Cisco Manager, Mechanical Engineering Team in San Jose, California

Manager, Mechanical Engineering Team

  • Location: San Jose, California, US

  • Area of Interest Supply Chain

  • Job Type Professional

  • Technology Interest *None

  • Job Id 1223756

What You'll Do

The Mechanical Engineer Manager will own an energized team of Mechanical Engineers supporting the majority of Cisco's key Routing and Cable products. This team provides new product and ongoing engineering support for a Core/Edge Routing products, HFC/CMTS Cable products and Mobility Packet Core Products.

This role handles designs from conception through end of life. This role interfaces and partners closely with Mechanical Design Engineering, Hardware & Compliance Engineering, extended partners within Supply Chain Operations and the Contract Manufacturing partners to own the NPI and sustaining product support requirements.

New Product Introduction responsibilities (NPI) involve influence and action related to the optimal Cost, Quality and Delivery of the products throughout the supply chain and customer environment. DfX is a primary focus area involving design for manufacturability, assembly, test, cost, quality, supply chain and customer use within the new product development process.

Sustaining product engineering responsibilities are highly focused to Value Engineering and technical expertise to support action and issues found during the lifecycle of the product In addition to leading this team, this role focuses on developing Cisco's Digital Development process for mechanical design. This includes automated DFM, 3-D printing, and digitized engineering processes.

At Cisco, you will be a part of a seasoned team that is driving scalability and quality customer experience in a large, growing, dynamic Service Provider business. You can be part of this story through innovations in chassis/enclosure/thermal product engineering strategy, MFG process, people, and technical leadership.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Represent, run, and develop team of 10 mechanical product engineers

  • Accountable for Mechanical Product Engineering strategies based on Dfx(M,C,Q) philosophies and tools/processes/systems that meet cost, quality, delivery, and customer sat needs

  • Drive mechanical NPI process consistency, quality impacting activities to ensure meeting quality, cost and delivery goals

  • Engage with central mechanical and quality organizations to translate broader initiatives to Enterprise routing space specific actions.

  • Evaluate and embrace new tools and processes to drive team efficiency and productivity.

Who You'll Work With

In this role, you will work with a large cross section of Engineering Teams, Supply Chain Partners, as well as other Supply Chain functions to develop leading edge products. Your team will be working in every aspect of mechanical industry from tooling, advanced thermal technology, high speed manufacturing processes and advanced 3D modeling techniques. Lead groundbreaking design in all of these areas.

Who You Are

You are a strong leader who is able to Collaborate, Execute, Accelerate & Disrupt. You have a deep understanding of Product Data Management (PDM) principles, processes, tools and are an authority in negotiating and resolving conflict effectively. This is an amazing opportunity for an engineer with strong program/project management skills, who can recognizes industry trends and drives adoption of new processes and technology(e.g. 3d Printing, Thermal Management, DFM Pro, Design State, MBD, Tolerance Analysis etc) into mechanical Communities and partner organizations. You are actively engaged and contribute to the Mech Council and builds effective relationships and influences partner orgs (Eng, CE, GSM, GMO, EMS partners). You will bring a deep understanding of adjacent tech functions/roles (e.g. TDE,EPE,SCPM, MfgE) and ability to expand clear speaking, written and presentation skills to technical, management & executive audiences. You will make critical decisions that impact Product revenue and release. Bring your ideas, innovative and think creatively. Bring to us your ability to develop and execute short and long-term strategies, with a good balance between today's business results and tomorrow's potential.

Minimum Qualifications

  • BS in Mechanical Engineering, or equivalent, Masters in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent preferred

  • 8+ years’ experience within product development, engineering and/or supply chain

  • Deep understanding of MCAD tools.

  • Strong knowledge and expertise in all aspects of DFX, Cost avoidance and Value Engineering.

Why Cisco

We connect everything: people, processes, data, and things. We innovate everywhere, taking bold risks to shape the technologies that give us smart cities, connected cars, and handheld hospitals. And we do it in style with unique personalities who aren’t afraid to change the way the world works, lives, plays and learns.

We are thought leaders, tech geeks, pop culture aficionados, and we even have a few purple haired rock stars. We celebrate the creativity and diversity that fuels our innovation. We are dreamers and we are doers.

We Are Cisco.


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