Principal Analog IC Designer

Cadence Design Systems



San Jose, CA


Position summary

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Principal Analog IC Designer

The Principal Analog IC Designer is responsible for the design and development of analog/mixed signal IC circuit blocks from initial concept/specification through final verification of conformance to customer specifications.

  • Candidate’s background should include a minimum of 7 years of experience in CMOS SerDes or high-speed I/O IC design and development
  • Working knowledge of a set of common SerDes standards and their electrical requirements is a plus
  • Must have a thorough understanding of jitter and signal equalization techniques
  • Proficient design experience in most of the following SerDes circuit blocks:  Driver; Receiver; Serializer; Deserializer; Phase Interpolator; Low jitter PLL; High Speed Clock Distribution; ADC and DAC; Bias and Bandgap; and Voltage Regulators
  • Excellent problem solving skills, analog aptitude, good communication skills, and ability to work cooperatively in a team environment
  • Position requires proficiency in using CAD tools for circuit simulation, layout, and physical verification
  • Cadence tool experience, lab test experience, and design experience at >10Gbps and in <28nm technologies are a plus
  • MS or PhD in EE

Company Information:

Cadence is the global leader in software, hardware, and services that is driving the transformation of the electronic design automation (EDA) industry. This application-driven approach for creating, integrating, and optimizing designs helps customers realize Analog & Digital ICs ,  System-On-Chip devices, IP and complete systems at lower costs and with higher quality.

Cadence is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to hiring a diverse workforce.

The annual salary range for California is $128,100 to $237,900. You may also be eligible to receive incentive compensation: bonus, equity, and benefits. Sales positions generally offer a competitive On Target Earnings (OTE) incentive compensation structure. Please note that the salary range is a guideline and compensation may vary based on factors such as qualifications, skill level, competencies and work location. Our benefits programs include: paid vacation and paid holidays, 401(k) plan with employer match, employee stock purchase plan, a variety of medical, dental and vision plan options, and more.

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