Sr. Software + Circuit Design Engineer at MACOM
Horseheads, NY, US
Headquartered in Lowell, Massachusetts, MACOM is certified to the ISO9001 international quality standard and ISO14001 environmental management standard. MACOM has multiple design centers, Si, GaAs and InP fabrication, manufacturing, assembly and test, and operational facilities throughout North America, Europe, Asia and Australia. In addition, MACOM offers foundry services that represents a key core competency within our business. The foundry provides access to, and control of our broad range of proprietary technologies in an asset light, cost effective structure.

MACOM sells and distributes products globally via a sales channel comprised of a direct field sales force, authorized sales representatives and leading industry distributors. Our sales team is trained across all of our products to give our customers insights into our entire portfolio.

Our global organization of skilled engineers is driven every day to solve the world’s most demanding wireless and wireline application challenges. We’re proud of our more than sixty years’ of hands-on experience designing and building analog semiconductor technology across the RF to Light spectrum.

Job Description:

This role involves capturing requirements, design, modeling, schematic capture, layout and documentation of high performance evaluation and test circuits for MACOM’s Photonic Business Unit as based in Horseheads NY. The individual will perform design and tolerancing work and collaboratively design the needed test circuits by collaborating with MACOM’s designers of critical components needed for the circuits. These include MACOM drivers, TIAs/CDRs, control chips and optical transceiver (OE and EO) converters and multiplexers. In addition, this engineer will oversee the fabrication of the boards, define the BOM, perform final assembly, undertake test and if needed debug and repair and support these devices in use by other MACOM engineers and external technical teams. This role also involves conducting the tests and product characterization activities this circuit is intended to address. Such measurements include frequency response, bit error rate, bias controls, feedback control tuning and stability characterization.

Job Qualifications:

Significant experience with high speed PCB layout (signal integrity, Z(0), low cost, thermal, grounding, low EMI, mechanical constraints, etc.) and facility with PCB layout tools like PADS PCB.
Deep familiarity with Microprocessors, internal buses, FPGAs/CPLDs (Xilinx, Altera, etc.), analog (VCO, SMPS & linear DC power regulation with AC mains / DC input, A/D, D/A, amps, AGC, voltage clamp, current limiter, etc.), interfaces (SERDES, PECL, LVDS, RS232/422/485, etc.).
Preference for ability to code for same in C++ environment
Typically requires a minimum of 5 years of related experience with a Bachelor’s degree; or 3 years and a Master’s degree; or a PhD without experience; or equivalent work experience.