Senior Manager, Digital Design and Verification (San Diego, CA)

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pSemi Corporation is a Murata company driving semiconductor integration. pSemi builds on Peregrine Semiconductor's 30-year legacy of technology advancements and strong IP portfolio but with a new mission-to enhance Murata's world-class capabilities with high-performance semiconductors. With a strong foundation in RF integration, pSemi's product portfolio now spans power management, connected sensors, optical transceivers, antenna tuning and RF frontends. These intelligent and efficient semiconductors enable advanced modules for smartphones, base stations, personal computers, electric vehicles, data centers, IoT devices and healthcare. From headquarters in San Diego and offices around the world, pSemi's team explores new ways to make electronics for the connected world smaller, thinner, faster and better.

Job Summary

The Senior Manager of Digital Design supervises and directs the Digital and Verification teams in San Diego, CA and Austin, TX, as well as the pSemi India Design Center (IDC) in Chennai, India. As team leader and manager, the Senior Manager is expected to lead, hire, train, and mentor engineers to develop industry-leading solutions. As the technical leader, this person is expected to manage and guide their team, drive digital design, develop processes and methodologies, including defining verification methodology, and tracking deliverables, to ensure timely and high-quality execution. The Senior Manager will work with cross-functional teams, such as Marketing, Product and Test Engineering to support pSemi's advanced products from product definition through product release to end-of-life.

Roles & Responsibilities

This position has responsibility for:
  • Manage digital design and verification teams across multiple sites
  • Architect, design, and verify digital logic to meet critical power, performance, and area targets
  • Contribute to the design team efficiency, productivity, and quality through flow and methodology improvements
  • Prepare and hold architecture, design, and verification reviews with technical staff through the project life cycle
  • Support Front-end & Mid-end and related tasks such as Synthesis, Timing closure, DFT, ATPG etc.
  • Support test vector generation, Silicon Validation
  • Support Digital Characterization Programs
  • Support Digital Characterization Data Analysis
  • Support AMS Verification
  • Work with interdisciplinary teams to identify automation and tool requirements
  • Take products into mass production


Competency Requirements

In order to perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:
  • Displaying Technical Expertise: Keeps his/her technical skills current; effectively applies specialized knowledge and skills to perform work tasks; understands and masters the technical skills, knowledge, and tasks associated with his/her job; shares technical expertise with others
  • Delegating Responsibility : Provides people with clear objectives and allows them to take ownership for their goals; gives people a mix of tasks that challenge but do not overwhelm them; acts as a resource people can utilize to help accomplish their goals
  • Developing Plans : Clearly defines goals and the actions required to accomplish them; considers possible changes, constraints or other obstacles that might impact plans; accurately estimates time and resources need to accomplish tasks
  • Making Accurate Judgments and Decisions : Bases decisions on a systematic review of relevant facts and information; avoids making assumptions or rushing to judgment; provides clear rationale for decisions
  • Managing Performance : Clearly defines and communicates roles and responsibilities; holds people accountable for accomplishing objectives; recognizes and rewards people who achieve results and deliver on performance expectations; provides effective feedback on performance

Minimum Qualifications (Experience and Skills)
  • 12+ years' experience or equivalent in digital design and verification
  • 5+ years' experience in managing individuals and teams
  • Excellent communication, management, and coaching skills; able to simplify complex ideas and mentor team members to grow and achieve excellent results
  • Demonstrated project management skill to coordinate activities across multiple designs simultaneously
  • Ability to work in a fast paced, multi-tasking environment
  • Demonstrated experience in ASIC systems and circuit analysis, digital architectures, design & front-end support, verification/validation, mid/back-end coordination, test, product development, and mass production product releases
  • Key technical skillsets:
    • Fundamental knowledge of digital circuits, transistor level design, systems, and architectures
    • Strong knowledge of digital methodologies and flows
    • In-depth knowledge of RTL/Verilog, and familiarity with mid/back-end digital design
    • Expertise in front-end digital including timing, synthesis
    • Expertise designing digital circuits, state-machines, serial interfaces, and integrating IP such as SRAM, OTP
    • Familiarity with interface specifications such as MIPI RFEE, SPI, I2C, I3C etc.
    • Experience working in sub-micron technologies, low-power domain
    • Strong knowledge of clock domain crossing, power domain methodologies and designs, low-power designs
    • Knowledge of DSP architectures in signal processing ASICs
    • Fundamental knowledge of high-level programming languages - C++, C#, Perl, Python, Tcl, Makefile
    • Deep experience with Cadence and Synopsys tool suites
    • Familiarity with pre-silicon verification and post-silicon validation tools and methodologies, ex: System Verilog, UVM, and Lab-equipment
    • Familiarity with DFT and scan insertion

Preferred Qualifications
  • Knowledge of delta-sigma modulators, decimation/interpolation filters, fixed-point arithmetic, microcontroller designs
  • Experience with Standard Cell Library development and characterization
  • Develop the digital logic needed for calibration, control, data processing, and enablement for the mixed-signal IP and ASICs; perform integration of mixed-signal IP
  • Experience in the use of FPGA to validate digital RTL and gates is desired
  • Understanding of discrete-time, z-domain, digital signal processing, digital filter design (FIR, IIR)
  • Ability to model control loop feedback and signal processing algorithms using tools such as MATLAB & Simulink
  • Behavioral modeling of RF and AMS circuits for ASIC/Module level verification
  • Knowledge of design verification techniques such as UVM
  • Experience in IP development and integration
  • Understanding of semiconductor consumer product life cycle
  • Experience working with global design and cross functional teams


Education Requirements
  • Master's degree in Electrical Engineering/Computer Engineering or equivalent experience


Work Environment

This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. This position requires the ability to occasionally lift office products and supplies, up to 20 pounds .

pSemi Corporation supports a diverse workforce and is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity for applicants and employees. pSemi does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, religion (including religious dress and grooming practices), sex/gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions or breastfeeding), gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, national origin (including language use restrictions and possession of a driver's license issued under Vehicle Code section 12801.9), ancestry, physical or mental disability, legally-protected medical condition, military or veteran status (including "protected veterans" under applicable affirmative action laws), marital status, sexual orientation, or any other basis protected by local, state or federal laws applicable to the Company. pSemi also prohibits discrimination based on the perception that an employee or applicant has any of those characteristics, or is associated with a person who has or is perceived as having any of those characteristics.

Note: The Peregrine Semiconductor name, Peregrine Semiconductor logoand UltraCMOS are registered trademarks and the pSemi name, pSemi logo, HaRP andDuNE are trademarks of pSemi Corporation in the U.S. and other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective companies. pSemi products are protected under one or more of the following U.S. Patents: http://patents.psemi.com
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