Spe, Link Architect

Rambus Sunnyvale , CA 94085

Posted 2 months ago


At Rambus, we are turning incredible possibilities into everyday reality by helping to deliver the innovations that greatly impact the world we live in. We create leading-edge semiconductor and IP products, spanning memory and interfaces to security to smart sensors and lighting. Our products are integrated into tens of billions of devices and systems around the globe, running critical applications for Big Data, Internet of Things (IoT), Machine Learning and Next Generation server platforms.

And our history runs deep we have been a staple in Silicon Valley for the past 25 years and are continually anticipating key technology trends and are developing innovations that drive market changes. From a pure IP provider to becoming a fabless chipmaker, Rambus is evolving to address critical challenges in the semiconductor industry.

As a dynamic organization, we are always seeking to hire exceptional talent to join some of the brightest inventors and engineers in the world to explore their passions to develop products that have real life impact. As well, Rambus benefits are among the most comprehensive and competitive in Silicon Valley.

Memory and interfaces are in our DNA. Leveraging over two decades of high-speed circuit design leadership, we make high-performance, low-power memory and serial link interface chips and IP cores to meet the needs of increasingly diverse enterprise and mobile applications. Featuring proven IP and advanced technology, our product families include server DIMM chipsets, R+ DDRn PHYs and R+ Serial Link PHYs.


Rambus Labs is looking for a Gigabit Signaling Engineer to advance the state of the art in high performance IO in support of machine learning and next generation datacenters. Architecture, performance modeling, design and debugging of high speed IO and communication sub-systems could all be within the scope of this role.


  • Develops architectures and models for high-speed interconnects within defined specs and milestones and ensure timely delivery of quality products and services

  • Help lead the company's R&D efforts in developing silicon IP for memory systems and serial links. Potential areas of R&D include deep sub-micron silicon-based technologies such as IO, processor, and memory and SOC-based IPs

  • You will work in a dynamic and interdisciplinary R&D group that influences and guides Rambus' technical direction

  • Interact with technical leaders of the company and senior staff in architecture, engineering, and marketing in the development of high value technologies and IP

  • Create and invent in Rambus Labs you will part of a team dedicated to inventing and creating the future of high-performance computing platforms.


  • MS/PhD with 4+ years of circuit design experience

  • Strong technical breadth in technologies such as PCIe, MIPI and Gbit Ethernet physical layers

  • Experience in creating behavioral models for transmitter, receiver and timing elements and predicting BER performance in HDLs such as Matlab, Simulink, Verilog-A or VHDL-AMS etc.

  • Hands-on experience with statistical link performance modeling tools such as StatEye

  • Circuit design with experience on LNA, CTLE, DFE,CDR, PLL, IOs, clocking, clock recovery and voltage regulation

  • Experience with deep-submicron CMOS technologies

  • Experience with CMOS digital RF, microwave or optical is optional but will be useful for this position

  • The candidate should have a strong system level experience and understanding of signal integrity, noise, circuits and packaging challenges in high-speed interfaces

  • Track record of design and production of high-performance SOCs

  • Track record of driving technical solutions across organizational boundaries and multiple technical disciplines

  • Experience working in and leading R&D and future technology development projects

  • Strong communication skills (written, verbal and presentation)

  • Experience with patent disclosure and applications is a plus.

Rambus creates cutting-edge semiconductor and IP products, spanning memory and interfaces to security, smart sensors and lighting. Our chips, customizable IP cores, architecture licenses, tools, services, training and innovations improve the competitive advantage of our customers. We collaborate with the industry, partnering with leading ASIC and SoC designers, foundries, IP developers, EDA companies and validation labs. Our products are integrated into tens of billions of devices and systems, powering and securing diverse applications, including Big Data, Internet of Things (IoT), mobile, consumer and media platforms. At Rambus, we are makers of better. For more information about Rambus, visit rambus.com. For additional information on life at Rambus and our current openings, check out rambus.com/careers/.


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