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. Platform Bring-up Engineers take the lead in building new prototype hardware by integrating bootloader, vendor board support packages and device drivers.
Our device firmware is built on Linux and open-source software. We work individually and in small teams to release several new MR products each year.
As a Technical Leader, you will focus on the following :
Define next generation architecture, mentor junior engineers and delegate development to others where required
Own projects from block-diagram concepts, to prototype boards that don’t boot, all the way to shipping products
Collaborate with Product Management, Quality Assurance teams and Manufacturing Partners to develop secure, reliable, and scalable manufacturing processes
Collaborate with Hardware Engineering team on vendor / chipset selection and influence high-level architecture for new Meraki products
Develop, port, and debug Linux device drivers
Collaborate with other Engineers across product teams to continually improve our firmware design, development, and deployment practices
Be a part of the leadership of the larger MR team : weighing in on development priorities, projects going on across the team, etc.
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 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), bootloader (U-Boot, coreboot, UEFI), kernel configuration, device drivers, device trees
Know common bus protocols like I2C, SPI, PCIe, USB and MDIO
Are comfortable using network protocol analyzers, logic analyzers, hardware debuggers, and source-level debuggers to solve problems at all layers of the stack
Have experience reading schematics and data sheets
Bonus points for :
Knowledge of wireless protocols (e.g., 802.11, Bluetooth, Zigbee, Thread)
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.