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Cisco Technical Leader / Sr Optical Component Engineer in Vimercate, Italy

What You'll Do You will be responsible for assessing, developing and qualifying suppliers and technologies for wavelength line management (WLM). Primary responsibilities include: Technical assessment of optical suppliers including next generation technologies, material systems and packaging solutions. You will craft and process reviews/audits to ensure design robustness, quality and manufacturing readiness. You will assess reliability risk, develop and execute to Qualification plans and resolve technical issues. You will own the quality, reliability and manufacturability of WLM linecards/subsystems/circuit packs and optical sub-modules/daughter cards from design phase to end-of-life. You will partner with global supply management teams to develop commodity strategy and influence technology and supplier selection. You will assess business impacting/critical issue and drive component failure analysis, containment and corrective actions. Who You'll Work With As a supply chain function, the Technology & Quality organization's charter is to provide elite Component Quality, Reliability and Technology for Cisco's customers. We are committed to driving a distinct competitive edge for Cisco by ensuring innovation and excellence in manufacturing technology, test and component engineering, NPI, and closed-loop quality management. Who You Are * You are experienced in the following fields: * WLM technology: design, assembly and reliability of line cards, sub-systems, circuit packs, daughter cards and their constituent sub-modules (EDFA, DGE, WXC, OTDR, OCM, OSC etc.) and sub-components (tunable lasers, high power laser pumps, TOSA/ROSA, SFP, AAWGs etc.) * Optical Component-level Failure Analysis and manufacturing/reliability-related issues. * Technical knowledge of circuit pack/module assembly processes, manufacturing and reliability qualification experience are required. * You have proven ability working in multi-functional teams and with external suppliers/partners. Good communication, project management and influencing skills. * We expect you to have a MS (minimum) or PhD (preferred) in an engineering/technical field (Optical Engineering is highly preferred) with a minimum of 8 years of relevant experience in optics. Why Cisco #WeAreCisco, where each person is unique, but we bring our talents to work as a team and make a difference powering an inclusive future for all. We embrace digital, and help our customers implement change in their digital businesses. Some may think we’re "old" (36 years strong) and only about hardware, but we’re also a software company. And a security company. We even invented an intuitive network that adapts, predicts, learns and protects. No other company can do what we do - you can’t put us in a box! But "Digital Transformation" is an empty buzz phrase without a culture that allows for innovation, creativity, and yes, even failure (if you learn from it.) Day to day, we focus on the give and take. We give our best, give our egos a break, and give of ourselves (because giving back is built into our DNA.) We take accountability, bold steps, and take difference to heart. Because without diversity of thought and a dedication to equality for all, there is no moving forward. So, you have colorful hair? Don’t care. Tattoos? Show off your ink. Like polka dots? That’s cool. Pop culture geek? Many of us are. Passion for technology and world changing? Be you, with us!

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