Electrical Product Engineer (EPE)

  • Location:
    Guadalajara, Mexico
  • Area of Interest
    Supply Chain
  • Job Type
  • Technology Interest
  • Job Id

What You’ll Do

The Data Center Networking group is looking for a motivated and experienced individual to provide electrical product engineering support for new and sustaining products. This individual will be responsible for products’ cost and quality from NPI to EOL.

Electrical Product Engineer provides new product and on-going engineering (including DFM) for a specific product or group of products from pre-concept commit through end of life.  For new products, this individual will interfaces with design (hardware and mechanical), process, test and reliability engineering to solve problems and ensure cost avoidance and quality at FCS.  For sustaining products, this individual will focus on cost reduction and design related yield improvements.  

High Level Responsibilities:
* Product sustaining engineering

* Design lab experimentation / debug (proficiency continuum) / DOE/EFA
* Assessing CM and supply chain technical capability gaps
* Technical lifecycle management (defect reduction team participation, new component qualification, etc)
* Debug and board bring up
* Leadership and direction of complex issue resolution
* Design for Manufacturing
* BOM structuring and BOM risk Management.
* Design tools proficiency (Valor, schematic, CAD, other CAE tools)
* Creating, analyzing, and releasing product documentation
* Cost avoidance (pre-A0) and sustaining cost reduction
* Mfg. (Process) FMEA review
* Design FMEA engagement and review
* Design diagnostic analysis and input / influence


* Support Manufacturing Change Notification (MCN) qualification activities

Who You'll Work With 

You will be working very closely with HW Engineering, rest of Product Ops team, GSM, Mfg Ops and EMS partners.  

Who You Are

You need to have good analytics, decision making and strong communication skills to influence others. In addition, minimum requirements for this role are: 

* BS degree in Electrical Engineering or equivalent plus 2-5 years related debug experience

* Understanding of system hardware architectures, design concepts and engineering development practices. Using various diagnostic tools, debug and trouble-shoot failing system down to board level and also boards down to component level. Characterize timing interface using scope, logic analyzers, TDR and various other equipment. Test, debug and bring-up proto boards

* Good understanding of PCB fabrication process and technology.

* Good understanding of the end-to-end process for Printed Circuit Board Assembly.

* Understanding of the entire product development process.

* Deep Understanding of PCBA debugging

* Ability to work with cross functional teams (EMS partners, Test Engineers, Diagnostic Engineers, Design Engineers) and ability to multi-task.

* Experience working on a switch/router product is a plus

* Good written and verbal communication. Good interpersonal skills

* Must be able to operate independently

* Must be able to travel to U.S.

* Hardware debug experience is a plus


Why Cisco

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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.

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.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.

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