LOCATION: London, United Kingdom
AREA OF INTEREST: Engineer – Software
JOB TYPE: Professional
Senior Software Development Engineer – Media
Collaboration Engineering Team
Cisco’s Collaboration Engineering Team creates products and services that bring modern, high-quality collaboration to everyone – spanning every room, desk, pocket, and application. Industry leading products like Webex Teams, Webex Meetings and Webex Hologram are examples of our technology in action.
Our collaboration team is responsible for the design, implementation, testing and deployment of leading-edge real-time media services, running both on customer sites and in cloud environments.
What you’ll do
As a member of this dynamic and international team, you will play an integral part in the DevOps software engineering process, working collaboratively on products and technology throughout the full product development lifecycle. Software components and microservices are designed from the ground up with testing in mind, and function according to the required specification and customer use cases including scalability, performance, interoperability, and usability.
You will be required to meet tight deadlines, whilst effectively managing priorities and communicating progress. You will be responsible for delivery, performance, continuous improvement, and agile software development tasks. You will be solving new problems and tackling new challenges every day, with a focus on quality and attention to detail, supported by a team of fellow engineers. The work is always varied and challenging.
The successful candidate for this role can be flexible in playing developer and software engineer test roles in a Scrum team. You will be working on a complex next-generation media service and related client media applications, automated tests, and tooling, for Cisco Webex.
Who You Are
You have earned a master or higher degree at a top university in an analytical subject, such as Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics or Physics, and have 7+ years of work experience in high-performance environments. Moreover, you have a proven track record of personal and academic achievements.
Flexibility, dynamism, passion for technology, software, and continuous learning
The ability to apply a scientific approach to solving complex problems.
Hands-on experience with real-time audio and video coding, processing techniques, and technologies (example codecs include Opus, H.264 and AV1)
A collaborative attitude and hands-on experience working in an agile software development environment.
Ability to communicate clearly and precisely.
Familiarity with DevOps, continuous integration, continuous delivery
Codec development experience (developing and/or optimising a media encoder)
Familiarity with multithreaded/event driven/asynchronous software.
Familiarity with Machine Learning/AI techniques
Familiarity with virtualisation software and containers (Docker, Kubernetes)
Familiarity with open-source tools like GStreamer and OpenCV
Exposure to network programming (for example, TCP/IP, streaming protocols, HTTP or RTP)
Exposure to cryptography
Who you’ll work with
The Collaboration Engineering Team is a global organization, with development centers in the US, the UK, Ireland, China, India, Norway, Sweden and more. This position is aligned to the UK team, located in Cisco’s Finsbury Square office in Central London, but this position will require you to collaborate closely with a global team of colleagues in the other geographies.
You will work in an Agile team alongside other engineers, collaborating to create and test new features and continuously improve our media code base and related areas of the software stack (media related signaling protocols and application-level logic, test harnesses and test infrastructure, CI/CD tooling and build pipelines, etc.). Your code contributions will be reviewed by other experienced team members to ensure consistency and high quality.
Travel to, and presenting at, other Cisco offices around the world, and external events such as industry forums will be required occasionally.
What we offer you
A competitive salary and bonus scheme
A flexible working environment and hours
Continuous learning through training, stretch assignments, innovation weeks and hackathons.
A fun group of people to work alongside.
An opportunity to work on cutting-edge, industry-leading technologies.
#WeAreCisco, where each person is unique, but we bring our talents to work as a team and make a difference.
We embrace digital, and help our customers implement change in their digital businesses. Some may think we’re “old” (30 years strong!) and only about hardware, but we’re a software company. A security company. A blockchain company. An AI/Machine Learning company. We even invented an intuitive network that adapts, predicts, learns and protects. No other company can do what we do – you can’t put us in a box!
We made the Internet what it is today. But Cisco didn’t just build the Internet. We keep building it. Our edge doesn’t come from technology. It comes from our people. We are leaders with vision, tech geeks, pop culture aficionados, and we even have a few purple haired rock stars. We celebrate the creativity and diversity that fuels our innovation. We are dreamers and we are doers. We Are Cisco.
Message to applicants applying to work in the U.S.:
When available, the salary range posted for this position reflects the projected hiring range for new hire, full-time salaries in U.S. locations, not including equity or benefits. For non-sales roles the hiring ranges reflect base salary only; employees are also eligible to receive annual bonuses. Hiring ranges for sales positions include base and incentive compensation target. Individual pay is determined by the candidate’s hiring location and additional factors, including but not limited to skillset, experience, and relevant education, certifications, or training. Applicants may not be eligible for the full salary range based on their U.S. hiring location. The recruiter can share more details about compensation for the role in your location during the hiring process.
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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