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Crocus Technology is seeking an experienced Sr. Director/VP of SoC ASIC Design and TMR Magnetic Sensor Product Development to join our high-performing team in our Santa Clara, CA design center and corporate headquarters.

What You Will Be Doing

  • Leads ASIC design team to develop and productize next generation magnetic mixed-signal SoC’s
  • Work with cross-functional teams to define product specifications, system architecture, hardware partitioning, and execution plan
  • Implement best SoC development practices, improving design methodology to maximize efficiency and predictability
  • Deliver chip architecture, design, integration, programming model, verification, and manage hand-off to backend
  • Validate silicon, support system integration, and production testing
  • Drive innovation and provide proven leadership to the organization to ensure world-class system solutions and flawless execution
  • Manage team, hire and retain best talent

Required Skills

Proven track record of success in high-performance/high-volume semiconductor markets and desired experience in following areas:

  • SoC, Ultra Low Power, high speed embedded architectures
  • Sensor AFE with high precision, ultra low temperature drift designs
  • Communications and power/area efficient implementations
  • System modeling, RTL coding, Lint/CDC checking, simulation, synthesis, power analysis, timing analysis in Cadence/Synopsys design environments
  • Directed and constrained random verification, UVM methodology
  • Embedded systems emulation, lab debug and chip validation
  • Project planning and execution, and performing design tradeoffs to achieve performance, power, die size, and schedule targets
  • Self-motivated, excellent communication skills, and ability to excel and to provide leadership in a fast paced environment
  • MS + 15 years’ experience, or Ph.D. + 13 years’ experience, including 5 years in a senior management role

Company Overview

Crocus Technology develops and supplies magnetic sensors based on its patented Magnetic Logic Unit™ (MLU) technology.

Crocus’ magnetic sensors bring significant advantages to industrial and consumer electronic applications requiring Monolithic, high sensitivity, stable temperature performance, low power and low cost solutions.

We are headquartered in Santa Clara, California, with offices in Grenoble, France.

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The Applications/Hardware Engineer will be responsible for the testing, characterization and application electronics development of our TMR Magnetic Sensor Product Portfolio.

What You Will Be Doing

  • Involved with automation of lab measurements and developing of new test methods to characterize and benchmark TMR Magnetic Sensors.
  • Support the Test Team efforts by building, maintaining and upgrading the testbenches.
  • Generation of application circuits and demo boards with circuit design steps, component selection, circuit schematics, bill of materials, PCB layout, test procedures and reports.
  • Support Applications Team’s documentation efforts to enable customers to build and customize reference designs provided.
  • Ensure customer support by providing guidance for troubleshooting/analysis, competitive analysis, and solution generation, including FA support relative to applications and systems issues.
  • Other duties as assigned.

What You Need for this Position

Required Skills/Experience:

  • Engineering degree Bac + 5 (Grandes Écoles or University) with a specialization in electronics.
  • 2-5years experience in the Electronics Industry in an Applications or Electronics Design role.
  • Demonstrated related experience in the areas of sensors, integrated circuits, PCB design with good hardware debugging skills is mandatory.
  • Proficiency in programming microcontrollers (STM32/MSP430/PICs) to enable rapid prototyping of sensors.
  • Programming languages required: Python and C / C ++.
  • An effective communicator with the ability to interface at all levels within the organization and cross functional teams both written and orally.

Desired Skills/Experience:

  • Knowledge in power electronics and magnetic simulation is a plus.
  • Experience with analog and mixed signal testing for multiple industrial and consumer applications.

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Responsibilities:

  • Work within Crocus Technology team in Grenoble (France) to optimize, improve and control fabrication processes for magneto-electronic sensor and memory products.
  • Interact with foundry partners to drive process and integration improvements and collect relevant process related data.
  • Interact with internal magnetics, test, device characterization and product teams to understand process, integration and yield requirements for product.
  • Build statistical models relating process parameters to product yield and use these to drive yield enhancement.
  • Provide regular yield reports to management and propose action plans.
  • Contribute to Crocus Technology intellectual property via invention disclosures and publications.

Qualifications:

  • Engineer/PhD with background in statistical process control/analysis.
  • Understanding of semiconductor integration.
  • Demonstrated experience in statistical data analysis and databases.
  • Industrial experience or experience of collaborating with industry partners is preferred.
  • Significant analytical skills in statistical data analysis and computation tools (JMP, MATLAB and Python).
  • Effective written and oral communications skills with a high degree of fluency in English. Fluency in French is desirable but not required.
  • Ability to work independently in an efficient, flexible and effective manner in a diverse team environments.

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The Applications/Hardware Engineer will be responsible for the testing, characterization and application electronics development of our TMR Magnetic Sensor Product Portfolio.

What You Will Be Doing

  • Immersed in Applications Engineering activity including generation of application circuits and demo boards with circuit design steps, component selection, circuit schematic, bill of materials, PCB layout, test procedures and reports
  • Support Applications Team’ documentation efforts to enable customers to build and customize reference designs provided
  • Ensure customer support by providing guidance for troubleshooting/analysis, competitive analysis, and solution generation, including FA support relative to applications and systems issues.
  • Involved with automation of Lab Measurements and development of new test methods to characterize and benchmark TMR Magnetic Sensors
  • Other duties as assigned

What You Need for this Position

Required Skills/Experience:

  • BS and/or MS in Electrical, Electronics Engineering, or a related discipline with minimum 5-7 years of experience in the Electronics Industry in an Applications or Electronics Design role.
  • Experience and strong knowledge of sensors, preferably magnetic sensor, readout circuitry is a plus
  • Demonstrated related experience in the areas of sensors, integrated circuit, PCB design with good hardware debugging skills is mandatory
  • Experience in measurement automation (LabView, VEE, Python) as well proficiency in programming microcontrollers (STM32/MSP430/PICs) to enable rapid prototyping of sensors.
  • An effective communicator with the ability to interface at all levels within the organization and cross functional teams both written and orally.

Desired Skills/Experience:

  • Ability to do basic GUI development in Windows as needed to support demonstration boards.
  • Experience with analog, mixed signal testing for multiple industrial and consumer applications

What’s In It for You

  • Competitive Base Salary with Bonus
  • Medical/Dental/Vision
  • PTO
  • Retirement Plan
  • Career advancement at a sensor startup

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