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Sr Component Engineering Manager - Interconnect Commodity

Company: Cisco
Location: San Jose
Posted on: January 24, 2023

Job Description:

What You'll Do

The Component Quality and Technology group, within the Supply Chain Organization at Cisco is looking for a Sr Component Engineering Manager for Interconnect (connectors, high speed I/O, back planes, B2B, and over the board cables) with extensive experience and deep understanding of interconnect technology development, manufacturing and test.

You are expected to lead, develop and manage a (global) team of component engineers, and stay ahead of with new technologies in the commodity space, market trends, and Cisco's product development needs.

The responsibilities of your team include but not limited to:

  • Acting as technical interface between component/production suppliers and development engineers.
  • Evaluating suppliers' overall quality management system (QMS) including technical and manufacturing capabilities and working collaboratively with vendors to manage the development of new process technologies and next-generation architectures in line with Cisco design architecture.
  • Exploring trade-offs between the different designs, proposing optimized solutions to achieve or exceed requirements (power/ area/ linearity/ bandwidth/ signal integrity).
  • Investigating and qualifying alternate component technologies and sources, improving quality and reliability, and reducing cost. Developing guidelines/procedures on component and vendor selection and maintaining component data management system including qualification records/ results/ documentation. Supporting engineering teams to characterize functionality and performance.
  • Partner with Sourcing Commodity Managers to support engineering's product roadmap and development of comprehensive solutions in alignment with the commodity strategy.
  • Promote teamwork in a dynamic environment coordinating efforts to solve design problems related to component or supplier excursions, while highlighting key program risk to management and clearly explaining path to resolution.
  • Maintain strong working relationships with key stakeholders and employ excellent communication skills to work multi-functionally with hardware engineering, the supply chain organization, and suppliers.
  • When quality excursions arise during new product development or sustaining, it is encouraged that you manage quality reviews and lead the team to Root Cause, Corrective and Preventative Actions. You should expect to deal with unforeseen challenges.

    Who You'll Work With

    You will be part of the Technology and Quality (T&Q) Organization within the Supply Chain Operations organization. T&Q is a key hub of technical innovation in Cisco. Members of the organization focus on evaluating and developing new technologies to enable sustained product differentiation. You'll be a part of a diverse team that seamlessly blends different levels of expertise in several areas of semiconductor and systems design combining traditional knowledge with groundbreaking data analytics techniques to tackle increasingly sophisticated problems. You will regularly engage with:
    • Cisco Business Units as your partners and customers: Influence the system architecture roadmap and navigate the trade-offs between performance, quality, time to market, and cost to enable scaling Cisco's hardware engineering roadmap. Participate in the high-level architecture and design of systems as required. Support/Drive Failure Analysis activities during development and production.
    • Suppliers you are managing: Influence and supervise interconnect suppliers ongoing development methodologies and processes in regards to performance assessment with supplier specifications and component long term reliability, in addition to ongoing assessment of supplier capabilities.
    • Extended Supply Chain organization functions including Global Supply Management, Product Operations and Global Manufacturing Organization.

      Who You Are

      You are driven, organized, detail oriented, adept at driving actions, resolving conflicts and communicates with ease at all levels. You possess strong communication and strong interpersonal skills. You must be willing to travel (internationally and domestically) to visit commodity vendors and Cisco business units (during safe conditions)

      Our Minimum Requirements For This Role

      • Education and/or Experience: Bachelor Degree or higher in engineering and 10+ years of electronic product development experience preferably in interconnect domain.
      • Management experience with 10+ years managing and developing strong technical teams
      • Solid understanding of the interconnect industry and engineering principles in Signal Integrity (SI) in high-speed signal circuit domain.
      • Knowledge of properties and process used in interconnect fabrication and PCBA assembly (manufacturing process and controls, test and detection).
      • Knowledge of product design, development, fabrication, characterization, qualification, testing, quality, reliability.
        Why Cisco?

        #WeAreCisco. We are all unique, but collectively we bring our talents to work as a team, to develop innovative technology and power a more inclusive, digital future for everyone. How do we do it? Well, for starters - with people like you!

        Nearly every internet connection around the world touches Cisco. We're the Internet's optimists. Our technology makes sure the data travelling at light speed across connections does so securely, yet it's not what we make but what we make happen which marks us out. We're helping those who work in the health service to connect with patients and each other; schools, colleges and universities to teach in even the most challenging of times. We're helping businesses of all shapes and size to connect with their employees and customers in new ways, providing people with access to the digital skills they need and connecting the most remote parts of the world - whether through 5G, or otherwise.

        We tackle whatever challenges come our way. We have each other's backs, we recognise our accomplishments, and we grow together. We celebrate and support one another - from big and small things in life to big career moments. And giving back is in our DNA (we get 10 days off each year to do just that).

        We know that powering an inclusive future starts with us. Because without diversity and a dedication to equality, there is no moving forward. Our 30 Inclusive Communities, that bring people together around commonalities or passions, are leading the way. Together we're committed to learning, listening, caring for our communities, whilst supporting the most vulnerable with a collective effort to make this world a better place either with technology, or through our actions.

        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! #WeAreCisco


        Message to applicants applying to work in the U.S.:
        When available, the salary range posted for this position reflects the projected hiring range for new hire salaries in U.S. locations. For non-sales roles, the hiring ranges reflect base salary and do not include bonuses, equity, or benefits. Hiring ranges for sales positions include base and incentive target, and do not include equity or benefits. Individual pay is determined by the candidate's hiring location and additional factors, including but not limited to skillset, experience, and relevant education, certifications or training. Applicants may not be eligible for the full salary range based on their U.S. hiring location. The recruiter can share more details about compensation for the role in your location during the hiring process.

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