Tuesday, 1 May 2012

Senior Hardware Engineer

Senior Hardware Engineer

Engineering | San Mateo, CA

The Senior Hardware Engineer will be at the forefront of architecture, design and implementation of VSS' new generation of high-performance appliances and platforms. This individual will be part of a team developing very high performance packet processing capabilities to expand VSS Monitoring's, management, and application capabilities. You will be part of, and work closely with a team of outstanding firmware, software, QA, hardware engineers.

  • Contribute to the development of our next generation product lines.
  • Having deep knowledge of product development life cycle; including front end design, and backend product delivery into manufacturing
  • Ability to work with other groups, including software, mechanical and quality.


  • B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering or equivalent work experience
  • 7+ years experience in hardware design
  • Must have hands on board design experience familiar with design tools including PADS, Allegro and/or Orcad
  • Strong knowledge with high speed design signal integrity issues, power distribution techniques and modern processors, memories (DDR2, DDR3)
  • Familiar with multicore processors, and architecture
  • Knowledge of multi Gigabit serial busses like PCI-E, DDR2, DDR3, PCIe Gen1 and Gen2 protocol and physical layer
  • Familiar with USB, SAS, SATA
  • Comfortable with board bring up and design validation on prototypes
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills
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