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Senior PCB Layout Engineer

Tarana Wireless

Tarana Wireless

Other Engineering
San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Monday, January 15, 2024
Tarana is a fast revenue growth company built by outstanding talented people and with innovative technology. Our hardware development team is looking for a smart, experienced, and hardworking member to participate in PCB layout and design. The ideal candidate would have 5+ years PCB Layout and testing experience. Experience with Ethernet, DDR4, SerDes and RF routing, bring-up and testing is highly desirable. Minimum qualifications include a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering and combined 5 years of layout, hardware testing experience.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Provide technical guidance and layout expertise in developing new PCB designs and updating existing designs using Allegro
  • Perform PCB component placements and determine detailed wire routings. Generate and check netlists. Generate BOM
  • Verify designs, perform design rules and other checkings, and recommend improvements
  • Participate in board bringup and testing
  • Prepare design documentations, requirement specifications, and PCB models
  • Follow design release processes and documentation control procedures to make sure design documents are accurate and complete. Interface with PCB manufacturers and solve DFM issues so fabrication can run smoothly
  • Manage component libraries and component qualification processes
  • Assist in preparation of project schedules, budget estimates, and risk assessment
  • Monitor and report project status
  • Propose process improvements to ensure PCB functionality, quality, and reliability

Required Skills & Experience:

  • BSEE required/MS Electrical Engineering preferred
  • 5 - 12 years PCB layout experience
  • Basic electronics knowledge and a good understanding of electronic components and their interfaces. Ability to use test equipment such as oscilloscopes, spectrum analyzers and experience with testing is a plus
  • Understanding of basic RF, high speed SerDes, DDR4, and Ethernet interface designs
  • Require good PCB and schematic design software skills, desired Cadence Allegro and OrCAD
  • Familiarity with Altium Designer is a plus
  • Deep knowledge of PCB construction, material, components, and technologies
  • Good understanding of PCB manufacturing processes required
  • Familiar with all PCB design rules. Knowledge of general rules, noise reduction, EMI/EMC considerations, signal integrity, thermal performance / heat dissipation, power supply design rules
  • Familiar with DFT, DFM, manufacturability and cost impacts
  • Familiar with PCB manufacturing processes for HDI, Standard Thru-Hole, and Back-drilling.
  • Follow and verify design rule compliance
  • Familiar with fab drawing Gerber package generation and completeness checking

The salary range for this position is: $130,000 to $175,000

Compensation will be determined based on several factors including, but not limited to: skill set, years of experience and the employee’s geographic location.

Tarana provides competitive benefits to employees in this role including: Medical, dental and vision benefits, 401K match, flexible time off and stock option.

Since our founding in 2009, we’ve been on a mission to accelerate the pace of bringing fast and affordable internet access — and all the benefits it provides — to the 90% of the world’s households who can’t get it. Through a decade of R&D and more than $400M of investment, we’ve created an entirely unique next-generation fixed wireless access technology, powering our first commercial platform, Gigabit 1 (G1). It delivers a game-changing advance in broadband economics in both mainstream and underserved markets, using either licensed or unlicensed spectrum. G1 started production in mid 2021 and has now been installed by over 160 service providers globally. We’re headquartered in Milpitas, California, with additional research and development in Pune, India.

G1 has been developed by an incredibly talented and pioneering core technical team. We are looking for more world-class problem solvers who can carry on our tradition of customer obsession and ground-breaking innovation. We’re well funded, growing incredibly quickly, maintaining a superb results-focused culture while we’re at it, and all grooving on the positive difference we are making for people all over the planet. If you want to help make a real difference in this world, apply now!