Hardware Engineer

  • Location:
    Bangalore, India
  • Area of Interest
    Engineer - Hardware
  • Job Type
    Professional
  • Technology Interest
    Networking
  • Job Id
    1374376

What You'll Do

You will be designing the hardware for the Service Provider routers to deliver the best quality, best power efficiency using cutting edge serdes technology at the highest bit rates possible. Your responsibilities will cover from hardware definition to design, from qualification to product release and sustaining of the product during the product life cycle. Working with a team of experts on hardware design, you'll also work closely with other teams and vendors during the development of the product and solving sophisticated problems along the way.


Primary Accountabilities:

  • Write hardware specs, develop test plans
  • Use Cadence/Allegro to capture schematics
  • Bring up hardware with ASIC, FPGA and Software teams
  • Debug issues in the lab using analyzers, oscilloscopes, review system logs and traces for analysis of performance or failures
  • Hardware support to cross functional team for Product Sustaining

Who You’ll Work With

We are the Hardware Engineering team located in Bangalore that is designing the hardware and supporting service provider router platforms for Cisco. These routers varies in complexity from large chassis platforms like ASR9000, NCS5500 for core and aggregation networks to compact chassis, low power routers for mobile backbone aggregation and cell site application like NCS560, NCS540 and ASR900 series routers – supporting network interface speeds of 800G to 1G.


Who You Are

Our Minimum Requirements for This Role:

  • Bachelors/Masters in Electrical or Electronics Engineering
  • 8+ years experience in system level development preferably in the server/computer/network industry
  • Experience in Ethernet, high speed serdes (>10G) interfaces, high speed design and signal integrity
  • Experience in X86 architecture, and a very good understanding of control interfaces such as PCIe, MDIO, SPI, I2C
  • Experience in designing with DDR4/DDR5 and SSD memory devices
  • Hands on board design knowledge, familiar with design tools including Cadence Concept and Allegro
  • Experience with lab bring up and design validation of products
  • Ability to collaborate with other subject areas, including FPGA, software, mechanical, signal integrity and Manufacturing
  • Prior experience with shipping products in troubleshooting field issues and Failure Analysis
  • Familiarity with industry standards for Telecom and electronic equipment (EMC, Safety, Environmental, Telecom)
  • Self driven and ability to map high level requirements into actionable milestones
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills
  • Job will require design and lab work

We Are 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! 

Cisco Covid-19 Vaccination Requirements
The health and safety of Cisco's employees, customers, and partners is a top priority. Our goal is to protect and mitigate the spread of COVID-19 infection for strong business resiliency during the pandemic. Therefore, Cisco may require new hires to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 if the role requires business-related travel, meeting with customers/partners (including visiting third-party sites on behalf of Cisco), attending trade events, and Cisco office entry, unless otherwise prohibited by applicable law, and in countries where COVID-19 vaccination is legally required. The company will consider legally required accommodations/exceptions for medical, religious, and other reasons as per the requirements of the role and in accordance with applicable law. Additional information will be provided to candidates about the requirements and accommodation process at the offer time based on region.

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