Circuit Design Job Description

Circuit Design Job Description

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Circuit design provides project Management for electrical, mechanical, software and component development activities, working in close cooperation with Business Development Management (BDM), Global Program Management (GPM), factory and internal engineering teams, and customers.

Circuit Design Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Close supervision and working with layout engineers
Close working with test engineers to validate the design after the Silicon is back in house
Architectural feasibility study and evaluation prior to actual design selection and implementation
Process order requests for Ethernet, Access, Switch Services, Business, Retail circuits
Responsible for the day-to-day design, planning, and management of telephony transport and network functions, including tasks related to
Solid understanding of transport and trunking
Strong working knowledge of all functional disciplines within the Engineering role, including capacity management, translations and routing, code administration, ordering and test and turn-up
Co-design silicon photonic and optoelectronic device designs optimized for low power, manufacturability and high signal speed integrity
Interpret standards documents and high level customer requirements for prototype integrated photonic product designs
Perform hands-on optical and high speed digital testing in our state of the art labs

Circuit Design Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Circuit Design

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: III, IAM, ITIL, CCNA, DO-254, FPGA, FAA, DO-160

Education for Circuit Design

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the circuit design job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and Master's Degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Design, Engineering, Science, Electronics, Electronics Engineering, Technology, Physics, Computer Science

Skills for Circuit Design

Desired skills for circuit design include:

Basic building blocks is highly desirable
Control systems and feedback theory
Cost/schedule development and management
FPGA code development
Software
Power-performance trade-offs in high-speed SerDes designs
Analog CMOS designs and topologies
C++
Component and transmission medium compatibility and interconnection
Different CDR architectures

Desired experience for circuit design includes:

Expertise in CPU/Microprocessor architecture and high speed design
Research publications, patent filings, or other evidence of personal technical innovation in IC design
Knowledge of pre-silicon and post-silicon verification/validation processes and challenges
Knowledge of VLSI circuit design fundamentals (CMOS, high-speed digital circuits, low-power digital circuits
MS Degree in EE with specific focus in Radio Communications
5+ years of experience in RF/mmWave IC Design

Circuit Design Examples

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Circuit Design Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is hiring for a circuit design. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for circuit design
  • Translate system/architecture specifications to accomplish system goals and execute design strategy for power management ICs to power IOT
  • Run design simulations to validate product performance using design kit models/libraries
  • Architecture, design, simulation and layout supervision of CMOS/BCD power management circuits meeting aggressive performance, area, power, and schedule constraints
  • Top level integration, mixed-mode simulation, verification planning and implementation
  • Develop and support DFT strategy and implementation
  • Collaborate with test development and ramp to production
  • Collaborate with bench validation team for silicon validation, debugging
  • Lead top level layout (Planning and Execution) of complete Mixed Signal System-on-Chip products
  • Act as a senior member of the Layout/Mask Design team playing a leading role in development of innovative analog and mixed signal circuits and solving technical issues
  • Lead of other layout engineers in the area of top-level integration, resource planning and implementation
Qualifications for circuit design
  • Experience in designing memory interfaces such as DDR/3/4 and LP3/4 or serial links such as USB/XAUI/, CEI6/ LVDS /PCIE//SATA and Display Port )
  • Typically requires a Bachelors, Masters or PhD in engineering or a related technical field thirteen or more years of progressively complex engineering experience with at least seven of those years having management responsibilities
  • Must possess the ability to manage and contribute to the development of new concepts and principles
  • Previous experience integrating power delivery systems into aircraft is highly desired
  • A Professional Engineering License, original work(s) published in professional engineering journals, invited to present original works to a national or international engineering symposium, and invited to Chair engineering review panels as a technical expert are desirable
  • Specific knowledge or experience with DDR specifications is highly desirable
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Circuit Design Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of circuit design. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for circuit design
  • Support to Tender Engineering – Bill of Material, Technical risk assessment, RFQ, vendor offers review, validation etc
  • Project Planning, Resource allocation and monitoring of workload for self and others in the team
  • Leads electronics circuit design and development activities and demonstrates start-finish ownership for the assigned projects and tasks
  • Performs design, modeling, simulation and implementation of analog, digital, and power circuits electronics including gate drivers, sensor interfaces, micro-processors/controllers, DSP’s, FPGA’s, and SMPS for power conversion and protection
  • Develops the technical requirements for and identify components for the designs
  • Builds and measures test circuits
  • Stays current with the latest electronics circuit technologies and applies knowledge to power conversion and protection applications
  • Lead electrical hardware circuit design and analysis for core team
  • Oversee the development, review, and maintenance of EPS electrical hardware core documents including…
  • Perform analog systems modelling & simulation
Qualifications for circuit design
  • BSEE required/MS preferred in Electrical or Computer Engineering with 3+ years of experience
  • 5+ years of experience with Cadence
  • 5+ years of experience with ADS Design Tools
  • 5+ years of experience with Electromagnetic Extraction and Simulation
  • 4+ years of experience with Analog Design Fundamentals
  • The candidate should have prior experience of high speed custom circuit design
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Circuit Design Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking to fill the role of circuit design. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for circuit design
  • Define the architecture and micro-architecture of the IP’s, products and its sub functions
  • Design, simulate and characterize high performance CMOS data communication circuits (drivers, receive equalizers, PLLs, high speed samplers, clock recovery circuits are some examples)
  • Develop micro-architecture for components in advanced 112G/56G serial links
  • Design clock synthesizers (PLL/DLL), clock distributions, phase interpolator, clock data recovery (CDR)
  • Other design responsibilities may include ADC, receiver AFE (ESD, T-coils & termination, CTLE, VGA, FFE), current/voltage-mode drivers, bias circuits, regulators, and serializers/deserializers
  • Layout guidance and supervision
  • Generate innovative solutions that can be brought to market and protected by patents
  • Demonstrate proof-of-concepts through prototyping in advanced 7/10-nm FinFET processes
  • Participation in technology evangelization through customer presentation, conference and journal publications
  • Other design responsibilities may include clocking, ADC, current/voltage-mode drivers, bias circuits, regulators, and serializers/deserializers
Qualifications for circuit design
  • 12+yrs of experience with MS/M-Tech degree in electronics/VLSI and In exceptional cases B.E/B-Tech in electronics engineering with some relevant experience needed
  • Requires a degree in Electronic Engineering MS (or equivalent) and at least 5 years working experience in a related field
  • Deep knowledge and practice in CMOS circuit and layout design
  • Good skills in analog circuit and layout design and verification EDA tools
  • Familiarity with verilog circuit design and design verification
  • Familiarity with UNIX operating systems and scripting
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Circuit Design Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking for a circuit design. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for circuit design
  • Other design responsibilities may include clocking, receiver AFE, current/voltage-mode drivers, bias circuits, regulators, and serializers/deserializers
  • Contributing to the research and development of advanced integrated circuit and module products in the area of wireless technology
  • Circuit simulation, lab testing of circuits, presentation of design expectations/results, and participation in design reviews
  • Assist in new product engineering and design activities
  • Assisting full time engineering group members with their project assignments
  • Completion of small projects and task assignments of various degrees of complexity, ranging from electronic design and test environment programming, documentation
  • Help lead the company’s R&D efforts in developing silicon IP for memory systems and serial links
  • Detailed RF and Digital analysis at the component level
  • FPGA functional simulation and test vector creation
  • Design review presentations and action item responses
Qualifications for circuit design
  • High-level modeling (VerilogA, Simulink)
  • Good spoken and excellent written English
  • Ownership of SerDes PHY architecture and implementation, including evaluation of different circuit topologies for specific product requirements (e.g., Rx, CDR, Tx, bias generator, clock generation and distribution)
  • BS/MS in Electrical Engineering or Computer Science
  • Deep knowledge of CMOS process technology, device physics and layout
  • 5+ years’ experience in Analog and Mixed Signal circuit’s layout design
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Circuit Design Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking for a circuit design. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for circuit design
  • Working with a team to define next generation SERDES architectures
  • Modeling SERDES at the system level and predicting performance using self-built or industry standard tools
  • Working with a cross functional team of engineers through all phases of SERDES development including specification, design, verification, and evaluation
  • At least 4 years’ experience in Hardware Development
  • Experience with System/board level ESD protection and IEC standards is a plus - Familiarity with FINFET technology is a plus - Familiarity with views for ASIC design such as LEF, views for IR drop analysis and LPE extraction is a plus
  • BS/MS in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering or Physics
Qualifications for circuit design
  • Experience with tools for schematic/layout entry, simulation and verification tools
  • Highly motivated, hardworking and reliable personality capable of working on his/her own and as part of a team
  • Experience with product failure risk management tools (e.g, DFMEA)
  • Experience with Mentor Graphics, Orcad, or Multisim
  • Experience with automotive electronics
  • Experience with motor control applications

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