Power Test Engineer

  • Location:
    San Jose, California, US
  • Area of Interest
    Engineer - Hardware
  • Job Type
  • Technology Interest
  • Job Id
What You'll Do

You’ll develop & test the next generation of the industry leading Ethernet Switches for Enterprise & Campus Access/Core segments and innovate and shape the Internet of Everything.

Primary Accountabilities:
  • Conduct system performance testing to ensure system reliability, capacity, and scalability
  • Work with hardware design team to develop performance test plans
  • Perform & Analyze Power test cases and review results and coordinate with development teams for bug fixes
  • Debug complex issues at system level & component level including CPU, ASICs, FPGAs, Power supplies, etc.
  • Leverage automation to implement test strategy & improve productivity
  • Test product's compliance to internal specs as well as industry standards
  • Provide detailed issue mitigation & drive issues to closure
  • Document test plans, procedures, & test reports
  • Help root cause issues & support customer escalations

Who You'll Work With

You will be working with a very dynamic, energetic, and talented team on the product delivery of industry-leading access, aggregation and core enterprise switches. Teamwork, high quality, integrity, customer focus and innovation are the hallmarks of our team.

Who You Are

Candidates must demonstrate strong professional and technical competence. They shall possess excellent oral and written communication skills, be responsible and capable of self-direction, have strong skills driving self and organization to improve performance, be a team player, and display a high level of maturity. They should willingly accept challenges, be customer focused, possess excellent technical knowledge and skills, and be highly motivated.

Our Minimum Requirements for this role:
  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited College or University or 5+ years a power validation engineer at the component level
  • 5+ years’ experience in Test Automation including planning, assessments & script development
  • Experience with test equipment such as oscilloscope, digital voltage meter, phase gain analyzer and programmable AC source
  • Live and work near San Jose, CA
  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States without the need for employer sponsorship, now or at any time in the future
  • Professional written and interpersonal skills when communicating with team members and engineering team

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.


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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.