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Hardware Engineering Technical Leader - Functional Safety

Company: Cisco
Location: Austin
Posted on: May 28, 2023

Job Description:

You will collaborate on the creation of our functional safety strategy as well as setting the tone for our functional safety culture. You will actively participate in systems engineering at our Austin site and mentor in-house hardware designers, while owning the team's compliance with functional safety standards. You will shepherd products through safety compliance testing. Your efforts will enable the team to ship the next generation Cisco DC microgrid technologies by ensuring their compliance with applicable functional safety standards. Most importantly, your innovations will directly impact the Common Hardware Group's contribution to Cisco's NetZero goals by developing core technologies that will get re-used throughout Cisco's portfolio.
You'll be working with a dedicated team that has delivered groundbreaking products such as Catalyst 9200 and 9300 Power over Ethernet (PoE) Ethernet Switches and Catalyst 9300 StackPower. This team includes both hardware and embedded developers who have helped Cisco ship millions of units worldwide to connect and power networks. You will have guidance from the field via sales and marketing to help guide your design. You will also work with our award-winning supply chain and manufacturing teams to ensure a smooth product launch.
You have the experience or the strong desire to grow your ability to:

  • Design reliable, manufacturable hardware circuits from scratch while following functional safety design process

  • Collaborate with software teams

  • Carefully plan, document, and supervise the implementation of functional safety requirements

  • Perform Failure Mode Effects Analysis (FMEA).

  • Strongly advocate for safety above all else, even when it places the delivery schedule at risk

  • Communicate effectively with teams in an office-first hybrid work environment, through a variety of both online and offline collaboration methods as appropriate for the challenge at hand

    For this senior design role the minimum qualifications are:

    • Proven experience in functional safety compliance, with experience designing hardware and software for a product that follows with at least one of the following standards: IEC 61508, ISO 26262, EN 50128, ISO/IEC 62304, IEC 62061, IEC 60880, ISO 13849, MIL-STD-1629A, IEC 61025, IEC 60812.

    • BSEE and at least 8 years of applicable work experience OR an MSEE and at least 4 years of applicable work experience

      Bonus points for experience with functional safety in any of the following contexts:

      • Power over Ethernet (PoE) or similar remote powering systems

      • Systems reliant on wireline networking communications technologies such as IEEE 802.3 Ethernet or related technologies like Power Line Communications (PLC)

      • AC and DC building-scale powering technologies and their related safety subsystems, (i.e. Circuit Breakers, Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters (GFCI), Arc Fault Circuit Interrupters (AFCI), etc.)

        #WeAreCisco. We are all unique, but collectively we bring our talents to work as a team, to develop innovative technology and power a more inclusive, digital future for everyone. How do we do it? Well, for starters - with people like you!
        Nearly every internet connection around the world touches Cisco. We're the Internet's optimists. Our technology makes sure the data travelling at light speed across connections does so securely, yet it's not what we make but what we make happen which marks us out. We're helping those who work in the health service to connect with patients and each other; schools, colleges and universities to teach in even the most challenging of times. We're helping businesses of all shapes and size to connect with their employees and customers in new ways, providing people with access to the digital skills they need and connecting the most remote parts of the world - whether through 5G, or otherwise.
        We tackle whatever challenges come our way. We have each other's backs, we recognize our accomplishments, and we grow together. We celebrate and support one another - from big and small things in life to big career moments. And giving back is in our DNA (we get 10 days off each year to do just that).
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        Cisco is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, genetic information, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected basis.
        Cisco will consider for employment, on a case by case basis, qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

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