Director, Hardware Engineering - PCB & Substrate

  • Location:
    Taipei, Taiwan
  • Area of Interest
    Supply Chain
  • Job Type
  • Technology Interest
  • Job Id

Technology and Quality organization part of Supply Chain Operations is seeking a HW Director position in Taiwan responsible for Component Quality and Technology in PCB and substrate commodities.

What You'll Do

In this role you have the responsibilities of:

Commodity leader for PCB and Substrate:

  • Establish deep, strong technical relationship with industry and Cisco suppliers.
  • Drive Advanced PCB technology development to enable next generation Cisco products.
  • Develop and execute Substrate long-term Commodity Strategy supporting internal (SiOne, SiPh), ASIC and Merchant Si
  • Robust Design rules and Producibility for PCB and Substrate
  • Enable Multi-source PSL development aligned with tech roadmap and investment.

Who You'll Work With

  • Drive PCB and sub-tier suppliers for technology/material/chemical/equipment development to support next-gen PCB for Cisco products
  • Partner with GSM to enable the PCB commodity strategy (including suppliers development, resiliency enablement, productivity through VE programs)
  • Engage with SiOps,T&Q, ASIC engineering and suppliers for future substrate and package solutions development.
  • Partner with APJC SCO functional leaders to mentor local leaders and build a local leadership platform to support the SCO-TPE team.
  • Create site identity and synergy for all SCO functions (SiOps, GSM, T&Q, Meraki, Acacia) and work with cross functional leaders to understand talent acquisition need and roadmap, support hiring/retention

Who You Are

  • Understand SCO strategies, methodologies and resources to help engineering and operations achieve their desired business outcomes.
  • Have worked in cross-functional environments with track record of success in correlating the factors that influence strategies for product development, sourcing and manufacturing.
  • Possess domain knowledge in PCB and substrate with extensive partnership and established relationship with PCB and Substrate suppliers.
  • Organized and detail oriented, with ability to lead through influence and example, while communicating clear expectations through delegation and holding others accountable for results.
  • Have developed successful teams, managed programs and initiatives.
  • Collaborate with regional leaders (Sales, Eng, SCO) in the Cisco Taiwan office to drive site-level employee engagement and build the “Best Workplace in Taiwan™”
  • Establish effective relationships with local government, work cross-functionally and articulate Cisco’s outstanding contributions to the transformation of Taiwan’s IT industry to the Government.  

 Minimum requirements for this role:

  • 15+ years of technical experience related to PCB & substrate technology and manufacturing
  • 10+ years in management and related experience.
  • Extensive engagement with Senior Leadership.
  • Outstanding organizational and team leadership skills.
  • Possess strong business acumen and executive presence.
  • Skilled in advising and influencing teams to drive actions and results to support and enable SCO priorities.
  • Ability to simplify the complex into clear and concise messaging.
  • Typically requires MS/MBA or equivalent.
Message to applicants applying to work in the U.S. and/or Canada:

When available, the salary range posted for this position reflects the projected hiring range for new hire, full-time salaries in U.S. and/or Canada 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. or Canada 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 typically pays as follows:

.75% of incentive target for each 1% of revenue attainment up to 50% of quota;

1.5% of incentive target for each 1% of attainment between 50% and 75%;

1% of incentive target for each 1% of attainment between 75% and 100%; and once performance exceeds 100% attainment, incentive rates are at or above 1% for each 1% of attainment 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.