SMTS - Product Development Engineering

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At Rambus, we are turning incredible possibilities into everyday reality by helping to deliver the innovations that greatly impact the world we live in. We create leading-edge semiconductor and IP products, spanning memory and interfaces to security to smart sensors and lighting. Our products are integrated into billions of devices and systems around the globe, running critical applications for Big Data, Internet of Things (IoT), mobile, and consumer platforms.

And our history runs deep – we have been a staple in Silicon Valley since 1990 and are continually anticipating key technology trends to develop innovations that drive market changes. From a pure IP provider to becoming a fabless chipmaker and developer of innovative software solutions, Rambus is evolving to address critical challenges throughout the industry.

As a dynamic organization, we are always seeking to hire exceptional talent to join some of the brightest inventors and engineers in the world to explore their passions to develop products that have real-life impact. As well, Rambus benefits are among the most comprehensive and competitive in the market today.

And we never stop inventing. The work that is developed out of our Emerging Solutions Division is geared towards advancing compute architectures, capturing information-rich data through optical sensing, and providing superior light quality and control through LED lightguides. Inspired by the innovative thinking at the heart of Rambus Labs, our inventors and engineers are working to translate extraordinary theory into everyday practice.

Seeking an experienced Design Engineer to develop lighting products for customers using Rambus patented technologies. This person will work directly with the Rambus Sales/Marketing team, and the customer to provide new product designs for use in the rapidly growing LED general illumination market. The candidate must have excellent problem solving skills, the ability to work independently on multiple projects throughout all phases of the Rambus NPI (new product introduction) process, and have excellent communication skills. Ideal candidate will also be expected to provide leadership across departments for efficient and successful introduction of products to manufacturing for volume production. Minimum of a B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering, with at least 5 years of “hands on” design/development experience in the development of new products (preferably in LED lighting), including relevant manufacturing experience. Must be proficient with 3D Solid Modeling software (Solidworks preferred), and skilled in the use of Office /Project Management software (Word, Excel, MS Project, etc.).


  • Work directly with customers to negotiate and define specifications (mechanical, optical, and aesthetics) for new lighting applications.
  • Development and management of new product designs that are balanced to meet the customer requirements while satisfying internal Rambus requirements for manufacturing quality and capability.
  • Produce 3D CAD Models, 2D drawings, and all related documentation required to design/define new products that meet customer specifications/expectations within Rambus quality standards and manufacturing capabilities.
  • Work with R&D Optical Engineers, machine shop, and technicians to design, fabricate and evaluate working prototypes that demonstrate feasibility of meeting customer requirements and expectations.
  • Completing cost analysis and cost projections, and work with Sales to provide basis for pricing of Engineering Development and Production part pricing to our customers.
  • Support the Rambus Manufacturing (Engineering and Production) team as required on all Rambus RLD products.
  • Regular reporting to management on all project activities (verbal and written).



Rambus offers an extremely competitive compensation package, which includes a strong base salary, bonus, equity, matching 401(k), employee stock purchase plan, comprehensive medical and dental benefits, time-off program and gym membership.

Rambus creates innovative hardware and software technologies, driving advancements from the data center to the mobile edge. Our chips, customizable IP cores, architecture licenses, tools, software, services, training and innovations improve the competitive advantage of our customers. We collaborate with the industry, partnering with leading ASIC and SoC designers, foundries, IP developers, EDA companies and validation labs. Our products are integrated into billions of devices and systems, powering and securing diverse applications, including Big Data, Internet of Things (IoT), mobile, consumer and media platforms. At Rambus, we are makers of better. For more information, visit


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