Manufacturing Test Engineer

  • Location:
    RTP, North Carolina, US
  • Area of Interest
    Engineer - Hardware
  • Compensation Range
    92300 USD - 119900 USD
  • Job Type
  • Technology Interest
  • Job Id

Who We Are

This position is with the Supply Chain Product Operations Security Team. The team supports the Next Generation Firewall Business Unit (NGFWBU) which is based in San Jose, California, USA. The product platforms are from ultra-high-end to low-end Security products.

What You'll Do

As a Test Engineer within our development team, you will be responsible for providing functional test support, order verification, and HW quality support. You will "shift-left" by engaging early with Hardware & Software Design, Diagnostic, Global Mfg Ops, and Reliability Engineering teams. In short, you will support End-to-End Test Development on Security Products.

Who You'll Work With

When you join the team, you will be part of a highly motivated Development team. The team not only values the current business needs and is constantly exploring new innovative ideas to change the business.

Who You Are

You have knowledge of Infrastructure support and tools used to deploy our solution including but not limited to CICD methodologies. You can debug from system down to component level. You can read electronic Schematics, Layouts, Mechanical Design Drawings, and comfortable using common Lab equipment such as: DMM, Scopes, Logic analyzers, PSUs, Signal generators, etc.

We are looking for an engineer who thrives in an Agile team environment. You are self-motivated requiring minimal direction leading and working with Design Teams & Contract Manufacturers. You seek constant improvement of product test development. You are energized and want to learn new tools and build new processes to dynamically grow the business.


  • Deliver Test Strategies and write Test Procedures for Manufacturing Test
  • Assess HW Coverage & Solving Point of Contact
  • Perform Test Process Gap Analysis & Drive Continuous Test Improvement
  • Tackle Test and DFT Issues
  • Test Rack Setup & Networking Configuration
  • Define & Design robust Test and Mfg Test Fixtures
  • Evaluate & Optimize Test, Test Coverage, and Yield Improvement
  • Early Engagement during Concept Commit & Prototyping
  • Lead Transfer & Set up of New Products or New Software to a Manufacturing Site
  • Handle Test Capacity and Expansion Planning
  • Educate Factory on Products and Test Development Tools & Procedures
  • Reveal Root Cause and Drive Corrective Action Upstream
  • Maintain Manufacturing Test Code
  • Independent Adventurous, and takes Initiative
  • Adapt quickly in an Iterative Fashion
  • Strong Interpersonal & Team Skills
  • Drive Resolution of Hardware Design and Diagnostic issues
  • Understands Design and Functionality via HW Spec and Schematics
  • Hardware Architectures, Design Concepts, and Engineering Development Practices
  • Understands Coding Standards
  • Familiar with Test Automation Platforms (eg: Apollo)
  • Knowledge in New Product Introduction (NPI) & Mfg Environment and Processes

Minimum Qualifications

  • MS in ECE, ECET, EE, EET plus 3+ year experience or BS in ECE, ECET, EE, EET plus 5+ years’ experience
  • Identify and Diagnose Potential Problems in Hardware & Software; Identify, Report, and Fix Defects
  • Experience in Configuring Servers, Switches, & Routers
  • Experience with Test Automation with Linux & Python Scripting Background

Preferred Qualifications

  • Certifications - ScrumMaster & Cisco
  • Design Lab Experiments for Root Cause Leading to Corrective Action
  • Experience with Reviewing Hardware Designs to Define Test Coverage
  • Knowledge of SCM - Bitbucket & GitLab

Why Cisco

#WeAreCisco. We are all unique, but collectively we bring our talents to work as a team, to develop innovative technology and power a more inclusive, digital future for everyone. How do we do it? Well, for starters – with people like you!

Nearly every internet connection around the world touches Cisco. We’re the Internet’s optimists. Our technology makes sure the data traveling at light speed across connections does so securely, yet it’s not what we make but what we make happen which marks us out. We’re helping those who work in the health service to connect with patients and each other; schools, colleges, and universities to teach in even the most challenging of times. We’re helping businesses of all shapes and sizes to connect with their employees and customers in new ways, providing people with access to the digital skills they need and connecting the most remote parts of the world – whether through 5G, or otherwise.

We tackle whatever challenges come our way. We have each other’s backs, we recognize our accomplishments, and we grow together. We celebrate and support one another – from big and small things in life to big career moments. And giving back is in our DNA (we get 10 days off each year to do just that).

We know that powering an inclusive future starts with us. Because without diversity and a dedication to equality, there is no moving forward. Our 30 Inclusive Communities, that bring people together around commonalities or passions, are owning the way. Together we’re committed to learning, listening, caring for our communities, whilst supporting the most vulnerable with a collective effort to make this world a better place either with technology, or through our actions.

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!

Message to applicants applying to work in the U.S. and/or Canada:

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1.5% of incentive target for each 1% of attainment between 50% and 75%;

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