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ASIC Design Engineer

Malibu, CA, USA Req #289
Friday, December 18, 2020

Located in Malibu, California, HRL has been on the leading edge of technology, conducting pioneering research and advancing the state of the art.

The Mixed Signal Solutions department at HRL Laboratories is a highly talented team of scientists and engineers with diverse backgrounds in integrated circuit design, advanced packaging and integration, novel signal processing and algorithm development, and integration / characterization of highly complex digital and mixed signal systems and subsystems for commercial and government applications in an innovative research and development environment. We seek an ASIC engineer to work as part of a project team in this environment performing design and test of digital cores for mixed signal circuits including data converters, signal generation circuits, digital and analog signal processing elements, and front-end acquisition electronics.

Required Skills:
  • At least 5 years of experience bringing VLSI designs from concept to completion
  • Architecture development, interface definition, behavioral description
  • RTL design, synthesis, place and route
  • Post extracted simulation, modeling, emulation, design characterization
  • Familiarity with CMOS technologies
  • Fluency in hardware description languages (e.g. Verilog, VHDL)
Preferred Skills:
  • Ability to use typical FPGA and IC design tools including Cadence Innovus and behavioral level simulation environments such as Matlab/Simulink
  • Experience with laboratory test equipment, characterization of hardware
  • Accustomed to test driven development, configuration change management, and Agile coding methodologies
Desired Skills:
  • Expertise in serial IO links, data paths, embedded memory, Compute-in-Memory, radiation-hardened architectures
  • Ability to use scripting to automate verification and data processing
  • Understanding of IC command and control interfaces, circuit design techniques, and control theory
Education Desired:
M.S. or Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering or equivalent experience

Special Requirements:

U.S. citizenship is required. Must be able to obtain and maintain a security clearance. Active SSBI is a plus.
Essential Physical / Mental Requirements: 
  • Proficiency in use of computers, engineering work stations, electronic equipment
  • Oral and written communication
  • Interaction with vendors / colleagues
  • Willingness to work in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment
  • Ability to work well in a team and independently
  • Must be sufficiently mobile to work within confined spaces and have both visual and hearing acuity

This position must meet Export Control compliance requirements, therefore a "U.S. Person" as defined by 22 C.F.R. § 120.15 is required. "U.S. Person" includes U.S. Citizen, lawful permanent resident, refugee, or asylee.

HRL offers a very competitive compensation and benefits package. Our benefits include medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401K match, gym facilities, PTO, growth potential, and an exciting and challenging work environment.
HRL Laboratories is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and does not discriminate in recruiting, hiring, training or promoting, on the basis of race, ethnicity, color, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, medical condition, U.S. military or protected veteran status, union membership, or political affiliation. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.

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  • Malibu, CA, USA