Position Description :
Lenovo’s Data Center Group is currently seeking a dynamic, creative, andinquisitive engineer with deep technical and organizational skills to join ournew Design Cost Optimization team within Server Development.
In this excitingposition you will be part of an innovative group responsible for enhancing andaccelerating the cost competitiveness of our server, storage, and networkingportfolio, a critical factor in Lenovo DCG’s future success.
Cost optimization is the art and science of designing products that achievethe customer-valued marketing requirements at the lowest possible manufacturedcost it’s all about bang for the buck! In the ultra-competitive datacenterbusiness, bids are won and lost by the thinnest of margins - having a fullyoptimized design can give the company an edge that is difficult to overcome.
Cost optimization is multi-faceted, balancing electrical engineering,mechanical engineering, thermal and power engineering, manufacturing, andsupply chain influences.
The best solution is rarely achieved with one boldstroke, but with a hard-fought series of incremental improvements andadjustments.
Position Requirements :
The ideal candidate will bring a wealth of system design experience, haveconsiderable knowledge of a particular engineering discipline, but also beknowledgeable in other technical fields.
They’ll be ever curious about how tofind better ways to accomplish standard tasks, have strong investigative andanalytical senses, and prone to seeking out new ways to accomplish existingproduct functions.
He or she will thrive leading others in a multi-geography,multi-cultural environment, understand the give and take of working in alarge, multi-discipline organization, and revel in the opportunity to be apart of integrating design-for-cost discipline into the development culture.
Last but not least, they’ll be able to help other engineers cost optimizetheir designs by working one-on-one, focusing on the collaborative progresswithout emphasizing their own contributions.
Deliver a cost optimized DCG system portfolio that meets or exceeds thebusiness objectives.
Work with system lead architects to establish the proper product costposture at initial conception.
Give development and business executives actionable intelligence and insighton design cost.
Together with other cost-focused team members, create and institutionalize avibrant and productive cost BMS.
Investigate and review Lenovo and competitor system designs, low-levelsubsystem designs, and cost estimate analyses.
Work hand-in-hand with development engineers and the supply chain toidentify potential cost-saving ideas.
Use cost by function techniques to provide clarity as to why one designcosts more than another.
Team with the Cost Engineering group to enhance their cost estimatingabilities and techniques.
Team with the Transformation group to enhance the cost management tools anddashboards.
Education and Experience
At least 10 years of experience working in computer or server development.
Bachelor of Science level education in Electrical Engineering or MechanicalEngineering.
Broad system-level engineering design capabilities.
Deep knowledge of either electrical or mechanical engineering and theirapplication to datacenter system design.
Familiarity with current Intel and AMD roadmaps.
Familiarity with datacenter infrastructure, including rack organization,power, cooling, and networking.
Familiarity with supply chain methods and operations, including procurementand manufacturing.
Possess strong organizational, business, and financial acumen.
Strong analytical and creative problem-solving capability.
Well-versed in Microsoft enterprise applications, including Office andTeams.
Familiar with Agile process tools, such as JIRA and Confluence.
Project management skills
Teaming and Communications
Excellent communication skills, including verbal, written, and presentation.
Good interpersonal and influencing skills
Executive presence and command skills to interface to Lenovo executives.
Ability to work effectively cross-functionally, cross-culturally, and acrossmultiple time zones.
Not afraid of conflict, and able to build consensus through directinteraction and compromise.
Bring established relationships across Lenovo DCG to the role.
English language proficiency is preferred, and Chinese language capabilityis required.
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against anyemployee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age,religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basisof disability or any federal, state, or local protected class.