Board Mounted Power Engineer

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

What You’ll Do:

As a power engineering Technical Leader, you will develop highly reliable Board-Mounted Power (BMP) Systems for Cisco's networking products. These products range from 10W IP-phones to 3000W+ Data Center and Service Provider switches and routers.

This individual will be a contributor to the power development team and will be responsible for all design aspects of the BMP System.

Primary Responsibilities:


  • Develop and qualify BMP Systems to meet the power requirements of new products
  • Participate in power design verification tests
  • Develop and execute test plans for upcoming power designs
  • Document procedures, plans, and specifications used by the BMP team
  • Ensure that all hardware engineering projects, initiatives, and processes are in conformance with organization's established policies and objectives
  • Assist in the resolution of power related field / product issues for assigned projects

Who You'll Work With:

Common Hardware Group (CHG) Board Mounted Power is a central team that supports power design across various products like Cisco 8000 Series Routers, Catalyst 9000 switch, IoT and many others.  As part of the central hardware power engineering group you will collaborate with various functions like Hardware Design and Test, ASIC Design and Test, Power Engineering, Signal Integrity, EMC / EMI, Mechanical Design expanding the breadth of your knowledge, designing power and delivering amazing products to the market.

Who You Are:

You have a background in analog or power design, and possess the capabilities to quickly learn the following skills:


  • Excellent lab testing skills
  • Troubleshooting of BMP systems
  • Schematic capture and CAD layout review tools
  • Stability analyzers, oscilloscopes, function-generators, electronic loads, etc.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to think and act pro-actively and drive issues to resolution
  • Ability to work effectively with cross-functional teams
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent presentation skills, with focus on presenting to various audiences effectively
  • Ability to quickly document the results of your work in a clear, concise, and complete manner

Minimum Requirements for this role:

  • Bachelor's of Science in Electrical Engineering
  • 5-8 years work experience desired


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.

Who We are

#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.

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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.