1+ months

Hardware Engineer Technical Leader (San Jose, CA)

Cisco Systems Inc.
Location This position is based in our San Jose, CA offices. The position requires on-site lab work. There may be flexibility in days per week required on-site. Relocation may be considered. 

This is a senior level, individual contributor role. In this role you will be involved in both hands-on technical work and in providing mentoring and leadership across the team, and within the organization.    

Who You'll Work With 
We are a creative and multi-skilled team designing a new class of Cisco Nexus 9000 Data Center products for the Internet and Data Centers of the future. These are cloud-enhanced systems powered by specialized Data Center ASICs. These systems deliver the switching performance and functionality that scale to meet the needs of future internet traffic and Hyper Scale Data Centers.

What You'll Do 

You will be designing the hardware for the Nexus 9000 series Data Center Products to deliver the best quality, best power efficiency, for innovative network technology at the highest bit rates possible. Your responsibilities will cover from hardware definition to design, from qualification to product release. You will be collaborating with a team of experts on hardware design and will work closely with other cross-functional teams and vendors during the development of the product and solving challenging problems along the way.

Who You Are 

Minimum Requirements for this role: 
  • Bachelor of Science in EE or CE or equivalent
  • 10+ years overall hardware design experience, preferably in networking
  • Knowledge of fundamental hardware blocks & subsystems - CPU/microcontrollers, High-speed signaling like (LVDS, LVPECL, HSCL etc.), M.2 SATA, USB, DDR4, clocking, basic signal integrity & power integrity
  • Direct experience with electrical design and measurement equipment - oscilloscopes, spectrum analyzers, TDR, traffic generators (Ixia, Spirent), etc.
  • Experience with networking protocols like 802.3 speeds (400G/100G/40G/25G/10G), 56G-PAM4, 10G-BaseT, 802.3ae, 802.3af, 802.3ba etc.
  • Outstanding debug/troubleshoot skills 
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills
  • Ability to interface with other cross-functional teams, including CAD, FPGA, Software, Mechanical, Signal integrity, Marketing, Operations, & Manufacturing teams
  • Ability to learn things quickly & adapt to a dynamic, fast paced work environment
  • A "can do" attitude, independent thinking, & ability to articulate complex technical issues in an effective manner
Why Cisco

At Cisco, each person brings their unique talents to work as a team and make a difference. Yes, our technology changes the way the world works, lives, plays, and learns, but our edge comes from our people. Our People Are The Heart of Cisco

Message to applicants applying to work in the U.S.:

When available, the salary range posted for this position reflects the projected hiring range for new hire, full-time salaries in U.S. 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. 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.


Posted: 2022-08-01 Expires: 2023-04-09

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