Principal Analog Design Engineer

East Bay, CA

Posted: 03/04/2019 Employment Type: Perm Industry: IT Job Number: JOS000008315

Founded in 2003, this company is the world’s leading provider of MEMS sensor platforms. The company’s vision of Sensing Everything™ targets the consumer electronics and industrial markets with integrated Motion and Sound solutions. Our solutions combine MEMS (micro electrical mechanical systems) sensors, such as accelerometers, gyroscopes, compasses, and microphones with proprietary algorithms and firmware that intelligently process, synthesize, and calibrate the output of sensors, maximizing performance and accuracy. The company’s motion tracking, audio and location platforms, and services can be found in many of the world’s largest and most iconic brands including smartphones, tablets, wearables, drones, gaming devices, internet of things, automotive products, and remote controls for smart TVs. 

This company is headquartered in San Jose, CA and has offices in Boston, China, Taiwan, Korea, Japan, France, Canada, Slovakia, and Italy. We’re looking for top-notch Engineers to join our global team. If you’re interested in being a part of our journey and helping us grow to become the leading provider of SoC platform solutions, we definitely want to hear from you.  


  • Design, implement and verify analog / mixed-signal IC designs for various motion sensor products.  
  • Evaluate system-level trade-offs for next-generation sensor interfaces and identify IC architectures in collaboration with the MEMS design team to meet performance requirements.  
  • Interface with digital design engineers to define and optimize sensor architectures and digital signal processing circuits.  
  • Guide layout engineers on physical design. Review layouts and provide feedback for optimal layout design.  
  • Tape-out designs on-schedule adhering to required specifications.  
  • Evaluate and validate designs in the lab and identify any deviations from requirements and implement corrective actions.  
  • Perform other duties and tasks that may be assigned from time to time. 


  • Minimum MSEE +8 Years or PhD + 5 Years of industry experience in analog or mixed-signal CMOS circuit design.  
  • Thorough understanding of analog and mixed signal systems and micro-architecture trade-offs. Demonstrated ability to develop micro-architectures and high level Matlab system models.  
  • Proven track record of designing low-power, low-noise, precision CMOS analog circuits for high volume manufacturing.  
  • Strong skills in designing various analog/mixed-signal blocks including: 
  • MEMS sense amplifiers
  • Bandgap references  
  • Charge pumps  
  • Oscillator circuits  
  • Experience as IC lead on at least one project with demonstrated success.  
  • Experience with design for test approaches and development of characterization and production test plans.  
  • Lab and test equipment skills for the debug, characterization, and validation of designs.  
  • Effective and clear written and oral communication skills.  
  • Diligent, detail-oriented, and willing to take the initiatives for process and flow improvements.  

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