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Staff Engineer, Software/Controls Design

Date: Jan 23, 2023

Location: San Jose, CA, US

Company: Celestica International Inc.

Req ID: 115041 
Region: Americas 
Country: United States 
State/Province: California 
City:  San Jose 

Detailed Description:


Work requires application of in-depth knowledge of professional standards and precedents in area of specialty. Works on complex problems where analysis of situations or data requires an in-depth evaluation of various factors. May lead a multi-functional work group or project team consisting of one or more support staff and/or tech/professional staff, or may provide advice and guidance in area of specialty. May determine new methods and procedures. Seeks out new avenues for building internal and external relationships; maintains contacts with existing relationships. Interfaces with senior managers on issues related to the area of expertise. Interacts with and influences management and/or customers on significant issues.


Performs tasks such as, but not limited to, the following:

Acts as the primary technical contact with the customer or partner. Draws on thorough knowledge of systems architecture and technological capabilities to identify root cause and proposes solutions. Coordinates with the design team to create the solution and ensures the solution resolves customer reported issues. May also work on solutions individually. Manages the relationship with the vendor for features, support escalations and future product direction. 


(may include 1 or more of the following)

  • Hands-on embedded software development experience of atleast 10 years
  • Strong knowledge of any of the following: ONIE, BIOS, BMC, SES, Linux Kernel, SONiC, Networking protocols
  • Strong knowledge of programming languages – C, Python
  • Good understanding of hardware and software architecture and concepts related to Networking products especially Switches or Storage products such as JBOD/JBOF/EBOF
  • Ability to evaluate, diagnose and troubleshoot complex field issues
  • Ability to simultaneously manage several projects and coordinate multiple, changing deadlines
  • Ability to communicate effectively with a wide variety of internal and external stakeholders
  • Ability to interface with customers on a regular basis
  • Excellent project management, presentation skills
  • Ability to converse in Mandarin is a plus


Typical Education:    

  • Undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering or Computer Science. Graduate degree desired.


Travel Requirements:

  • Travel may be required (up to 10% travel).


Note: This is a hybrid position.

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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