HW/FPGA technical lead

  • Location:
    Vimercate, Lombardia, Italy
  • Area of Interest
    Engineer - Hardware
  • Job Type
  • Technology Interest
    Internet of Everything
  • Job Id

What You'll Do

You will work as technical lead of HW design and development team in the Cisco Italy design center developing new products in the Optical Data Center Interconnect space.

Key role of the HW/FPGA technical lead is to work in a global environment to design, validate and bring to production complex and dense electronic blades with high speed signals/FPGA and complex ASICS / Optical Components.

In addition You would play a key role supporting the product during the entire life cycle providing direction to address issue related to FPGA or datapath, supporting feature enhancement as well as possible cost reduction activities.

Main activities and responsibilities are:

  • HW/FPGA specification, complex device selection, planning and coordination of activities run in different locations
  • Technical contribution and support in the design of digital boards with high speed busses and complex FPGA, including where necessary CPLD / FPGA design with high level languages (RTL) methodology
  • HW/FW integration and board bring up
  • Support to test qualification and validation activities
  • Support to the Diag team in defining test plans and executing test cases


Who You'll Work With

You will interface with x-functional teams located in Europe, US and India to develop high quality products in the fastest Time To Market.


Who You Are

You should possess the following attributes and skills:

  • Self-motivated and autonomous
  • Creative problem solving skills and excellent troubleshooting/debugging skills
  • Fluent written and oral English skill
  • Excellent teamwork attitude, able to work in multicultural teams
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks
  • Flexibility and openness to changes
  • Knowledge of FPGA design, RTL coding and implementation processes, verification emulation/debugging methodologies and tools
  • Knowledge of FPGA state of the art technology, components and tools is required
  • Basic knowledge in optical systems is of advantage
  • Previous experience in multinational telecom companies will be a plus
  • Ideally 15+ years of experience


Educational Background

  • Master degree in Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering or Telecommunication



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