Digital Design Electrical Engineer

  • San Jose, CA
  • Direct Hire
  • Job ID: CA168-2689950

$130000 to $150000 Per Year

We are looking for a Electrical Engineer with a good understanding of high speed digital design, an experienced talent in designing data acquisition systems with FPGAs for high speed data transfers up to 12.8 Gbps. In this position, you will be providing high quality designs and innovative solutions to a wide range of challenging problems and contributing to the completion of specific design projects

The ideal candidate has a proven experience in designing high density and high speed PCB boards up to 24 Layers.  The design experience is comparable to computer motherboards including High density BGA designs, DDR4 memory bus transfers, PCIe data transfers and JESD204B.

  • Actively participate in the new product development efforts from concepts to implementation.

  • design electronic circuits and hardware architecture proposals, component selection, schematic entry, board bring-up and integration of complex printed circuit board assemblies into life sciences based instrumentation.

  • Collaborate on complex designs involving FPGAs and high speed data acquisition protocols

  • Effectively work with cross-functional teams including software, mechanical design and system engineering

Education and Experience:

  • Minimum of a Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering; MSEE preferred.

  • Minimum of 10 years' experience as an Electrical Engineer designing high speed digital circuitry on complex high density printed circuit board assemblies including processors and microcontrollers and high density FPGAs.

  • Proven track record of successfully completing design deliverables.


  • Large pin count Xilinx 7-Series FPGA’s (Virtex, Kintex, Artix, Zynq)

  • Xilinx High-Speed serial Transceivers (GTP, GTX, GTH)

  • Power Sequencing of Xilinx 7-Series FPGA’s


  • High-Speed ADC’s and High-Speed DAC’s

  • JESD204B , PCIe, Ethernet, USB, UART, SPI, I2C

  • High Speed clock designs


  • DX designer, Pads Layout, Pads AMS or equivalents Spice modeling, HyperLynx, SI and PI, Models and libraries for simulations.

Design practices:

  • Great understanding of Product life cycle management, Six Sigma, DFM, DFT and DFR.


  • Strong digital and analog circuit design background that includes: FPGAs, microprocessors, high-speed data acquisition systems, system and board level simulation, and experience with building blocks for modular systems.

  • Strong design skills and tools for schematic capture and board layout and simulations

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.

  • Self-motivated, independent, and comfortable working in a matrix team environment and under time pressures.

  • Strong problem analysis and solving skills.

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