Hardware Design Engineer

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February 28, 2020
San Jose, California
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Broadcom's Core Switching Group (CSG) is looking for a highly motivated Board Design Engineer to become a key member of the hardware development team. You will work with cross functional teams to define system architecture and design systems based on Broadcom switch devices.

CSG develops large and integrated system-on-chip (SoC) devices for a wide variety of market segments from SMB to Enterprise. Our team designs reference, validation and production boards. Designs include multi-core embedded processors, Ethernet switches with numerous high speed SERDES (25G, 50G PAM4, PCI-E) and DDR4 or test chips to explore future generation technology. Come and join Broadcom's dynamic, exciting and innovative team where you can grow your knowledge and skills.

An ideal candidate is a proven self-starter who:

  • Has outstanding organizational skills and attention to detail

  • Can solve problems by taking ownership and debugging issues on their own

  • Is a team leader with excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication

  • Can multitask in a fast paced environment

Required Qualifications:

  • 7-10 yrs of experience as a Hardware Engineer

  • Experience in taking a complex design through entire H/W development cycle (specification, schematics, layout, bring-up, characterization and compliance testing).

  • Knowledge of power integrity concepts (decoupling capacitors, transient response, PDN design, etc.)

  • Knowledge of signal integrity concepts (crosstalk, insertion/return loss, termination, BGA breakout, fab material selection, etc.)

  • Proficient in system bring-up, characterization and debugging complex embedded systems

  • Experience with high volume production design

  • Direct knowledge high speed SERDES design (25G, 50G PAM4) and PCIe, DDR, USB, SPI, I2C interfaces

  • Proficient with OrCad/DxDesigner and Cadence Allegro software tools

  • Experience working with PCB and PCA suppliers

  • Experience working with ODMs and OEMs overseas

  • Proficient with high speed oscilloscopes, bus and network analyzers.

  • Ability to work with cross functional teams (ASIC, SERDES Test, SYSOPS, SW, AE, PM, MECH, etc.)

Additional Qualifications:

  • Scripting in Python, Perl, TCL, VB, or shell

  • Familiarity with SI/PI software tools

  • Exposure to mechanical and thermal analysis

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