Principal Mixed-Signal Analog Design Engineer

Job Locations US-CA-San Jose
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Rambus, a premier chip and silicon IP provider, is seeking to hire an exceptional Principal Analog/Mixed-Signal Design Engineer to join our Bufferchip Design team in San Jose, California. Candidates will be joining some of the brightest inventors and engineers in the world to develop products that make data faster and safer. 


As a Principal Analog/Mixed-Signal Design Engineer, the candidate will be reporting to the Director of Analog Design Engineering and is a Full-Time position. Successful applicant will have highly visible role in product definition/design across Rambus sites. 


Location: San Jose, CA (Headquarters) 


  • Ownership of Analog/Mixed designs at chip and/or block level 
  • Define optimal architectures to achieve competitive product specifications 
  • Design, simulate and characterize high-performance and high-speed circuits (e.g. Transmitter, Receiver, ADC, DAC, LDO, PLL, DLL, PI circuits). 
  • Create high level model for design tradeoff analysis and behavior model for verification simulations 
  • Create floorplan and work with layout team to demonstrate post extraction performance 
  • Document analysis and simulation to show that design achieves critical electrical, timing parameters and pre-silicon verification flow 
  • Work with the Lab/System team for test plan, silicon bring up and characterization 
  • Understand and disseminate applicable standards and its relevance in a given project to the team 
  • Mentor junior designers 


  • MS EE and 7+ years or PhD EE and 5+ years’ experience of CMOS analog/mixed-signal circuit design. Position may be tailored appropriately with different level of experience. 
  • Prior experience in at least one of the following circuits: Transmitter, Receiver (with CTLE, DFE), PLL, DLL, PI, clock distribution 
  • Good knowledge of design principles for practical design tradeoffs 
  • Fundamental knowledge of basic building blocks like bias, op-amp and LDO 
  • Experience in designing memory interfaces such as DDR 4/5 or serial links such as PCIE is highly desirable 
  • Prior design experience in FinFET process and digitally assisted design is desirable 
  • Experience in modeling with matlab, Verilog-A, verilog is desirable 
  • Experience working in leading R&D and future technology development projects is desirable 
  • The position requires good written & verbal communication skills as well a strong commitment and ability to work in cross functional and globally dispersed teams 

About Rambus 

With 30 years of innovation and semiconductor expertise, Rambus leads the industry with products and solutions speed performance, expand capacity and improve security for today's most demanding applications. From data center and edge to artificial intelligence and automotive, our interface and security IP, and memory interface chips enable SoC and system designers to deliver their vision of the future. 


Rambus offers a competitive compensation package including base salary, bonus, equity, matching 401(k), employee stock purchase plan, comprehensive medical and dental benefits, time-off program, and gym membership. The US salary range for this full-time position is $131,500 to $230,100.  Our salary ranges are determined by role, level and location.  The successful candidate’s starting pay will be determined based on job-related skills, experience, qualifications, work location and market conditions.


Rambus is committed to cultivating a culture where we actively seek to understand, respect, and celebrate the complex and rich identities of ourselves and others. Our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion initiatives are geared towards valuing the differences in backgrounds, experiences, and thoughts at Rambus to help enhance collaboration, teamwork, engagement, and innovation. At Rambus, we believe that we can be our best when every member of our organization feels respected, included, and heard.

Rambus is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, genetic information, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.


Rambus is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans during our job application procedures. If you require assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, please feel free to inform us in your application.


Rambus does not accept unsolicited resumes from headhunters, recruitment agencies or fee-based recruitment services.


For more information about Rambus, visit rambus.com. For additional information on life at Rambus and our current openings, check out rambus.com/careers/. 





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