Silicon Technology NVM Engineer YS-5540

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’re seeking a high energy engineer for this high-visibility position within our Silicon Technology team! You will work closely with external foundry suppliers, internal design and marketing teams to enable silicon mixed-signal silicon technologies. You will drive new technology and product introduction to optimize yield and quality by resolving complex technical challenges. This is a phenomenal opportunity to be part of a diverse team operating at the forefront of world-class technology!


  • 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 external foundry suppliers to guide development and integration of NVM solutions and their integration into mixed-signal technology in support of Cirrus Logic roadmap
  • Work with IC design, marketing, and product engineering teams to establish product silicon technology needs
  • You will review external silicon foundry technology offerings against product needs and drive alignment on a technology roadmap
  • You will work with external foundry suppliers to guide development of base technology and to develop custom silicon modules or devices in support of Cirrus Logic roadmap
  • We work with multi-functional teams to seek multi-faceted performance, reliability and yield issues on complex mixed-signal ICs
  • Support IC design and layout teams with expert process & device knowledge, informing and reviewing SOA use conditions and design rule compliance, including DFM
  • Reviewing and advising on Safe Operating Area (SOA) and appropriate device use conditions
  • We drive technical knowledge-share and standard methodology within the Silicon Technology group and throughout the wider engineering community
  • Test structure design and characterization to enable new device modules or to inform new circuit design implementation and performance optimization


Required Skills and Qualifications

  • Bachelor's/Master’s/PhD degree in Electronics, Physics, Materials Engineering, or equivalent, and a minimum of 8 years’ experience in MTP, MRAM or RRAM technologies. 
  • Detailed knowledge of NVM and device physics, cell array characterization & reliability.
  • Proven background in planar technology development, process integration, or technology transfer with knowledge of 180nm to 22nm processes including NVM
  • 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 with an analytical approach to assessing and identifying alternative courses of action for resolution of unique and diverse technical problems
  • Confident verbal communicator with written communication skills
  • Knowledge of key analog & mixed-signal design, device and design rule requirements (e.g. noise, mismatch, Rdson, multiple voltage domains, etc.) and associated process implications
  • Ability to handle multiple projects and deadlines, and work efficient 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
  • Knowledge of key analog & mixed-signal design, device and design rule requirements (e.g. noise, mismatch, Rdson, multiple voltage domains, etc.) and associated process implications
  • Experience in high voltage and BCD technology development or process integration
  • Prior experience working with external foundries
  • Prior experience collaborating with PDK & Modeling teams, and familiarity with layout and design rule review
  • Test chip design and bench 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.