Company:Qualcomm Atheros, Inc.

Job Area:Engineering Group, Engineering Group > Analog Mixed Signal Design

Job Overview:

Qualcomm is a company of inventors that unlocked 5G ushering in an age of rapid acceleration in connectivity and new possibilities that will transform industries, create jobs, and enrich lives. But this is just the beginning. It takes inventive minds with diverse skills, backgrounds, and cultures to transform 5Gs potential into world-changing technologies and products. This is the Invention Age – and this is where you come in.


Oversees definition, design, verification, and documentation for development of a variety of CMOS mixed analog/digital blocks such as: data converters, PLLs, analog/digital filters, low drop out linear voltage regulators, precision references, comparators, fingerprint sensor AFE, audio amplifiers and high speed SERDES. Determines architecture design and circuit specifications based on system level requirements. Is actively involved in all aspects of the design from system definition/simulation to circuit design and simulation. Heavy involvement in overseeing layout and silicon evaluation is also expected. Uses design tools such as Cadence ADE, MathWorks MATLAB and others. Provides technical expertise for new initiatives (e.g., 5G, analog design automation).The responsibilities of this role include: · Working under some supervision. · Taking responsibility for own work and making decisions with limited impact; impact of decisions is readily apparent; errors made typically only impact timeline (i.e., require additional time to correct). · Using verbal and written communication skills to convey basic, routine factual information about day-to-day activities to others who are fully knowledgeable in the subject area. · Working within prescribed budget and resources. · Completing most tasks with multiple steps which can be performed in various orders; some planning and prioritization must occur to complete the tasks effectively; mistakes may result in some rework. · Exercising creativity to draft original documents, imagery, or work products within established guidelines. · Using deductive problem solving to solve moderately complex problems; most problems have defined processes of diagnosis/detection; some limited data analysis may be required. · May be solicited during strategic planning period. The responsibilities of this role do not include: · Providing supervision/guidance to others. · Influence over key organizational decisions. Principal Duties and Responsibilities · Uses appropriate tools or databases to contribute to architecture and circuit designs for one or more blocks; participates in design reviews. · Works with layout teams to oversee block-level layout of one or more blocks. · Defines and runs own simulations and analyses (e.g., power, performance) on designs; documents and utilizes results to improve and verify designs. · Programs and runs tests to identify bugs in own work and helps more junior team members with the same; debugs most issues and escalates highly complex issues. · Consults with internal or external users as directed to assist with implementation and achieve goal alignment. · Maintains understanding of one’s technical domain and builds understanding of other domains to ensure integration with different components. · Writes detailed technical documentation and design descriptions to guide users and/or customers. · Collaborates with team members to generate ideas.

Looking for a highly skilled Analog IC Design Engineer to join our team in developing next generation Audio products. Key Responsibilities:

+ Involved with definition and design of high resolution ADCs/DACs, Audio amplifiers and various support circuitry.

+ Support integration, verification, design trade-offs, supervise layout.

+ Provide adequate design planning to design leaders and team managers.

+ Design documentation and reviews.

+ Modeling at block and sub-system level, provide support for integration in to IC top level.

+ In Lab Evaluation and Debug.

+ Support IC Qualification.


+ PhD or Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering with 3+ years experience with analog or mixed-signal integrated circuit design in nanometer planar CMOS or FinFET.

+ 2+ years of experience using one or more design tools (e.g., CADENCE, SPICE, MATLAB, and/or Verilog/VHDL).

+ 3 years of experience in analogue design, specifically in the design of ADCs and DACs. Needs to have taken multiple ADC/DAC designs to production.

+ Experience with Continuous and Discrete Time Delta Sigma architectures, including Class D architectures

+ Strong Matlab/Simulink system analysis background is needed to help define architecture and analyze trade-offs.

+ Solid mixed-mode design experience.

+ Experience leading complex design projects integrating analogue and digital designs;

+ Experience with CMOS analog circuit design.

+ Good documentation and communication skills and the ability to work independently and with others in a distributed environment with engineers in several locations.

+ True motivation to work with a team to bring new ideas in the audio domain that will help to surpass the competitive landscape.

+ Strong willingness to provide innovative circuit design solutions, ability to mentor other engineers in the state of the art.

+ Applies knowledge and advanced analytical and/or technical interpretation to resolve a variety of complex problems.

+ Experience with AMS/System-Verilog modeling for mixed-signal verification.

+ Experience in designing sigma-deltas ADCs/DACs from system analysis to implementation. Discrete-time and continuous-time architectures design experience.

+ Strong analytical skills.

+ Experience with Cadence EDA tools.

+ Experience in the use of SPICE or Spectre simulation.

+ Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

+ Experience to use diverse laboratory tools for silicon evaluation.

+ Experience with Linux workstation environment.

Physical Requirements · Frequently transports between offices, buildings, and campuses up to ½ mile. · Performs required tasks at various heights (e.g., standing or sitting). · Monitors and utilizes computers and test equipment for more than 6 hours a day.· Continuous communication which includes the comprehension of information with colleagues, customers, and vendors both in person and remotely.

Minimum Qualifications


Masters – Electronic Engineering, See the required degree associated with years of work experience

Work Experiences:

2+ years ASIC design, verification, or related work experience., 2+ years experience with analog or mixed-signal integrated circuit design in nanometer planar CMOS or FinFET:, 2+ years of experience using one or more design tools (e.g., CADENCE, SPICE, MATLAB, and/or Verilog/VHDL).



Preferred Qualifications


Doctorate – Electrical Engineering

Work Experiences:

2+ years experience in analog/mixed-signal integrated CMOS circuit design for a specific area (e.g., VCO, PLL, and DLL design, Audio CODEC and Class D Audio amplifier design, Delta-Sigma, SAR ADCs, Current-Steering DACs, high speed DDR PHYs, high-speed SERDES).



Analog Circuits Design, Analog Integrated Circuits, Cadence Skill, Data converter, Matlab C

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