Internship: Analog Mixed-Signal Circuit Design Engineer

We are looking for an intern to join us in Fall 2018. As Analog designer, you will contribute in design and verification of various blocks for our upcoming tapeout.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Design analog and mixed-signal circuits meeting architectural requirements and technical specifications.

  • Perform analysis, design and verification simulations to ensure building blocks meet specifications at the schematic level and after post-layout extraction

  • Document assigned blocks, and hold design review meetings and participate in the reviews

Minimum Qualifications

  • Join us in Fall 2018

  • Experienced in designing analog and mixed-signal circuits in standard CMOS technologies with an emphasis on low-power consumption

  • Design skills in areas such as bandgaps, ADC's/DAC's, PLL's, DLL's, LDO's, temperature sensors, switched-capacitor circuits, op-amps, comparators, and biasing circuits.

  • CAD Software: Cadence Virtuoso Schematic and Layout, Spectre, APS, Calibre DRC/LVS/PEX

Desired Characteristics & Attributes:

  • Passionate, self-starter with strong commitment to flawless execution

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills required

  • Ability to work well with others in a fast-paced collaborative team environment

Who we are:

Ferric is a technology startup based in New York City that is pioneering an entirely new approach to power delivery for Integrated Circuits and Electronic Assemblies. This approach leverages Ferric’s integration of thin-film magnetic inductors with CMOS semiconductor technology to enable a significant improvement in the integration density and efficiency of voltage regulators (VRs) compared with current commercially available technologies.

Location:

  • New York, NY

How to apply:

  • To apply for this position, send your resume to careers@ferricsemi.com

Analog Mixed-Signal Circuit Design Engineer

As a Ferric Design Engineer, you contribute to building the most advanced cutting edge integrated voltage regulators, leveraging Ferric’s industry-leading on-chip inductor technology. These products have applications ranging from high-power modern SoCs to ultra-low power Mobile platforms including wearable devices.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Design analog and mixed-signal circuits meeting architectural requirements and technical specifications in various CMOS nodes

  • Actively contribute to the architectural definition of the design and chip integration and work with business and application team to define specifications for upcoming IC's

  • Research and investigate new circuit techniques to help improve Ferric IC's

  • Perform analysis, design and verification simulations to ensure building blocks meet specifications at the schematic level and after post-layout extraction

  • Document assigned blocks, and hold design review meetings and participate in the reviews

  • Work cross-functionally with Characterization, Test, and Application Engineers to verify, characterize and debug owned circuit blocks

Minimum Qualifications

  • MSEE or BSEE with 2+ years of experience in full-custom CMOS design

  • Design skills in areas such as bandgaps, ADC's/DAC's, PLL's, DLL's, LDO's, temperature sensors, switched-capacitor circuits, op-amps, comparators, and biasing circuits.

  • CAD Software: Cadence Virtuoso Schematic and Layout, Spectre, APS, Calibre DRC/LVS/PEX, CppSim

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience designing high switching frequency integrated voltage regulators in standard CMOS technologies

  • Experience designing analog and mixed-signal circuits in standard CMOS technologies with an emphasis on low-power consumption

  • Proven track record for bringing mixed-signal designs into high volume production

  • Deep understanding of process and device physics concepts

  • Familiarity with mixed signal verification methodologies

  • Ability to layout critical analog and mixed-signal circuits

  • Experience with backend verification tools including EMIR, static/dynamic MOSFET voltage checks, etc

  • Experience with Monte Carlo analysis

  • Languages: Verilog, Verilog-AMS, Python, Perl, Tcl, Cadence Skill, MATLAB

Desired Characteristics & Attributes:

  • Passionate, self-starter with strong commitment to flawless execution

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills required

  • Ability to work well with others in a fast-paced collaborative team environment

Who we are:

Ferric is a technology startup based in New York City that is pioneering an entirely new approach to power delivery for Integrated Circuits and Electronic Assemblies. This approach leverages Ferric’s integration of thin-film magnetic inductors with CMOS semiconductor technology to enable a significant improvement in the integration density and efficiency of voltage regulators (VRs) compared with current commercially available technologies.

Location:

  • New York, NY

How to apply:

  • To apply for this position, send your resume to careers@ferricsemi.com

Ferric is unable to provide sponsorship for employment visa status for this position.

Applications Engineer

Ferric is a fabless semiconductor startup company based in New York City that is pioneering an entirely new approach to power delivery for Integrated Circuits and Electronic Assemblies. This approach leverages Ferric’s integration of thin-film magnetic inductors with CMOS technology to enable a significant improvement in the integration density and efficiency of voltage regulators (VRs) compared with current commercially available technologies.

As a Ferric Applications Engineer, you will be the primary technical resource for sales and marketing teams. You will be responsible for actively driving and managing technology evaluation and adoption stages of sales and business development processes. Applications engineers must be able to identify and provide reliable solutions for all technical issues to assure complete customer satisfaction through all stages of product development process. You must be able to establish and maintain strong relationships with customers and all stake holders during the sales and support cycle. As parts of working at Ferric, you will gain exposure to the full product-life of Ferric’s ICs by working with a diverse cross-functional team including IC designers, test engineers, engineering vendors, the fab, and our customers. The position requires a strong background in mixed-signal IC design and test, experience with standard circuit test lab equipment, object oriented programming, and data-analysis skills.  Applicants should be self-motivating and possess excellent problem-solving and analytical skills, as well as excellent oral and written communication skills with the ability to work well and contribute on a team. 

Primary Responsibilities:

●     Maintain expert level of product knowledge and applications

●     Articulate technology and product positioning to both business and technical users

●     Provide design and specification development support to customer, ODMs, CMs, integrators and distributors

●     Listen, understand and convey customer requirements

●     Provide/perform technical training for sales, customers and engineers at target account

●     Design/develop demonstration platform for Ferric products with optimized performance for customer applications

●     Assist in design and development of new products by bringing customers’ experiences and feedback in design cycle

●     Travel to customer and project sites to help start up, demo and address issues

●     Bench-level characterization, and data collection in support of customer and sales requirements of full ICs and IC sub-systems

●     Development of technical graphs, charts, specifications to meet customers’ need and general product collaterals

●     Development and execution of Python scripts to automate the characterization and data acquisition of key DC-DC power-converter metrics

●     Circuit and PCB design (and occasional assembly) of bench-level IC test boards

●     Interface with customers to review IC test measurement data and procedures

Desired Skills and Experience:

●     Education:  Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in EE

●     Industry Experience:  0-5 years

●     Self-motivated, possessing a willingness to learn and grow with the position, and able to take on full ownership of finding engineering solutions

●     Excellent communication skills and effectively be able to share information with others, including Ferric customers

●     Strong problem-solving skills, with solid understanding of mixed-signal IC design and test

●     Programming Languages:  Python, Verilog

●     Familiarity with VISA API and SCPI standard for communicating with test equipment

●     Familiarity with equipment communication protocols, including USB, RS232, GPIB, etc.

●     Lab experience with the following equipment:  Oscilloscope, Digital Multimeter (DMM), Source Measure Unit (SMU), DC Power Supply Unit (PSU), Electronic Load, Spectrum Analyzer, Opal Kelly, etc.

●     Knowledge of DC-DC power-converters/regulators (Buck, Boost, LDO, etc.)

●     Software:  Cadence Virtuoso Suite, Cadence Allegro, Xilinx ISE, and Linux & Windows operating systems

●     Experience with PCB design and assembly, including component selection, soldering, etc.

●     Proficient in MS Office

●     Available to travel 25%

Preferred/Plus Skills and Experience:

●     Education:  Master’s Degree in EE

●     Industry Experience:  2-5 years of IC test experience

●     Customer and sales support experience

●     Strong Knowledge of power management requirements of High Performance Computing, and mobile platforms

●     Knowledge of automation tools

●     Proven project management skills

Other Requirements:

·        ●     Ferric is unable to provide sponsorship for employment visa status for this position.

Location:

●    New York, NY

To apply please email your resume to careers@ferricsemi.com