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Electronics Engineer Principal, Circuits and Architecture

Arizona State University

Arizona State University

Tempe, AZ, USA
Posted on Thursday, June 20, 2024

Electronics Engineer Principal, Circuits and Architecture


Campus: Tempe

Electronics Engineer Prin

Job Description

The SWAP Hub Circuits and Architectures Design and Test Capability Area is hiring a design manager to help design teams organize and to develop and maintain a library of analog, digital, and RF circuits (IP blocks) for internal and licensed external use.

Job Family

Engineering & Tech Support

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Grant Funded Position

This is a grant funded position. Continuation is contingent on future grant funding.

Salary Range

$87,363 - $120,500 per year, DOE

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Essential Duties

  • Lead the specification, architecture and development of ASU’s intellectual property library in coordination with faculty
  • Develop and manage the technical roadmaps that address customer requirements within the Electronic Design Automation (EDA) unit
  • Develop unit- and system-level test plans covering a variety of operating modes and conditions
    • Devise test automation strategies and execute test plans
    • Debug complex circuit pack and system-level issues
  • Test process development and characterization
  • Develop and maintain training materials on the IP blocks which will include but are not limited to:
  • Design (schematic, layout, tapeout, pin diagrams, etc.)
  • Tapeout and post-silicon validation procedures
  • Interface with laboratory customers (e.g., students, faculty, and external entities) to ensure project goals are realized

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering or related field AND ten (10) years of engineering or related experience; OR, Any equivalent combination of experience and/or education from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved.

Desired Qualifications

  • Experience architecting, developing, testing, debugging, and performance analysis in the optimization of HPC software
  • Circuit and system design experience
  • Hands-on experience analyzing/troubleshooting complex analog and digital circuits
  • Experience with Linux, TCP/IP networking, and Python
  • Experience working independently and efficiently towards failure analysis and mitigation approaches
  • Experience with developing and debugging FPGA code in Verilog and/or VHDL
  • Experience in designing custom PCBs with Eagle or similar systems
  • Experience with setting up, programming, and using laboratory instrumentation for PCB debug
  • Experience with C/C++, Eagle, Verilog/VHDL, LabView
  • Experience in analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Evidence of effective communication and interpersonal skills
  • Experience in using presentation skills
  • Experience in work that requires being detail oriented, flexible, self-motivated, and the ability to troubleshoot
  • Experience writing scientific documents (e.g., patent applications and reports)

Working Environment

  • This is a first shift position 0800-1700, Monday-Friday. Occasional off shift work may be required to manage emergencies within the AEP Core.
  • Regular activities require ability to manage and prioritize multiple tasks at one time, manage conflict, work well in a team environment and operate independently, and communicate effectively to exchange accurate information
  • Regular activities require ability to quickly change priorities which may include and/or are subject to resolution of conflicts
  • Activities are performed in environmentally controlled office and laboratory settings subject to extended periods of being in a stationary position, moving moderate distances to perform work functions, and operating computer and other office productivity machinery
  • For the class 100/1000 cleanroom space, it will be necessary to wear personal protective equipment including long pants, closed-toed shoes, shoe covers, a lab coat or cleanroom suit, gloves, and safety glasses
  • Some activities will entail the need for frequent bending, reaching, lifting, pushing, and pulling up to 50 pounds
  • Ability to clearly communicate and exchange accurate information to perform essential duties

Department Statement

For the ninth year in a row, ASU has been named the most innovative school in the nation, recognizing the university's culture of groundbreaking research and partnerships, as well as its commitment to helping students thrive in college and beyond. U.S. News and World Report has named ASU as the most innovative university all nine years the category has existed.

ASU Knowledge Enterprise advances research, innovation, strategic partnerships, entrepreneurship, and international development. Our success arises from solutions-focused, interdisciplinary research; an entrepreneurial approach that is embedded in every school and department; and a commitment to transform society in a positive way. To learn more about how Knowledge Enterprise is a place for your career to grow, visit https://research.asu.edu/about-us/careers.

At SWAP Hub, we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive, and authentic workplace, so if you’re excited about this role but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly, we encourage you to apply anyway. We value your unique background and perspective, and you may be just the right candidate for this position or other roles on our team.

Working at ASU has additional perks and OUTSTANDING benefits, which include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; sick leave and holidays; ASU/UA/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to ASU recreation and cultural activities; and more. To estimate the value of your total compensation, please visit https://cfo.asu.edu/compensation-estimator.

ASU Statement

Arizona State University is a new model for American higher education, an unprecedented combination of academic excellence, entrepreneurial energy and broad access. This New American University is a single, unified institution comprising four differentiated campuses positively impacting the economic, social, cultural and environmental health of the communities it serves. Its research is inspired by real world application blurring the boundaries that traditionally separate academic disciplines. ASU serves more than 100,000 students in metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona, the nation's fifth largest city. ASU champions intellectual and cultural diversity, and welcomes students from all fifty states and more than one hundred nations across the globe.

ASU is a tobacco-free university. For details visit https://wellness.asu.edu/explore-wellness/body/alcohol-and-drugs/tobacco

Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.

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Employment Verification Statement

ASU conducts pre-employment screening which may include verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications.

Background Check Statement

ASU conducts pre-employment screening for all positions which includes a criminal background check, verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications. Employment is contingent upon successful passing of the background check.

Instructions to Apply

Application deadline is 3:00PM Arizona time on the date indicated.

Please include all employment information in month/year format (e.g., 6/88 to 8/94), job title, job duties and name of employer for each position.

Resume and cover letter should clearly illustrate how prior knowledge and experience meets the Minimum and Desired qualifications of this position.

ASU does not pay for travel expenses associated with interviews, unless otherwise indicated.

Only electronic applications are accepted for this position.

IMPORTANT NOTE: What is the meaning of “equivalent combination” in the minimum qualifications? It means one year of higher education or 24 credit hours, is equal to one year of experience. For example, a four year Bachelor’s degree is equal to four years of experience.