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Thermal Engineering Technical Leader

Company: Cisco
Location: San Jose
Posted on: May 14, 2024

Job Description:

Who We Are

We are the Service Provider (SP) Mechanical and Thermal team responsible for the design of Cisco's best high-performance, provider class routers, the Cisco 8000 series. The Cisco 8000 series utilizes Cisco's revolutionary Silicon One ASIC that delivers unmatched performance and density with feature-rich functionality.

We are transforming the industry and building a new internet for AI networks and the 5G era, providing a unified, programmable silicon architecture that is the foundation of all Cisco's future routing products.

Our devices are designed to be universally adaptable across service providers and web-scale markets, designed for fixed and modular platforms. Our devices deliver high speed without sacrificing programmability, buffering, power efficiency, scale, or feature flexibility.

You'll be part of our group driving our game-changing next-generation network devices built with Cisco Silicon One---.

What You'll Do

You will be joining the SP platform Mechanical Thermal group in San Jose, CA, which is responsible for designing and developing complex electro-mechanical systems for a variety of networking products from fixed to centralized and distributed architectures with sizes ranging from 1U to 40U. You'll work with Hardware Distinguished Engineers and Hardware Leads to architect and develop cooling solutions for next generation high performance routing platforms. In this role you'll tackle the challenges of high-power ASICs and high-density optical transceivers by investigating and implementing innovative, next generation cooling.

High-Level Responsibilities:

  • Design and develop thermal solutions (air cooled or liquid cooled) for systems with high-power ASICs and high-density optical transceivers.
  • Develop detailed package, board, and system level simulations using Computational Fluid Dynamic tools such as Flotherm or Icepak to simulate and analyze thermal solutions.
  • Collaborate with Distinguished Engineers and HW leads on system architectures and cooling.
  • Manage or perform thermal testing (including airflow, acoustic, thermocouple testing, modules, and/or platform level validations) to validate simulation models.
  • Lead and mentor other thermal engineers in the group.
  • Investigate and implement new innovative thermal technologies.
  • Collaborate with mechanical engineers, and other cross-functional teams to identify risks, derive tradeoffs and deliver objective, data-driven solutions.
  • Develop test plans and test reports and present simulations reports to project team and management.

    Who You'll Work With

    You will be working very closely with the rest of our Mechanical/Thermal group, which is a dedicated team with foundations of innovation, teamwork, open communication, and customer success. You'll also work cross-functionally with Hardware Engineering, Product Management/Marketing, Product Operations, Global Supplier Management (GSM), External Vendors/Suppliers, Manufacturing Operations, and EMS/JDM partners.

    Who You Are

    You are a creative thinker and an adept problem solver, someone who thrives on tackling difficult challenges with innovative solutions. You exhibit strong technical leadership, driven by a passion for design and innovation. As an excellent team player, you're open to collaboration, ready to listen and compromise to achieve the best product outcomes. The role requires a self-starter, capable of working independently and effectively translating broader directives into actionable tasks. You can adapt to a constantly changing and dynamic environment, as well as evolving requirements. Outstanding verbal and written communication skills are essential, along with a strong work ethic that complements your commitment to teamwork.

    Minimum Qualifications:

    • Master's Degree in Mechanical Engineering and 8+ years of experience.
    • 6+ years of experience in design, simulation, and testing of thermal solutions for electronic devices and systems.

      Preferred Qualifications:

      • PhD in Mechanical, Thermal Engineering, or relevant degree and 5+ years of experience.
      • 5+ years of relevant experience in the thermal design of telecom, compute, or networking equipment.
      • Expert in use of Computational Fluid Dynamic analysis tools such as Flotherm or Icepak.
      • Extensive knowledge and experience with advanced air-cooling technologies (vapor chamber and remote heat sinks, thermal interface materials, fans/fan trays).
      • Experience with designing liquid cooling and/or immersion cooling systems.
      • Experience with performing other analysis such as Finite Element Analysis (FEA) and Data Center cooling simulations.
      • Basic proficiency with 3D MCAD modeling tools such as PTC's Creo or NX.
      • Strong knowledge of optical transceiver module types, form factors, and requirements.

        This role requires being onsite in San Jose, CA at least 4 days/week.

        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 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 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, we recognize 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. 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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