Senior Power Design Engineer - Acacia

  • Location:
    Maynard, Massachusetts, US
  • Area of Interest
    Engineer - Hardware
  • Job Type
  • Technology Interest
    Cloud and Data Center
  • Job Id

You will be key member of Acacia’s Hardware Team.  The Power Design Engineer will lead the design of DC-DC switch-mode power supplies and component selection.  The successful candidate will work across disciplines to assure power supply designs meet the power, thermal, and safety requirements of the system specification. You will work closely with Acacia’s multi-disciplinary engineering and manufacturing teams to understand the system requirements and contribute or lead the specification, design, and debug of complex power delivery systems for our products.

Essential Responsibilities:

·        Architecture: Lead and contribute to power delivery system architecture and specifications.

·        Design: Design, analysis, and simulation of high current and low noise power delivery circuits.

·        Debug: Contribute to system bring up, debug, and validation in the lab.

·        Verification: Write and execute test and DVT plans.

Minimum Qualifications, Experience, Skills, Education and Certifications:

·        BSEE or higher with minimum of 10 years of direct industry experience with at least 5-7+ years of direct Power supply design experience

·        Proficiency in high efficiency DC-DC power conversion design, analysis, circuit simulation, control loops, and stabilization.

·        Good understanding and skills to determine phase and gain margins

·        Proficiency in power design component selection and trade-offs

·        Proficiency with Spice, LTspice, TI WorkBench, etc. circuit simulators

·        Experience in both high current low voltage multi-phase (>100W) as well as ultra-low noise power delivery circuitry

·        Proficiency in power supply layout and thermal design rules

·        Technical leadership of PCB layout with respect to various grounding and low noise etch techniques

·        Proficiency in power-up sequencing in multi-power supply systems

·        Designing interfaces with Processors, SPI & I2C devices

·        Ability to quickly grasp the existing designs and able to work independently with minimal supervision

·        Excellent verbal, written communication skills to produce Specifications and Test Plans

Highly Desired Skills:

·        Experience in power supply design for leading edge high speed communication devices

·        Experience in power supply design for sensitive optical components

·        Failure mode analysis

·        Good understanding of power efficiency optimization schemes

·        Experience with Cadence Allegro and DxDesigner tools

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.