System Hardware Engineer

Inphi Corporation • Westlake Village, CA 91361

Posted 2 weeks ago

Job Description

Inphi is looking for System Engineer for Communication System Hardware group. The qualified candidate will work with a team of energetic, technically strong, multi-disciplined engineering team to help develop on broadband amplifiers, high speed optical communication system and the corresponding subsystems that will significantly increase the bandwidth of next-generation of communication infrastructures.

Successful candidate will be part of the System Development team that would engage in System Board-level Hardware design, Software scripting, Test/Validation of Inphi's Communication Integrated Circuits (ICs) and/or Inphi's Sub-system solutions. Candidate will be offered the opportunity to grow and be exposed to a broad range of engineering skills & responsibilities over time.


* BSEE with 2+ years' experience / MSEE with internship experience.

* Strong fundamentals in

* RF and Microwave Engineering (Y, Z, S-parameters.) & Devices (Filters, Splitters/ Combiners, Travelling wave amplifiers)

* Common building blocks & functions: OpAmps, Digital logic

* Communication Theories modulations, noise, SNR, digital signal processing, equalization techniques, Q-factor, BER

* Programming: Python, C, etc. (Exposures to Matlab is desirable)

* Desired Knowledge/experience

* Transistor-level Analog design

* Standard digital interfaces I2C, SPI, etc.

* III-V compound IC technologies such as SiGe HBT, GaAs pHEMT

* Opto-electronics building blocks such as Transimpedance Amplifier and Laser Modulator Driver, Photo-detectors, etc.

* WDM and PAM4 system.

* Team player with good communication skills.

* Enjoys hands on lab work using test and measurement equipment (VNA, Oscilloscope, Spectrum analyzer, and in circuit emulator.)


* To get familiar with Inphi's optical system solutions

* Develop Hardware for Chip level and/or sub-system level performance evaluation/validation.

* Initial work will involve in execution of engineering validation plan for Optoelectronic components (TIAs & modulator Drivers)

* Understanding the Spec and functionalities of Inphi products

* Setting hardware platform for validating chips and system.

* Coding/scripting

* Verify and Trouble shoot board level or chip level design.

* Engage and collaborate among validation team members for test development, data base structure, test hardware (Probes wedges, probes cards, and PCB,) and performing assigned validation projects.

* Documentation of design/validation results and report generations

* Overtime, design and innovate hardware/software and test/ validation methodologies

* Automate data collection and data analysis.

* Solving high frequency probing bottleneck in Flip Chip at speed testing.


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