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Hardware Design Engineer

Company: Unigen
Location: Newark
Posted on: March 10, 2023

Job Description:

Job title: Hardware Design Engineer

Job Function: Product Development

Job Overview:

We are looking for a system/board-level hardware design engineer to join our team. Responsibilities will include board and system level design, PCB layout, simulations, component selection, and support to manufacturing /customer support on various activities. This is a product development position requiring a thorough background in developing high-end systems including high-speed simulation, layout guidance, and working with Mech Engr for enclosure design and associated sub-assemblies.

Primary Job Responsibilities

1. Design, develop, and implement electrical and mechanical (product) design solutions for Unigen products

  • Architect, design and develop Flash-based SSD and DRAM (DDR3/4) modules
  • Determine electrical, thermal/environmental and performance characteristics of a product design
  • Capture PCB stack-up and impedance control for the design
  • Generate PCB layout guidelines
  • Perform board bring-up and work with firmware/logic engineers to ensure product functionality.
  • Validate the physical feasibility of the design
  • Prepare technical documentation including engineering specifications,
  • Provide documentation and technical support to the production department during the product sample and production stages.
  • Identify the physical needs of the product's enclosure or mechanical parts for acceptance
  • Work with a mechanical engineer to design product enclosures and cross-check with electrical designs.
  • Support Manufacturing and Customer Support on various issues. 2. Create, develop, and implement product design solutions for purchasing and testing
    • Select components for purchasing to comply with sourcing strategy/policy and meet customer requirements/restrictions
    • Provide technical advice to the Purchasing team
    • Review and apply design solutions to comply with regulations to allow sales of products in regional markets, with EMC/EMI standards
    • Create test and debug instructions for Manufacturing to aid in testing/troubleshooting of newly designed boards
    • Analyze root causes and solve issues with engineering test equipment.
    • Determine and document clock test and reset signal test points 3. Develop and maintain product design documentation
      • Develop and deliver Electrical Design documentation:
      • Product schematics, electrical BOM, PCB Fab Package, Design for Manufacturing (DFM), board bring-up instructions, assembly drawing, stack-up drawing PCBA, SI and PI test reports
      • Develop and deliver Software/Firmware Design documentation:
      • EVT FW release package, Binary/Hex, EVT SW release package, Source/Compiled, programming and checksum verification instructions
      • Develop and deliver Mechanical Design documentation:
      • Pick-and-place XY file, ODB file, critical components inspection documents
      • Develop and deliver label design and labeling instructions, packaging instructions/drawings/BOM, special handling/inspection documents, licensing agreements/LOAs 4. Provide technical support on design solutions for products, purchasing, and sales to the internal team
        • Assist with manufacturing sign-off on PCB Panel Array
        • Develop and deliver label design and labeling instructions, packaging instructions/drawings/BOM, special handling/inspection documents, licensing agreements/LOAs
        • Other duties and responsibilities related to hardware design and product development as assigned Required Education and Work Experience:
          • BS Eng. minimum in Electrical / Electronic Engineering
          • 5+ years of experience in designing boards
          • Experience in PCB design and schematics capture is required
          • Experience with system design (mechanical, electrical, electronics, thermal, and software aspects) is a plus
          • Experience in digital design (FPGAs) is a plus
          • Experience in embedded software development is a plus
          • Experience with volume electronics manufacturing is a plus Minimum of 10 years of system/board level design exp designing and developing high-end, high-speed embedded platforms including the latest bus topologies, CPU, and memory interfaces
          • Excellent knowledge of high-speed (10Gbps or higher) design methodologies and simulation, including the latest bus technologies such as DDR3/4, SAS, /SATA, PCIe, Toggle, ONFI, NVMe, USB
          • Excellent knowledge of high-speed clock circuit design, implementation, and measurements
          • Knowledge in high-speed simulation using HSpice, Hyperlinx, or similar tools and applying the concepts to board layout
          • Good interpersonal, organizational, and communication skills
          • Strong background in debugging, high-speed Timing, and Jitter analysis and measurement
          • Working knowledge of various EMC/EMI control methods and implementation at the PCB/component level.
          • Working experience with various schematic entry tools and test/measurement equipment including high-speed, real-time oscilloscopes, network/spectrum analyzers, and logic analyzers.
          • Strong system development experience with a holistic approach
          • Team player. Be able to share knowledge, learn from others, and support other groups within an organization
          • Preferred: FPGA logic development experience
          • Education: BS/MS in EE or CE (MS preferred)

Keywords: Unigen, Newark , Hardware Design Engineer, Engineering , Newark, California

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