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Mixed-Signal IC Design Engineer


Do you want to build the world’s best satellites by leveraging microchip design, closing the divide between microchip and satellite design? 

SPHERICAL is looking for a Mixed-Signal IC Design Engineer to design the next generation of space systems. You will work together in a small team of engineers and lead the creation of mixed-signal IC’s. You will have full ownership of the design, verification and test of the space hardware you develop. Your task is to design state-of-the-art mixed-signal ICs that power satellite systems. To do this we will revolutionize IC design workflows by moving away from outdated tools like Cadence and design with a modern approach using the best of software principles. As an applicant, you should embrace innovation, love circuit design, have coding expertise, and be eager to contribute to our vision. Join us as we disrupt and shape the future of the space and semiconductor industries.

What We’re Offering

  • A unique opportunity to change the way satellite systems are designed and built. We are bringing Apple’s system driven IC design approach to the space industry.
  • Join a growing startup with funding secured from private venture capital and public bodies like the European Space Agency.
  • Work with highly ambitious, skilled and experienced co-founders with strong technical track-records across satellite and semiconductor technology development combined with skilled commercial and fundraising capabilities.
  • An empowered work environment where you are encouraged to take a leading role in the team’s work reshaping industry paradigms.


  • Lead the mixed-signal IC design of SPHERICAL agile-semiconductor design environment:
  • Architect, design, verify and test world leading mixed signal IC design
  • Start from high-level system requirements and synthesise chip architectures
  • Transistor level design and verification of standard analog blocks
  • Spearhead R&D into generative design techniques to accelerate circuit design
  • Co-develop the design environment roadmap with the wider team
  • Set an example of high-quality and principled design within SPHERICAL
  • Support and inspire junior engineers

Possible but not required:

  • Grow into an engineering leadership role
  • Represent SPHERICAL to customers and wider technical community



  • Strong analog/mixed-signal IC design skills
  • Desire to thrive in fast and dynamic development environments
  • Ability to work from a blank page
  • Familiarity with Python programming


  • An understanding and affinity for software development
  • Strong analytical abilities to create useful circuit models
  • Project management skills in IC development
  • GUI programming and design


If you think you have what it takes but are unsure that you check every box, we still want to hear from you. Your ability to creatively solve complex challenges and practical experience in designing/building/coding technology tops specific qualifications or tools.


  • Full time
  • Based in the Randstad area, Netherlands
  • Hybrid working environment, min. 1 day/week onsite to build strong team dynamic, focused work from home possible other days
  • Reporting to Thomas Parry, CEO


SPHERICAL is transforming semiconductor chip design using agile techniques and model-based engineering approaches. We leverage advancements in software and machine learning to empower engineers while significantly increasing productivity by 10x. 

Our mission is to create high-quality electronics tailored for the space industry, including power products, with plans to expand into RF/communications and computation in the future.


Location: Rotterdam, State/Region: --- !!!MISSING!!!, Netherlands the

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