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Principal IC Design Engineer – Chip Lead

Job Overview:

The design team at Indie Semiconductor develops custom automotive centric ICs using ARM Cortex-M based microcontrollers and integrate Analog and mixed signal, RF and Power Management IPs bringing a complete solution to our international customer base. The engineer in this position will join and technically lead a small team of highly competent IC designers that are creating brand new design in the field of wireless and USB power delivery, sensing systems and connectivity within the car.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Take ownership of the full IC development as chip lead and be responsible for all the technical aspects of the design working within a core project team. Assign technical tasks to project and ensure efficient execution.

  • Mindset to interpret and challenge high level customer requirements, and derive a performing and cost optimized product along with supporting documentation.

  • Help improve the design quality, flow, processes for first time design success and high yield manufacturability (DFM). Willingness to lead some task force to improve design flow.

  • Participate into defining various documentation including product specification, test plan for DVT, ATE, etc. Focus on reuse approach to ease future designs.

  • Must love working within a small entity where everyone makes a difference to the company success.

  • Report to Management status, risk and progress.

  • Close collaboration with other design team members including system, application, software, lab and ATE test engineers. Interact with end customer to provide IC expertise.

  • Manage junior staff member work and lead technical decisions.

  • Test, characterize, and de-bug designs in the lab as necessary.

Main Requirements:

  • MS degree in Electrical Engineering with 10+ years of experience designing custom ICs.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of BCD (Bipolar, CMOS, DMOS) silicon process technologies involving high voltage and Automotive ISO specifications.

  • Knowledge and experience designing power related circuits such as switch mode power supplies, battery chargers, LDOs as well as USB and other high-speed transceivers a plus.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of transistor-level analog circuit simulation tools and front end environments with extensive experience with Cadence Virtuoso.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of implementation of mixed-signal IC design and layout.

  • Knowledge to derive pre-silicon verification test plans and target spec for IP owners.

  • Demonstrated ability to characterize and troubleshoot IC designs in the lab.

  • Outstanding communication and leadership skills

Job Location: Aliso Viejo (California), Dresden (Germany), Edinburgh (UK, Scotland)

HR Contact:

Human Resource Department


Telephone: 949-608-0854