Staff Design Engineer Job Description

Staff Design Engineer Job Description

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Staff design engineer provides innovative solutions to complex problems, serves as best practice resource within and outside discipline, may lead functional teams or projects.

Staff Design Engineer Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Conducts product safety analysis and develops design solutions to mitigate risks
Demonstrates accountability for successful and timely completion of designated tasks
Guides the successful completion of major programs and may function in project leadership role and/or R&D core team member
Innovate and define technical solutions for design problems and lead efforts to realize the technical solutions
Design, prototyping and testing of new products
Improve and incorporate novel features into existing products
Perform 3D modeling and tolerance analysis and apply DFSS tools as appropriate
Design for Manufacturing/Assembly (DFM)
Interact with vendors to understand effect of materials, process, advanced capabilities, on design decisions and product performance
Conduct and participate in design reviews, DFMEA’s, and other design documentation as needed

Staff Design Engineer Qualifications

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

Licensing or Certifications for Staff Design Engineer

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: ASQ, ITIL, AS9100, DO-254, FPGA, AS9100D, CMMI, UL, EMC, CQE

Education for Staff Design Engineer

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the staff design engineer 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, Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Design, Electronics, Science, Technical, Electronic Engineering, Electronics Engineering

Skills for Staff Design Engineer

Desired skills for staff design engineer include:

Discipline that may extend to similar fields
Bus protocols
Power management
Security and other architectures
System modes

Desired experience for staff design engineer includes:

Experience with Connectivity Wireless Technologies
Excellent problem solving, decision-making, and root cause analysis skills
Requires minimum of Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering with minimum of 8 years relevant experience required or equivalent combination of education and experience
Requires a minimum of 8 years’ experience in product development, preferably for high volume optoelectronic applications and/or consumer electronics
Successful candidates should be creative and self-directed with demonstrated success in translating design concepts to prototypes and taking the product to volume production
Direct experience designing optomechanical subsystems and devices for consumer applications, medical applications, industrial design and human factor engineering highly desired

Staff Design Engineer Examples


Staff Design Engineer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of staff design engineer. 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 staff design engineer
  • Leads cross-functional project team through all phases of the product development process, providing guidance and mentorship to less experienced team members
  • Plans and executes projects from concept through launch
  • Responsible for evaluating and performing engineering change requests as required
  • Develop full chip design methodologies and flow to pass down the design constraints to hierarchical sub blocks
  • Run Physical design verification flow at Block / full chip level and provide guidelines to fix LVS/DRC violations to COE owners
  • Participate in Methodology/flow development for chip integration which include correct by construction designs
  • Experience working with small geometry BCD processes is a plus
  • Design and synthesize advanced circuits and systems for preamplifier integrated circuits for use inside the HDD’s
  • Work with internal teams to schedules that meet business needs
  • Design, develop, and document fixtures and equipment components required to meet process goals from concept to implementation within a regulated quality system
Qualifications for staff design engineer
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills, good background in product development process
  • Experience with ISO requirements and GMP guidelines, FDA regulations, medical device design control, and manufacturing scale-up processes a plus
  • Mentor junior members of the design team towards improvement of their skill-set and productivity
  • 10 years of End-to-End design engineering experience including Micro architecture, design implementation in RTL followed by timing closure of complex designs such as HBM and or DDR memory controllers
  • Requires proven track record in technical leadership and management of a small team
  • Provides in-field assistance to other engineering groups to ensure accurate understanding of customer requirements by acting as subject-matter expert, and leading technical discussions/presentations

Staff Design Engineer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking for a staff design engineer. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for staff design engineer
  • Integrated into the in-house design team as quality lead while reporting to Manager of Installation Quality
  • Primary area of focus is product and process quality of in-house electrical designs with some civil engineering support actions where required
  • Act as Point of Assurance with detailed electrical design review for all complex installation electrical designs, red-line and require in-house team to make corrections prior to submittal to customer, city and utility approvers
  • Utilize 8D methodology to facilitate root cause analysis and implement corrective measures upon identification of process misses
  • Train, coach and support customer coordination studies for accuracy of electrical design inputs to ensure issue-free equipment procurement, installation and commissioning upon site commissioning
  • Team with Applications Engineering team to improve and standardize early customer project inputs to reduce wait time for clarification, correction during active project design phase
  • Team with Procurement Specialists to reduce power equipment cost and delivery lead times through improved accuracy and early availability of single line diagrams
  • Potential for line management of small team
  • Interactions with Marketing team to define innovative products
  • Work with System architects, Characterization, Application and Production Test engineers
Qualifications for staff design engineer
  • Assesses the technical feasibility of a product requirement (PDD/RS)
  • Determines the best path forward for addressing customer and product requirements cost-effectively (e.g., existing routines, work-arounds, schedules, or alternative strategies) (PDD/RS)
  • Leads peer reviews of proposed design architectures and verification results to ensure useful, accurate, and timely feedback to stakeholders
  • Actively demonstrates the standards and group values at the core of quality implementation
  • Decent understanding in the issues of electro-migration and IR drop, RC delay, self-heating, capacitive cross-talk
  • Minimum 5 years direct DC-DC IC design experience, with MSEE or above degree

Staff Design Engineer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of staff design engineer. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for staff design engineer
  • Propose, negotiate, and design mechanical solutions to achieve function and performance objectives
  • Create and execute plans to bring-up, test, and validate all mechanical designs
  • Innovatively solved the technical problems in design and manufacture phases
  • Responsible for overall product quality and competitiveness
  • Verification of functionality, performance, and power of developed circuits
  • Generation of all views delivered with our Physical IP product lines
  • Knowledge in standard cell architectures
  • Understanding or an ability to learn a wide variety of industry standard modeling formats including Liberty (CCS, ECSM, and NLM), Verilog, LEF, Milkyway, SPICE, and CDB
  • Knowledge of industry standard software for synthesis, place and route, and timing analysis and their associated programming languages
  • The ability to analyze and interpret timing and power reports
Qualifications for staff design engineer
  • Experience in Magnetics design - Low and High Frequency Transformers, Inductors, CTs, PTs etc
  • Knowledge of Control Loop design, Gain and Phase Margins, Stability analysis etc
  • Expertise in function pipelining/partition, advanced logic design, design verification, quality-of-result optimization, engineering workspace/workflow ASIC design implementation flows/tools and closure/signoff
  • Hands on expertise in all aspects of design flows such as floor planning, placement optimization, clock tree synthesis, routing, crosstalk avoidance and physical verification
  • Excellent knowledge of place and route methodologies including implementation requirements for mixed-signal designs
  • Experience in leading block level and full chip timing closure & Physical Design activities

Staff Design Engineer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is hiring for a staff design engineer. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for staff design engineer
  • Own and drive Roadmaps for complete IP / Subsystem domains portfolio within global R&D team
  • Own and Lead IP / Subsystem from Concept till IP Design and Development achieving final design performance in integrated system within aggressive, market driven schedules
  • Ensure quality adherence during all stages of the IP development cycle and carry out a thorough analysis of existing processes, recommend and implement the process improvements to ensure ‘Zero Defect’ designs
  • Ability to work well as part of a team of global and local experts to influence and build technological innovations
  • Self starter with 2-10 years of experience on SOC/Chip level/IP Timing closure and Signoff of high speed complex design with multiple clocks and power domains with minimal supervision
  • Expertise in developing and owning full chip Timing Constraints for a complex, multi-clock, multi-voltage SoCs
Qualifications for staff design engineer
  • Experience with 65nm, 40nm and 28nm technologies from multiple foundries
  • Proficiency in Tcl and Perl scripting
  • Expertise in ICC, PrimeTime, StarRC-XT, Formality, Calibre and Redhawk or equivalent
  • Knowledge and/or experience with other implementation EDA tools preferred
  • Experience with related programming/scripting languages TCL, Perl, and C
  • Preferred experience of system modelling Matlab

Staff Design Engineer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is hiring for a staff design engineer. 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 staff design engineer
  • Involvement/leadership in all aspects of IC design including concept/specification development, design partitioning, block level design, detailed circuit design, circuit simulation, layout floor-planning, transistor level layout, bench verification and testing, test-vector development, and documentation
  • Design of very low-power, low-voltage analog IC functional blocks including voltage/current references, operational amplifiers, comparators, switched-capacitor circuits (amplifiers, filters, charge pumps, ), ADCs and DACs, oscillators, switching power circuits
  • Use of MatLab to perform theoretical analysis of behavioral level and system level design ideas for mixed signal circuits and systems including circuit implementation
  • Collaboration with other members of the IC design group and teams in other design centers
  • Machine learning architecture and micro-architecture design & specification
  • Design and optimization of complex blocks
  • Work closely with software, verification, and implementation teams to meet all functional requirements, performance power and area goals
  • Define and drive improvements to design flow
Qualifications for staff design engineer
  • Experience in automotive protocols like LIN, CAN, Flexray
  • Graphics/Multimedia/Networking protocols like Ethernet, USB, ITU 656 would be an advantage
  • Exposure to the various Front end Integration techniques using IPXACT, CSV Scripts
  • Work on Testbench and Testplan development along with the verification team
  • Extensive knowledge of SystemVerilog and logic design concepts
  • Extensive “Tape-out” experience in advanced foundry process technologies

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