Principal Analog / Mixed-Signal IC Design Engineer
Location: Mountain View, California
Type: Full Time
Semiconductor Manufacturing Equipment
Integrated Optics (PI)
Years of Experience:
Base Compensation Range: $220,000 to $260,000. In accordance with the Colorado, California and New York law, the range provided is Lightmatter's reasonable estimate of the compensation for this role. Actual pay will be based on several factors including work experience, location and education.
Lightmatter builds chips for artificial intelligence computing. Our architecture leverages the unique properties of light to enable fast and efficient inference and training engines. If you're a collaborative engineer or scientist who has a passion for innovation, solving challenging technical problems, and doing impactful work...work like building the world's first optical computers, consider joining the team at Lightmatter!
In this role, you will be a key member of the analog team architecting the world's first photonic computers. This is fundamentally an interdisciplinary team, and outside-the-box thinking is the daily norm. You will need both deep expertise in mixed-signal and analog design and breadth across other engineering disciplines, such as photonics and digital electronics, semiconductor device physics, thermal/packaging, and machine learning. The successful candidate will demonstrate an eagerness to refresh and grow their competency in these areas.
Participate on the architecture development with our chip architects by conducting feasibility studies
Collaborate with other design engineering teams (system, packaging, digital, photonics) to translate system-level requirements into electrical design specifications
Lead the analog design and top-level integration of integrated circuits development
Design complex analog and mixed-signal circuits
Create technical reports and design specifications documents
Plan DFT strategy and support its design implementation
Oversee the performance validation of the analog circuits in the lab
Support production test development and ramp to production
Mentor junior engineers
MS with a minimum of 12+ years of relevant experience, OR Ph.D. with 8+ years of experience
10+ years of experience in the Semiconductor industry experience in Analog/Mixed-signal IC design
Solid fundamentals of CMOS device characteristics, noise, mismatch, linearity, and design trade-offs
Experience designing complex blocks such as data converters, control-loop circuits used in power-delivery, high-speed interface circuits
Experience in advanced FinFET process nodes is a plus
Experience with Cadence Design Environment
Hands-on experience in the lab with silicon evaluation and validation
Ability to work collaboratively with people across multiple functional areas
Widely recognized as expert and thought leader both internally and externally
Explains advanced concepts and understands how those concepts relate to other disciplines
Works in projects at all levels of the organization and serves as an external spokesperson
Lightmatter builds chips for artificial intelligence computing. Our architecture leverages unique properties of light to enable fast and efficient inference and training engines. If you're a collaborative engineer or scientist who has a passion for innovation, solving challenging technical problems and doing impactful work like building the world's first optical computers, consider joining the team at Lightmatter!