Hardware Sensor Systems Engineer (Electrical) - Cisco Meraki

  • Location:
    Offsite, San Francisco, California, US
  • Alternate Location
    United States
  • Area of Interest
    Engineer - Hardware
  • Compensation Range
    94600 USD - 186800 USD
  • Job Type
  • Technology Interest
    Internet of Everything
  • Job Id

About Cisco Meraki

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.

About The Role

We are on the lookout for a Hardware Systems Engineer with a passion for innovation and a strong understanding of sensors and embedded systems. As a Hardware Systems Engineer at Cisco Meraki, you will have the opportunity to shape the future of our hardware portfolio, playing a pivotal role in the conceptualization, development, and manufacturing of our Meraki Sensors (MT) products. You will be instrumental in the early stages of the product life cycle, focusing on proof-of-concept work, detailed design, engineering validation, and preparing the product for manufacturing. Your expertise will drive the success of our hardware programs, and you will act as a liaison with our partners in Taiwan to ensure seamless collaboration throughout the project duration.

*** Please note: This position requires that you commute to a Bay area office (San Francisco, CA or San Jose, CA) 3 days per week and up to 15% travel to Taiwan. ***

What We Offer:

A dynamic role with the opportunity to work on exciting system engineering problems and make a real impact at scale.

A chance to be engaged in a variety of functions both internally and with external partners.

An environment that encourages continuous learning and scope expansion.

What You Will Do

  • Own the end-to-end hardware development process in a JDM model
  • Architect new sensor products, then supervise schematic, layout, and testing work
  • Optimize systems for cost, size, and energy consumption
  • Develop comprehensive test plans and acceptance criteria where none may exist
  • Engage with silicon partners to evaluate new technologies that could solve customer problems
  • Efficiently conduct proof-of-concept work to validate concepts and pitch ideas for products
  • Build and track hardware schedules through NPI


  • 5+ years of experience working on hardware devices as an electrical engineer
  • Have taken multiple products through end-to-end development - the more, the better!
  • Technical program management skills
  • BS and/or MS in Electrical Engineering or equivalent experience
  • Experience working with Asia-based partners.
  • Able to travel up to 15% to Taiwan.

Bonus Points For

  • Experience building battery-powered hardware products that include a wireless radio
  • Specific sensor expertise

Does this sound like you? We’d love to hear from you

We encourage you to drop us a line even if you don’t have all the points above. That’s a lot of different areas of responsibility. We will help you pick them up because we believe that great leaders come from a diverse set of backgrounds.

About 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. 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 Meraki, we’re challenging the status quo with the power of diversity, inclusion, and collaboration. When we connect different perspectives, we can imagine new possibilities, inspire innovation, and release the full potential of our people. We’re building an employee experience that includes appreciation, belonging, growth, and purpose for everyone.

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.

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