Manager, IC Design Power Management

Peregrine Semiconductor Burlington , MA 01803

Posted 8 months ago

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 missionto 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.

The Manager, IC Design (Power Management) is responsible the overall IC development of power management products. This position will manage and lead the core design team, lead our chip projects, and be instrumental in converting pSemi technology into disruptive products for our target markets. This position is located in our Burlington, MA office and reports to the Director of Architecture & IC Development.

Roles & Responsibilities

This position has responsibility for:

  • Manage Team: Manage a team of 4 to 6 design engineers. Leads and maintains an efficient and technically proficient staff required to complete product development goals, manages team resources and schedules, and manages career development of team members, set staff's goals and conduct performance reviews, recruit and select candidates, provide orientation and training

  • Chip Lead: lead chip projects from product definition to successful customer samples

  • Project Management : Monitor status of projects, thoroughly deal with project details, hold project owners accountable, and deliver clear, accurate depiction of status

  • Resource allocation: Strong emphasis to properly allocated resources to meet business needs

  • NPI Leadership: Manage IC design chip leads and coordinating cross-functional teams including the following groups such as test engineering, product engineering, modeling, technology, characterization, program management, quality, and characterization engineers

  • Vision: Implement development flow and best practices to improve development predictability and success; challenge and change status quo when needed to improve the product development process

  • Employee Development: Enable the team of engineers to achieve the above tasks and promote their career development; develop chip leads, entry level managers, and senior technical experts

Competency Requirements

In order to perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

  • 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

  • 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

  • Driving for Results: Aggressively pursues challenging goals and objectives; will to put in considerable time and effort to accomplish objectives; takes a highly focused, goal driven approach toward work

  • Working with Ambiguity: Achieves forward progress in the face of poorly defined situations and/or unclear goals; able to work effectively with limited or partial information

  • Developing Talent: Invests time and resources into building the capabilities of team members; helps people define career goals and establish development plans to achieve them; gives people constructive, developmental feedback and advice.

Minimum Qualifications (Experience and Skills)

  • 15 years of experience in analog integrated circuit design

  • 10 years of experience in power management circuit design

  • 5 years of experience in established semiconductor business

  • 2 years of experience managing engineers

  • Led at least 5 power management chip products on the market today

  • Collaborated on at least 10 analog IC chip designs

  • Demonstrated working Silicon in more than one foundry process

  • Solid knowledge of industry standard design conventions and rules in analog circuit design; knowledge in reducing design risk

  • Solid understanding of analog circuit theory and power management circuits

  • Capable in refining the product definition

  • Possess excellent project management skills

  • Creative and innovative on the architectural level

  • Excellent analog integrated circuit and power management implementation skills

  • Track record of thorough implementation and first working Silicon

  • Experience debugging, probing and characterizing silicon using standard lab equipment

  • Proficiency in design tools such as Cadence

Preferred Qualifications

  • System level understanding a plus

  • Experience in a startup environment is a plus

  • Experience in inventions and patent (co-)authorship a plus

  • Previous management experience is a plus

  • Enjoy working in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment comprising of smart and creative colleagues and team members

  • Maintain a sense of purpose and commitment, and be flexible in response to internal leadership and market pressures

Education Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering; Masters or Ph.D in Electrical Engineering is a plus

Work Environment

This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment. It is expected this position will work extended hours and weekends during critical times or as need for global team meetings.

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 logo and UltraCMOS are registered trademarks and the pSemi name, pSemi logo, HaRP and DuNE 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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