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IC Design Engineer

  • R&D
  • Full-time
  • Cambridge, MA

2022-10-17 02:56:39 UTC

IC Design Engineer  

Axoft is building the most advanced and scalable platform for implantable brain-machine interfaces. Our mission is to enable long-term stable and ultra-high bandwidth communication with the brain, opening new therapies and treatments against neurological disorders and physical disabilities. We have bridged the gap between electronic and biological materials to create the softest, nanofabricated brain implants in the world. We are now looking to add talented people to the team who are passionate, deliver results, and are committed to finding creative solutions to complex problems. Axoft is looking for candidates who have demonstrated exceptional abilities and results in their previous professional, academic and interpersonal experiences and have the skillset that fits this job offer. 

We are seeking an IC Design Engineer to help in the development of our next-generation brain-machine interface. This is an extraordinary opportunity to join our core team to help to shape the future of our company. This position will be on-site at our headquarters near Kendall Square in Cambridge, MA.

As an IC Design Engineer at Axoft, you will be working side by side with the electrical engineering team as well as the microfabrication- and animal experiment team to develop IC-level solutions for ultra-high bandwidth brain-machine interfaces. You will be responsible for designing ASICs for brain signal acquisition and analysis, developing customized software and assisting other team members for successful system implementation. 

About you: 

  • You embrace challenges at work, and you enjoy solving complex problems by breaking them down into achievable goals. 

  • You are thoughtful/conscientious and creative, but you are also execution oriented, with a clear focus on delivering a simple, implementable, and scalable solution.  

  • You love multi-disciplinary environments and thrive when working with various teams of engineers and scientists. 

  • You are ingenious and independent but know how to leverage the experience of your team. 

Key qualifications: 

  • Desire to work reliably with novel and complex processes where innovation and precision are equally important. 

  • B.S. or M.S. in Electrical Engineering or other related fields.  

  • IC Design experience in 180nm and/or smaller process nodes. 

  • Mixed-signal IC Design experience, e.g., Transceivers, Analog to Digital Converters, Memory, Logics. 

  • Complete tape-out experience including successful testing and implementation of the ASIC.  

  • Proficiency in design software (e.g., Cadence, Synopsys), hardware languages (e.g., Verilog, VHDL) and programming languages (e.g., C, C++) 

  • High attention to detail and a phenomenal work ethic. Excellent communication skills.  



Preferred qualifications: 

  • Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering or other related fields. 1+ years of work experience in a related industry. 

  • B.S. or M.S. in Electrical Engineering or other related fields. 3+ years of work experience in a related industry.  

  • Experience building bioelectronic devices, understanding of signal properties and analysis methods for neural signals.  

  • Experience with wireless data and power transmission circuits.  

Your responsibilities: 

  • Collaborate and report to the CTO about the general progress and strategy for IC design and software development. 

  • Design Mix-Signal ASIC for ultra-high bandwidth brain signal acquisition, storage, transmission and analysis. Build supporting hardware and software for successful implementation of the ASIC.  

  • Production of engineering documentation, processes, and workflows. 

  • Maintain good organizational relationships with other departments and engineering disciplines. 

  • Be a future team leader.  

What we offer: 

  • An opportunity to work with a team of experts on one of the most exciting problems in the world and change lives.  

  • Career growth opportunities that fit your potential. 

  • Comprehensive benefits plan including health and dental insurance; parental leave. 

  • Flexible paid time off. 

Axoft’s ideal team members are people who seek fast paced, evolving work with bright, thoughtful, and dedicated teammates. We seek and embrace challenges, and we are focused on improving the health and well-being of people. We believe in producing the highest quality work, and we hold ourselves and each other to high standards of integrity, accountability, growth, and trust.  

Axoft provides equal opportunity in all our employment practices to all qualified employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital status, military status, genetic information or any other category protected by federal, state and local laws. This policy applies to all aspects of the employment relationship, including recruitment, hiring, compensation, promotion, transfer, disciplinary action, layoff, return from layoff, training and social, and recreational programs. All such employment decisions will be made without unlawfully discriminating on any prohibited basis.