Lightmatter High-Speed Transceiver IC Design Engineer (Boston) in Boston, Massachusetts
Lightmatter builds chips for artificial intelligence computing. Our architecture leverages the unique properties of light to enable fast and efficient inference and training engines. If you're a collaborative engineer or scientist who has a passion for innovation, solving challenging technical problems, and doing impactful work...work like building the world's first optical computers, consider joining the team at Lightmatter!
*We are open to hiring a candidate in the Boston, MA or Mountain View, CA areas for this role.
Support micro-architecture development with chip architects by conducting feasibility studies
Collaborate with members of our design engineering teams (system, digital, analog, photonics) to define electrical requirements
Design analog/mixed-signal blocks with a focus on transceivers and broadband circuits interfacing with silicon photonics elements
Document design simulations and verifications towards formal design reviews
Drive block-level floorplan, mask design views, and their reviews
Run post-layout and mixed-signal top-level simulations to validate integration
Define production and bench-level test plans
Validate performances of the circuits in the lab
MS with 8+ years of industry experience, OR Ph.D. with 5+ years of industry experience with a focus on optical or wireline transceiver design
Experience designing Analog-Front-End blocks such as trans-impedance amplifiers (TIA) and Tx Driver
Experience with Tx/Rx equalization techniques and circuits
Experience interfacing with silicon photonic Mach-Zehnder modulators is a plus
Familiarity with SERDES architectures, and implementations
Solid understanding of CMOS device characteristics, noise, mismatch, linearity, and design trade-offs
Experience with Cadence Design Environment
Knowledge of 3D Electro-Magnetic (EM) simulation tools is a plus
Experience with testing and validating high-speed analog/mixed-signal circuits
Successful track record in delivering analog/mixed-signal IPs with 1st-time success while meeting tight schedules
Ability to work collaboratively with people across multiple functional areas
Comprehensive Health Care Plan (Medical, Dental & Vision)
Life Insurance (Basic, Voluntary & AD&D)
Generous Time Off (Vacation, Sick & Public Holidays)
Paid Family Leave
Short Term & Long Term Disability
Training & Development
Flexible, hybrid workplace model
Stock Option Plan
Commuter Benefit (pre-tax)
Base Compensation Range: $130,000 to $215,000. In accordance with the Colorado, California and New York law, the range provided is Lightmatter's reasonable estimate of the compensation for this role. Actual pay will be based on several factors including work experience, location and education.
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