ThousandEyes, Inc.

Lead Software Engineer (Data Engineering), WAN Insights

25 June 2024
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£133000 / year

Job Description

Who We Are

The name ThousandEyes was born from two big ideas: the power to see what’s not ordinarily possible, and the ability to collect intelligence from vantage points as diverse and global as the Internet. As organizations depend on cloud services, the Internet has become their defacto network connecting cloud applications to users. Our Internet and cloud intelligence platform is like a ‘Google maps of the Internet’, providing the only collectively powered view of digital experiences end-to-end. We enable our customers made up of the world’s largest and fastest-growing brands, to identify problems before they impact revenue, brand reputation, or employee productivity.

In August 2020, Cisco Systems completed the acquisition of ThousandEyes, which now forms the ThousandEyes Business Unit within Cisco’s Network Services Business Group, and is a foundational component of Cisco’s growing Observability business.

About The Role

WAN Insights is the cornerstone of Cisco’s Predictive Networks vision. We wanted to go beyond reacting to network glitches, we wanted to anticipate them, and we did for Cisco Catalyst SD-WAN. Now, as we look forward to expanding to other segments, we need talented engineers to join our mission.

Our product has been featured on the Cisco Live stage, Gartner reports, and received numerous awards such as 2023 Cloud Computing Product of the Year Award, 2023 CRN Tech Innovators Award, and Cloud Management Solution of the Year in the UK Cloud Excellence Awards.

In this position you’ll play a key role in turning data into valuable insights for our customers. You will lead projects and teams from design through to execution. Responsibilities range from writing big data pipelines to REST APIs, from designing database tables to optimizing query performance. We expect solid computer science fundamentals, ownership, willingness to learn and to do, and most importantly a great team spirit.

What We’re Looking For

  • Ability to lead and mentor other engineers or drive significant technical improvements.
  • Track record of shipping complex projects / features that involved multiple developers.
  • Ability to collaborate across teams and departments.
  • Expertise in Python or Golang, as they’re the most prominent programming languages in our codebase; we are also open to considering applicants with experience in Java, Scala, C# or C++.
  • Practical experience with distributed processing of large amounts of data.
  • Hands-on experience with PySpark/Spark.
  • Experience working according to DevOps best-practices (CI/CD, testing, familiarity with Github/Gitlab).
  • Good knowledge of at least one major relational database, e.g., MySQL, PostgreSQL.


  • Familiar with Docker, Kubernetes and cloud technologies such as AWS.
  • Airflow and Kafka.
  • Familiarity with NoSQL databases.
  • Familiarity with REST API development.

Cisco values the perspectives and skills that emerge from employees with diverse backgrounds. That’s why Cisco is expanding the boundaries of discovering top talent by not only focusing on candidates with educational degrees and experience but also placing more emphasis on unlocking potential. We believe that everyone has something to offer and that diverse teams are better equipped to solve problems, innovate, and create a positive impact.

We encourage you to apply even if you do not believe you meet every single qualification. Not all strong candidates will meet every single qualification. Research shows that people from underrepresented groups are more prone to experiencing imposter syndrome and doubting the strength of their candidacy. We urge you not to prematurely exclude yourself and to apply if you’re interested in this work.

Cisco is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, genetic information, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected basis. Cisco will consider for employment, on a case by case basis, qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.