Power Delivery Engineer | Senior Hardware Engineer (San Jose, CA)

  • Location:
    San Jose, California, US
  • Area of Interest
    Engineer - Hardware
  • Job Type
  • Technology Interest
    Cloud and Data Center, Networking
  • Job Id
Location – This position is based in our San Jose, CA offices.  The position requires on-site lab work.  There may be some flexibility in days per week required on-site.  Relocation may be considered. 

Who You'll Work With - 
Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS) is an innovative solution that unifies computing, networking, solid-state application acceleration technology and systems management into a single integrated architecture.  It has received strong support from customers since entering the server market seven years ago. Cisco UCS is a key part of Cisco's Data Center strategy with high growth expected over the next several years

What You'll Do - 
We're looking for an experienced Systems Power Hardware Engineer.  This is a senior level, individual contributor role.  In this role you would be involved in both hands-on technical work and in providing mentoring and leadership across the team, and within the organization.  Role responsibilities include:
  • Innovate and design board-level power conversion. Analyze performance, cost, reliability, and availability trade-offs
  • Familiar with Intel VRTT test suites for Intel CPU and memory power testing for server products
  • Hands-on experience with power supply stability test, Bode plot testing and power validation tests for on board power systems
  • Generate test reports, run the tests, and analyze the test results
  • Partner with power industry vendors for evaluation and adoption of the most compelling cutting-edge technologies and engage cross functionally to ensure successful roll-out, testing, and complete validation
  • Provide technical guidance and direction while troubleshooting complex system level power delivery issues
  • Perform DC Drop and Thermal analysis to identify high current via or local DC hot spots
  • Do Electrical validation and debug of the Power Supply Unit in Server environment
Who You Are - 
Minimum Requirements for this role include:
  • BS degree with 7+ years relevant experience or MS degree in Power Electronics or related discipline and 5+ years relevant experience
  • Knowledgeable with board power conversion design for motherboard in server or storage products
  • Hands-on experience in power electronics and electrical power engineering
  • Schematic capture, PCB layout and circuit simulation tools experience
  • Familiar with Intel CPU and memory power system designs and testing for server products
  • Hands-on experience of system-level power delivery network design, analysis, and validation
  • Strong communication skills and ability to work effectively with enthusiastic cross-functional project teams
  • Familiar with power distribution and strategies in PCBs and systems
  • Familiar with power integrity tools, such as PowerDC, and PI tools from Sigrity and Ansys
  • Familiar with PMBus, sVID, SPI
  • Familiar with IPMI and server health management
  • Familiar with OS, Device Drivers, and Scripting
  • Familiar with lab equipment: oscilloscopes and logic analyzers
  • Capable of thermal simulations would be a plus
  • Familiarity with PSU is a plus
  • Familiar or experience with Server BMC (Base management Module) is a plus
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Benefits and Perks
We strive to keep our teams happy and healthy. Many roles have the option to be Remote or Hybrid. Cisco provides competitive pay, excellent medical, dental and vision coverage, 401(k) match, 20 days of paid time off plus holidays, support for parents and paid time to volunteer. View the benefits overview.  Benefits and Perks - Cisco

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