Posted on: March 9, 2023
What You'll Do
The Component Quality and Technology group, within the Supply Chain Organization is looking for a Component Engineer with extensive experience and deep understanding in high speed connector and cable technology.
Vendor / Component front
Work collaboratively with vendors to enable the development of new process technologies and next-generation architectures and designs in Cisco products. Ensure innovative design practices, methodologies and processes are in place at suppliers to sustain long term reliability.
Ensure designs are accurately validated and characterized for efficient performance and high-quality production to support delivery of functional silicon per system / application requirements.
Drive/guide vendors failure analysis to identify true component failure root-cause and corrective actions. Identify detailed versus random failures and use that information to predict field failure risk. Identify contributing factors to failure, including application stress, environmental stress, and component quality issues. Drive updates to vendor and Cisco practices and processes based on what is learned from component failure analysis
System Application front:
Work with the Business Unit engineering teams to establish requirements to support Cisco's product roadmap; Participate with BUs in system design reviews including mechanical architecture, performance specifications and interfaces.
Partner with Sourcing Commodity Managers to support engineering's product roadmap and development of complete 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 need to maintain strong working relationships with multiple collaborators and employ excellent communication skills to work multi-functionally with hardware engineering, supply chain and commodity suppliers.
When quality excursions arise during new product development or sustaining, you will manage quality reviews and lead the team to Root Cause, Corrective and Preventative Actions. You will also need to deal with emergent technical and business challenges, communicating regularly with project teams and management in a professional manner.
Who You'll Work With
You'll be part of the Technology and Quality (T&Q) Organization within the SCO 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 sophisticated problems. You will regularly engage with Cisco Business Units as your partners and customers, Suppliers of the commodity space you are managing and extended Supply Chain functions including Global Supply Management, Product Operations and Global Manufacturing Organization.
Who You Are
Bachelor Degree or higher in Mechanical Engineering with 5+ years of experience in design, manufacturing or application.
Technical expertise with deep understanding of engineering principles in mechanical, materials engineering, and basic understand of signal integrity.
Knowledge of properties and process used in PCBA assembly (manufacturing process and controls, test and detection).
Driven, organized, detail oriented, adept at driving actions, resolving conflicts and communicates with ease at all levels; Possess an ownership/leadership attitude.
Strong communication and strong interpersonal skills; Willing to travel (internationally and domestically) to visit commodity vendors and business units.
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What You'll Do
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