Silicon Technology Engineer NM-5463

Engineering Services Austin, Texas

At Cirrus Logic, mixed-signal engineering drives our company. We develop high-performance, low-power signal processing solutions in audio, voice and haptics, delivering innovative end-user experiences and solving difficult challenges for new generations of mobile and consumer devices. While breaking the innovation barrier, we've also built an award-winning company culture, thanks to our extraordinary workforce and our ongoing efforts to champion and promote diversity, as well as our principles of equality and fairness in the workplace. Do you enjoy working alongside the industry's top engineers and solving sophisticated challenges for the world's top consumer brands? Join our team and help us continue to make this an exceptional place to work!

We are seeking a motivated and proactive engineer for this high-profile position within our Silicon Technology team. You will collaborate with external foundry suppliers and internal design and marketing teams to enable and customize silicon technologies for high-performance mixed-signal ICs. You will drive new product introduction to improve performance, yield and quality by solving sophisticated technical challenges relating to device physics, design rules, modeling, reliability, and manufacturability. This is a unique opportunity to join a hardworking team with a key role in the development of every new Cirrus Logic product spanning early customer engagement to production ramp!

Responsibilities

  • Support mixed-signal IC development from initial design to early volume, leading new product tape-out, driving early yield optimization and supporting product qualification
  • Work with IC design, marketing, and product engineering teams to establish product silicon technology needs
  • Review external silicon foundry technology offerings against product needs and drive alignment on a technology roadmap
  • Establish relationship with foundry suppliers to guide development of base technology and to develop custom silicon modules or devices in support of Cirrus Logic roadmap
  • Work with cross-functional teams to solve multi-faceted performance and yield issues on complex mixed-signal ICs
  • Support IC design and layout teams with specialist process knowledge, advising and reviewing SOA use conditions and design rule compliance, including DFM
  • Drive technical knowledge-share and methodology improvements within the Silicon Technology group and throughout the wider engineering community
  • Test structure design and characterization to enable new device modules or to advise new circuit design implementation and performance optimization

Required Skills and Qualifications

  • Bachelor's/Master’s/PhD degree in Electrical Engineering and a demonstrable track record of minimum of 5 years related experience
  • Proven background in technology development, process integration, or technology transfer with knowledge of 180nm to 22nm processes
  • Prior experience collaborating with external foundries in a fabless design company setting
  • Experience with semiconductor manufacturing issues, trade-offs, and yield improvement activities, including DFM methodologies
  • Detailed knowledge of device physics and reliability (e.g. HCI, TDDB, SOA characterization, etc.)
  • Strong data analysis skills and an ability to format, present and explain data to different audiences expertly and clearly
  • Data-driven approach to root cause analysis of outstanding and diverse product-level technical problems
  • Knowledge of key analog & mixed-signal design, device and design requirements (e.g. noise, mismatch, Rdson, multiple voltage domains, etc.) and associated process implications
  • Ability to handle multiple projects and deadlines, and work effectively as part of a team or independently
  • Available for up to 15% travel overseas

Preferred Skills and Qualifications

  • Demonstrated knowledge of semiconductor manufacturing processes, procedures, facilities and equipment
  • Experience in high voltage and BCD technology development or process integration
  • Test chip design and characterization experience

This position is located in Austin, TX

Cirrus Logic is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We strive to select the best qualified applicant for any opening and to reward employees based on their skills, experience and performance. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, pregnancy status, marital status, gender, age, religion, physical or mental disability, medical condition, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by law.