CMOS image sensors Architect

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APN Software Services, Inc
analog design, CMOS image sensors, system level modeling, mixed-signal circuit design and packaging
Full Time, Permanent
Telecommuting not available Travel not required

Job Description

Job Title – Systems Architect


Job Location – Santa Clara CA


Length – Permanent (Relocation Assistance offered)




· Translate the customer needs into a system level solution requirements and into detailed sub-system requirements 

· Possess a thorough knowledge of system level modeling, mixed-signal circuit design and packaging. 

· Defining manufacturable solutions, both in terms of product reliability and testability (DFT). 

· Mentor the characterization, product- and test-engineering teams to ensure a quick and timely product bring up once silicon comes back from fab. 

· Clearly and consistently communicate and document to customers and internal organization the status and results of the designs throughout the different phases of the design cycle. 

· Will be dealing with customers directly, communicating decisions, and negotiating trade-offs.

· Will work with complicated mixed-signal solutions with significant analog content




· MSEE with 8+ years analog design experience or PhD with 5+years of similar experience 


· Analog circuit design exposure/knowledge. Includes understanding of integrated circuit design with an emphasis in Analog power circuits such as; voltage references, ADC’s, current references, and high performance amplifiers. 

· Some experience with behavioral top level modeling and mixed signal verification methodology. 

· Knowledge of UNIX/Linux and Matlab 

· Knowledge of image sensors is a plus

· Have experience with CMOS image sensors (preferable but not required)

Must have Skills


Image sensor design experience. 


o For this we need more than just a part of the image sensor(like a row driver or a column circuit), but the whole image sensor.    

o This includes an understanding of digital design, mixed signal design and pixel design.

· An understanding of how the performance of an image sensor affects the performance of a camera

o As an example, if you’re designing a sensor that has one output, how is the performance different vs having 2 outputs or 4 outputs

· The ability to read customer performance requirements and translate them to image sensor performance specifications

 o If they say they want high dynamic range, what does that mean, if they want low light level performance, what does that mean…

 · An understanding of the common design trade-offs between image sensor performance specifications

o Buzz words like noise, full well, sensitivity

· An understand a variety of common pixel architectures used in image sensors and their relative advantages and disadvantages when designing a sensor.

 o This is similar to asking someone who is an expert on ADCs why they would choose a particular ADC (why would you use a SAR ADC over a Flash ADC or a pipeline ADC)



Kushal Shah

APN Software Service INC

609-357-9180 (Desk)

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Kushal Shah

Company Information

At APN we strive to be the best in the industry. We enjoy a challenge, embrace competition and we are committed to providing the finest services to our clients. We are a close-knit team of high-tech professionals. We place strong emphasis on continuing education for our consultants, and we sponsor various training programs, which relate to consultant's growth, client projects and current technology requirements. In addition to competitive pay, APN Software Services Inc. provides free career advice, resume counseling, interview assistance and much more!
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