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Job Code | #195

Senior Staff Mixed-Signal IC Design Engineer


Aliso Viejo, CA, USA, Munich, Germany, Dresden, Germany and Edinburgh, Scotland

Job Overview:

Do you enjoy working in a creative fast-growing entrepreneurial environment? With indie you´ll never walk alone! We place high value on our teams and pursue excellence for our employees and customers!

indie is an Autotech solutions innovator. We focus on edge sensors spanning multiple modalities including LiDAR, radar, ultrasound and vision for Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS), autonomous vehicles, connected car, user experience and electrification applications.

We are seeking a talented and motivated mixed-signal designer to join our indie radar team. This position is a senior position responsible for performing the design activity to implement mixed-signal hard macros on the boundary of analog/RF and digital circuits into indie radar MMIC designs. Additional tasks will include creation of models and views necessary for SoC integration of the hard macros and running all required QA checks before release of the views. Sr. Staff engineers are expected to collaborate with teams world-wide, identifying and requesting resources to finish their projects and occasionally guide junior team members as necessary.  As part of a cross-functional development team, the candidate will interact from time to time with other essential disciplines, including analog and digital IC teams, system architecture and modelling teams, test and quality assurance teams, software teams, and physical implementation teams (including PCB team and packaging teams).

This is an exciting opportunity to develop challenging and innovative RFICs in a fast-growing startup environment, where your contribution directly drives the success of the automotive radar team’s products and indie Semiconductor as a whole.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Take ownership of one or more design partitions and/or top level integrated circuit implementations including complete design and layout of mixed-signal components.

  • Help define chip-level architectures for radar systems taking into account cost, design risk and time-to-market metrics.

  • Test, characterize and debug designs in the lab as necessary.

  • Define and drive to the implementation of efficient physical design methodologies and flows.

  • Contribute to design methodology, libraries, and design reviews.

  • Help define the physical design related rule sets.

  • Communicate and work with multi-disciplined and multi-site teams.

  • From time to time, support other mission critical engineering tasks.

Job Requirements:

With us, you must love being part of an organization where everyone makes a difference and contributes to the company's success. Creativity, Ownership and Excellence are what we value.

These are the skills and know how an ideal candidate would bring. We understand that nobody is perfect! After all, your new job should challenge you and you should have the possibilities to grow.

  • Master’s in Electrical/Computer Engineering or related fields with 3+ year’s experience or Ph.D. degree

  • Experience with full IC/SoC cycles, taking the design from concept to tapeout.

  • Solid, deep understanding of modern silicon/CMOS process technologies.

  • Solid understanding and hands-on experience with design and implementation of high speed RF/mixed-signal circuits and layouts (e.g. frequency synthesizers, CDR circuits, SERDES, wireline/wireless communication front-end TRx blocks such as LNAs, PAs, TIAs and MZM/laser drivers/modulators).

  • Knowledge of system level modelling and solid understanding of block- and system level design trade-offs for high-speed mixed-signal designs.

  • Digital design fundamentals and skills, e.g. Verilog RTL coding

  • Excellent communication skills both oral and written.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Experience with  scripting and programming languages (e.g., C/C++, Python, Perl, or TCL).

  • Hands-on experience with digital simulation, synthesis, implementation, CTS, and timing analysis CAD tools (e.g. Genus/Innovus)

  • Experience with full-chip static timing analysis, including timing closure.


Human Resource Department

Telephone: 949-608-0854

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