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Senior Optical Component Engineer

Cisco Systems Inc.
Allentown, PA 18101
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What You'll Do

You will be responsible for assessing, developing, and qualifying suppliers and technologies for optical transceivers. Primary responsibilities include technical assessment of optical suppliers including next-generation technologies, material systems (III-V and Silicon Photonics), and packaging solutions. You will craft and process reviews/audits to ensure design robustness, quality, and manufacturing readiness. You will assess reliability risk, develop and execute to qualification plans and resolve technical issues. You will own the quality, reliability, and manufacturability of optical transceivers from design phase to end-of-life. You will partner with global supply management teams to develop commodity strategy and influence technology and supplier selection. You will assess business-impacting/critical issues and drive component failure analysis, containment, and corrective actions.

Who You'll Work With

As a supply chain function, the Technology & Quality organization's charter is to provide elite Component Quality, Reliability, and Technology for Cisco's customers. We are committed to driving a distinct competitive edge for Cisco by ensuring innovation and excellence in manufacturing technology, test and component engineering, NPI, and closed-loop quality management.

Who You Are

You are experienced in the following fields: Optical Transceiver design, assembly, and reliability, particularly in optoelectronic packaging processes. Optical component-level failure analysis and manufacturing/reliability-related issues. Technical knowledge on optoelectronics and module assembly processes, silicon photonics design, manufacturing, and reliability qualification experience is required. You have proven track record working in multi-functional teams and with external suppliers/partners. Good communication, project management and influencing skills. We expect you to have an MS (minimum) or Ph.D. (preferred) in an engineering/technical field (Optical Engineering is highly preferred) with a minimum of 8 years of relevant experience in optics.

Our minimum requirements for this role:

  • 8 years of proven experience in optics.
  • MS in an engineering/technical field.
  • Self-motivated, good communication and influencing skills

Who We Are

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

#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!


Posted: 2021-04-30 Expires: 2021-07-03
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