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FPGA Hardware Engineer

Cisco Systems Inc.
Carolina Shores, NC 28467
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What You'll Do

The Hardware & Firmware Security team seeks an upbeat, proactive hardware engineer to design, implement, test and support security features & solutions. This position provides an opportunity to grow and learn in the product development security space. We are seeking someone who has skills in both general digital hardware and FPGA development, as well as experience working with embedded processor-based systems.

* Responsibilities are focused on the development and deployment of hardware and firmware-based security technologies that improve the trustworthiness of Cisco products,

* This is a multifaceted role including development activities within the Hardware & Firmware Security team, applications engineering activities serving the product teams  that are deploying security technologies, assessment of system architectures and components for security capabilities and/or vulnerabilities, and education to increase the security awareness of others.
* The successful candidate will need to be comfortable working in an environment with many concurrent activities and be able to prioritize and manage concurrent tasks.
* Since security threats are dynamic and constantly evolving, the role will also require ongoing education to improve security knowledge and awareness, investigation of new security threats and technologies to address them, as well as evaluation of security solutions.
* Designing, developing, documenting, and testing hardware as well as combined hardware and firmware-based security technologies utilizing CPU evaluation platforms and Cisco products.
* Assisting product teams deploying hardware and software security technologies.
* Developing documentation, proof of concepts, reference code, and scripts to facilitate adoption and verification of security technologies.
* Analyzing new security technologies and identifying mechanisms to integrate and deploy these technologies across a wide variety of Cisco products.
* Participating in, and contributing to, hardware architecture, design, specifications, and HDL code reviews.

Who You'll Work With

The Security & Trust Organization has corporate-level responsibility for customer data protection and compliance, corporate information protection, and government and product security. Security is a key concern of our customers and a top investment area for Cisco. Join us and help us become the #1 Trusted IT Company in the World.

Within the Security & Trust Organization, the Foundational Security Team (FST) seeks to increase product security and trustworthiness across a broad range of Cisco products through development, integration and deployment of reusable software and hardware solutions. Within Foundation Security, the Hardware & Firmware Security team focuses on security solutions implemented at the hardware and firmware level.

Who You Are
* B.S./M.S. in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, or related technical field
* Experience with embedded CPU systems and architecture
* Experience with FPGA devices and Verilog HDL
* Ability to interpret hardware system schematics, PCB layouts, and technical functional specifications
* Experience with hardware debug and test in a lab environment
* Excellent written and verbal communication skills
* Proactive and independent initiative for completing work tasks and resolving issues
* Enjoy problem solving and helping others resolve hardware issues
* Able to work independently and with a multi-functional team

Desired Skills/Qualifications/System Experience:

* 5 or more years of experience with FPGA design, using Verilog Hardware Description Language

* 5 or more years of experience in hardware development, debug, and test with embedded CPU systems
* Experience with board level bring-up using hardware debug tools
* Experience with x86 and ARM CPUs and boot architecture

* Experience with use of lab tools and equipment including oscilloscopes, logic analyzers, and evaluation boards
* Experience with general hardware product development phases and methodology
* Scripting language experience for automation using Python or Linux shell scripts

* Experience with FPGA verification a plus
* Low level software skills and understanding of CPU bootstrap code a plus

* Experience with security related design principals, methods, and architecture a plus

Cisco is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, genetic information, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected basis.

Cisco will consider for employment, on a case by case basis, qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

#WeAreCisco, where each person is unique, but we bring our talents to work as a team and make a difference powering an inclusive future for all.

We embrace digital, and help our customers implement change in their digital businesses. Some may think were "old" (36 years strong) and only about hardware, but were also a software company. And a security company. We even invented an intuitive network that adapts, predicts, learns and protects. No other company can do what we do - you cant put us in a box!

But "Digital Transformation" is an empty buzz phrase without a culture that allows for innovation, creativity, and yes, even failure (if you learn from it.)

Day to day, we focus on the give and take. We give our best, give our egos a break, and give of ourselves (because giving back is built into our DNA.) We take accountability, bold steps, and take difference to heart. Because without diversity of thought and a dedication to equality for all, there is no moving forward.

So, you have colorful hair? Dont care. Tattoos? Show off your ink. Like polka dots? Thats cool. Pop culture geek? Many of us are. Passion for technology and world changing? Be you, with us!


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.
Posted: 2022-07-20 Expires: 2022-10-20
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