Software Data Scientist - Graduate

Full time

Employment Information

Cisco’s Real Time Media Engineering Group is redefining the future of collaboration in the workspace. We are creating a world where people come together effortlessly and enjoyably. Our technology powers products and services that bring modern, uncompromised collaboration to everyone – spanning every room, desk, pocket, and application. Industry leading products like Cisco Webex Teams, Webex Meetings, Webex Calling and Contact Centre, and Cisco Collaboration Meeting Rooms are examples of our technology in action.

As a member of the Webex media team, your work will ensure that every person using our products will get a truly immersive experience regardless of device or location.

What you’ll do:

  • As part of a diverse team, you will play an integral part in this DevOps software engineering process. A successful candidate for this role can be flexible, quickly learning new skills and taking responsibility for tasks and features. 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.
  • From your first week you will be fully embedded in a scrum team working on our codebase to deliver new functionality and improvements to our customers. You may be developing a new feature or a fully automated test, investigating a problem, or using our test tools to ensure that our software is always high quality. The work is always varied and challenging.
  • You will be mentored by another engineer to help you quickly get up to speed, along with more formal talks and training to grow your knowledge and skills.

We are looking for talented individuals with:

  • A bachelor’s or higher degree in an analytical subject, such as Statistics, Mathematics or related discipline.
  • Experience in data science
  • Experience with data mining, mathematics, and statistical analysis
  • Experience in pattern recognition and predictive modelling
  • The ability to apply a scientific approach to solving complex problems
  • Attention to detail
  • Creative problem-solving skills
  • Ability to learn new skills and technologies
  • Ability to communicate clearly and precisely

Any of the following skills would be particularly advantageous, but we welcome applications without these:

  • Knowledge of programming in Python
  • Exposure to network programming (TCP/IP, streaming protocols, HTTP, RTP)
  • Exposure to cryptography
  • Familiarity with multithreaded/event driven/asynchronous software
  • Familiarity with virtualisation software and containers (Docker, Kubernetes)
  • Familiarity with DevOps, continuous integration, continuous delivery

We provide training and mentoring for all new team members to fill in any gaps.

Who you’ll work with:

The Real Time Media Engineering Group is a global organisation, with development centres in the US, the UK, Ireland, China, India, Norway, and more. This position is aligned to the UK team, located in our London Finsbury Square Technology Hub. You will collaborate closely with a global virtual team of colleagues in all the other geographies on a regular basis.

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 signalling protocols, application-level logic, test harnesses and test infrastructure, CI/CD tooling, build pipelines, etc.). Your 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
  • Excellent benefits
  • A flexible working environment and hours
  • Continuous learning through training, stretch assignments and hackathons
  • A fun group of people to work alongside
  • An opportunity to work with cutting-edge, industry-leading technologies
  • Fortnightly sprint demos with pizza

#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 also 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. and/or Canada: When available, the salary range posted for this position reflects the projected hiring range for new hire, full-time salaries in U.S. and/or Canada 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. or Canada 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.

Employees on sales plans earn performance-based incentive pay on top of their base salary, which is split between quota and non-quota components. For quota-based incentive pay, Cisco pays at the standard rate of 1% of incentive target for each 1% revenue attainment against the quota up to 100%. Once performance exceeds 100% quota attainment, incentive rates may increase up to five times the standard rate with no cap on incentive compensation. For non-quota-based sales performance elements such as strategic sales objectives, Cisco may pay up to 125% of target. Cisco sales plans do not have a minimum threshold of performance for sales incentive compensation to be paid.


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