Design Engineering Consultant

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17 Feb 2022

Celestica might not be a household name, but 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 serviced. 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.

Celestica is the brand behind the brands you love in tech, partnering 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. Many of these engagements are based on our ability to design and engineer leading-edge Hardware Platform Solutions that are customized for Cloud, AI, machine learning, Edge and 5G deployments.

Our customers experience firsthand the power of our people – people who share a passion for quality, collaboration, performance and innovation. People who, together, make a formidable team that is not only transforming our company, but transforming the technology landscape of the future.

We hope to hear from you, and we look forward to building the future together.

Job Overview:

As a product line manager, the individual will: define Storage or Server product requirements, make sure that the product is competitive from both a cost and feature perspective in the market, be the product owner and drive end to end product lifecycle management.

Major Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Understand Storage/Server market and technology trend, conduct market analysis and product competitive analysis.
  • RFI/RFQ responses for Standard WB, Variants, JDM products (costing and pricing)
  • Responsible for product engineering changes and managing the product through gate reviews across its lifecycle.
  • Business case development including refresh and closed loop
  • Market intelligence – market trends, customers, products, competitors
  • Product roadmap decisions and prioritization – including features
  • Portfolio and Product strategy, pricing, positioning, GTM (target markets and customers)
  • Product MRD/PRD
  • Portfolio MPS and long-range forecasting especially launch phase
  • Customer engagement
  • Sales strategy and Services offering
  • Product and portfolio P&L management
  • Solution & ecosystem partnerships and strategic alliances
  • Responsible for Product requirement management, product data management, Engineering change management, configuration management, cost management, and sustaining management.

Job requirements/Required competencies:

  • 10+ years of experience in the field of Storage and Server products design.
  • Familiar with Server & Storage product architecture, and familiar with Intel and AMD x86 platform. Have a solid basic knowledge of computer hardware and software.
  • Familiar with mainstream server or storage products in the market.
  • Familiar with server and storage product applications such as cloud computing, 5G, AI, edge computing, Server/Storage virtualization, elastic computing and storage.
  • Candidates working as a system architect in multiple Server and Storage ODMs/OEMs are highly preferred.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with internal and external teams to meet aggressive goals and high quality standards
  • Experience in a “customer facing” environment. Ability to manage customer and vendor relationships, represent Celestica towards external stakeholders.
  • Excellent multi-tasking and problem-solving skills. Creative problem solving includes knowing how to anticipate, recognize and define problems, analyzing and evaluating data, using critical thinking skills, voicing and initiating new ideas, taking action, taking risks, implementing solutions, tracking results and evaluating results
  • International culture awareness, ability to communicate and collaborate within global teams. Ability to cooperate with team mates and other functions, sharing skills, knowledge and processes with others to achieve goals; including the use of the right forums, meetings, and communication channels to build trust and alignment.
  • Strong organizational, planning, and program management skills. Ability to manage technology, process and people to deliver the desired outcome in time and in budget. Drive smooth cooperation with other related departments, including but not limited to Design, SCM, Quality, and Global Customer Business Units
  • Strong oral and written communication, negotiation and presentation skills. Deliver presentations or other written or verbal communication in a convincing and professional manner, and communicate effectively on every level to create alignment and solve problems.
  • Quality & Lean: Understanding and ability to use Lean tools to implement operational excellence practices. Apply 8D methodology to implement corrective actions and promote quality mindset and systems to ensure that all engineering work is conducted as per the highest quality standards.
  • Understand and promote continuous improvement practices, the use of change management methodology to engage engineering team members and also other functions to make changes well implemented and sustainable
  • Promote learning culture, facilitate learning and skill development among peers
  • Possess key leadership attributes – value customers, develop strategies, drive decisions, build partnerships and grow talent.


Bachelor degree or above in Electronic information, Computer Science, or related majors


Usually less than 20%.


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.

Celestica is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on any protected status (including race, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran or disability status or other characteristics protected by law).

At Celestica we are committed to fostering an inclusive, accessible environment, where all employees and customers feel valued, respected and supported. Special arrangements can be made for candidates who need it throughout the hiring process. Please indicate your needs and we will work with you to meet them.


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: Eugene

Job Segment: Design Engineer, Engineer, Aerospace Engineering, Computer Science, Cloud, Engineering, Technology

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