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Senior Technical Leader, Hardware Engineering

Company: Cisco
Location: San Jose
Posted on: November 26, 2022

Job Description:

What You'll Do

In this role, you will have the opportunity to lead the design and development for the Cisco Secure Firepower Next Generation Firewalls to deliver the best quality, best power efficiency, with cutting edge network security technology at the best price/performance possible. We are looking for candidates with strong leadership and solid technical background in hardware development from system architecture, cost and performance trade-off to leading and managing the execution throughout the design cycle, both in house development and/or via JDM/ODM model. You will be working with a team of experts on hardware, Firmware and Software design and also work closely with other cross-functional teams and vendors during the development of the product and solving challenging problems along the way.

Who You'll Work With

We are a creative & multi-skilled team that is designing a new class of Cisco Secure Firepower Next Generation Firewalls products for the Network security needs of the future. These are powered by best in class CPUs, Switches and custom Hardware. These systems deliver the security performance and functionality that scale to meet the needs of future Internet traffic.

Who You Are

Required skills:

Experience with high-speed networking fundamentals (Ethernet/IP).

Experience with x86 and ARM based processor design.

Experience in designing high speed interfaces such as PCIe, DDR, XAUI, KR, PAM4.

Familiarity with board design tools including Cadence Concept, and Allegro.

Hand on with lab bring up and design validation on products.

Familiarity with high speed design signal integrity issues, power distribution techniques.

Familiarity with control and data path FPGA development and verification tools and processes.

Excellent verbal and written communications skills.

Ability to interface with other disciplines, including software, mechanical and signal integrity teams.

Experience with ODM/JDM development/model and project management.

Primary Responsibilities:

Lead technical decisions required on a project through all stages of product development

Responsible for technical content of design/architecture functional specification and review

Lead and coordinate hardware development between internal and ODM/JDM design teams

Work closely with Product Management, manufacturing, software and QA and other cross functional teams

Work closely with strategic vendors (CPU, switch, ASIC/FPGA, memory/storage) on requirements, issues tracking

Work closely with Cisco Global supply chain management on driving cost and technologies alignment

Work closely with Cisco product quality team and customer support to provide timely resolution of customer or factory problems

MSEE with 8+ years or BSEE with 10+ years of relevant experience.

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.

Keywords: Cisco, San Jose , Senior Technical Leader, Hardware Engineering, IT / Software / Systems , San Jose, California

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