Friday, August 10, 2007

Technical Leader/Signal Integrity San Jose, CA

The successful candidate will be a member of the Transceiver Module Group, TMG, Engineering team responsible for MSA compliant optical and copper pluggable transceiver modules. The objectives of the team are to provide standardization of transceiver-based host board implementation across Business Units (BUs), maintain all Cisco form factor specs (X2, XFP, SFP+, etc.) and participate in new transceiver technology investigation. Candidate will be responsible for providing signal integrity technical consultation and leadership in the design and development efforts of pluggable transceiver and/or its respective host cards.
  • Providing SI technical guidance to developing BU design teams in standardization of host card transceiver implementation

  • Performing system level signal integrity and timing analysis on transceiver/host card interfaces

  • Participate in SI study and analysis of transceiver and host card interfaces via modeling and simulations

  • Developing the transceiver technical design guidelines and criteria to aid design teams for the host card development

  • Proposing new optical/copper transceiver concepts and conducting technology evaluation

  • Drafting and responsible for Cisco specific transceiver specifications

  • Required Skills/Experience:
  • Experience in high speed digital bus simulations and analysis in the field of Signal Integrity

  • Proficient with board level reflection, xtalk, ground bounce, bypassing techniques for power/ground noise reduction and termination techniques for reflection noise control

  • Proficient with 2-D/3-D CAD tools, Hspice, Matlab, SpecctraQuest etc

  • Proficient in the lab with oscilloscopes, Time Domain Reflectometers, Vector Network Analyzers, Spectrum Analyzers, and skew/jitter/phase noise measurements

  • Familiar with timing (setup/hold board timing analysis) and clocking designs

  • Familiarity with optical networking terminology, pluggable transceiver modules, lasers, laser-optics, electro-optics, electronics or related technical field

  • Good lab debugging skills

  • Ability to provide technical leadership on the design and development of optical transceiver with the supplier and the development teams

  • Typically requires BSEE/CS or equivalent with 10+ years relevant experience in internetworking technologies and applications. Master and a PHD would be a plus
  • Friday, January 5, 2007

    Software Test Engineer, San Jose

    The candidate will

    • Focus on feature testing on Catalyst 4500 family of switches.
    • Will apply knowledge of L2/L3 protocols to understand newer protocols/features.
    • Participate in feature design review, functional spec. review.
    • Write test plans which define the strategy and test cases for new productfeatures and subsequently execute those tests, investigate test failures and log product defects.
    • Review other test plans and provide required feedback.
    • Use software enginering skills to review other engineers scripts for automation.
    • Will have complete ownership of multiple features and will interface with different teams such as TMEs/Interoperability testing team/System testingteam and assist them in resolving their issues.
    • Job requires cross-functional interaction with software, hardware and ASIC engineering groups.
    • Self-motivated team players with strong communication skills (written and verbal) are encouraged to apply.

    Skills Needed

    • Thorough knowledge and experience in layer 2 and layer 3 networking protocols, including hands-on experience configuring switches and routers.
    • Hands-on experience testing Cisco switches or routers.
    • Excellent communication skills and the ability to interact effectively with different test, development, and support groups.
    • Must be able to handle multiple tasks at once and work independently with minimal managerial oversight.

    We have several positions open and are looking for candidates with different levels of experience starting with candidates that have at least 1+ years of experience.

    Hardware Engineer, San Jose

    Come join Cisco's highly profitable Desktop Switching Business Unit. Define, design and deliver $B products in a challenging, fast paced, and fun environment. Help very talented, highly motivated teams through a variety of technical challenges.

    At DSBU, your creative ideas will have immediate impact to the product and to the business. This is a great opportunity for personal and career growth. Apply your product development experience and lead projects from concept to manufacturing release. Leverage your design skills in high-speed PCB, ASIC I/O, high speed SerDes, signal integrity, power integrity and develop cost optimized, high volume products. Perform thorough upfront analysis and design reviews to get it right the first time.

    Skills Needed

    • Hands-on experience designing, testing, and releasing to manufacturing a minimum of 1 product.
    • Understanding and experience designing low cost, high speed PCBs.
    • Knowledge of simulation, PCB layout and high speed switching/circuit analysis.
    • Experience with design of LAN/WAN interfaces and digital systems.
    • Experience following a product development process and meeting aggressive objectives.

    Typically requires BSEE/CS combined with 2-4+ yrs related experience., or MSEE/CS combined with 1-2 years of related experience