Hardware Engineer

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

What You'll Do

  • Review engineering specs, IEEE Standards, & devise overall test strategy for new products
  • Integrate new equipment and develop test systems and environments
  • Use automation to implement test strategy & improve productivity

Test product's compliance to internal specs as well as industry standards

  • Provide detailed issue mitigation & drive issues to closure

Document test plans, procedures, & test reports

  • Help root cause field issues & support customer escalations
  • Work cross functionally with system designers, diagnostics engineers, customer escalation engineers, & external vendors to ensure robust test methodology & timely issue mitigation resulting in high product quality

Who You'll Work With

You will be working with a very dynamic, energetic and talented team on the product delivery of industry-leading access, aggregation and core data center switches. Teamwork, high quality, integrity, customer focus and innovation are the hallmarks of our team.

Who You Are

Minimum Qualifications:

  • BSEE/CE with 6-8 years of experience or MSEE/CE with 4-6 years of experience
  • Hands on experience with electrical and optical test & measurement equipment

Desired Skills:

  • Hands on experience with electrical and optical test & measurement equipment - oscilloscopes w/CDR, network analyzers, spectrum analyzers, noise generators, traffic generators (Ixia, Spirent), BERT, etc.
  • Knowledge of fundamental hardware blocks & subsystems - CPU/microcontrollers, LVDS signaling, PCIe, USB, clocking, basic signal integrity & power issues
  • Familiarity with following standards - 802.3 10/100/1000, 802.3ae, 802.3af, 802.3ba, SFF8431
  • Extensive experience with instrument control & automation - working knowledge & hands-on experience with Labview automation software
  • Sound troubleshooting & diagnostic methodology
  • Good written & verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work well with others - both internal & external teams
  • Ability to learn things & adapt to a dynamic, fast paced work environment
  • A "can do" attitude, independent thinking, & ability to articulate complex technical issues in an effective manner
  • Labview knowledge is a plus

Why Cisco

The Internet of Everything is a phenomenon driving new opportunities for Cisco and it's transforming our customers' businesses worldwide. We are pioneers and have been since the early days of connectivity. Today, we are building teams that are expanding our technology solutions in the mobile, cloud, security, IT, and big data spaces, including software and consulting services. As Cisco delivers the network that powers the Internet, we are connecting the unconnected. Imagine creating unprecedented disruption. Your revolutionary ideas will impact everything from retail, healthcare, and entertainment, to public and private sectors, and far beyond. Collaborate with like-minded innovators in a fun and flexible culture that has earned Cisco global recognition as a Great Place To Work. With roughly 10 billion connected things in the world now and over 50 billion estimated in the future, your career has exponential possibilities at Cisco.

At Cisco, each person brings their unique talents to work as a team and make a difference.

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