Networking Hardware Architect

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Date: Jun 6, 2024

Location: San Jose, CA, US

Company: Celestica International Inc.

Req ID: 119214 
Region: Americas 
Country: United States 
State/Province: California 
City:  San Jose 

About Celestica

If you’re reading this, chances are that you’re getting this information over at least one piece of hardware that we designed, developed, manufactured or service. Celestica is the brand behind the brands you love in tech and we design, develop, and manufacture leading-edge Hardware Platform Solutions in Networking, Storage, and Server solutions from general purpose to customized Cloud, AI, machine learning, Edge and 5G deployments. Across Data Centers and Enterprise deployments, we are partnered with an impressive roster of some of the world’s biggest tech companies. We work with 9 of the top 10 global internet service providers, 4 of the top 5 global storage providers, 3 of the top 5 networking OEMs, and the top 3 non-X86 server providers engineering solutions for this generation and the next. 


Our customers experience firsthand the power of our people - people who share a passion for innovation, technology, collaboration, performance and quality. People who, together, make a formidable team that is not only transforming our company, but transforming the technology landscape of the future. Celestica might not be a household name, but as you evaluate the companies, industries, cultures and teams that you are considering for your next career move, we hope that one thing will become very clear: Celestica is no ordinary company. We are change makers. Innovators. And we have an unrelenting drive to find the way for our customers.

Let’s engineer the future together.

Detailed Description

The Networking Hardware Architect will serve as the Lead in the hardware design, implementation, and management of the Networking systems. Primary responsibilities will be to drive networking strategies and recommend industry best practices for networking solutions. Design and deploy effective networking solutions, research new and emerging technologies.

  • Lead and participate in ideation and concept design; creating new and reusable hardware architectures for current and new product categories
  • Provide strategic direction for the planning, design, and architecture of high-quality, complex hardware systems
  • Work with different constituencies including Product Group Technology Leads, Product Managers, Marketing, Sales/SEs to define technology roadmap
  • Understand networking industry trends and in partnership with senior leadership assisting in developing the strategic direction for innovative technology initiatives
  • Work closely with the product teams (engineers and product line managers) to bridge this technology roadmap into hardware products
  • Subject Matter Expert (SME) with ability to impart industry trends through sharing knowledge and mentoring across Hardware Product Solutions (HPS)
  • Selection of key components for optimal design and cost efficiency for successful market adoption
  • Review and analyze new technologies and trends, and summarize results for presentation to technical and non-technical audiences
  • Be the champion for innovation across HPS, leverage the Technologist community to drive innovation initiatives
  • Be a mentor and help drive mentoring programs for grooming our next wave of technology leaders and innovators
  • Engage with strategic customers to represent our hardware products at a deep technical level
  • Understand the customer use case to drive internal innovation


  • 12+ years experience
  • Proficient in all network hardware architectures including datacenter, telecommunication, enterprise and service provider. A strong understanding of networking components and protocols
  • Experience with Broadcom/Marvell/Cisco NPU, Broadcom DNX, Intel/AMD processor, hard disk, SSD, SAS/SATA, PCIE, CXL, Ax86
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, well organized, self-motivated person, strong customer service, project, and analytical skills
  • Experience in early product concepts and hardware architecture development through prototyping, evaluation of new designs and system architecture and debug
  • Solid understanding of security elements
  • Strong communication and presentation skills
  • Ability to create and analyze architectural and product specifications enabling hardware product development

Physical Demands

  • Duties of this position are performed in a normal office environment.
  • Duties may require extended periods of sitting and sustained visual concentration on a computer monitor or on numbers and other detailed data. 
  • Repetitive manual movements (e.g., data entry, using a computer mouse, using a calculator, etc.) are frequently required.
  • Occasional travel may be required.

Typical Education

  • Bachelor's degree in Electrical / Computer Engineering / Physics 
  • Educational Requirements may vary by Geography


This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities of the position. Employees are held accountable for all duties of the job. Job duties and the % of time identified for any function are subject to change at any time.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.
Celestica’s policy on equal employment opportunity prohibits discrimination based on race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, marital status, veteran or disability status, or other characteristics protected by law. 
This policy applies to hiring, promotion, discharge, pay, fringe benefits, job training, classification, referral and other aspects of employment and also states that retaliation against a person who files a charge of discrimination, participates in a discrimination proceeding, or otherwise opposes an unlawful employment practice will not be tolerated. All information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.


Celestica (NYSE, TSX: CLS) enables the world’s best brands. Through our recognized customer-centric approach, we partner with leading companies in Aerospace and Defense, Communications, Enterprise, HealthTech, Industrial, Capital Equipment and Energy to deliver solutions for their most complex challenges. As a leader in design, manufacturing, hardware platform and supply chain solutions, Celestica brings global expertise and insight at every stage of product development – from drawing board to full-scale production and after-market services for products from advanced medical devices, to highly engineered aviation systems, to next-generation hardware platform solutions for the Cloud. Headquartered in Toronto, with talented teams spanning 40+ locations in 13 countries across the Americas, Europe and Asia, we imagine, develop and deliver a better future with our customers.


Celestica would like to thank all applicants, however, only qualified applicants will be contacted.
Celestica does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruitment agencies or fee based recruitment services.

Nearest Major Market: San Jose
Nearest Secondary Market: Palo Alto

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