Mixed-Signal Design Engineer, Maker at PARC, a Xerox company in Palo Alto, CA
B.S. or equivalent with experience building electronic and mechanical fixtures and systems for experiments and prototype products
About the Job
We are seeking a mixed-signal design engineer to work with software and device engineers to build experimental and prototype systems across a range of novel technologies. The successful candidate will be able to work independently and with a team to help design, fabricate, build, test, operate, and maintain experimental electronic systems for a broad range of interdisciplinary research efforts.
Specifically, the successful candidate will be capable of designing and testing:
- low-noise analog, mixed-signal, and power electronics
- SOC, embedded controllers, and FPGAs
- boot loaders, device drivers, or other APIs
- B.S. or equivalent experience in engineering or experimental science.
- Knowledge of firmware design, electronic design, schematic design, and board layout.
- Experience building electronic and mechanical fixtures and systems for experiments and prototype products.
We offer a very competitive salary package and full benefits (medical, dental, vision, life & disability insurance, 401K). PARC employees enjoy the use of onsite health & fitness center and collegial dining at our onsite cafeteria. The PARC campus is in a spacious modern building in close proximity to the resources and opportunities of Silicon Valley and benefits from nearby leading universities such as Stanford and Berkeley. It is also close to many amenities, top schools, and outdoor activities (see http://www.parc.com/about/culture.html). PARC provides a highly diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer (see http://www.parc.com/about/careers/).
About the Group
The Electronic Materials & Devices Laboratory (EMDL) is a group of physicists, material scientists, electrical engineers, and chemists with a passion for identifying future hardware needs and a history of innovation in creating new technologies to meet those needs. Our current research is focused primarily on printed electronics, MEMS, displays, amorphous and polycrystalline silicon systems, x-ray imaging, acoustic imaging, optoelectronic semiconductors, visible and UV lasers and LEDs, compact optical sensing systems, and bio-medical instrumentation. We enjoy the opportunity to publish externally and engage in strategic research with a variety of partners, from start-ups to the Fortune 50.
PARC, a Xerox company, is in the Business of Breakthroughs®. Practicing open innovation, we provide custom R&D services, technology, expertise, best practices, and intellectual property to Fortune 500 and Global 1000 companies, startups, and government agencies and partners. We create new business options, accelerate time to market, augment internal capabilities, and reduce risk for our clients.
Since its inception, PARC has pioneered many technology platforms – from the Ethernet and laser printing to the GUI and ubiquitous computing – and has enabled the creation of many industries. Incorporated as an independent, wholly owned subsidiary of Xerox in 2002, PARC today continues the research that enables breakthroughs for our clients' businesses.