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High-Speed Analog EDA/CAD Engineer

Infinera is the global supplier of innovative networking solutions. Our customers include the leading service providers, data center operators, internet content providers (ICPs), cable operators, enterprises, and government agencies worldwide, including 9 of the top 10 Tier 1 service providers and 6 of the top 7 ICPs. We design, develop and deliver hardware and software for fiber-based connectivity solutions that span access, aggregation, metro, long haul, and submarine network. Our industry-leading, trendsetting edge-to-core solutions provide the foundation for many of the world’s largest and most demanding networks that generate billions in service revenue for our customers.

High-Speed Analog EDA/CAD Engineer

Brief Description:
Full-time position.

Infinera is seeking an EDA/CAD Engineer to support SiGE and CMOS research & development and chip design in the Optical Modules Group (OMG) located in Sunnyvale, CA.


Infinera is seeking an EDA/CAD Engineer to support and develop SiGe and CMOS design solutions for the high speed analog ASIC design team. The engineer will be hands-on with all phases of tool flow including foundry interface, PDK installation and support, tool evaluation and installation, layout, archive and tapeout. The engineer must be an expert in analog and mixed-signal circuit design flows and tools. Tasks will include significant tool and PDK customization and design team support. The self-motivated engineer must be able to anticipate problems and devise effective solutions.


  • Install, customize and support external vendor PDK’s for both SiGe and CMOS processes
  • Install, customize and support Custom IC and RF CAD environment for the design of high-speed (10–40 Gb/s), broad-band, mixed-signal, integrated circuits for fiber-based wireline applications.
  • Lead and contribute to the development of design standards, IC development processes, CAD tools and design flows.
  • Execute and support layout efforts including archive and tapeout processes

Minimum Expertise Requirements
  • Expert in high-speed analog and mixed-signal IC design concepts and must demonstrate superior critical thinking skills, problem solving capabilities and engineering judgment.
  • Fluent with analog EDA front and back end tools
    • Cadence Virtuoso, ADE
    • Strong SKILL programming a must
    • Mentor Calibre (end user support and rule deck writing)
  • Detailed understanding of advanced high-speed analog & mixed-signal layout concepts
  • FlexLM license management
  • Strong UNIX/Linux knowledge
  • Not required but preferred
    • Perforce
    • Ocean scripting and advanced modelling and simulation knowledge
    • Linux OS support

Minimum Experience Requirements
  • 5 years of experience working as a high-speed analog & mixed signal IC CAD professional is required
  • IC Technologies: High-speed IC technologies, including CMOS and bipolar.
  • IC Design Software:
    • Experience with configuring, documenting, and maintaining high speed analog IC design flows is a must.
    • Experience with transistor-level IC design and verification software, e.g. Cadence Composer, Cadence Virtuoso, Cadence Spectre, Virtuoso AMS, Mentor Calibre, Skill language, is a must.
  • General understanding of digital physical design flows, e.g. RTL coding, place and route, DRC/LVS verification.
  • Work Environment: Comfortable working in a fast-paced environment. Must be strong individual contributor, and also able to work as member of a small team. Must be able to support EPDA users and solve problems efficiently, effectively and rapidly.

Education Requirements

  • BS 5+ years
  • MS 4+ years
  • PhD 3+ years

Please note that Infinera has adopted a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy to safeguard the health and well-being of our employees. As a condition of employment, our employees are required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19, unless a reasonable accommodation for a medical/disability or religious basis is approved or as otherwise required by law. Candidates are not required to and must not furnish proof of vaccination or request an accommodation during the application process. Candidates will be required to do so only after a job offer has been extended and prior to their start date if they accept the job offer. A person is fully vaccinated against COVID-19 if the person has received one dose of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine or two doses of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine and two weeks have passed since receiving the final dose of the vaccine.

Infinera is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Infinera complies with all applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment.
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Location: Sunnyvale, CA, US
Company: Infinera

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