Senior Manager, Analog/Mixed-Signal Design - Technology Platforms


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 highly visible, central-engineering AMS management role, you will lead a design team working closely with product teams to plan and develop cutting edge CMOS/SOI analog, mixed-signal, PMIC, and PA controller circuits.  As a manager, you will be responsible for hiring, employee retention, performance management, and resource allocation in addition to providing technical leadership and program management.  Your team will participate closely in all stages of the design cycle including definition, architecture selection, circuit design and simulation, layout supervision, silicon evaluation, characterization, and product integration.  


Roles & Responsibilities

This position has responsibility for:

  • Management:  Planning, resource allocation, hiring employee retention, performance management, mentor junior engineers. 
  • Technical Leadership:  Work with the Product Design teams and Marketing to define IP block functionality and performance specifications.  Project management to ensure on-time completion.  Technical oversight of all phases of design, layout, and characterization of IP blocks, while maximizing reusability across multiple products.  Ensure documentation of all relevant design information to educate others on IP block usage and novel design techniques.  Occasional circuit design work to assess architecture selection and supplement team resources. 
  • Product Support:  Work with Applications, Product, and Manufacturing Engineers to help answer customer questions, assess field failures, and support yield improvements.  
  • AMS Infrastructure & Methodology:  Contribute to requirements documentation, tool selection and methodology development.
  • Product Capability Development:  Work with Design, Marketing, Modeling and Process Technology teams to drive the definition and development of SOI process technology, modeling requirements, IP roadmaps, and product platforms to enable Product Design to rapidly build RFICs.


Competency Requirements

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

  • Delegating Responsibility: Provides people with clear objectives and allows them to take ownership for their goals; gives people a mix of tasks that challenge but do not overwhelm them; acts as a resource people can utilize to help accomplish their goals
  • Managing Performance: Clearly defines and communicates roles and responsibilities; holds people accountable for accomplishing objectives; recognizes and rewards people who achieve results and deliver on performance expectations; provides effective feedback on performance
  • Making Accurate Judgements 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
  • Developing Plans: Clearly defines goals and the actions required to accomplish them; considers possible changes, constraints or other obstacles that might impact plans; accurately estimates time and resources need to accomplish tasks
  • Acting Decisively: Moves quickly to make decisions and commit to a clear course of action; comfortable making decisions based on partial information; willing to take risks in order to maintain momentum; shows a strong bias toward action


Minimum Qualifications (Experience and Skills)

  • 3+ years management experience leading a design engineering team
  • 12+ years of experience developing Analog/Mixed-Signal/PMIC circuit blocks and products
  • An expert in analog / mixed-signal IC circuit design:  amplifiers, opamps, references, LDO regulators, data converters, switched capacitor circuits, charge pumps, digital interfaces
  • Able to effectively supervise layout designers
  • Experience in high volume, commercial CMOS ICs (bulk or SOI)
  • Strong sense of urgency to meet product requirements on schedule
  • Team player, able to work effectively within the Technology Platforms department and cross functionally with other teams
  • Ability to mentor junior engineers


Preferred Qualifications

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


Education Requirements

  • BSEE, MSEE preferred


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.


Minimum Salary: $180,302.43
Maximum Salary: $270,453.65

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:

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Nearest Major Market: San Diego