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PCB Layout Engineer - Acacia

Company: Cisco Systems, Inc.
Location: San Jose
Posted on: March 18, 2023

Job Description:

Acacia, now part of Cisco, develops leading edge transceiver hardware for optical communication over fiber lengths from 100km to greater than 10,000km, at bandwidths from 100G to 1.2Tbps.This requires complex DSP algorithms in addition to novel low-power semiconductor development techniques. We package the latest CMOS node ASICs along with millimeter-wave analog and silicon photonics devices in order to provide the smallest form factor, highest bandwidth and lowest power products on the market.Job Description:You will be key member of Acacia's Hardware team and contribute to the hardware life cycle of our products. You will work within a multi-disciplinary hardware, Software, Optics, and DSP engineering organization. The PCB Design Engineer is responsible for layout design for multi-layer surface mount and mixed technology printed circuit boards using Cadence Allegro CAD tools. This role will work closely with the Hardware engineering team to implement hardware requirements and constraints into complex PCBs.Essential Responsibilities:

  • Create PCB layout using Allegro PCB Editor for complex high-speed analog and digital designs
  • Assist in creating, verifying, and maintaining device level component library
  • Produce PCB fabrication, assembly drawings, and data according to Acacia Product Lifecycle standards
  • Create PCB related ECO's and revisions to artwork when required
  • Produce complete sets of PCB production deliverables
  • Remain current on technology trends related to PCB design processes and toolsMinimum Qualifications, Experience, Skills, Education and Certifications:
    • 12 or more years of experience in PCB design and design/drafting/Library creation
    • Expert knowledge of cadence Allegro PCB Editor
    • Solid understanding of complex PCB design technologies (multi-laminated PCBs, buried/stacked vias, exotic board materials, Microstrip, Stripline, CPW, differential pair, etc.)
    • Demonstrated background in closely collaborating with HW and Mechanical design engineers to translate requirements into PCB designs
    • Demonstrated initiative and ability to contribute to complex PCB stackup selection
    • Layout experience with dense BGA (0.5mm or less) and small discrete footprints (0201, 01005)
    • Demonstrated understanding of modern PCB DFA/DFM standards for volume production
    • Proficient with MS software, Adobe Acrobat tools
    • Clear, effective written and verbal communication skills with focus on details
    • Team player with ability to multi-task, meet aggressive schedules, and exercise good organizational skillsHighly Desired Skills:
      • PCB design skills for mix signal high speed design techniques above 20GHz
      • Miniature Electromechanical packaging skills and PCB tradeoffs
      • Design for Manufacturability tradeoffs
      • Working understanding of Product Life Cycle Management (PLM) tools like Agile/OmnifyWhy 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

Keywords: Cisco Systems, Inc., San Jose , PCB Layout Engineer - Acacia, Engineering , San Jose, California

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