Hardware Program Manager

  • Location:
    San Francisco, California, US
  • Area of Interest
    Engineer - Hardware
  • Job Type
  • Technology Interest
    Internet of Everything, Networking, Wireless, Mobility
  • Job Id

At Cisco Meraki, we know that technology can connect us, empower us, and drive us. By simplifying powerful technology we can free passionate people to focus on their mission. As the fastest growing cloud-managed networking team in the world, our products and technology architecture are changing the face of enterprise networking and making cloud-managed IT a reality.

We are seeking a leader, and technical expert in electrical engineering and product development to build the future generations of Meraki hardware. Our portfolio includes wireless LAN, switching, security appliances, mobile device management, collaboration, and security, all centrally managed through our cloud dashboard. We’re always on the lookout for our next portfolio expansion to further streamline and simplify the IT experience.

Our Hardware Program Managers lead all products and control every aspect of creation. From architecture and initial sketches, through detailed design and the final drive to mass and sustaining production, nothing escapes the HWPM’s sphere of influence and responsibility.

Join our high-impact team and work with every part of the machine that brings the Meraki Magic to market!

You will:

  • Develop architecture, author PRDs and lead RFQs for new products.

  • Validate and iterate on layout and schematics. Drive vendor approvals.

  • Build and track product schedule through NPI, coordinating with ME, sourcing, packaging, certification, and quality teams. Provide technical guidance as needed.

  • Interface with firmware resources and incorporate feedback into development plan.

  • Develop test plans, manufacturing SOPs, and quality processes.

  • Work with product management, supply chain, and marketing to coordinate launch plan.

  • Cooperate with quality and sourcing through sustaining production. Lead FA as required.

You have:

  • BS and/or MS in Electrical Engineering or related discipline.

  • Minimum 3 years experience working with Asia-based manufacturers.

  • 6+ years in a hardware related role.

  • Able to travel up to 20% to Taiwan and China.

  • End-to-end product development on at least one product of reasonable complexity - the more, the better!

Nice to Have:

  • Experience developing networked IT products.

  • Familiarity with manufacturing processes and build management.

  • Cultural competence and understanding of Taiwanese and Chinese cultures.

Headquartered in sunny Mission Bay, Meraki is the leader in cloud controlled WiFi, routing, and security. Our Hardware team, comprised of Program Management, Quality, Compliance, and Mechanical teams, is a small-but- mighty group who together works tirelessly to ensure Meraki’s hardware products are the simplest, chic-est, and most reliable on the market. Like all of Meraki, we work hard, but we also enjoy spending downtime with coworkers, including sharing food, drinks, and sponsored outings. You will have access to an onsite gym, multiple kitchens stocked with high quality snacks, a coffee bar, catered lunches every single day, and a generous benefits package.

Cisco is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, genetic information, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected basis. Cisco will consider for employment, on a case by case basis, qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.