Cisco Silicon Product / Test Engineer in San Jose, California

Silicon Product / Test Engineer

  • Location: San Jose, California, US

  • Area of Interest Supply Chain

  • Job Type Professional

  • Technology Interest *None

  • Job Id 1233206

What You'll Do

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You will be a product/test engineer in the Component Quality and Technology team (Supply Chain Operations), who will partner with Cisco’s development engineers in the Central Hardware Group, and Cisco’s component suppliers to develop tests for silicon proto bring-up, debug, characterization. The scope of work covers Cisco’s ASIC and COT network processors, transceivers, mixed signal ICs, and 2.5D SIPs (system in a package), bare die and stacked die.

You will collaborate with multi-functional teams to define manufacturing test and test data requirements for all Cisco designed components and drive constant test innovation. You will provide oversight for Cisco's component suppliers to implement creative and leading edge testing to enable high test coverage and debug-ability on the ASIC on ATE and in system. You will be required to specify patterns to cover any perceived test gaps, bring these patterns up on ATE, correlate to system fails and add patterns into the manufacturing test flow. You should also have the capability to write or revise test programs on 93000 test platforms where needed. You will also be responsible for specifying, developing and delivering hardware/test fixturing for all device types.

Your role will include defining characterization plans and generating characterization reports, defining production screening guard-band specifications based upon design intent and characterization results, and transferring new tests and test programs into full manufacturing release by collaborating with suppliers and offshore manufacturing personnel. Your additional responsibilities include manufacturing sustaining support on Cisco’s integrated circuits.

Your role will also be to drive component failure analysis, containments, and root cause corrective actions and to work with development/manufacturing engineering and management representatives to resolve complex technical problems. You will specify data collection and analysis for adaptive testing and work with Cisco suppliers on pertinent analyses.

An additional skillset is to manage product qualification and burn in testing to Jedec specs, including writing qualification and burn in test plans, and performing root cause corrective action on qualification fails. You should have proven ability to perform statistical data/yield/correlation analysis on large data sets from wafer sort to system final test to find yield issues and apply root cause corrective actions to design and test teams.

Who You'll Work With

You will collaborate with ASIC design teams in the Central Hardware Group, board/system and diagnostic hardware engineers in the various business units, and within Supply Chain Operations - peer groups of DFT, component engineering and packaging in Component Quality and Technology team and New Product Introductions Engineers in Product Operations. You will also collaborate with Cisco’s component suppliers.

Who You Are

  • MSEE (or higher) in Electrical Engineering.

  • 15+ years experience in SOC/VLSI/Mixed Signal IC bring-up, production and characterization test, and product engineering experience.

  • Excellent working knowledge of Advantest 93000 tester for characterization and production testing.

  • Excellent knowledge of the latest state-of-the-art trends in DFT and test.

  • Ability to drive collaboration and leadership across many parts of Cisco's technical entities to provide bleeding-edge solutions for Cisco's ASIC and system test strategies.

  • Positive relationship and collaboration skills. Excellent problem solving & effective conflict resolution skills.

  • An effective multi-functional communicator with strong presentation and interpersonal skills, who perseveres and has multi-functional leadership to get results and change across organizations up to the executive level.

  • Can communicate effectively with internal and external executives via executive summaries and project status overviews.

  • Ability to thrive in a dynamic environment.

  • High level of motivation and energy.

Why Cisco

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