1+ months

Automation Hardware Engineer

Cisco Systems Inc.
Carlsbad, CA 92008

What You'll Do

You will design, develop, and improve complex electromechanical assemblies, tooling, and machines for highly automated manufacturing platforms to be used in the production of Cisco's Silicon Photonics Integrated Circuits and chipsets. As a key member of the platform development team that is responsible for developing critical optical components, processes, and tools, you will be responsible for designing/re-designing specialized electromechanical/optical assemblies at the heart of Ciscos wafer and panel scale optical packaging platforms.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Lead design efforts (internal and external) for new automated assembly tools with support of process area experts
  • Gather and analyze data from Ciscos automated packaging tools/processes to shape new projects targeting improvement in novel subassemblies used in Cisco-designed high-volume manufacturing platforms
  • Design, build, and test protypes of critical, complex electromechanical assemblies to be used in automated manufacturing tools
  • Recommend and implement test/assembly/process improvements, including cycle time reduction and automation of system to minimize required operator time and intervention

Who You'll Work With

You will be working with the engineering team responsible for development of the Luxtera/Cisco high-volume silicon photonics platform. You will be part of a dynamic technology development team that works to design core processes and tools as part of Cisco's in-house developed silicon photonics manufacturing platform.

Who You Are

You are a mechanical engineer with experience in machine/tooling design and automation.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • BS or MS in Mechanical Engineering
  • >3+ years experience in mechanical design
  • Proficient using SolidWorks for mechanical design and modeling


  • Experience with robotic systems and precision motion stages, voice coils, pneumatic grippers, etc.
  • Experience with electronic and or micro/fiber-optic packaging
  • Experience with automation techniques for small part handling including miniature grippers, vacuum pick tooling, electrical probing, etc.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

Why Cisco

#WeAreCisco, where each person is unique, but we bring our talents to work as a team and make a difference powering an inclusive future for all. We embrace digital, and help our customers implement change in their businesses, AND we are a hardware company, a software company, and a security company. We even invented an intuitive network that adapts, predicts, learns and protects. No other company can do what we do you cant put us in a box! Cisco is at the vanguard of impact: delivering our technology in meaningful ways allowing people to live more fulfilling and richer lives. It's why we exist. We are a culture that allows for innovation, creativity, and yes, even failure (if you learn from it.) Day to day, we focus on the give and take. We give our best, give our egos a break, and give of ourselves (because giving back is built into our DNA.) We take accountability, bold steps, and take difference to heart. Because without diversity of thought and a dedication to equality for all, there is no moving forward. So, you have colorful hair? Dont care. Tattoos? Show off your ink. Like polka dots? Thats cool. Pop culture geek? Many of us are. Passion for technology and world changing? Be you, with us. 

Cisco Covid-19 Vaccination Requirements
The health and safety of Cisco's employees, customers, and partners is a top priority. Our goal is to protect and mitigate the spread of COVID-19 infection for strong business resiliency during the pandemic. Therefore, Cisco may require new hires to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 if the role requires business-related travel, meeting with customers/partners (including visiting third-party sites on behalf of Cisco), attending trade events, and Cisco office entry, unless otherwise prohibited by applicable law, and in countries where COVID-19 vaccination is legally required. The company will consider legally required accommodations/exceptions for medical, religious, and other reasons as per the requirements of the role and in accordance with applicable law. Additional information will be provided to candidates about the requirements and accommodation process at the offer time based on region.


Posted: 2022-07-11 Expires: 2022-10-30

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