Technical Hardware Engineering Leader - Server & Storage Systems

  • Location:
    San Jose, California, US
  • Area of Interest
    Engineer - Hardware
  • Job Type
    Professional
  • Technology Interest
    Networking
  • Job Id
    1373005

What You’ll Do

In this highly visible role as a Technical Lead Hardware Engineer:

  • Lead system design on computing system products
  • Prioritize and translate high level requirements into actionable milestones
  • You will drive product from concept to production
  • Participate in all stages of architecture, design, validation and support of computing system products
  • Coordinate and weigh-in on engineering work you're doing including specifications and test plans
  • Hands-on engineering efforts for system bring up and validation in the lab
  • Interact, lead and address challenging technical problems with multi-functional teams
  • Act as technical liaison to key suppliers for the product and technical perspectives
  • Lead decision making to resolve technical tradeoff, operational and business considerations

Who You'll Work With

UCS Servers / Hardware Engineering Servers


The Computing Systems Products Group, through The Unified Computing Systems creative architecture, helps to enable the fully unified data center. We architect the next generation unified computing systems, including compute, storage, network, visualization and management into a single platform. The team designs, implements, and delivers Computer industry leading computing system products. You will collaborate with a dynamic and passionate team working on exciting projects.


Who You Are

This is a senior level, individual contributor role. In this role you will be involved in both hands-on technical work and in providing mentoring and leadership across the team, and within the organization.


Minimum Requirements for this role:

  • BSEE, MSEE, or BS Computer Science
  • Minimum of 10+ years of experience
  • Experience with Compute Servers, Storage Appliance, and PCIe Adapters
  • Demonstrated leading programs with ODMs and multi-functional teams
  • Experience with design tools including Cadence Concept, and Allegro
  • Familiar with high-speed serial interfaces such as PCIe and SAS/SATA
  • Experience with high-speed (>=25G) system design, signal integrity issues, and power distribution techniques
  • Experience with lab bring up and design validation
  • Ability to collaborate with other teams, including software, BIOS, BMC, Diagnostics and QA
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills
  • Current and/or prior experience with Intel x86 products desired. AMD EPYC product experience is a plus
  • Familiar with Storage RAID, memory and DDR protocols a plus

NOTE: 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.


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.


We Are Cisco

#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! 

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.

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