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Senior Hardware Design Engineer in Austin, TX at Eliassen Group

Date Posted: 5/15/2019

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    Austin, TX
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Job Description

The senior hardware design engineer is responsible for designing and managing the fabrication and production of printed circuit board (PCB) hardware to support internal silicon validation/characterization efforts, system tools, and application boards. This includes designing the board hardware schematics and PCB layout, creating fabrication files and drawings, and managing the assembly, production, and test of the system.

The candidate will also use their technical expertise to assist with hardware system architecture. The candidate will also participate in other aspects of board level silicon hardware development.


  • Assist with board hardware system architecture. Define and document board hardware requirements
  • Specify and evaluate system components to meet design targets and objectives
  • Design, manufacture, and bring-up of board hardware used for silicon validation, device characterization, and ultra-low power application boards, reference designs, and tools
  • Schematic design and simulation using Cadence Orcad schematic capture tools
  • Create bill-of-materials and manage component database content and synchronization
  • Component PCB footprint creation and PCB layout design using Cadence Orcad or Allegro PCB layout tools
  • Create PCB fabrication files and drawings and review for cost and manufacturability
  • Review board designs and technical specifications with the silicon design, validation, and applications engineering teams
  • Manage the fabrication, assembly, and test of the board hardware
  • Create hardware system test plans
  • Manage the bring-up and debug of the board hardware system
  • Create and manage content/structure of hardware system user’s manuals


  • BS in EE or related discipline with at least 5+ years of experience designing board hardware to support silicon validation, evaluation/demonstration systems, end product, and/or related hardware development
  • Experience designing custom silicon validation board hardware
  • Experience working with MCUs that have a high level of both analog and digital integration
  • Knowledge of analog board hardware design and ultra-low power measurement techniques
  • Experience working hands-on in the lab with digital and analog electrical test equipment
  • Experience using Cadence Orcad schematic capture and Cadence Orcad/Allegro PCB layout tools to design multilayer PCBs
  • Experience using PSPICE and Allegro PCB simulation tools a plus
  • In depth understanding of PCB fabrication and layout requirements to meet design goals and manufacturability
  • Able to debug and solve board hardware issues related to HW/SW dependencies, analog and digital hardware interactions, power management, ESD, and radiated emissions

Job ID: 319119

About Eliassen Group:

Eliassen Group provides strategic talent solutions to drive our clients’ innovation and business results. Leveraging over 30 years of success, our expertise in IT staffing, Agile consulting, creative services, managed services, and life sciences enables us to partner with our clients to execute their business strategy and scale effectively. Headquartered in Reading, MA and with offices from coast to coast, Eliassen Group offers local community presence, deep networks, as well as national reach. For more information, visit

Eliassen Group is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.

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