Sr. Staff / Principal ASIC Design Engineer

San Diego, California, US / Engineering / Full Time


The Senior Staff, Principal ASIC Design Engineer is responsible for designing ASIC and FPGA used in Nextivity Cel-Fi products. Be a team player and works with other engineering teams (software, hardware and system) on architecture and system validation. Responsible for ASIC and FPGA design, verification, prototyping and qualification.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Architecture, design, verification and validation for Cel-Fi products’ ASIC and FPGA
  • Support other teams during the development of Cel-Fi products
  • Be proactive and identify problems early
  • Deliver on schedule

Will be using the tools below:

  • System Verilog
  • Perl, awk or sed scripting
  • GIT version control system
  • Cadence simulator, linter and code coverage
  • Xilinx & Intel FPGA tools
  • Oscilloscope

Skills & Abilities

  • Extensive experience in designing cellular modems such as WCDMA, LTE or 5G
  • Extensive experience in designing signal processing blocks such as filters or FFT
  • Nice to have High speed transceivers interfaces such as CPRI or JESD204B
  • Basic knowledge of C language, for the purpose of writing test code for ASIC and FPGA validation
  • Good scripting capability with Perl, Awk, sed etc…
  • Time management and capability to ensure that business goals are timely met
  • Must be proactive, taking initiative and working in a collaborative team environment
  • Must demonstrate excellent problem-solving and decision-making skills.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Foster a professional attitude and demonstrate integrity and flexibility
  • Entrepreneurial, rapid learner, inquisitive, and persistent
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to efficiently use video conferencing tools to manage interactive meetings and webinars as needed
  • Ability to travel as needed


  • Minimum Bachelor’s, Engineering, or other similar degree
  • Preferred Master’s degree in Science, Engineering, or related field

Work Experience

  • Minimum of 10 to 15 years of ASIC & FPGA design.
  • Proven successful experience completing multiple ASIC tape-out, preferably as a technical chip leader.
  • Proven successful experience completing multiple FPGA designs for ASIC prototyping and products.
  • Experience working with other teams (software, hardware, and system).