• SMTS II - Circuit Design Engineering - Analog

    Job Locations CA-Toronto
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  • Overview

    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.

    Our business is rooted in developing technologies and solutions that serve the needs of the market from the Data Center to the Mobile Edge. From our foundation in memory and interfaces, we leverage our history of high-speed circuit design leadership to create high-performance, low-power memory and serial link interface chips and IP cores to meet the needs of increasingly complex Data Center requirements.

    Description: Candidate will work with our development teams and the customer to ensure successful deployment of our high-speed interface IP.



    • Senior integrated circuit designer with at least three years of previous work experience
    • Design circuits using mathematical equations, and code your own system models to support your design
    • Will work on analog circuit design for next generation IP and products in the latest CMOS FinFET technologies.
    • Work with communications concepts of feed-forward equalization, decision-feedback equalization, linear equalization, and clock and data recovery.
    • Review analog schematics to help customer debug issues with implementation of the PHY IP in their design.
    • Review data from customers against documented IP design targets and electrical interface standards, including IEEE Ethernet, OIF-CEI, and PCIe.
    • Work in the lab with test boards or customer hardware, and electrical test



    • Work experience designing CMOS integrated circuits
    • Work experience with, communications theory, including the concepts of frequency domain modeled in the Z-domain or S-domain, convolution, and auto-correlation.
    • Post-secondary degree in electrical engineering with specialization in integrated circuit design. Has preferably completed a tape-out of an integrated circuit as part of a graduate project, and published the results.
    • Post-secondary course and knowledge, or work experience with microwave engineering including s-parameters.
    • Strong written and oral communication skills.
    • Knowledge of electrical interface standards such as IEEE Ethernet, OIF-CEI, and PCIe is an asset.
    • Experience with electrical test equipment such as oscilloscopes, signal generators, network analyzers, or power supplies is an asset.
    • Silicon debug and troubleshooting skills are highly desirable. 
    • High degree of self-motivation and personal responsibility. 
    • Have the ability to work well within a team environment.


    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 rambus.com.


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


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