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Senior Staff Engineer, Data/Machine Learning
  • Python
  • Machine Learning
  • Matlab
  • PyTorch
  • Perl
Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd
San Diego, CA
122 days 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 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

pSemi has a 30-year history of changing the world from the invention of RFSOI to our innovation leadership in the RF Front End. Artificial Intelligence and machine learning are emerging technologies changing the world and we are looking for leaders to apply them to the world of RF. The Data Engineer will focus on developing an infrastructure and framework for using ML to create RFICs. As part of our advanced RFIC research project in Corporate R&D, you will be involved in building best-in-class solutions and silicon needed to enable state-of-the-art technologies for smart phones, autonomous vehicles, robotics, and IOT devices. In this role, you will work in a dynamic research environment, be part of a multi-disciplinary team focused on automated design acceleration.

We are looking for exceptional individuals skilled to design, build and oversees the deployment and operation of an automated design workflow to capture, analyze and feedback results. This position will establish our processes and structures and develops technical tools and programming that leverage artificial intelligence, machine learning and other big-data techniques to automated parts of the RFIC design process. Challenges include the ability to quickly learn and apply state of the art techniques for physical implementation and design of RFICs, leveraging the quickly developing field of ML and bring it to hardware design.

The Data Engineer requires the ability to independently define development plans and arrange for resources to execute to the plan. A successful individual will have a strong understanding of developing machine learning projects and a background in the physical science. This highly visible role will be the bridge that connected the new world of data engineering and the world of RF Front End Design.

Roles & Responsibilities

This position has responsibility for:

  • Development of software tools and workflow to apply advanced algorithms and machine learning to RFIC design
  • Enable team to run an automated design engine
  • Creates design standards and assurance processes for to generate and store result related to RFIC design.
  • Ensure successful developments: Be a technical leader through strong example and training of more junior engineers, documenting all relevant product and design information to educate others on novel design techniques and provide guidance on product usage

Knowledge, Skill and Competency Requirements

Competency is based on: education, training, skills and experience. In order to perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following knowledge, skills and competencies:

  • Critical Thinking : Skilled at finding logical flaws in arguments and plans; identifies problems and solutions that others might miss; provides detailed insight and constructive criticism into problems and complex situations
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

Minimum Qualifications (Experience and Skills)

  • A strong software engineering background with emphasis on C/C++ or Python
  • Experience in debugging complex software issues with a focus on object-oriented software design and development
  • Previous experience working in an Agile environment, and collaborating with multi-disciplinary teams
  • Ability to communicate and document design work with clarity and completeness
  • Previous experience working on machine learning projects
  • Team player with a strong sense of urgency to meet product requirements with punctuality and professionalism

Beneficial experience and skills

  • CMOS and/or RF circuit design experience
  • Programming Experience in Perl / Python / R / Matlab / Shell scripting
  • Knowledge of CMOS and IC fabrication and how this impacts circuit performance
  • Knowledge of analog and digital IC design
  • Knowledge of neural networks, with hands-on experience using ML frameworks such as TensorFlow or PyTorch
  • Knowledge of Convolutional Neural Networks (CNNs), RNN/LSTMs
  • Experience with EM simulation tools such as HFSS, Sonnet and Momentum
  • Knowledge of data management fundamentals and data storage principles
  • Knowledge of distributed systems as it pertains to data storage and computing

Minimum Education Requirements

  • Required: Bachelor's in one of: Computer Engineering, Computer Science or Electrical Engineering
  • Preferred: Master's in one of: Computer Engineering, Computer Science or Electrical Engineering

Work Environment

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

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:

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