Electrical Product Engineer

  • Location:
    San Jose, California, US
  • Alternate Location
    Austin, TX, US
  • Area of Interest
    Supply Chain
  • Compensation Range
    122300 USD - 180200 USD
  • Job Type
  • Technology Interest
  • Job Id

What You’ll Do

The CRBU Cisco 8000 group is looking for a motivated and experienced individual to provide electrical product engineering support for new and sustaining products. You'll be responsible for products’ cost and quality from New Product Introduction (NPI) to End of Life (EOL).

As the Electrical Product Engineer you will provide new product and on-going engineering (including DFM) for a specific product or group of products from pre-concept commit through EOL. For new products, you'll collaborate with design (hardware and mechanical), process, test and reliability engineering to tackle problems and ensure cost avoidance and quality at FCS. For sustaining products, you will focus on cost reduction and design related yield improvements.

High Level Responsibilities:

  • Perform New product Engineering / Product sustaining engineering
  • Design for Manufacturing
  • Value engineering - Engage early with Component Engineering, GSM and Hardware engineering and influence on component selection, process efficiency, and design changes
  • BOM structuring and BOM risk Management.
  • Design tools proficiency (Valor, schematic, CAD, other CAE tools)
  • Design lab experimentation / debug (proficiency continuum) / DOE/EFA
  • Assessing CM and supply chain technical capability gaps
  • Crafting, analyzing, and releasing product documentation
  • Cost avoidance (pre-A0) and sustaining cost reduction
  • Technical lifecycle management (defect reduction team participation, new component qualification, etc)
  • Mfg. (Process) FMEA review
  • Design FMEA engagement and review
  • Design diagnostic analysis and input / influence
  • Debug and board bring up
  • Leadership and direction of sophisticated issue resolution

Who You'll Work With

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

Who You Are

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

  • BS degree in Electrical Engineering or equivalent plus 15 years related 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
  • Experiences with Allegro, Valor and other manufacturing tools used in the job
  • Deep understanding of PCB fabrication process and technology and end-to-end process for Printed Circuit Board Assembly.
  • Knowledge and experience with the entire product development process.
  • Proven track record to work in a team setting and multi-task.
  • Experience working on a switch/router product is a plus
  • Good written, verbal communication and interpersonal 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 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! 


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