Hardware Design Engineer

  • Arista Networks Inc
  • Santa Clara, CA, USA
  • Mar 06, 2023
Full time Engineering

Job Description

Arista Networks is a fast-growing company and an industry leader in the ethernet switch industry. Our switch systems have touched every corner of the market - from the data centers of the world’s largest cloud-computing companies, to your local university’s server room, and every application in between. We design virtually all of the hardware and software that goes into our products and it’s a badge we wear proudly. This wouldn’t be possible without the likes of talented engineers who are given the opportunity to fully lead their own projects and the freedom to think outside the box. Whether you are an intern, a junior engineer or someone who’s been around the block, one thing is for certain - you will leave your mark. We are looking for experienced, motivated full-time hardware engineers to join us in creating industry-leading Cloud Networking Ethernet switches at our headquarters in Santa Clara, CA.


Candidates for this position would be responsible for the entire hardware design process:

  • Authoring Functional Specifications
  • Selecting and Qualifying Components
  • Schematic Capture
  • Working closely with PCB Layout (CAD)
  • Overseeing and specifying PCB fabrication
  • Working closely with Contract Manufacturer (CM) during all builds, from proto through production
  • Lab bring up and debug
  • Qualifying Components
  • Training CM for high yield test and manufacturing


  • BSEE
  • 3 to 10 years of relevant experience
  • Experience designing Networking Hardware, particularly Ethernet switching
  • Embedded x86/ARM system design is highly desirable
  • High layer count boards
  • Gigabit+ signaling experience
  • High speed (>150MHz) parallel buses, SDR and DDR
  • 802.3 IEEE compliance
  • Writing specifications and drawing schematics for high complexity boards
  • Working closely with CAD designers on complicated layout and routing
  • Working closely with Software engineers for bringup and debug
  • Familiarity with signal integrity and power integrity concepts such as impedance, differential routing, insertion loss, board stackups
  • Experience designing for Manufacturability
  • FPGA design using Verilog
  • System simulation using Verilog
  • Working with Contract Manufacturers
  • Successfully taking products from concept to production

Additional Information

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