Principal Analogue Design Engineer - Newbury

Analogue Design

Ref: 1254Monday 12 April 2021

£65,000 to £85,000 + excellent benefits package

Enigma People Solutions is excited to have been engaged by a world leading international Semiconductor Design client to search for a talented Analogue Design Engineers to support their growing design team. This is a great opportunity to work with gifted engineers operating at the forefront of bleeding-edge technology! Our client offers a unique environment where contribution is highly rewarded and career development is supported.

You will have the opportunity to develop industry leading mixed-signal SOCs for consumer mobile audio markets and become part of an organisation that operates at the forefront of cutting-edge technology. Specializing in low power ICs for audio and voice signal processing applications, our client’s products span the entire audio signal chain, from capture to playback, providing innovative products for the world’s top smartphones, tablets, digital headsets, wearables and emerging smart home applications.

 The culture suits highly organised, self-motivated, strongly analytical problem solvers who can work with a sense of urgency and thrive in a dynamic environment whilst retaining a keen sense of humanity, collaboration, openness and support of colleagues.


  • Lead a team of engineers with responsibility for the delivery of complex mixed-signal products
  • Design and develop new circuit architectures and techniques on advanced process nodes with an awareness of competing solutions and commercial pressures
  • Participate in all aspects of the design, from concept to production silicon
  • Involved in specification, architectural development, transistor-level design, SPICE, Matlab and Verilog (System Verilog, Verilog A, Verilog-AMS) modelling and simulation, layout supervision, post-layout simulation, chip-level verification, and lab validation
  • Organized, thorough, and detail-oriented with strong communication skills
  • Self-motivated with strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Ability to work with a sense of urgency and thrive in a dynamic environment.
  • Be responsible for contributing to the growth of the group including the recruitment, mentoring, review and supervision of junior engineers

Required Skills and Qualifications

  • BS, MS or PhD in Electrical Engineering with solid and relevant professional experience in mixed signal CMOS circuit design
  • Strong background in the design and development of CMOS analog/mixed-signal products with proven track record of delivery and commercial success
  • Highly proficient with industry standard design tools and simulation environments
  • Highly familiar with the challenges of mixed-signal system design, including the fundamentals of analog/mixed-signal modelling, chip-level and sub-system integration and verification, physical implementation and process limitations
  • Strong numerical and analytical skills with a detailed understanding of signal processing, control theory and circuit and system analysis techniques
  • Highly experienced at silicon validation and bench debug with an appreciation of PCB design and board level issues
  • Able to interface directly with cross-functional teams including marketing and product definition, production test, product engineering, and end customer interface
  • Good interpersonal skills, share technical expertise and knowledge, contribute to design reviews, work effectively to resolve conflicts
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

Preferred Skills and Qualifications

  • An understanding, appreciation and passion for audio engineering
  • Design of low power clock generation circuits, oscillators, PLLs, FLLs etc
  • Audio ADC and DAC design
  • DSP or algorithm development
  • Design of power management systems
  • Digital system level design
  • Ability to incorporate and lead new design techniques, methods independent of existing practices

For more information, submit your CV or get in touch with Ben on 0131 510 8150 or