Board Design Engineer

  • Location:
    San Jose, California, US
  • Area of Interest
    Engineer - Hardware
  • Job Type
  • Technology Interest
  • Job Id

Who you'll work with

We are the team that is designing a new class of innovative routers supporting the Internet for the future: Cisco 8000 Series routers. These are cloud-enhanced systems powered by groundbreaking Cisco Silicon One™ ASICs. These systems deliver the routing performance and functionality that scale to meet the needs of critical infrastructure.

What you'll do

In this role you will be designing hardware for the 8000 series routers to deliver the best quality, best power efficiency using cutting edge SerDes technology at the highest bit rates possible. Your responsibilities will cover from hardware definition to design, from qualification to product release.

Collaborating with a team of experts on hardware design, you'll also work closely with other teams and vendors during the development of the product and solving sophisticated problems along the way. Responsibilities include:

  • Write hardware specs, develop test plans
  • Use Cadence/Allegro to capture schematics
  • Bring up hardware with ASIC teams
  • Debug issues the lab using analyzers, scopes

Who You Are

  • Bachelors in Electrical or Computer Engineering
  • 4+ years’ experience in system level development preferably in the server/computer/network industry
  • Job does require design and lab work
  • Experience with lab bring up and design validation of products
  • Experience in Ethernet, high speed SerDes (>10G) interfaces, high speed design and signal integrity
  • Experience in X86 architecture, and a very good understanding of control interfaces such as PCIe, MDIO, SPI, I2C
  • Hands on board design knowledge, familiar with design tools including Cadence Concept and Allegro
  • Ability to collaborate with other subject areas, including software, mechanical and signal integrity
  • Prior experience with shipping products
  • Determined and ability to map high level requirements into actionable milestones
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills

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 can’t 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? 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.