Stephen Agunsoye

Software Engineer

Data Center and Cloud Networking

I am Nigerian. Born in Lokoja, located at the confluence of Niger and Benue rivers, my upbringing was mostly influenced by parents’ southwestern (Yoruba) traditions. I love technology and how much it makes our lives easier. After earning a bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering at Obafemi Awolowo University and a stint in Nigeria’s technology space, I learnt about software-defined networking in 2016, which prompted me to pursue an advanced degree in that space. I moved to the United States in 2018, earned a master’s degree in Computer Science at Prairie View A&M University in December 2020, and landed a software role at Cisco’s APIC L3 Team a few months after. At Cisco daily, I think about new ways to improve our Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) products and work with multiple teams to deliver new features. Outside of work, I think about bridging the gap for next-generation software engineers, making music, and playing tennis.


July 19, 2022


Finding My Home at Cisco

3 min read

Software Engineer Stephen shares his journey to finding a role at Cisco that made him feel right at home.