Cisco Sr. Component Engineer-PCB 1235204 in San Jose, California

Sr. Component Engineer-PCB 1235204

  • Location: San Jose, California, US

  • Area of Interest Supply Chain

  • Job Type Professional

  • Technology Interest Networking

  • Job Id 1235204

What You'll Do

Component Engineering’s mission is to enable Cisco product excellence by ensuring component manufacturability, quality and reliability.

As a member of the Component Engineering (CE) team, you will be assigned specific CE responsibilities and become the Cisco technical resident expert for Printed Circuit Boards (PCB).

You'll partner with Cisco development engineers, commodity teams, and suppliers/partners to develop next generation PCB solutions to meet Cisco requirements.

You will partner for assessment and qualification of new PCB suppliers, contribute to the development of the PCB commodity strategy, participate in the supplier selection process, and participate in supplier technical and process audits as required.

You will also help drive PCB failure analysis, containment, and corrective actions - and work with manufacturing management and engineering management to resolve complex technical problems.

In addition, you will support new PCB design activities including: early engagement with the product teams, active engagement with the PCB CE supplier managers, participation in PCB design and development meetings, and participation in design review for manufacturability, reliability, quality, and cost.

Who You'll Work With

You will be part of the Technology and Quality (T&Q) Organization within the Supply Chain Operations organization. We are a key hub of technical innovation in Cisco. We focus on evaluating and developing new technologies to enable sustained product differentiation. We are a highly empowered team who work on next generation technology to help improve Cisco’s competitive edge. Join us and work with smart people on a variety of smart projects planning creative solutions that bring the future even closer. You will regularly engage with:

  • Business units as your partners and customers - influencing the PCB roadmap and navigating the trade-offs between performance, quality, time to market and cost to enable scaling Cisco’s hardware engineering roadmap. And also leading component Failure Analysis activities during development and production.

  • Suppliers of the commodity space you are managing - influencing and monitoring PCB supplier's 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.

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

Who You Are

  • You should have an Engineering degree or equivalent, plus 10+ years PCB manufacturing experience

  • You have thorough PCB design, qualification, manufacturing, test, quality, and reliability knowledge and experience

  • You can lead multiple technical projects and manage day to day work while also focusing on long term goals

  • You are familiar with industry specifications and requirements

  • You are focused on teamwork and collaboration, participating in and leading cross organizational teams

  • You have strong problem solving and conflict resolution skills along with customer focus, decision-making, influencing and ability to meet deadlines

  • You thrive working with internal and external partners via periodic summaries and project status overviews

  • You have a high level of motivation and energy

  • You are effective with multi-functional communication and have excellent interpersonal and presentation skills

Why Cisco

At Cisco, each person brings their unique talents to work as a team and make a difference.

Yes, our technology changes the way the world works, lives, plays and learns, but our edge comes from our people.

We connect everything – people, process, data and things – and we use those connections to change our world for the better.

We innovate everywhere - From launching a new era of networking that adapts, learns and protects, to building Cisco Services that accelerate businesses and business results. Our technology powers entertainment, retail, healthcare, education and more – from Smart Cities to your everyday devices.

We benefit everyone - We do all of this while striving for a culture that empowers every person to be the difference, at work and in our communities.

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