Hardware Development

Hardware Development : Mixed Signal ICs System Architect


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Hillsboro (Oregon) (USA)
Entry level
Employment Type
Full-time, unlimited
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The Rohde & Schwarz technology group is among the trailblazers when it comes to paving the way for a safer and connected world with its leading solutions in test & measurement, technology systems, networks and cybersecurity. We are looking for a highly motivated Mixed Signal ICs System Architect for our North American R&D Center in Hillsboro, Oregon. Our team is designing the next generation data converters for our world class test equipment. This is a small team environment in a great location, that has a history of very successful devices that have been designed into our industry leading test and measurement equipment. Our R&D office is located in Hillsboro, west of Portland, Oregon. We have a light, quiet and modern work environment in a new building. We believe in the close personal interactions that are needed for a successful team, but understand that people occasionally need to work from home. For exceptional candidates, we are open to the concept of a fully remote position, with periodic visits to the office. This is a full‒time position.

Your tasks

  • As part of this team, you will have an opportunity to architect and work on many different modules within our devices and to work with leaders in the design of world class data converters. These devices integrate large high frequency (> 30 GHz) analog blocks along with complex digital blocks to create our custom System on Chip (SoC) solutions. Your tasks will cover the entire spectrum of mixed signal development starting from conceptual work, through the design, layout, and characterization of the devices:
  • Responsible to develop cutting edge SoCs for communication systems according to customer specifications, finding optimum tradeoffs between system performance, power dissipation and cost.
  • Drive block specifications for design team
  • Develop, run and maintain data converter system MATLAB and Verilog models for an SoC across various usage modes.
  • Work with analog and digital implementation teams to ensure proper development of system designs.
  • Ability to simulate entire signal path, in a mixed‒signal flow.
  • Create and own chip level simulations that verify data converter operating modes are implemented correctly We work with other ASIC design groups based in Germany. You will work with a highly qualified team of ASIC engineers, located both locally and abroad.

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Your qualifications

  • MS degree with 5 years of experience or a PhD degree with 3 years of experience.
  • Significant experience modeling data converters or radio systems in MATLAB
  • Good knowledge of communication systems/standards and their application to different wireless and wire‒line applications.
  • Deep understanding of design, simulation and measurements of high‒speed ICs using CMOS and CML circuits in at least 3 of these areas: Digital‒Analog Converters, Serializers and de‒serializers, Wideband Output Drivers, High Performance Phase Locked Loops, Low Noise clock designs, Operational Amplifiers and Variable Gain Amplifiers, and DSP Equalization and compensation techniques
  • Self‒driven, ability to work independently while coordinating with IC designers
  • You will need to be able to travel occasionally to European and U.S. locations.
  • Candidates must be current US residents with valid work authorization.
  • Work effectively in a group setting (share expertise, provide and receive feedback, communicate technical issues, work in a team environment to resolve technical issues) Additional desirable, but not required, qualifications include: Experience performing mixed signal circuit design across analog and digital domains, BiCMOS IC design experience, Experience with an Analog Design Flow (e.g. Cadence Virtuoso, Xcelium, AMS‒Designer, Verilog‒AMS, and Spectre), SERDES transmitter and receiver design (e.g. CDR, DFE, CTLE, jitter modelling)


We are looking forward to receiving your application!

This is a full-time position with a total compensation target salary range of $101k-190K plus benefits. The range is determined by the position, geographic location and level. Individual pay within the range is determined by several factors including location, education or training, relevant work history, and job-related skills.

We are committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability or any other protected class.
The Rohde & Schwarz technology group is among the trailblazers when it comes to paving the way for a safer and connected world with its leading solutions in test & measurement, technology systems, and networks & cybersecurity. Founded more than 85 years ago, the group is a reliable partner for industry and government customers around the world.

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