Staff Engineer, Analog IC Design
Location: San Diego, United States
Employment type: Permanent
Job descriptionOVERVIEWBuilds on a 30-year legacy of technology advancements and a strong IP portfolio but with a new mission— to enhance world-class capabilities with high-performance semiconductors. With a strong foundation in RF integration, their product portfolio now spans power management, connected sensors, optical transceivers, antenna tuning, and RF frontends.
These intelligent and efficient semiconductors enable advanced modules for smartphones, base stations, personal computers, electric vehicles, data centers, IoT devices, and healthcare. From headquarters in San Diego and offices around the world, the team explores new ways to make electronics for the connected world smaller, thinner, faster, and better.
JOB SUMMARYIn this AMS central engineering role, you will work with the AMS and RF Product Design teams to implement analog, mixed-signal, and PMIC circuits in CMOS & SOI-CMOS. You will participate in all stages of the design cycle including system definition, circuit design/simulation/layout, and silicon evaluation at the block and product level. Additionally, you will interact closely with Process Technology Development, Modeling, and CAD teams.
KEY RESPONSIBILITIES AND ACTIVITIES INCLUDE
- Analog/Mixed-Signal Block Design: Work with AMS, Product Design, and Marketing teams to define needed circuit functionality and performance specifications. Design, develop and characterize circuit blocks to maximize reusability across multiple products. Assist with IP library maintenance and releases.
- IP Block Characterization: Work with Characterization engineers to define tests and analyze data from circuit block and product-level testing.
- Product Support: Work with Product Design teams, Product Engineering, Production Test, and Failure Analysis to help answer customer questions, assess field failures, and support product yield improvements.
- Documentation: Document all relevant design information to educate others on IP block usage and novel design techniques.
- Minimum BSEE, MSEE preferred
- 8+ years of experience developing Analog/Mixed-Signal/PMIC circuit blocks and products
- Strong skills in analog/mixed-signal IC circuit design: op-amps, bandgap, and PTAT references, LDO regulators, data converters, switched capacitor circuits, charge pumps, digital interfaces
- Experience in high volume, commercial CMOS ICs (bulk or SOI)
- Able to do analog/mixed-signal IC layout where needed and effectively supervise layout designers
- Strong sense of urgency to meet product requirements on schedule
- Team player, able to work effectively within the Technology Platforms department and cross-functionally with other teams
- Hands-on use of measurement equipment to validate IC performance
- Familiarity with RFIC products and applications
- Knowledge of IC fabrication and how this impacts circuit performance
- Software tools: Cadence, SOS, Excel, JMP, Matlab, ADS
- Critical Thinking: Skilled at finding logical flaws in arguments and plans; identifies problems and solutions that others might miss; provides detailed insight and constructive criticism into problems and complex situations
- Working with Ambiguity: Achieves forward progress in the face of poorly defined situations and/or unclear goals; able to work effectively with limited or partial information
- Displaying Technical Expertise: Keeps his/her technical skills current; effectively applies specialized knowledge and skills to perform work tasks; understands and masters the technical skills, knowledge, and tasks associated with his/her job; shares technical expertise with others
- Driving for Results: Aggressively pursues challenging goals and objectives; will to put in considerable time and effort to accomplish objectives; takes a highly focused, goal-driven approach toward work
- Making Accurate Judgments and Decisions: Bases decisions on a systematic review of relevant facts and information; avoid making assumptions or rushing to judgment; provides a clear rationale for decisions