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Technical Leader Component & Laser Reliability Engineer

Cisco Systems Inc.
Allentown, PA 18101

What Youll Do

Cisco is looking for an experienced Technical Leader - Optical Component & Reliability Engineer to lead optical device and assembly process qualification for Cisco's optical transceiver products. You'll work closely with both internal design and process development teams and Ciscos external partners to assess, select and qualify optoelectronic components such as lasers and photodetectors, as well as higher-level optical assemblies and packaging solutions. Primary responsibilities include technical assessment of III-V component suppliers, conducting design and process reviews to ensure manufacturing readiness and product quality, assessing reliability risks, development and execution of device qualification plans, creation and management of relevant documentation. You will also partner with internal teams to support development efforts for next generation sophisticated devices and optical integration platforms.

Who You'll Work With

You will work in a highly collaborative, multi-functional environment that includes engineering, operations and supply chain teams to build next generation silicon & photonics technologies within Cisco. The role has a large scope, cross-organizational visibility and the potential to influence critical technology development, as well as influence commodity strategy for Cisco's various product platforms.

Who You Are

You will have experience in III-V laser design and/or process engineering and able to optimize a laser design and process to improve its reliability performance and burn-in yield while keeping costs at a reasonable level. You enjoy working in a multi-functional environment with engineering, operations and supply chain partners to drive accurate laser procurement decisions, laser process and assembly decisions and burn-in testing to meet reliability requirements. You will have a strong understanding of optical interactions and design rules. A proven understanding of III-V failure analysis techniques and knowledge of optoelectronic packaging design and test interactions will be a plus that will aid your ability to tackle fabrication process issues, lead 8D or model-based problem solving and facilitate with data analysis. You will have proven track record to work within a multi-functional environment with excellent communication, data presentation and influencing skills. Your ability to optimal rationalize decisions that impact revenue, customers and suppliers will be a plus and will allow you to eventually lead and influence product and design attributes.


  • Minimum of 10 Years of meaningful work experience.
  • MS/PhD (graduate degree preferred) in Electrical Engineering, Physics, Materials Science or a similar field, preferably with a concentration in III-V device technology.
  • Experience in compound semiconductor device fabrication, wafer qualification/acceptance criteria, laser burn-in, and reliability modeling.
  • Understanding of laser design, device physics, common failure modes, and practical considerations when employing devices in real-world applications.
  • Proven understanding of semiconductor failure analysis techniques
  • Knowledge of optoelectronic packaging design and process development, including laser integration issues
  • Desirable skills include the ability to tackle fabrication process issues, experience in 8D or model-based problem solving, knowledge of statistical process control, facility with data analysis.
  • Consistent record to work within a multi-functional environment.
  • Excellent communication, data presentation and influencing skills.
  • Ability to efficient rationalize decisions that impact revenue, customers and suppliers.

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 digital businesses. Some may think were old (36 years strong) and only about hardware, but were also 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!

But Digital Transformation is an empty buzz phrase without 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!



Posted: 2020-10-14 Expires: 2020-11-22

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