Mixed-Signal IC Design Engineer

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Engineering
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86585 Requisition #

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) Engineering Division has an immediate opening for a Mixed-Signal IC Design Engineer to join the team.


You will work closely with some of the world’s finest interdisciplinary scientists and engineers and apply your engineering skills at Berkeley Lab to help bring science solutions to the world.


At Berkeley Lab, you’ll make an impact on some of the world’s most exciting scientific experiments and instruments. The custom integrated electronics we develop at Berkeley Lab continue to make key contributions to large-scale international science experiments across all scales of inquiry from the smallest subatomic particles such as the Higgs Boson at the Large Hadron Collider to the study of the Cosmic Microwave Background, the echo of the Big Bang, to unlocking the mysteries of the human brain.


This position will be hired at a level commensurate with the business needs; and skills, knowledge, and abilities of the successful candidate. This is a matrix position that requires changing assignments/projects as work is completed or as project/program scope changes.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Develop high-performance mixed-signal integrated circuits for detector instrumentation with a focus on development of high channel-count sensor readout ASICs operating in extreme environments (such as high-radiation, cryogenic or in-vacuum environments).

  • Under general supervision, take responsibility for specific subtasks such as block design, layout, verification, or ensuring successful chip integration. Test and evaluate integrated circuits and interface with other electronic equipment.

  • Participate in proposals of new technology for integrated circuits as engineering components of scientific initiatives and projects/programs.

  • Provide engineering judgment to solve a variety of technical problems, with due consideration for scientific and practical concerns.

  • Work in a collaborative environment with engineering and scientific personnel.

  • Provide guidance to and assist and technical staff when necessary.

  • Maintain, evaluate, and install process design kits.

  • Prepare technical or progress reports under general direction.


Additional Desired Responsibilities:

  • Develop ASIC test systems using FPGAs and custom software.

  • Develop knowledge and experience related to the design of scientific instrumentation, data acquisition systems, and physics.


Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent, with at least 2 years of relevant experience in IC design engineering or related field or advanced degree without experience.

  • Experience using an IC Design Suite (such as Cadence) and using transistor-level simulators such as Spectre, Eldo, or HSPICE.

  • Experience performing in a team atmosphere involving multidiscipline personnel, as well as experience in advanced problem-solving.

  • Broad experience designing analog functional blocks such as opamps, bandgap references, switched capacitor circuits, data converters, charge sensitive front ends, image sensor arrays, LDOs, PLLs feedback and compensation techniques.

  • Ability to complete routine assigned work with minimal supervision and ability to work on multiple projects concurrently.

  • Demonstrated ability to break down assignments into subtasks and to complete them using engineering judgement and to creatively resolve technical problems.

  • Ability to apply engineering principles, methods and research techniques toward solution of complex technical problems.

  • Demonstrated written and oral communication skills in authoring technical and scientific reports and publications and presenting conceptual and completed designs through design reviews and documentation.  


Additional Desired Qualifications:

  • Graduate Degree in Electrical Engineering with IC concentration preferred.

  • Digital design experience using Verilog or VHDL is strongly desired.

  • Experience with mixed-signal modeling and full-chip integration.

  • Demonstrated ability to install, evaluate, and maintain foundry design kits.


The posting shall remain open until the position is filled.

Notes:

  • This is a 2-year term appointment with the possibility of extension or conversion to Career appointment based upon satisfactory job performance, continuing availability of funds and ongoing operational needs.

  • Full-time, M-F, exempt (monthly paid) from overtime pay.

  • Classification will depend upon the applicant's level of skills, knowledge, and abilities. This position will be filled at the Mixed-Signal IC Design Engineer 2, 3, or 4 level, dependent on experience and business needs"

  • Salary is commensurate with experience.

  • This position may be subject to a background check. Any convictions will be evaluated to determine if they directly relate to the responsibilities and requirements of the position. Having a conviction history will not automatically disqualify an applicant from being considered for employment.

  • Work will be primarily performed at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA.


Learn About Us:

Working at Berkeley Lab has many rewards including a competitive compensation program, excellent health and welfare programs, a retirement program that is second to none, and outstanding development opportunities.  To view information about the many rewards that are offered at Berkeley Lab- Click Here.


Berkeley Lab (LBNL) addresses the world’s most urgent scientific challenges by advancing sustainable energy, protecting human health, creating new materials, and revealing the origin and fate of the universe. Founded in 1931, Berkeley Lab’s scientific expertise has been recognized with 13 Nobel prizes. The University of California manages Berkeley Lab for the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science.


Equal Employment Opportunity: Berkeley Lab is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. Berkeley Lab is in compliance with the Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision under 41 CFR 60-1.4.  Click here to view the poster and supplement: "Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law."

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