MPE Manager, Product Operation Enterprise Routing 1212643

  • Location:
    Milpitas, California, US
  • Area of Interest
    Supply Chain
  • Job Type
  • Technology Interest
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What You'll Do

Cisco Enterprise routing business unit is a market-leading business segment that revolutionize WAN communication by delivering industry-leading performance, high availability, and security and convergence capabilities. Product portfolio:  Cisco Integrated Services Routers (ISRs), Cisco Aggregation Services Routers (ASRs) and Cloud Services Routers (CSRs)

Join us. Be part of a seasoned team that is driving scalability and quality customer experience in a large, growing, fast-paced Enterprise Routing business. You can be part of this story through innovations in chassis/enclosure/thermal product engineering strategy, MFG process, people, and technical leadership. 

As a Mechanical Product Engineer (MPE) Manager, you will apply your mechanical knowledge expertise and leadership to develop and deliver mechanical product engineering solutions as part of new product development that enable short production lead times, aggressive quality goals, and high volume manufacturing. You will leverage partnerships with key supply chain and BU technical functions to achieve and maintain key Quality, Reliability, Cost, and Customer Sat goals. You will drive team efficiency through new tools and process such as Spark, Agile development process, data analytic, etc. Evaluate and deploy new leading edge industry technologies such as 3D printing to enable new technical capability. Drive JDM/ODM new innovative technical capability and engagement model with PSM to optimize, Cost, quality, and delivery

Key responsibilities include:

Represent, manage, and develop team of mechanical product engineers

Accountable for Mechanical Product Engineering strategies based on Dfx(M,C,Q) philosophies and tools/processes/systems that meet cost, quality, delivery, and customer sat needs

Drive mechanical NPI process consistency, quality impacting activities to ensure meeting quality, cost and delivery goals

Engage with central mechanical and quality organizations to translate broader initiatives to Enterprise routing space specific actions.

Evaluate and adopt new tools and processes to drive team efficiency and productivity.

Who you’ll Work With

You will work with Smart engineers that focus on technical innovation that enable tomorrow business needs. You will work with management team members that like to do it in style with unique personalities who aren’t afraid to change the way the world works

Who You Are

Minimum Qualifications

BS in Mechanical Engineering, or equivalent 

10+ years directly-applicable Mechanical Product Development engineering experience. Self-motivated technical leader or mentor

Knowledge of sheet metal part fabrication and contract mfg process technologies. 

Strong analytical and communication (verbal and written) skills. Ability to collaborate and work with a globally dispersed highly technical workforce

Track record of cross-functional influence and quality leadership

Desired Skills

Management experience desired, but not required

Knowledge/experience in statistical analysis and SPC/DOE is a plus

Familiarity with new product introduction processes/tools (prototype development, validation and release) and PLM (product lifecycle management)

Negotiation and vendor management

Agile Methodology - Ability to understand, translate and execute Agile Methodology (Scrum/Sprint) principles into the Mechanical Engineering environment.

CAD (Windchill) - Proficient in CAD, to make minor edits and manage Windchill check-in/check-out. Ability to make minor design changes post-FCS. Recommends protocols for governance and use of Project Link (Windchill), providing early engagement collaboration in a cloud-based environment with Engineering and CM partners

Design for "X" - Cost Automation: Capable of conducting 3D Model-based cost analysis and driving cost-based value and design decision discussions.  Manufacturing Automation: Leads adoption of automated DFM using integrated software; leveraging current tools DFM Pro. Manufacturing Variability: Ability to understand and apply statistical analysis processes and tools (e.g. process variation, CpK, Cp, FMEA, etc.) to drive design tradeoff and decisions.

MCAD - 3D Modeling - Capable of conducting MCAD analysis, leveraging new tools (3D modeling, Combined Engineering-Supply Chain Development Environment) of Mechanical and PCBA interfaces. These include automated Dfx analyses (eg. with applications to design for cost, manufacturability and variation/tolerance) and influence/drive implementation.

Model-Based Definition - Adopts and drives Model Based Definition (e.g. Zero Wait State environment) and supporting Digital Manufacturing capabilities (eg. Design for Cost aPriori, Design for Mfg DfM Pro) and cross-functional business models and responsibilities/governance.

Software Development - Understanding of SW components & Systems architecture for sourcing and alignment to BOM (eg. IoT, Security, Visualization, SW/HW system & delivery models, and Technologies focus).

Sharing Environments & Analytical Tools - Leverages & advocates protocols for governance and use for sharing environments (JIVE, BOX, Tableau, Smartsheet, SPARK and other cloud-based solutions) to foster communication & collaboration. Ability to leverage tools (eg. Smartsheet, Tableau, Pega, SCP, RCE and PCAM) to develop real-time views, analyze cost, spend, ramp, risk and communicate/develop conclusions and recommendations based on data.

Why Cisco

We connect everything: people, processes, data, and things. We innovate everywhere, taking bold risks to shape the technologies that give us smart cities, connected cars, and handheld hospitals. And we do it in style with unique personalities who aren’t afraid to change the way the world works, lives, plays and learns. 

We are thought leaders, tech geeks, pop culture aficionados, and we even have a few purple haired rock stars. We celebrate the creativity and diversity that fuels our innovation. We are dreamers and we are doers. 

We Are Cisco.


We connect everything - people, process, data and things. We innovate everywhere to create fresh ideas and possibilities. We make a meaningful difference that will benefit everyone - our people, our customers and the world around us.

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