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Director of Software Tools and Engineering

It's an exciting time to work at Cisco. Every day we connect people to the network and make it come to life. Whether it's using e-learning to educate students far from city centers or downloading the entire Library of Congress in seconds, our networking technology has not only revolutionized the way people do things, but who they are.

People are more informed,more efficient, and more involved. With all forms of communications converging onto the network, Cisco is entering an exciting new era. The concept of the network as the platform for transforming life's experiences is no longer a possibility: It is quickly becoming a reality.
And Cisco is leading the experience.

NOSTG in Cisco is looking for a Director, Software Tools. Cisco's Network Software & Systems Technology Group (NOSTG) builds the end-to-end software and solutions that drive the Internet and other networks using the IP technologies. The Software Tools Department within NOSTG is responsible for a wide gamut of Tools used to Develop, Build, Test and Ship Cisco flagship software products - IOS, IOS-XE, IOS-XR and NX-OS. 15,000 Software Developers across the world use STEP provided tools and services in mainly a Linux based development Environment to generate $30B of revenue for Cisco.

Current challenge :
- Ensure tools support NOSTGs initiative to harmonize OSs
- Need consistency in tool behavior, UI etc to enable engineer mobility
- Lead NOSTG to support Software Product Lines

STEPs responsibilities include (but not limited to):

- Software Configuration Management – ClearCase based SCM systems used to manage the key sources bases.
- Tool Chain
- Compliers, linkers debuggers
- GNU (gcc) and Intel (icc)
- Workflow Tools to automate development processes, run checks, enforce policies.
- Commit, SA runs, Phase Containment tools etc.
- Build Systems and Tools for the code bases –
- Makefile and jam based build systems
- Accelerated builds using Build avoidance techniques to reuse prebuilt objects
- Static Analysis tools
- Continuous Integration for the main releases – Hudson based builds
- Unit Test Frameworks
- In partnership with EHS and other organizations, maintain the Development Environment and Tools distributions
- Develop/Deploy tools to manage Software Product Lines

Some STEP specific traits/qualities needed by Director
- Ability to support large and technically demanding internal customer bases
- Have good insight to make build v/s buy decisions for software tools
- Relevant experience – leading a tools organization for large embedded product development
- Ability to represent the value and criticality of the team

The right person will:
- Lead Change,
- Communicate,
- Focus on schedule and quality execution,
- Grow a strong team of engineers..
- Build cross-functional relationships etc. with other leaders in BUs and TGs

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