• Principal Signal Integrity Engineer

    Job Locations US-CA-Sunnyvale
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  • Overview

    Dedicated to making data faster and safer, Rambus creates innovative hardware, software and services that drive technology advancements from the data center to the mobile edge. Our architecture licenses, IP cores, chips, software, and services span memory and interfaces, security and emerging technologies to positively impact the modern world. 


    Our customers are leading chip and system design firms, foundries, and service providers. Our products are integrated into tens of billions of devices and systems. They power and secure diverse applications in a growing number of target segments including data center, networking, AI, automotive and IOT.


    Rambus is seeking to hire exceptional talent to join some of the brightest inventors and engineers in the world to develop products that have real life impact. 


    This is a highly impactful position for the System Solutions Engineering team of the Rambus IP Cores division.  We are looking for a highly-experienced leader to build, lead and drive direction in signal and power integrity in advanced SerDes PHY development.  You will participate in IP generation and technology evangelization and contribute towards new product initiatives leveraging this critical IP. You are a team player with excellent written and verbal communication skills, and you are self-motivated and detail-oriented with the ability to work with peers across groups and projects.


    • Leadership role in building a strong global organization driving robust SI/PI hardened advanced interface memory and SerDes IP products
    • Define advanced architectures and specifications for robust multi-protocol SerDes IP solutions together with the architecture and design teams
    • Develop Signal and Power Integrity methodologies for the analysis, modeling and simulation of link channels and global power distribution
    • Build voltage, timing and power supply budgets across channel components including noise effects (reflections, simultaneous switching noise and crosstalk)
    • Design, analyze and document guidelines for full link interconnect
    • Perform channel margin analysis to provide design tradeoffs between package, board, connector and cables
    • Develop IBIS AMI IO and package/system channel simulation models
    • Correlate Tx and Rx SerDes simulation models with measurements
    • Perform system level timing analysis to implement SI guidelines and checklists
    • Best in class team validated though customer interactions, patent development, conference and journal publications


    • MS / Ph.D. in Physics, Electrical Engineering with emphasis on electromagnetics (EM), SI, PI, Analog, RF or advanced packaging
    • 5-10 years of experience in signal/power integrity methodology development, modeling and simulations of high speed SERDES links
    • Strong knowledge of EM and transmission line theory, equalization techniques, S-parameters, crosstalk, SSN and jitter mechanisms
    • Working experience with NRZ and PAM4 signaling in high-speed/low-power serial links
    • Working knowledge of physical architecture with experience in BGA assignment methodology and ability to simulate system level trade-offs
    • Practical lab characterization experience with advanced scopes, BERTs and VNA/TDR
    • Experience in extraction/CAD tools: HFSS, ADS, MATLAB/Simulink, Cadence Virtuoso, Hspice/Spectre. Shell scripting / programming experience preferred. Familiarity with RedHawk/Totem or XcitePI and Virtuoso is a strong plus
    • Strong problem solving and communication skills and willingness to work with customers and cross-functionally

    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.


    At Rambus, we are makers of better. For more information about Rambus, visit rambus.com. For additional information on life at Rambus and our current openings, check out rambus.com/careers/.

    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 in our job application procedures. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, you may let us know in the application.





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