Supply Base Engineer, Meraki - Interconnect

  • Location:
    Taipei, Taiwan
  • Area of Interest
    Engineer - Hardware
  • Job Type
  • Technology Interest
    Cloud and Data Center
  • Job Id

We believe that when passionate people are able to spend less time struggling with technology, they can spend more time on what matters - like teaching children, running businesses, keeping airports safe, and connecting disaster victims with relief. That’s the real power of simplicity. Cisco Meraki is the leader in cloud-managed IT, thanks to our creative, inclusive, fearless team that is driven to simplify technology so the world can simply work!


Cisco Meraki has grown to become an industry leader in the IT space, with over 500,000 plus  customers and with over 3 million active networks and counting around the world. We have a comprehensive set of solutions which allows customers to seize new business opportunities and reduce operational costs. Meraki is known for simplifying powerful technology through our products and services - and for the people behind them. As the fastest growing cloud-managed networking team in the world, our products and technology architecture are changing the face of networking and making cloud-managed IT a reality.

We are seeking a Supply Base Engineer for our electromechanical commodity to support the design and manufacturing of our networking hardware. In this role, you will own and drive the strategy for electromechanical commodity sourcing including the commercial, operational and technical performance of the supplier base partners. You will be responsible for quality, product and material availability, and cost that spans across all product lines.

Supply Base Engineer for Interconnect Commodity (Cable Assemblies & Connectors) 


Your work will involve:

  • Support Sourcing Manager with supplier sourcing initiatives, supplier qualifications and continuing improvement

  • Provide assessment of supplier product technology, manufacturing capability and quality control

  • Compose Meraki’s requirements for Interconnect commodities

  • Review and approve component specifications and drawings for new product designs and 2nd source approval

  • Generate new part numbers and manage ECNs, MCNs and PCNs through Agile PLM

  • Collaborate with Quality Team and JDMs for component qualifications and manage the progress

  • Manage and monitor key component quality

  • Drive component standardization across programs and product line when possible 

  • Customize component DFM and DFA reviews and manage development schedules to meet NPI build schedules



You have: 

  1. BS/MS or equivalent in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering

  2. Minimum of 5 years of experience as cable assembly or connector engineer, supply base engineer or design engineer

  3. Strong knowledge of Interconnect requirements and technologies, willing to take on new commodity

  4. Experience with Agile or a similar PLM environment.

  5. Experience working with Asian-based contract manufacturers and component suppliers

  6. Excellent oral and written communication skills in both English and Mandarin

  7. Excellent project management and data collection skills

  8. Ability and desire to work in a fast-paced, highly cross-functional environment

  9. Passion on the details and continuous improvement

  10. Ability to travel internationally 20% of the time



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.


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