What You'll Do
The INSBU nexus 9k group is looking for an experienced Principal Engineer to drive
existing projects and engage in new development of our Nexus 9K family. The ideal
candidate will have an ASIC design background with hands-on experience in RTL and
verification, in-depth knowledge of mixed-signal SoC development cycle and best industry
practices, from specification through tape-out and lab validation, and a proven track record
of success in high-performance / high-volume semiconductor markets.
It used to be that high-speed packet forwarding was performed in dedicated ASIC designs.
These days we are looking to make those ASICs more general and programmable. P4 has
been proposed as a domain-specific language for this purpose. We are seeking an
individual with significant network protocol expertise to work with a small team implementing
the forwarding model validation methodology. where the intermediate representation from
the front-end is applied to the target ASIC hardware.
Who You'll Work With
INSBU developed the Nexus 9000 line of data center switches and Application Centric
Infrastructure, Cisco’s premier datacenter SDN solution. Our team within INSBU is
responsible for driving integration of the Nexus 9000 and ACI with open source software,
including OpenStack, Docker, and Open vSwitch, to help our customers build multitenant
INSBU develops high-performance switches for the data center and for the cloud. You will
be working with the team that develops the ASICs at the heart of each of these switch
products. There are only a very few teams worldwide that implement such devices. Every
time you access the Internet, chances are, your data's been through one of our switches.
Who You Are
Cisco INSBU is looking for a passionate ASIC Designer to join our R&D team. This role
involves working on cutting-edge high performance ASIC design from specification to RTL
implementation. The new member of our team will have direct involvement in designing
complex and innovative technologies. This position offers a large scope of experience and
direct involvement with complex and innovative technology In addition, there is the
opportunity to work alongside a close-knit team of seasoned software, hardware and
network OS developers.