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Senior Analog/mixed-signal IC Design Engineer - Acacia

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Cisco

24d ago

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  • Job
    Full-time
    Expert Level
  • Software Engineering
  • $184K - $266K
  • San Jose

Requirements

  • You are enthusiastic about developing high speed AMS circuits and best-in-class products that push the boundaries of what is possible. You are detail oriented, high energy and the drive to get things done and solve difficult problems.
  • You are capable to figure things out by yourself, but you also participate in our friendly and team-oriented collaboration approach, which means you enjoy learning from your colleagues and letting them learn from you.
  • You are not shy to always point out how we can be more effective as a team, and you are open to similar suggestions by your team members.
  • Your great personal and communication skills allow effortless collaboration within and across teams and to steer the development in a positive direction.
  • Minimum qualifications:
  • BSEE degree with 12+ years of experience or equivalent or an MS degree with 8+ years of experience, or equivalent or a PhD with 5+ years of experience, or equivalent
  • Design, simulation and measurement of high speed ICs in at least 3 areas below:
  • High Speed Serial Links utilizing serializers, deserializers, and data convertors.
  • Voltage Regulators
  • High Performance Output Drivers
  • High Performance Phase Locked Loops
  • Efficient clock Transmission/propagation
  • Opamps and Programmable Gain Amplifiers
  • Equalization techniques
  • Preferred qualifications:
  • Direct experience with electrical transceiver applications including backplane and cable communications
  • Experience with FinFET technology
  • High-frequency layout experience a plus: Passive component design: inductors, -transformers, transmission-lines, etc.
  • Floorplanning (power/ground, digital/analog signal routing, etc.)
  • Custom transistor layout
  • Design for manufacturability:
  • Characterization over PVT (monte-carlo analysis)
  • Electromigration analysis (using Totem, or equivalent)
  • Power and IR drop analysis
  • Laboratory Validation:
  • Solid ESD laboratory practices and methodology
  • Construction of test setup to test specific circuitry
  • Software Experience:
  • Experience in the use of high frequency test equipment (BERT, jitter analyzers, VNA/PNA, etc.)
  • Cadence (virtuoso)
  • Spectre/APS/SpectreX
  • Layout validation tools (Virtuoso or Calibre)
  • Post-layout Extraction (Virtuoso or Calibre)
  • EMX
  • Mixed signal simulations in AMS
  • Matlab
  • Possess a track record of innovation. Publications are a plus.

Responsibilities

  • As a member of the Mixed Signal Design team, you will be a key member of a small, dynamic IC Design group that develops high speed (>25Gb/s), and high accuracy, analog designs for optical communications products. You will architect, design, layout, measure and productize ultra-deep sub-micron-based CMOS products.
  • You will lead efforts for a large block on a complex chip, mentor team members and track deliverables, participate in peer review of complex IC designs and provide solid design methodology from conception to production.
  • You will also collaborate with packaging and hardware design team to ensure signal and power integrity specifications are met.

FAQs

What qualifications are required for the Senior Analog/mixed-signal IC Design Engineer position at Acacia?

The minimum qualifications include a BSEE degree with 12+ years of experience, or an MS degree with 8+ years of experience, or a PhD with 5+ years of experience. Preferred qualifications include experience with electrical transceiver applications, FinFET technology, and high-frequency layout experience.

What will the Senior Analog/mixed-signal IC Design Engineer be responsible for at Acacia?

The engineer will be a key member of the Mixed Signal Design team, designing high speed analog designs for optical communications products, leading efforts on complex chips, mentoring team members, providing design methodology, collaborating with other teams, and ensuring signal and power integrity specifications are met.

What software experience is required for the Senior Analog/mixed-signal IC Design Engineer position at Acacia?

The engineer should have experience with high frequency test equipment, Cadence (virtuoso), Spectre/APS/SpectreX, layout validation tools, post-layout extraction, EMX, and mixed signal simulations in AMS. MATLAB experience is also desired.

What design for manufacturability experience is necessary for the Senior Analog/mixed-signal IC Design Engineer role at Acacia?

The engineer should have experience with characterization over PVT, electromigration analysis, power and IR drop analysis, solid ESD laboratory practices and methodology, and constructing test setups to test specific circuitry.

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