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Hardware Engineer II (req1720)

Company: MACOM
Location: Newport Beach
Posted on: August 8, 2022

Job Description:

Company Overview:

MACOM designs and manufactures semiconductor products for Data Center, Telecommunication and Industrial and Defense applications. Headquartered in Lowell, Massachusetts, MACOM has design centers and sales offices throughout North America, Europe and Asia. MACOM is certified to the ISO9001 international quality standard and ISO14001 environmental management standard.

MACOM has more than 65 years of application expertise with multiple design centers, Si, GaAs and InP fabrication, manufacturing, assembly and test, and operational facilities throughout North America, Europe, and Asia. Click here to view our facilities. In addition, MACOM offers foundry services that represents a key core competency within our business.

MACOM sells and distributes products globally via a sales channel comprised of a direct field sales force, authorized sales representatives and leading industry distributors. Our sales team is trained across all of our products to give our customers insights into our entire portfolio.

MACOM is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Hardware Engineer 2

Job Description:

  • The Hardware Engineer 2 designs, develops, and documents interconnect solutions for internal hardware needs as well as for customer hardware reference designs, identifies techniques and methodologies for measurement of devices and systems and actively participates in the evaluations of these.
  • The Hardware Engineer 2 drives feasibility analyses at onset of PCB (printed circuit board) definition phase, evaluates and specifies electrical characteristics and performance of the PCB to determine compliance to appropriate regulating standards, and takes cradle-to-grave ownership of PCB according to requirements
  • Collects inputs from users of the PCB, including but not limited to, validation engineer, product engineer, IC design engineer, signal integrity engineer etc.
  • Drafts a BRD (Board Required Document) / Block Diagram to clearly define what is expected of the board & review it.
  • Consults with designers, application engineers for component selection and circuit around the device under test.
  • Designs circuits as required
  • Captures schematic using EDA tool such as xDxDesigner.
  • Creates electrical symbols and layout footprints for new components.
  • Creates Bill of Material (BOM).
  • Helps maintain CAD Library
  • Creates layout of the board using EDA tools
  • Interacts with external vendors as necessary.
  • Performs Power Integrity of assigned boards using PI Analysis tools such as HyperLynx Power Integrity.
  • Creates documentation for PCB fabrication and work with PCB vendors to resolve issues during manufacturing.
  • Prepares Bonding Diagram for high-speed Optical interface and Chip on Board devices.
  • Creates high-speed board design rules for automation and to speed up the Layout design time and effort.
  • Organizes and drives board design reviews for assigned projects.
  • Drives PCB verification and debug (board bring-up)

    Job Requirements
    • MSEE with 2 or more years of experience or BSEE with 4 or more years of experience.
    • 2 or more years of experience/knowledge in schematic capture, PCB Design and layout using CAD tools such as Allegro, xDxDesigner, PADS, OrCAD, HyperLynx
    • Able to work independently with very little supervision and as a team player.
    • Experience with CAD Library creation/maintenance is a plus.
    • Knowledge on Board Design for manufacturing (DFM), PCB Fab Process is a plus.
    • Knowledge on firmware development and microcontrollers is a plus
    • Experience with lab equipment


      MACOM is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a diverse workforce. MACOM will not discriminate against any worker or job applicant on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ancestry, age, sexual orientation, marital or civil partnership status, pregnancy, disability, genetic information, veteran status, military obligations, or membership in any other category protected under applicable law.

      Reasonable Accommodation:

      Reasonable Accommodation. MACOM is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with physical and mental disabilities. If you have a disability and are in need of a reasonable accommodation with respect to any part of the application process please call +1-978-656-2500 or email Provide your name, phone number and the position title and location in which you are interested, and nature of accommodation needed, and we will get back to you. We also work with current employees who request or need reasonable accommodation in order to perform the essential functions of their jobs.

Keywords: MACOM, Newport Beach , Hardware Engineer II (req1720), Engineering , Newport Beach, California

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