Principal ASIC High Speed Mixed Signal Circuit Design Engineer

Infinera Corporation

Sunnyvale, CA, US
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Engineering Hardware
  • Post Date: 02/23/2021
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  • Company Address: 169 Java Drive, Sunnyvale, CA, 94089

About Infinera Corporation

Infinera empowers network operators to scale network bandwidth, accelerate service innovation and automate optical network operations. Service providers, cloud operators, governments and enterprises across the globe rely on Infinera Intelligent Transport Networks to enable services that create rich end-user experiences based on efficient, high-bandwidth optical networking.

Job Description

The successful candidate shall possess the capability to design and analyze high speed, high performance analog / mixed signal circuits, including data converters, PLLs, and SERDES, in advanced CMOS FinFET technologies. She or he shall bring the design all the way to production.

If this is something that interests you, that excites you, come take a look at a team not bound by large company obstacles and bureaucracy, where an idea today can be set in motion tomorrow. Come take a look at Infinera!

Engaging in the high-speed analog circuit design, you have the chance to create the technical differentiation for Infinera to hold the market leadership. We together will revolutionize the era of efficient high speed transmission by building the cutting-edge circuitry.

Essential Functions and Key Responsibilities:

  • Design, implement, and simulate the functionality and performance of various high speed analog circuits;
  • Craft layout floor plans to optimize the overall performance; Supervise the layout activities and give concise guidelines to layout engineers, need to be hands on in drawing layout if necessary;
  • Exploring the trade-offs of the different approaches and propose the best solution to achieve or exceed the requirements in terms of power/area/linearity/bandwidth, etc.
  • Develop the analog testing plans and work with the PE/TE teams to characterize the functionality and performance of the products to ensure the quality;
  • Need to support and comply with the team’s design methodologies and release flows.

Mandatory Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

  • Must be extremely familiar with essential CAD tools, such as Cadence Virtuoso, Spectre, Incisive, Calibre, Integrand EMX, and Totem EM/IR, etc.
  • Must have a proven tracking record of designing complex analog / mixed signal IPs or chips in deep submicron CMOS technologies.
  • Must have experiences in bringing high performance analog IPs including but not limited to high-speed ADC, high-speed DAC, and high-frequency low-jitter PLL to production.
  • Must have a decent understanding in CMOS analog / mixed signal design methodologies and circuit analysis;
  • Must have a good understanding of device physics and the impacts of layout effects;
  • Able to perform the behavioral modeling the blocks and circuits with Verilog-A or Verilog-AMS;
  • Collaborative with other local or remote team members in a fast-paced professional environment.

Preferred Knowledge/Skill/Abilities:

  • Fluent in verbal and written communications;
  • Capable of coaching and mentoring new or junior circuit designers and layout engineers;
  • Independently resolves issues and conquer design challenges;
  • Self-motivated and detail-oriented;
  • Has the knowledge of (optical) communication theories and Matlab coding.

Education and Experience Requirements:

  • Principal Design Engineer: M.S. in E.E. with 12+ years’ experience, or Ph.D. in E.E. with 8+ years’ experience

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