and cellular technology products. Our products are used in over a million network nodes 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. Meraki MX team is responsible for delivering simple to use but very powerful, scalable, and groundbreaking cloud-managed appliances to customers.

The opportunity:

As the first Principal Architect on the MX team, you will be in charge of designing, developing, and implementing the architecture of various MX technologies such as SD-WAN, cellular, security, containers, routing, etc. The team will look up to you as a primary architect. This role needs a very experienced, hands-on, and hardworking engineer who can improve the current architecture, plan for next-generation architecture, and partner with Product Management and MX leads to define the next generation technical roadmap on merchant as well as custom silicon.

Immediate opportunity in this role is in the data plane area. We are seeking an experienced architect, who has expertise in building embedded routing products from the ground up. We need a data plane architect, who can quickly understand current data plane implementation and work towards building next-generation data plane. Performance, scalability, and easy interaction of CP and data plane for feature velocity.

Apart from data plane architecture, this role will also serve as the main architect in new product development, new technologies implementation for overall MX

As a Principal Architect, you will:
  • Be at the forefront of architecture, design, and implementation of MX new generation of high-performance appliances and platforms
  • Develop packet processing and routing capabilities across MX
  • Participate and lead various architectural discussions
  • Define the next generation product
  • Guide the team of hardworking individual contributors to craft the architecture
We are looking for:
  • 15+ years of working experience on data plane forwarding and control-plane configuration, signaling for embedded routing, and SD-WAN products.
  • Contribution in the last 6+ years in routing data_plan and hand-on experience with routing product architecture
  • Deep knowledge of routing protocols and SD-WAN
  • Hands-on experience and crafting on more than one data plane technology across arm and x86. DPDK, NETMAP, VPP, CLICK
  • Understanding and experience of L4 to L7 services (like load balancing flows, firewall, IPSec VPN, NAT, IPv6, remote access and various tunneling protocols), architectures, and algorithms
  • Experience writing Linux user and kernel code for high-performance fabrics, I/O devices
  • Successful delivery on multiple high-performance products
  • In-depth knowledge of packet processing
  • Ability to work independently as well as in a team
  • Good communication skills and experience working with cross-functional teams
Bonus points for:
  • Good understanding of VPP or CLICK data plane
  • Merchant silicon SDKs from Broadcom, Marvell, EZchip, etc.
  • Distributed packet processing across virtual and/ or fabric architecture
  • Layer 2 / Layer 3 functionality, application-aware packet processing

Meraki is based in the Mission Bay area of San Francisco, with beautiful views of the Oracle Ballpark and the Bay beyond. You will have access to an onsite gym, multiple kitchens stocked with high quality snacks, a coffee bar, catered lunches every day, and a generous benefits package.

Cisco requires all U.S. employees to be fully vaccinated or have an approved religious or medical accommodation. Candidates accepting an offer must provide proof of vaccination status on their first day. If someone anticipates requesting an accommodation for this requirement, they must receive approval before the start date. All offers of employment are contingent upon complying with Cisco's vaccination policy.

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.

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.

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What are some social events your company does?

Meraki Chicago hosts several social events. Some current and past events include weekly yoga and meditation sessions and cocktail classes, cooking classes, drag bingo, talent shows, and more!

Javana

Operations Supervisor

What does your typical day look like?

Badge in the door nearest the espresso machine and make latte art in the form of the Cisco logo. Work can range from teaching customers how RF works to designing multi-site Meraki networks. When I'm not evangelizing customers, teaching Networking-101, or handling escalations, I make easy work of those foolish enough to challenge me at ping pong.

Zakariya

Systems Engineer

How do you make yourself accessible to the rest of the team?

By simply just being around. In addition to the regularly scheduled one on one meetings I have with everyone, I make sure that my team knows I am always here to help, in any situation.

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Network Support Manager

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Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Cisco Meraki has an Employee Experience team dedicated to ensuring that each Merakian has the best experience during their time at Meraki.
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Documented equal pay policy
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Highly diverse management team
Unconscious bias training
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Team workouts
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Performance Bonus
Match charitable contributions
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Adoption Assistance
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Company sponsored family events
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Sabbatical
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Recreational Clubs
Relocation Assistance
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Continuing Education stipend
Time allotted for learning
Online course subscriptions available
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Paid industry certifications
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