Senior Hardware Engineer - Bay Area

  • Location:
    Milpitas, California, US
  • Area of Interest
    Engineer - Hardware
  • Job Type
  • Technology Interest
  • Job Id

What You’ll Do

As a hardware board designer, you will be involved in hardware design and development of our next generation of Service/Routing products and support our current generation of products as well.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Participate and contribute to the system hardware design
  • Contribute to hardware specification, design, development and test
  • Drive product from concept to production
  • Work under department strategy and direction
  • Independently resolves and develops approach to solutions
  • Work closely with software, diagnostics, manufacturing, marketing, EDVT and MDVT test teams throughout the development process

Who You'll Work With

The Enterprise Routing organization designs and develops Cisco's Edge and Access routing products. We architect the next generation of routing technology using both internally developed and commercially available silicon. The team designs, implements, and delivers industry leading routing products. You will be part of the dynamic and passionate team working on innovative projects.

Who You Are

Our Minimum Requirements for this role:

  • BSEE or MSEE with 6+ years of experience in hardware board design and development
  • A consistent track record of taking a design from concept to production
  • Experience in designing with x86 and/or ARM processors
  • Experience in designing with DDR3/DDR4 memory, PCIe gen1/gen2, SATA, USB
  • Extensive experience in designing Ethernet (10/100/1000Mbps) and serial interfaces like I2C, SPI, UART, RS232, etc
  • Experience in high-speed board design/signal integrity and power distribution is critical
  • Experience in using high-speed scopes and logic analyzers
  • Experience in schematic capture tools like ConceptHDL
  • Experience designing Xilinx or Intel/Altera FPGAs or CPLDs using Verilog
  • Self-motivation, teamwork and strong communication skills are critical
  • Experience in using circuit simulation tools like hyperlynx, spice is a plus

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.

Who We are

#WeAreCisco, where each person is unique, but we bring our talents to work as a team and make a difference powering an inclusive future for all.

We embrace digital, and help our customers implement change in their digital businesses. Some may think we’re “old” (36 years strong) and only about hardware, but we’re also a software company. And a security company. We even invented an intuitive network that adapts, predicts, learns and protects. No other company can do what we do – you can’t put us in a box!

But “Digital Transformation” is an empty buzz phrase without a culture that allows for innovation, creativity, and yes, even failure (if you learn from it.)

Day to day, we focus on the give and take. We give our best, give our egos a break, and give of ourselves (because giving back is built into our DNA.) We take accountability, bold steps, and take difference to heart. Because without diversity of thought and a dedication to equality for all, there is no moving forward.

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!


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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 requires all new hires to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in the U.S., 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.