Senior MMW Engineer - Acacia

  • Location:
    Holmdel, New Jersey, US
  • Area of Interest
    Engineer - Hardware
  • Job Type
  • Technology Interest
    Cloud and Data Center
  • Job Id
  • Acacia Communications, a leader in disruptive optical and coherent technology, is looking for a Senior Millimeter Wave Engineer. The candidate will be a key member in a small, dynamic IC Design team that develops millimeter-wave circuits for Acacia’s silicon photonics-based optical transponders.  The candidate will co-architect, design, layout, measure and productize silicon-based, 30+Gb/s ICs.

    Essential Responsibilities:

    • Work with the analog team and PIC designers to co-architect electro-optic TX and RX IC solutions to meet transponder-level specifications
    • Schematic-design, layout and laboratory-characterization of mm-wave ICs
    • Set and track IC-project, internal-DVT, qualification and production-test schedules
    • Work with contract manufacturers manage qualification and high-volume production-testing of ICs

    Minimum Qualifications, Experience, Skills, Education and Certifications:

    • Typically requires a BSEE degree and 9 years of experience or an MS degree and 6 years of experience or a PhD and 3 years of experience.
    • Expertise in RF/Millimeter-wave CMOS/SiGe-BiCMOS IC design
    • Design, simulation and measurement (at wafer-level) of 15+ Gb/s ICs including but not limited to:
      • Linear amplifiers/drivers
      • Transimpedance amplifiers
      • AGC circuits
      • Linear equalizers
      • SERDES
    • Collaborative team player who can work independently
    • High-frequency/mm-wave layout experience a plus:

    Highly Desired Skills:

    • Direct experience with coherent optical communications links as well as electrical transceiver applications including backplane and cable communications
    • Experience designing, measuring and integrating analog/mixed-signal transmitter/receiver IC or IP into a standalone packaged-component or a larger subsystem intended for high-volume production
    • Experience with 0.18um SiGe BiCMOS technology, 65nm CMOS or smaller

    Passive component design: inductors, transformers, transmission-lines, etc… Advanced modeling with Verilog-A Floorplanning (power/ground, digital/analog signal rounting, etc…) Custom transistor layout Experience with 16nm FinFET a plus

    • Design for manufacturability:

      Characterization over PVT (monte-carlo analysis, )

      Electromigration, power and IR drop analysis (using Totem, or equivalent)

      Thermal analysis a plus

      Ageing simulations a plus

    • Software Experience:

    Cadence (virtuoso) Spectre/Eldo Calibre h-DRC and h-LVS Cadence QRC extraction or Calibre STAR-RC EMX or ADS or HFSS  (3D modeling equivalent) Verilog-A modeling Mixed-signal simulations in AMS

    All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status.

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