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Chip Architect Digital Engineer - Switzerland, US or UK

MicroTECH Global Ltd
Closing date
24 Jun 2022

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Full Time
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Our client is a team of passionate professionals striving to make a mark in the trajectory of the semiconductor industry. If you love to be part of a start-up that is challenging established tech giants and you are a proactive problem-solver, able to multitask in a high energy environment and someone who is motivated by pushing their limits and challenging the status quo, we have just the opportunity for you.

They are actively seeking a resourceful Chip Architect Digital either based in US, or Lausanne (CH) or Northampton/Reading (UK).

Key responsibilities

- Write and own content of specifications at chip, block and interface level.

- Working closely with analog, digital and verification teams to ensure design meets architecture specifications including review and sign-off authority regarding deviations from specification.

- Participate in standards bodies and represent company interests in those bodies.

- Responsibility for digital design and debug of assigned logic blocks (when appropriate).

- Work on cross-functional teams to implement improvement actions to optimise design cost, quality and /or schedule as appropriate.

Your profile

- Bachelor of Engineering in Electronics and Electrical Engineering (equivalent or higher).

- 10+ years of experience in the semiconductor industry.

- Proven experience with PCIe, USB and/or DP protocols, system architectures and ecosystems.

- -Proven experience with decomposing and partitioning specifications between analog and digital domains to optimize design architecture.

- Experience writing specifications at the chip and block levels and writing interface specifications for interfaces external and internal to the chip.

- Experience in leading and working with teams across different geographical sites.

- Experience with representing the design team and presenting to customers.


- Design experience with high-level protocol standards )PCIe, USB, DP preferred).

- Familiarity with Serdes architectures and associated analog circuits.

- Proficient at writing algorithms for digital control of analog training functions.

- Knowledge of digital and analog design flows.

- Proficient at digital design using Verilog and/or VHDL.

- Proficient debug skills to identify bugs in architecture, algorithms, functionality and performance.

- Demonstrated team building and leadership skills, including working with cross-functional teams.

- Must possess strong communication skills including the ability to write specifications and internal/external presentations
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