Senior Circuit Design Engineer



Santa Clara, CA, USA
Posted on Thursday, November 2, 2023

We are now looking for a motivated Senior Circuit Design Engineer to join our dynamic and growing team. If you are looking for a challenging and exciting role in improving the netlist and timing quality of our designs and if you are a self-starter and highly motivated individual who loves to collaborate and find solutions to hard technical problems, join us today!

NVIDIA has continuously reinvented itself over two decades. Our invention of the GPU in 1999 sparked the growth of the PC gaming market, redefined modern computer graphics, and revolutionized parallel computing. More recently, GPU deep learning ignited modern AI — the next era of computing. NVIDIA is a “learning machine” that constantly evolves by adapting to new opportunities which are hard to solve, that only we can pursue, and that matter to the world. This is our life’s work, to amplify human inventiveness and intelligence.

What you’ll be doing:

  • Participate in innovative Processor design in deep submicron technologies.

  • Work as part of a global circuits team to design innovative circuits (digital, semi-custom and mixed-signal analog) for power delivery and power management solutions.

  • Collaborate and work closely with cross-functional teams to improve the power and performance of NVIDIA's next generation GPUs by designing state-of-the-art voltage regulation circuits and their control systems.

  • Responsible for transistor-level, block-level, and system-level design of voltage regulation solutions.

  • Perform detailed analysis to ensure good reliability, efficiency, and stability of the designs.

  • Create prototypes of patentable ideas on test chips and drive them to be deployed across the entire line of products.

  • Be a mentor/technical lead for junior team members.

What we need to see:

  • BSEE (or equivalent experience)/MS or PhD degree preferred in Electrical or Computer Engineering with 8+ years of experience with digital and analog circuit design.

  • Good understanding of deep submicron process issues and circuit design techniques

  • Familiarity/experience with analog and mixed-signal block design such as op-amp, bandgap, DAC, ADC

  • Experience with linear regulator analysis and design

  • Background with spice simulation for noise analysis, loop stability analysis, ac/dc/transient analysis, monte-carlo, etc

  • Experience with industry standard design and EDA tools (Cadence Virtuoso, analog circuit simulation tools like HSpice, Spectre, Finesim, etc)

Ways to stand out from the crowd:

  • Hands on experience in digital and analog control loop analysis and design is a plus

  • Familiarity with switched-mode converter topologies and operation principles is a plus

  • Understanding of digital timing concepts and challenges, knowledge of Place and Route, and understanding of Design-for-test (DFT) is a plus.

  • Proficiency in scripting language, such as, Perl, Tcl, Make and automation methods/algorithms is a plus.

  • Prior leadership experience is a plus.

NVIDIA is a pioneer in bringing groundbreaking technology to new markets. We have some of the most forward-thinking and hardworking people in the world working with us. If you're creative and autonomous, we want to hear from you!

The base salary range is 156,000 USD - 287,500 USD. Your base salary will be determined based on your location, experience, and the pay of employees in similar positions.

You will also be eligible for equity and benefits. NVIDIA accepts applications on an ongoing basis.

NVIDIA is committed to fostering a diverse work environment and proud to be an equal opportunity employer. As we highly value diversity in our current and future employees, we do not discriminate (including in our hiring and promotion practices) on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability status or any other characteristic protected by law.