Hardware Engineer

Kaiam   •  

Newark, NJ

Industry: Telecommunications

  •  

11 - 15 years

Posted 114 days ago

About the Position 

This engineer will be responsible for start-to-finish board-level hardware development for high-speed fiber-optic transceivers and evaluation/test platforms. The engineer will select key components and do schematic capture. Layout will either be done by the engineer or working closely with a skilled PCB designer. The engineer will then work with PCB/flex fabrication houses to ensure successful delivery of PCBs and PCBAs, and do board bring-up and validation.

Responsibilities

* Participate in development of high-level architecture for fiber-optic transceivers and evaluation/test platforms.

* Design of electronic circuits for fiber-optic transceivers and evaluation/test platforms

* Select key components including power, logic, and passives.

* Do schematic capture of using Cadence Orcad Schematic capture, 
* Do board designs using Cadence layout tool (PCB editor) or work closely with a skilled PCB designer to do board layout, and deliver gerbers and/or ODB++ fab files for quote and fab.

* Work with PCB fab houses to ensure design meets DFM requirements (e.g. Valor).

* Bring-up and validation of PCBAs.
* Work collaboratively with other team members, including mechanical and transceiver engineers, to ensure PCBA meets all performance and manufacturability requirements.

Required knowledge/skills

* Hardware system design, including deep knowledge and experience with microcontrollers, memory, logic, and power.

* Solid understanding of high-speed (> 10GHz) digital design, including impedance calculations for different transmission structures and crosstalk mitigation techniques and practices.

* Power plane allocation based on current specs and supply filtering definition based on noise characteristics.

* Familiarity with different PCB/flex materials and typical design constraints for fabrication.

 

Desirable knowledge/skills

* Hands-on high-speed PCB layout using Cadence layout tool. 

 Requirements

* BS in Electrical Engineering

* 10+ years of experience in high-speed hardware design