Technical Lead, Hardware Design (San Jose, CA)

  • Location:
    San Jose, California, US
  • Area of Interest
    Engineer - Hardware
  • Job Type
  • Technology Interest
    Cloud and Data Center, Networking
  • Job Id


This position is based in our San Jose, CA offices. The position requires on-site lab work. There may be flexibility in days per week required on-site. Relocation may be considered.

Who You'll Work With

The Computing Systems Products Group helps to enable the fully unified data center through The Unified Computing Systems innovative architecture. 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 Industry leading computing system products.

What You'll Do

You will be part of the dynamic and hardworking team working on innovative projects. In this highly visible role as a Technical Leader, you will:

  • Lead system design on computing system products
  • Bring up systems and complete engineering validation in the lab
  • Drive product from concept to production
  • Interact with cross-functional teams for technical discussions
  • Address challenging problems and issues

Who You Are

The Minimum Requirements for This Role:

  • Bachelors in Electronic or Computer Engineering is required. Masters is preferred
  • 10+ years of experience in system level development, preferably in the server/computer/network industry
  • Firsthand board design knowledge, familiar with design tools including Cadence Concept, and Allegro
  • Job will require design and lab work
  • Experience with High-Speed Network Interfaces (10G/25G/100G)
  • Experience with PCIe adaptors and switches
  • Familiar with high-speed design signal integrity issues, power distribution techniques and modern processors
  • Experience with lab bring up and design validation on products
  • Familiar with scripting languages for test development
  • Ability to interface with other disciplines, including software, mechanical and signal integrity
  • Demonstrated experience with shipping products
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills
  • Preferred experience with High-Speed Memory Interfaces (DDR3/DDR4/DDR5)
  • Preferred experience with High Speed I/O Interfaces (PCIE Gen4/5, CXL)
  • Experience with x86 architecture is preferred

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.