Systems Characterization Engineer (Engineering)

US-Santa Clara, CA

The Systems Characterization Engineer is responsible for the bring-up, evaluation, and characterization of SiTime’s revolutionary MEMS-based timing products.  Responsibilities include mixed-signal characterization, systems/algorithms development, datasheet validation, performance feedback to MEMS/CMOS design, and prototyping of test and FA methodologies.  In addition, he/she will lead experiments to prototype new system architectures for future products, and assist with the development and qualification of new packaging technology.


  • Characterize and bring into production a variety of MEMS-based, mixed-signal timing devices
  • Develop and carry out experiments to prototype new technologies and system architectures.
  • Develop and transfer algorithms to final test/production environments.
  • Work with circuit design team to evaluate new silicon and specify design improvements for performance enhancements or DFM/DFT.
  • Perform engineering failure analysis to root cause product issues.
  • Contribute to other projects as needed by management or as business needs change

Qualifications & Requirements:

  • MS in Electrical Engineering or Mechanical Engineering. PhD preferred. Exceptional candidates with other technical backgrounds will be considered.
  • Hands-on experience with electronics laboratory bench instrumentation including oscilloscopes, digital signal analyzers, etc.
  • Excellent programming skills, including MATLAB scripting
  • Programming ability in Python, C or C++ is also helpful
  • Familiarity and understanding of mixed-signal circuits
  • Familiarity with MEMS characterization and testing is also helpful
  • Strong statistical analysis skills

Desired Characteristics & Attributes:

  • High level of self-motivation and drive to make an impact
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Well-developed written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work well with others in a collaborative, fast-paced team environment

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