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Senior Component Engineer/Technical Lead for Power Delivery (Mixed Signal Commodities)

Cisco Systems Inc.
San Jose, CA 95113
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Cisco is searching for a Senior Component Engineer/Tech Lead for Mixed Signal Commodities within the Cisco Supply Chain Organization.


What You'll Do

As a Technical Lead, you will keep up with new technologies in the commodity space, market trends and business unit needs. You possess the capability to design and analyze high-speed analog circuits. You will manage component design/application with excellent performance on 2 fronts: Vendor/Component level and System Application-level.


Vendor/Component (IC) front:

  • Work with vendors to manage the development of new Si/SiC/GaN products utilizing the latest process technologies and next-generation Mixed Signal/Analog (power controllers, voltage regulators/powerstage, POL) architectures and circuit designs.

  • Ensure IC designs are properly validated and characterized for optimal/High performance and high-quality production to support the delivery of functional silicon per system requirements.

  • Ensure best in-class IC design practices, methodologies, and processes are in place across the supply base to achieve long term component reliability.

  • Understand next generation supplier Mixed Signal/Analog (power controllers, voltage regulators/powerstage, POL) design roadmap. Manage and translate industrys next-generation technology designs directions.

System Application front:

  • Work with the Business Units (BU) engineering teams to establish power delivery requirements to support Ciscos product road map.

  • Participate with BU's in system design reviews including circuit architecture, performance specifications, and interfaces. Reviews would include understanding the reference layout with respect to the mixed-signal component. Provide concise guidelines to layout engineers to optimize application performance.

  • Exploring the trade-offs of the different approaches and propose the best solution to achieve or exceed the requirements in terms of power/area/linearity/bandwidth, etc.

  • Support Design Eng. teams to characterize the performance of the products to ensure reliability. You will partner with Sourcing Commodity Managers to support engineerings product roadmap and development of holistic (power) solutions in alignment with the commodity strategy.


You will promote teamwork in a dynamic environment coordinating efforts to solve design problems related to component or supplier excursions, while highlighting key program risk to management and clearly explaining path to resolution. You will maintain strong working relationships with different stakeholders and employ excellent communication skills to work cross-functionally with hardware engineering, the supply chain organization, and commodity suppliers.


When quality excursions arise during new product development or sustaining, it is expected that you manage quality reviews and lead the team to Root Cause, Closed Loop Corrective and Preventative Actions. You will also need to deal with unexpected challenges and communicate regularly in a professional manner to the project teams and management.


Who You'll Work With

You will be part of the Technology and Quality (T&Q) Organization within the Supply Chain Operations organization. T&Q is a key hub of technical innovation in Cisco. Members of the organization focus on evaluating and developing new technologies to enable sustained product differentiation. You will be a part of a diverse team that seamlessly blends different levels of expertise in several areas of semiconductor and systems design combining traditional knowledge with groundbreaking data analytics techniques to tackle increasingly complex problems. You will regularly engage with:


Cisco Business Units as your partners and customers: Influence the power system architecture roadmap and navigate the trade-offs between performance, quality, time to market, and cost to enable scaling of Ciscos hardware engineering roadmap. Participate in the high-level architecture and design of electronic systems as required. Manage component Failure Analysis activities during development and production.


Suppliers of the commodity space you are managing: Influence and monitor mixed-signal suppliers ongoing development methodologies and processes in regards to performance assessment in line with supplier specifications and component long term reliability, in addition to ongoing assessment of supplier quality management systems capabilities.


Extended Supply Chain organization functions including Global Supply Management, Product Operations and Global Manufacturing Organization.


Who You Are

  • Education and/or Experience: Bachelor Degree or higher in electrical engineering and 10+ years of electronics experience preferably in power systems design & development.

  • Strong device physics knowledge as it applies to analog IC designs including deep understanding of basic discreet up till power stage designs, fabrication, characterization/qualification, & reliability. Experience should be gained through R&D and product design.

  • Strong technical expertise of electrical engineering principles in both analog and digital domains including electronics design experience in analog mixed-signal (regulators, LDOs, DACs, ADCs).

  • Solid understanding of top-level tradeoffs in mixed-signal designs including power, area and performance trade-offs.

  • Knowledge of properties and process used in PCBA assembly (manufacturing process and controls, test, and detection) is an advantage.

  • Driven, organized, detail-oriented, adept at driving actions, resolving conflicts and communicates with ease at all levels.

  • Possess an ownership/leadership mindset.

  • Self-starter with a can do attitude.

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work with large teams

  • Willing to travel (internationally and domestically) to visit commodity vendors and Cisco business units.


We Are Cisco

#WeAreCisco, where each person is unique, but we bring our talents to work as a team and make a difference. Heres how we do it.


We embrace digital and help our customers implement change in their digital businesses. Some may think were old (30 years strong!) and only about hardware, but were also a software company. And a security company. A blockchain company. An AI/Machine Learning 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, we give our egos a break and we give of ourselves (because giving back is built into our DNA.) We take accountability, we take bold steps, and we take the difference to heart. Because without diversity of thought and a commitment 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.


Cisco is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified individuals 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. 


Posted: 2019-09-13 Expires: 2019-11-23

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