Hardware Product Manager, MX (Meraki Security & SD-WAN)

Cisco Meraki

Location: San Francisco, California

Job Type: Full time

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Be brave, not perfect.
- Reshma Saujani

At Cisco Meraki, we know that technology can connect us, empower us, and drive us. By simplifying powerful technology, we can free passionate people to focus on their mission. As the fastest growing cloud-managed networking team in the world, our products, and technology architecture are changing the face of enterprise networking and making cloud-managed IT a reality.

Meraki’s Hardware team is looking to attract a technical leader with a passion for Switch development to build future Meraki MX hardware.

Our Hardware Product Managers lead all products and control every aspect of their creation. From architecture and initial sketches through detailed design and the final drive to mass and sustaining production, nothing escapes the HWPM’s sphere of influence and responsibility. Join our high-impact team and work with every part of the machine that brings the Meraki Magic to market!

What You’ll Lead

  • Develop architecture, author system PRDs, and lead RFQs for Meraki SD-WAN MX product line
  • Build and track product schedule through NPI, coordinating with ME, sourcing, packaging, certification, and quality teams. Provide technical mentorship as needed.
  • Validate and iterate on layout and schematics. Drive JDM vendor approvals.
  • Work with product management, software, supply chain, and marketing to drive hardware product development
  • Collaborate with quality and sourcing through sustaining production. Lead failure analysis as required.

You Bring

  • Experience in hardware development, working with networking hardware technologies (e.g. security appliances, servers, routers, switches, etc.)
  • Experience working with Asia-based manufacturers.
  • Excellent written/verbal communication skills, ability to coordinate & drive programs across multi-functional teams
  • BS and/or MS in Electrical Engineering or a related subject area.
  • Able to travel up to 15% to Taiwan.
  • End-to-end product development experience on at least one product of reasonable complexity - the more, the better!

Bonus If You Have

  • Knowledge of CPUs (ARM, x86), PHYs, fiber optic interfaces, power sub-systems, SI/PI fundamentals, relevant IEEE standards
  • Familiarity with manufacturing processes and build management.
  • Cultural competence and understanding of Taiwanese and Chinese cultures.

Does this sound like you? We’d love to hear from you!!

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