Senior Engineer, Analog IC Design


San Diego, CA, US

pSemi Corporation is a Murata company driving semiconductor integration. pSemi builds on Peregrine Semiconductor’s 30-year legacy of technology advancements and strong IP portfolio but with a new mission—to enhance Murata’s world-class capabilities with high-performance semiconductors. With a strong foundation in RF integration, pSemi’s product portfolio now spans power management, connected sensors, optical transceivers, antenna tuning and RF frontends. These intelligent and efficient semiconductors enable advanced modules for smartphones, base stations, personal computers, electric vehicles, data centers, IoT devices and healthcare. From headquarters in San Diego and offices around the world, pSemi’s team explores new ways to make electronics for the connected world smaller, thinner, faster and better.

Job Summary

In this AMS central engineering role, you will work with the AMS and RF Product Design teams to implement analog, mixed-signal and PMIC circuits in CMOS & SOI-CMOS.  You will participate in all stages of the design cycle including system definition, circuit design/simulation/layout, and silicon evaluation at block and product level.   Additionally, you will interact closely with Process Technology Development, Modeling and CAD teams. 


Roles & Responsibilities

This position has responsibility for:

  • Analog/Mixed-Signal Block Design: Work with AMS, Product Design and Marketing teams to define needed circuit functionality and performance specifications. Design, develop and characterize circuit blocks to maximize reusability across multiple products.  Assist with IP library maintenance and releases. 
  • IP Block Characterization: Work with Characterization engineers to define tests and analyze data from circuit block and product-level testing.
  • Product Support: Work with Product Design teams, Product Engineering, Production Test and Failure Analysis to help answer customer questions, assess field failures, and support product yield improvements.
  • Documentation: Document all relevant design information to educate others on IP block usage and novel design techniques.


Competency Requirements

In order to perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

  • Critical Thinking: Skilled at finding logical flaws in arguments and plans; identifies problems and solutions that others might miss; provides detailed insight and constructive criticism into problems and complex situations
  • Working with Ambiguity: Achieves forward progress in the face of poorly defined situations and/or unclear goals; able to work effectively with limited or partial information
  • Displaying Technical Expertise: Keeps his/her technical skills current; effectively applies specialized knowledge and skills to perform work tasks; understands and masters the technical skills, knowledge, and tasks associated with his/her job; shares technical expertise with others
  • Driving for Results: Aggressively pursues challenging goals and objectives; will to put in considerable time and effort to accomplish objectives; takes a highly focused, goal driven approach toward work
  • Making Accurate Judgments and Decisions: Bases decisions on a systematic review of relevant facts and information; avoids making assumptions or rushing to judgment; provides clear rationale for decisions


Minimum Qualifications (Experience and Skills)

  • 5+ years of experience developing Analog/Mixed-Signal/PMIC circuit blocks and products
  • Experience in high volume, commercial CMOS ICs (bulk or SOI)
  • Strong skills in analog/mixed-signal IC circuit design:  op-amps, bandgap and PTAT references, LDO regulators, charge pumps, digital interface, data converters, switched capacitor circuits
  • Able to do analog/mixed-signal IC layout where needed and effectively supervise layout designers
  • Hands on use of measurement equipment to validate IC performance
  • Strong sense of urgency to meet product requirements on schedule
  • Team player, able to work effectively within the department and cross functionally with other teams


Preferred Qualifications

  • Familiarity with RFIC products and applications
  • Knowledge of IC fabrication and how this impacts circuit performance
  • Software tools: Cadence, SOS, Excel, JMP, Matlab, ADS, JIRA


Education Requirements

  • Minimum BSEE, MSEE preferred


Work Environment

This job operates in a professional office and laboratory environment. This role routinely uses standard office and semiconductor laboratory equipment.


Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. This position requires the ability to occasionally lift office products and supplies, up to 20 pounds.



pSemi Corporation supports a diverse workforce and is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity for applicants and employees. pSemi does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, religion (including religious dress and grooming practices), sex/gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions or breastfeeding), gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, national origin (including language use restrictions and possession of a driver’s license issued under Vehicle Code section 12801.9), ancestry, physical or mental disability, legally-protected medical condition, military or veteran status (including “protected veterans” under applicable affirmative action laws), marital status, sexual orientation, or any other basis protected by local, state or federal laws applicable to the Company. pSemi also prohibits discrimination based on the perception that an employee or applicant has any of those characteristics, or is associated with a person who has or is perceived as having any of those characteristics.

Note: The Peregrine Semiconductor name, Peregrine Semiconductor logo and UltraCMOS are registered trademarks and the pSemi name, pSemi logo, HaRP and DuNE are trademarks of pSemi Corporation in the U.S. and other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective companies. pSemi products are protected under one or more of the following U.S. Patents:

Nearest Major Market: San Diego