Analog Design Engineer - Boston, Massachusetts

Analogue Design

Ref: 1278Wednesday 17 February 2021

Excellent salary and benefits

Enigma People Solutions is recruiting a motivated analog/mixed-signal IC Design Engineer with power management experience to join our client’s new Boston Design Centre. This is one of our most outstanding clients that is an international designer of mixed signal semiconductor solutions with growing Design Centres in the US, UK, Germany and Asia. Our client's design team develops custom automotive centric ICs using ARM Cortex-M based microcontrollers and integrate Analog and mixed signal, RF and Power Management IPs bringing a complete solution to an international customer base. You will join a small team of highly competent engineers that are creating brand new designs in the field of wireless and USB power delivery, sensing systems and connectivity within the car.

This is an exciting opportunity to develop challenging and innovative ICs in a fast-growing start-up environment, where your contribution directly drives the success of the Boston Design Center and the company as a whole. 

Job Responsibilities:

You will take ownership of large-scale or complex IP designs from beginning to end, participate in the IP system-level definition with marketing and customer-facing teams, perform system/design architecture or transistor-level feasibility studies and balance tradeoffs, analyze and drive IP design requirements to meet or solve gaps in existing IP, and quickly generate robust area-efficient circuits that meet their specifications. As needed, you may also lead a small team of junior design engineers on the IP design. As part of the design process, you will also build behavioral models of both analog and digital circuits, collaborate with the layout team to ensure good physical implementation of your circuits, and complete analog/mixed-signal simulations that verify your IP as well as the top-level blocks integrating your IP. To promote a strong IP reuse approach, you will thoroughly document your IP design, drive bench/production test plans and assist in a detailed evaluation and debug of your IP. You will also be expected to help identify, contribute, or lead a task force on continuous improvements in the design flow and methodology. Our ideal candidate is both an effective team player and team lead, works efficiently and achieves progress despite limited or ambiguous information, and displays sound engineering judgement in all aspects of their role.


  • Batchelor’s or Master’s Degree in Electrical Engineering with 10+ years of experience in analog/mixed-signal IC design within the semiconductor industry
  • Proven track record of implementation on first-pass functional silicon on at least 5 analog ICs in one or more CMOS/BCD processes, with design lead or project management experience on at least 2 of these ICs  
  • New IP generation and architecture or system-level definition experience. Knowledge of ESD protection techniques is a plus  
  • Strong lab skills paired with experience in debugging and evaluating silicon
  • Solid grasp of analog circuit design fundamentals and theory
  • Strong knowledge and understanding of industry standard design conventions and design for manufacturability (DFM) practices
  • Good proficiency with transistor-level circuit design tools like Cadence Virtuoso, AMS
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, good attention to detail
  • Demonstrated ability to work autonomously yet not independently. Prior experience at a start-up company or a small team environment is a plus
  • 7+ years of Power Management IC design (LDOs, switch-mode power converters, battery chargers, etc.), or design experience with high-voltage or automotive products is a plus​

Work Location: Greater Boston area (Massachusetts) preferred but exceptional candidates located remotely within the same time zone will be considered