Senior Analog IC Design Scientist

for Data Converters
RF Systems
Science Park 1, Altenberger Straße 69, 4040 Linz

Silicon Austria Labs is performing cutting-edge research in its world-class mmWave RF Lab on the physical layer of RF systems for future 5G/6G (UE, front and back-haul), and millimeter-wave imaging/sensing/radar applications. In this domain, the mmWave RF Lab collaborates closely with the Johannes Kepler University Linz and leading industry partners on e.g. RF/millimeter-wave transceiver architectures robust in terms of interference and coexistence, reconfigurable RF systems for transceivers and RF/millimeter-wave front-end modules (architectural reuse and/or resource sharing), and large-scale phased-array antennas and beamforming structures, which are targeting millimeter-wave and sub-Terahertz communications (5G, 6G), radars and imagers. In support of the design activities the mmWave RF Lab is equipped with the best in-class test infrastructure covering the GHz and low THz frequency range.

Your future responsibilities

  • Involvement in specifications of analog portions of a IC
  • Behavioral modeling to validate architectures
  • Transistor-level feasibility studies for various blocks in ADC/DACs with a focus on SAR-ADCs
  • Implementing blocks and documenting design towards formal design reviews
  • Drive layout and top-level simulations to validate top-level integration
  • Defining test-plans on subblock, block and system level
  • Taking lab measurements to validate analog designs
  • Design for ESD compliance

Your profile

  • Proven record of taking high performance CMOS circuits to production
  • Deep knowledge of ADC/DAC architectures and knowing which are suitable for given applications
  • Deep knowledge of band-gaps, bias, op-amps, switched-cap circuits, LDOs, feedback and compensation techniques
  • Proven expertise in the following areas:
    • Significant knowledge of low noise design techniques
    • Significant knowledge of high precision techniques in presence of device mismatch
    • Experience in behavioral modeling (C / Matlab)
    • Strong device physics knowledge as it applies to analog IC designs
  • Extensive working experience in measurements e.g. using spectrum analyzers, oscilloscopes, signal generators, etc. to validate analog designs
  • Masters degree with 5+ years in related area of expertise or PhD with 2 years of experience

Important facts

  • Beginning of the employment: as soon as possible
  • This position is endowed with a gross annual salary of € 51,296 based on the collective agreement for research („Forschungs-Kollektivvertrag“) and depending on your experience and skills.