Signal Integrity (SI) & Power Integrity Engineer

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Description

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Position at Samtec, Inc

Founded in 1976, Samtec is a privately held, $950 million global manufacturer of a broad line of electronic interconnect solutions, including High-Speed Board-to-Board, High-Speed Cables, Mid-Board and Panel Optics, Precision RF, Flexible Stacking, and Micro/Rugged components and cables. Samtec Technology Centers are dedicated to developing and advancing technologies, strategies and products to optimize both the performance and cost of a system from the bare die to an interface 100 meters away, and all interconnect points in between. With 40+ international locations and products sold in more than 125 different countries, Samtec’s global presence enables its unmatched customer service.

Summary / Objective:  As a Signal and Power Integrity Simulation Engineer joining our team, your role is critical in ensuring the optimal performance of our products through meticulous signal (SI) and power integrity (PI) simulations as well as coordinating laboratory measurements and documentation.  You will work in a cross-disciplined team primarily focused on developing solutions for both internal teams and our premier customers.  Your work will span a broad spectrum of domains supporting product demonstrators and evaluation platforms for passive copper interconnects and active designs. The ideal candidate will possess strong technical skills, effective communication abilities, and a proactive attitude.
 
Responsibilities:
  1. Design and optimize PCB stack up, launches/breakouts, and routing to ensure optimal performance 
  2. Perform channel simulations to evaluate and validate design integrity 
  3. Conduct PI simulation, including impedance profile and DC IR drop analysis to ensure reliable power delivery
  4. Use industry and internal tools to concatenate channels, including I/O cables, to generate performance expectations for demonstrations 
  5. Develop and set test plans for high-speed SI test requests 
  6. Review and verify measurements and results to ensure accuracy and compliance with specifications 
  7. Assist in creation of evaluation kits and customer-facing documentation 
  8. Prepare breakout region (BOR) packages and simulation reports for customer reference and support
Preferred Experience:
  1. 5-10 years of experience in high-speed digital, RF, and/or microwave design
  2. Proficient with ANSYS simulation tools including HFSS, SIwave and 3DLayout
  3. Familiarity with channel simulation tools such as ADS
  4. Fluent in PCB layout tools such as capture database and allegro viewer
  5. Strong interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills are essential
  6. Ability to learn quickly and adapt to new tools and techniques
  7. Self-motivated, proactive, and capable of working independently and in a team environment
  8. Excellent problem-solving skills with the ability to troubleshoot and resolve complex issues
 
Education:
  1. Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering or equivalent
  2. Advanced Degree is preferred

SAMTEC, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer and committed to creating a diverse environment. All employment decisions at Samtec are based in business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, pregnancy or parental status, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender and/or gender identity/expression, marital status, past or present military service, family medical history or genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable laws.