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Senior Staff Engineer, PMIC Design

Company: pSemi
Location: San Diego
Posted on: January 17, 2020

Job Description:

pSemi Corporation is a Murata company driving semiconductor integration. pSemi builds on Peregrine Semiconductor s 30-year legacy of technology advancements and strong IP portfolio but with a new mission to enhance Murata s world-class capabilities with high-performance semiconductors. With a strong foundation in RF integration, pSemi s product portfolio now spans power management, connected sensors, optical transceivers, antenna tuning and RF frontends. These intelligent and efficient semiconductors enable advanced modules for smartphones, base stations, personal computers, electric vehicles, data centers, IoT devices and healthcare. From headquarters in San Diego and offices around the world, pSemi s team explores new ways to make electronics for the connected world smaller, thinner, faster and better.


This individual will be a senior lead for the core Power Management design team, lead our chip projects, and be instrumental in converting pSemi technology into disruptive products for our target markets. The role will drive product during the entire product life cycle from product definition through product release to end-of-life. As a key leader cross-functional product development teams the senior staff engineer will support and guide other essential disciplines including marketing and applications, project management, characterization, production and test engineering. The senior staff engineer is expected to successfully complete product development with little to no oversight and be proactive in identifying and resolving potential product issues. This position is expected to have a broad expertise and contribute to the development of the company s overall objectives.



* Product Definition: Assist Marketing in defining new products through feasibility studies and technical competitive analyses

* Product Design and Evaluation: Schematic Capture, IC layout, Simulation, Package Analysis, Evaluation Board Design, Design Validation, and mentoring junior engineers

* Product Documentation: Document all relevant product and design information to educate others on novel design techniques and provide guidance on product usage

* Product Characterization: Work with Characterization and Test Engineers to define, conduct and analyze data from product performance characterization

* Production ATE Development: Work with Test Engineers to define, develop and ramp production ATE solutions

* Product Support: Work with Applications, Product, Test and Manufacturing Engineers to help answer customer questions, assess field failures, support yield improvements, etc.

* Technology Development: work with Technologists to define the technology roadmap, addressing the performance and functional requirements of the product roadmap

* Team leadership: provide technical mentoring to junior design team members; help design manager with resource planning and cross functional team efforts



* CRITICAL THINKING: Skilled at finding logical flaws in arguments and plans; identifies problems and solutions that others might miss; provides detailed insight and constructive criticism into problems and complex situations

* WORKING WITH AMBIGUITY: Achieves forward progress in the face of poorly defined situations and/or unclear goals; able to work effectively with limited or partial information.

* DISPLAYING TECHNICAL EXPERTISE: Keeps his/her technical skills current; effectively applies specialized knowledge and skills to perform work tasks; understands and masters the technical skills, knowledge, and tasks associated with his/her job; shares technical expertise with others

* DRIVING FOR RESULTS: Aggressively pursues challenging goals and objectives; will to put in considerable time and effort to accomplish objectives; takes a highly focused, goal driven approach toward work

* MAKING ACCURATE JUDGMENTS AND DECISIONS: Bases decisions on a systematic review of relevant facts and information; avoids making assumptions or rushing to judgment; provides clear rationale for decisions


* 12 years of experience in analog integrated circuit design and power management circuit design

* 8 years of experience in semiconductor industry

* Demonstrated working Silicon in more than one foundry process

* Exceptional knowledge of industry standard design conventions and rules in analog circuit design; knowledge in reducing design risk

* Solid understanding of analog circuit theory and power management circuits

* Capable in refining the product definition

* Possess excellent project management skills

* Creative and innovative on the architectural level

* Excellent analog integrated circuit and power management implementation skills

* Track record of thorough implementation and first working Silicon

* Experience debugging, probing and characterizing silicon using standard lab equipment

* Proficiency in design tools such as Cadence


* Led at least 5 power management chip products on the market today

* Collaborated on at least 10 analog IC chip designs

* System level understanding

* Experience in a startup environment

* Experience in inventions and patent (co-)authorship


* Bachelor s degree in Electrical Engineering, Master s or PhD preferred


This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. This position requires the ability to occasionally lift office products and supplies, up to 20 pounds.

pSemi Corporation supports a diverse workforce and is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity for applicants and employees. pSemi does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, religion (including religious dress and grooming practices), sex/gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions or breastfeeding), gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, national origin (including language use restrictions and possession of a driver s license issued under Vehicle Code section 12801.9), ancestry, physical or mental disability, legally-protected medical condition, military or veteran status (including protected veterans under applicable affirmative action laws), marital status, sexual orientation, or any other basis protected by local, state or federal laws applicable to the Company. pSemi also prohibits discrimination based on the perception that an employee or applicant has any of those characteristics, or is associated with a person who has or is perceived as having any of those characteristics.

Note: The Peregrine Semiconductor name, Peregrine Semiconductor logo and UltraCMOS are registered trademarks and the pSemi name, pSemi logo, HaRP and DuNE are trademarks of pSemi Corporation in the U.S. and other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective companies. pSemi products are protected under one or more of the following U.S. Patents:

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