Hardware Engineer Technical Leader (San Jose, CA)

  • Location:
    San Jose, California, US
  • Area of Interest
    Engineer - Hardware
  • Job Type
  • Technology Interest
    Cloud and Data Center, Networking
  • Job Id
Location – This position is based in our San Jose, CA offices. The position requires on-site lab work. There may be flexibility in days per week required on-site. Relocation may be considered. 

This is a senior level, individual contributor role. In this role you will be involved in both hands-on technical work and in providing mentoring and leadership across the team, and within the organization.    

Who You'll Work With 
We are a creative and multi-skilled team designing a new class of Cisco Nexus 9000 Data Center products for the Internet and Data Centers of the future. These are cloud-enhanced systems powered by specialized Data Center ASICs. These systems deliver the switching performance and functionality that scale to meet the needs of future internet traffic and Hyper Scale Data Centers.

What You'll Do 

You will be designing the hardware for the Nexus 9000 series Data Center Products to deliver the best quality, best power efficiency, for innovative network technology at the highest bit rates possible. Your responsibilities will cover from hardware definition to design, from qualification to product release. You will be collaborating with a team of experts on hardware design and will work closely with other cross-functional teams and vendors during the development of the product and solving challenging problems along the way.

Who You Are 

Minimum Requirements for this role: 
  • Bachelor of Science in EE or CE or equivalent
  • 10+ years overall hardware design experience, preferably in networking
  • Knowledge of fundamental hardware blocks & subsystems - CPU/microcontrollers, High-speed signaling like (LVDS, LVPECL, HSCL etc.), M.2 SATA, USB, DDR4, clocking, basic signal integrity & power integrity
  • Direct experience with electrical design and measurement equipment - oscilloscopes, spectrum analyzers, TDR, traffic generators (Ixia, Spirent), etc.
  • Experience with networking protocols like 802.3 speeds (400G/100G/40G/25G/10G), 56G-PAM4, 10G-BaseT, 802.3ae, 802.3af, 802.3ba etc.
  • Outstanding debug/troubleshoot skills 
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills
  • Ability to interface with other cross-functional teams, including CAD, FPGA, Software, Mechanical, Signal integrity, Marketing, Operations, & Manufacturing teams
  • Ability to learn things quickly & adapt to a dynamic, fast paced work environment
  • A "can do" attitude, independent thinking, & ability to articulate complex technical issues in an effective manner
Why Cisco

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Benefits and Perks

We strive to keep our teams happy and healthy. Many roles have the option to be Remote or Hybrid. Cisco provides competitive pay, excellent medical, dental and vision coverage, 401(k) match, 20 days of paid time off plus holidays, support for parents and paid time to volunteer. View the benefits overview. Benefits and Perks - Cisco

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