Hardware Engineer

The Role:

In this role, you will work as a team member in Viptela’s Hardware Engineering function to define, validate, and deliver the next-generation SD-WAN networking appliances and sustain the existing platforms. This is a hands-on position that includes validation and sustaining/debug/second-sourcing activities, interfacing with OEM/ODM design teams and internal teams.



  • Managing and working with external OEM/ODM partner teams
  • Managing and working with external design consultants
  • Involved in validation of electro-mechanical designs of Viptela networking appliances by completing Design Verification Tests for new products, and as second-sourcing efforts for the existing products.
  • Developing test plans for Design Verification Testing (DVT) for hardware systems. The individual needs to be able to create negative/stress test cases and corner cases based on the hardware specification to be able to stress the system.
  • Strong background with root cause analysis/debugging of products
  • Interface with other disciplines, including Software engineering, Project management and Customer Support
  • The job involves extensive collaboration with the wider team spread over time zones, along with participation in cross-functional efforts. It is essential that the candidate exhibits good communication, presentation, written and collaborative skills, and have a reasonably flexible schedule to accommodate meetings
  • Self-driven, takes ownership of initiatives and drives on-going evaluation and success; makes product level decisions independently


  • 10+ years of experience working as a Hardware Engineer with a track record of delivering complex hardware products
  • Having knowledge of complete product development life cycle, including front end design, and backend product delivery into manufacturing
  • Expertise in a schematic capture system such as Allegro Design Entry or Viewlogic/Concept
  • Well versed in high-speed digital design concepts
  • Experience using oscilloscopes, electronic loads, spectrum analyzers, power analyzers, etc
  • Experience in the design and bring-up of complex boards with a combination of high component density, high speeds, and tight timing constraints
  • CPLD/FPGA design experience
  • Experience with various embedded processor architectures
  • System architecture design experience including partitioning, hardware/software/FPGA tradeoffs, and quantitative performance predictions
  • Experience in managing and working with external design (schematic entry, PCB Layout, FPGA coding) consultants
  • Job might require occasional travels to Contract Manufacturing sites

Additional Qualifications:

  • Familiar with chassis design and thermal issues
  • Experience with RF is a plus
  • Experience with scripting languages (i.e. perl, python, etc.) is a plus
  • Experience working in a Linux based environment
  • Understanding of network protocols is a plus.