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Job Title:  Staff Mixed Signal Design Engineer


Pasadena, CA, US, 91107

Business Unit:  Vision Research
Posting Date:  Aug 4, 2022
Job Description: 

Forza Silicon is a Business Unit in the Materials Analysis Division of AMETEK, Inc. Forza’s history begins at the formation of the CMOS imaging industry where company co-founders, Barmak Mansoorian and Daniel Van Blerkom were a critical part of the Photobit team. Along with Photobit Co-founder, Dr. Eric Fossum, and many others, the team pioneered the development of CMOS imaging technology. Founded in 2001, Forza Silicon has established itself as an innovator and industry leader in the field of mixed-signal IC and CMOS imaging designs that have set the standard of the possible. Primarily through long standing customer relationships and partner referrals, Forza has grown to where today the company employs one of the industry’s largest and most experienced independent CMOS imaging engineering teams.  To learn more about Forza Silicon, please go to


This position will report to the engineering director and assume engineering responsibility to plan, manage, and oversee detailed sensor design and analysis for custom CMOS image sensors. This position will involve all phases of a design project, including specification and architectural design, detailed circuit design, simulation, layout, verification, and design bring-up and test.  The candidate will be expected to lead a small team of design engineers to complete these tasks.  The candidate will also be expected to interface extensively with customers and external vendors to communicate specifications, design status, technical details, etc.


Primary Responsibilities:

  • Oversee all phases of sensor design: specification, design and tapeout, test, transition to product.

  • Work with customer to understand sensor requirements, translate requirements to detailed specification, and develop sensor architecture to ensure specifications are met.

  • Lead team of engineers to execute design according to technical specification and schedule in an efficient manner.

  • Perform detailed circuit analysis, design, simulation, layout, verification of mixed-mode circuits

  • Interface with foundry partners to understand process details in support of design implementation, manage pixel design and performance, and oversee tapeout and fabrication.

  • Work with test engineers to facilitate development of test hardware, test plans, and oversee chip bring-up and characterization efforts and results.


Position Requirements

  • B.S. in Electrical Engineering (M.S./Ph.D. preferred)

  • 7+ years of experience in practical analog/mixed signal design for image sensors or related

  • Expert at transistor level circuit design, simulation, verification using modern EDA tools such as Cadence

  • Knowledgeable in ADC architectures for image sensor readout
    Relevant experience with bandgaps, bias, op-amps, switched-cap circuits, LDOs, PLL, SERDES, high-speed TX, general feedback and compensation techniques

  • Expert in noise analysis, transistor/capacitor matching and sources of errors in analog integrated circuits

  • Experienced in all stages of mixed-signal chip design (preferably in the context of image sensors) flow including DFT, timing analysis, top chip integration and tapeout, and silicon bring up

  • Experience leading design team is highly preferred

  • Excellent communication skills are required

  • We offer a hybrid work schedule

AMETEK is committed to making a safer, sustainable, and more productive world a reality. We use differentiated technology solutions to solve our customers’ most complex challenges. We employ 18,500 colleagues, in 30 countries, that are grounded by our core values: Ethics and Integrity, Respect for the Individual, Diversity and Inclusion, Teamwork, and Social Responsibility. AMETEK (NYSE:AME) is a component of the S&P 500. Visit for more information.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class. Individuals who need a reasonable accommodation because of a disability for any part of the employment process should call 1 (866) 263-8359.

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