ASIC Engineer II (Intern) United States

  • Location:
    San Jose, California, US
  • Alternate Location
    Maynard, MA - RTP, NC - Austin, TX - Richfield, OH
  • Area of Interest
    Engineer - Hardware
  • Job Type
    Early in Career
  • Technology Interest
    Cloud and Data Center, Internet of Everything, Networking, Service Provider, Software Development, Testing, Wireless, Mobility
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What You’ll Do  

Participate in the design, development, and verification of high-performance communications processors and ASICs for a wide range of Cisco’s products.  

As a leader in the development of award-winning communications and network processing silicon/ASICs, Cisco’s Core ASIC Group will soon begin development of multiple next-generation designs. We seek dedicated and driven engineers to work on this exciting and strategic opportunity. As a member of the team you will work with top industry talent and contribute in system architecture, network processor (NPU) architecture, Ethernet processing, digital signal processing, modeling, high-speed logic design & verification, custom processor development, dense and efficient memory designs, custom library development (Standard Cell and I/O), physical design & DFT, Signal Integrity, and complexed packaging technology. Our silicon is developed using sophisticated VLSI design techniques in the latest deep submicron silicon process nodes with ownership extending to complete in-house physical design.  

Who You’ll Work With  

The ASIC Group works closely with other development teams within Cisco, including marketing, system hardware, software, product engineering, and manufacturing. Through this collaboration, members of our group play a major role in the process of defining, developing and bringing new products to market across Cisco's product line. 

Open-minded, driven, diverse and deeply creative people at Cisco design the hardware that makes the internet work. Bring your knowledge of computers and networking and take it to a new level in any one of the following product categories including: cloud, social, mobile/wireless, video, VoIP, big data, collaboration, web, Internet of Things, routing, switching, IPv6, data center, HPC, TelePresence and many more. Your work will affect billions globally. 

Who You Are 

Ability to manage multiple tasks and work toward long-term goals  

Solid understanding of engineering fundamentals and technical problem-solving skills  

Experience in establishing and sustaining strong relationships with the extended team  

Excellent communication skills (verbal and written) 

Including but not limited to an upcoming graduate of a Master's level university program, a technical degree or certification program from a Technical Boot Camp, Apprenticeship, or Community College. 

Relevant courses include: 

- Computer Architecture 

- Logic Design 


- Programming  

- Signal and Power Integrity  

- DFx 

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 we’re “old” (36 years strong) and only about hardware, but we’re 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 can’t 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? Don’t care. Tattoos? Show off your ink. Like polka dots? That’s 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.