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Hardware Engineer

Company: Cisco
Location: San Jose
Posted on: May 12, 2024

Job Description:

Who We Are

The High-End Routing hardware team develops the groundbreaking routers deployed in Service Providers and Data Centers worldwide. We are inventors in our field, using powerful technologies to design a new class of innovative routers supporting the Internet for the Future. Join us and participate in this exciting journey towards the future of connectivity!

Who You'll Work With

You will work among engineers as a hands-on contributor, designing and operating our growing worldwide network infrastructure. You will collaborate cross-functionally with architects, developers, and vendors within Cisco throughout the product development life cycle, solving sophisticated problems along the way.

Who You Are

You are an enthusiastic individual, dedicated to designing innovative electronic systems. You have a strong technical foundation and are continuously eager to learn. You demonstrate strong analytical and problem-solving abilities, with the capability to identify and troubleshoot hardware issues during the design and testing phases. You understand the importance of adhering to industry standards in hardware design and can clearly articulate ideas, discuss design concepts, and collaborate with team members effectively.

What You'll Do

You will be designing the hardware for the Cisco 8000 series routers to deliver the best quality and best power efficiency using groundbreaking serdes technology at the highest bit rates possible. Your responsibilities will span from hardware definition to design, and from qualification to final product release to our customers.

Primary responsibilities:

  • Use Cadence/Allegro to develop and capture schematics.
  • Guide layout and routing phase of the design.
  • Write hardware specs, develop test plans, bring up hardware with ASIC teams.
  • Debug issues the lab using analyzers, scopes.
    Minimum Qualifications:
    • Bachelors in Electrical or Computer Engineering.
    • 6+ years experience in system level development, preferably in the server/computer/network industry.
    • Experience in Ethernet, high speed serdes (> 10G) interfaces, high speed design and signal integrity.
    • Hands on board design knowledge, familiar with design tools including Cadence Concept and Allegro.
    • Experience with lab bring up and design validation of products.
    • Prior experience with shipping products.
      Preferred Qualifications:
      • Experience in X86 architecture, and a very good understanding of control interfaces such as PCIe, MDIO, SPI, I2C.
      • Hard-working with the ability to map high level requirements into actionable milestones.
      • Excellent verbal and written communications skills.
      • Ability to collaborate with other subject areas, including software, mechanical and signal integrity.
        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 traveling at light speed across connections does so securely, yet it's different from what we make, but what we make happens, which marks us out. We're helping those in the health service connect with patients and each other, as well as schools, colleges, and universities, to teach in even the most challenging times. We're helping businesses of all shapes and sizes 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, recognize our accomplishments, and grow together. We celebrate and support one another-from big and small things in life to big career moments. Giving back is in our DNA (we get ten days off each year to do just that).

        We know that powering an inclusive future starts with us. Without diversity and a dedication to equality, there is no moving forward. Our 30 Inclusive Communities, which unite people around commonalities or passions, lead the way. Together, we're committed to learning, listening, and caring for our communities while supporting the most vulnerable in 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. and/or Canada:

        When available, the salary range posted for this position reflects the projected hiring range for new hire, full-time salaries in U.S. and/or Canada locations, not including equity or benefits. For non-sales roles the hiring ranges reflect base salary only; employees are also eligible to receive annual bonuses. Hiring ranges for sales positions include base and incentive compensation target. 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. or Canada hiring location. The recruiter can share more details about compensation for the role in your location during the hiring process.

        U.S. employees have access to quality medical, dental and vision insurance, a 401(k) plan with a Cisco matching contribution, short and long-term disability coverage, basic life insurance and numerous wellbeing offerings. Employees receive up to twelve paid holidays per calendar year, which includes one floating holiday, plus a day off for their birthday. Employees accrue up to 20 days of Paid Time Off (PTO) each year and have access to paid time away to deal with critical or emergency issues without tapping into their PTO. We offer additional paid time to volunteer and give back to the community. Employees are also able to purchase company stock through our Employee Stock Purchase Program.

        Employees on sales plans earn performance-based incentive pay on top of their base salary, which is split between quota and non-quota components. For quota-based incentive pay, Cisco typically pays as follows:

        .75% of incentive target for each 1% of revenue attainment up to 50% of quota;

        1.5% of incentive target for each 1% of attainment between 50% and 75%;

        1% of incentive target for each 1% of attainment between 75% and 100%; and once performance exceeds 100% attainment, incentive rates are at or above 1% for each 1% of attainment with no cap on incentive compensation.

        For non-quota-based sales performance elements such as strategic sales objectives, Cisco may pay up to 125% of target. Cisco sales plans do not have a minimum threshold of performance for sales incentive compensation to be paid.

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