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)
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