Are you looking for a company which values your experience, talent, knowledge, creativity, innovation, and team spirit? Look no further because at Kinetic Technologies we value our employees’ contributions and demonstrate that by offering them a competitive compensation and benefits package. Kinetic has invested in an energetic and creative work environment, providing a dynamic team of innovators who deliver only the best to our customers worldwide.

Kinetic Technologies have employment opportunities in many locations worldwide. We offer a competitive compensation package and assist our employees in reaching their academic and career goals.

As an equal opportunity employer, Kinetic encourages and supports a diverse workplace.

Please submit resumes to human resources: resume@kinet-ic.com


Americas


IC Layout Designer - San Jose, USA

We invite you to explore a career with Kinetic by applying for the IC Layout Designer position, based in San Jose, CA. In this position, you will contribute your layout designer skills with high-performance mixed-signal ICs and analog blocks, etc for a wide range of customer applications.

Job Description

Layout designer responsible for the layout of high-performance mixed-signal ICs and analog blocks such as amplifiers, buffers, comparators, regulators, analog-to-digital and digital-to-analog converters, etc. Responsibilities include working with circuit design engineers to physically layout circuit blocks using foundry PDKs in process nodes between 28nm and 180nm.

Qualification

  • Thorough knowledge of industry standard EDA tools from Cadence
  • Experience with layout of high-performance analog blocks such as analog to digital converters, references, digital to analog converters, OpAmps etc
  • Experience with floor planning, block level routing and top-level chip routing
  • Knowledge of high-performance analog layout techniques such as common centroid layout, shielding, use of dummy devices, and electromigration criteria
  • Demonstrated experience with analog layout for silicon chips in mass production
  • Experience with high-voltage (20V+) devices preferred
  • Must possess strong written and verbal communication skills
  • 5+ years of experience in high performance analog layout

Responsibilities

  • The layout of high-performance mixed-signal and analog designs
  • Responsibilities include working with circuit design engineers to physically layout circuit blocks following best practices from the industry
  • On this team, you will perform a critical role in the tape-out of complete mixed-signal designs
  • Working schedule is to be mostly onsite

Sales Account Manager - USA

We invite you to explore a career with Kinetic by applying for the Sales Account Manager position, based in San Jose, CA. In this position, you will contribute your sales and business development experience to help achieve sales targets for Kinetic’s analog and mixed-signal circuits for a wide range of customer applications.

Duties and responsibilities of this position include but are not limited to the following:

  • Perform business development activities to discover and generate new business opportunities.
  • Achieve sales objectives for profitable revenue growth by developing prospective opportunities which realize new profitable accounts, and achieving other sales objectives as determined by the sales plan.
  • Collaborate with Marketing and Engineering to develop new profitable customers and/or lucrative market opportunities.
  • Formulate and execute a sales plan and strategy that achieves broad penetration, in alignment with marketing and engineering strategic roadmaps.
  • Establish and maintain relationships with key client decision makers to provide effective information flow to and from Kinetic executive management.
  • Prepare and present an annual sales plan for assigned customers/territory based on projected market conditions, client/prospect status and product availability.
  • Manage timely communication of business level activity for forecasting and reporting.
  • Coordinate with Kinetic Product Lines Leadership to respond to new customer product enquiries and price quotations to identify and assess new opportunities for existing products as well as opportunities for new product development.
  • Coordinate sales operations with all other departments/divisions of the Company, including collaboration and support with Finance, Marketing, Operations, and R&D to support profitable account management.
  • Utilization of CRM for new sales opportunities and account management.
  • Stay abreast of Semiconductor Industry news to be aware of trends that affect the long- and short-term sales plans.

Qualifications

  • BSEE preferred, BS in Business or equivalent.
  • Self-starter with a high level of sales enthusiasm and energy (hunter mentality).
  • Engineering background is preferred with a background in Analog and Mixed-signal ICs.
  • Strong technical knowledge of semiconductor IC products is required.
  • Exemplary track record with Business development and/or Sales experience.
  • Ability to drive the development and execution of prospective opportunities.
  • A positive individual that will have fun, promote teamwork, and contribute to a cooperative effort with customers and Kinetic colleagues.
  • A minimum of 3 years of sales experience, successfully selling IC or semiconductor related products to new accounts.

Senior Digital Designer - San Jose, USA

Kinetic Technologies designs, develops and markets proprietary innovative, high-performance analog and mixed-signal integrated circuits, specializing in power, protection, video/audio interfacing and signal integrity, servicing consumer, communications, industrial, automotive and enterprise markets. Our core products sit “Behind Every Port™”, providing solutions to manage, protect, regulate, and monitor power coming through the port, satisfying the growing demand for USB Type-C, DisplayPort™, HDMI™, Ethernet, and other power connectors in system designs. We also offer solutions to convert the high-speed data through the port as well as to improve its signal integrity.

Kinetic Technologies was founded on the fundamental principle of innovation and that driving force is stronger than ever today. It is deep-rooted in Kinetic the understanding that consumer, communications, industrial, automotive and enterprise System OEMs must continually reinvent themselves by bringing better, faster, smaller, smarter products with new features and functionality to market with each new generation.

The responsibilities will include:

  • Responsibility is the design, simulations and integration video centric IPs and related chip activities.
  • Opportunities include cutting-edge IP in the area of SerDes, Display Port, HDMI, USB4 and Type C IP’s.
  • Must work closely with the architecture team to find architectural tradeoffs of area, performance, power and the most state-of-the-art solutions.
  • Will be responsible for RTL through synthesized netlist

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s in electrical engineering or computer science and 10+ yrs of experience
  • Experienced in Verilog and SystemVerilog
  • Master of digital simulations tools
  • Must know micro-controller implementation flows
  • Experience with Lint, LEC, Synthesis, CDC, STA
  • Strong DFT skills with specific knowledge of SCAN, BIST & test mode blocks
  • Excellent written and oral communication

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in electrical engineering or computer science
  • Experience in one of the areas of SerDes, Display Port, HDMI, USB4 and video
  • Strong scripting or programming skills in Perl, shell or Python
  • Knowledge of P&R and P&R ECO flows

Senior USB4 Digital Designer - San Jose, USA

Kinetic Technologies designs, develops and markets proprietary innovative, high-performance analog and mixed-signal integrated circuits, specializing in power, protection, video/audio interfacing and signal integrity, servicing consumer, communications, industrial, automotive and enterprise markets. Our core products sit “Behind Every Port™”, providing solutions to manage, protect, regulate, and monitor power coming through the port, satisfying the growing demand for USB Type-C, DisplayPort™, HDMI™, Ethernet, and other power connectors in system designs. We also offer solutions to convert the high-speed data through the port as well as to improve its signal integrity.

Kinetic Technologies was founded on the fundamental principle of innovation and that driving force is stronger than ever today. It is deep-rooted in Kinetic the understanding that consumer, communications, industrial, automotive and enterprise System OEMs must continually reinvent themselves by bringing better, faster, smaller, smarter products with new features and functionality to market with each new generation.

The responsibilities will include:

  • Responsibility include the design, simulations and integration USB3 and USB4 IPs and related chip activities.
  • Opportunities include cutting-edge IP in the area of SerDes, Display Port, HDMI, USB3, USB4 and Type C IP’s.
  • Must work closely with the architecture team to find architectural tradeoffs of area, performance, power and the most state-of-the-art solutions.
  • Will be responsible for RTL through synthesized netlist

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s in electrical engineering or computer science and 10+ yrs of experience
  • Experienced in Verilog and SystemVerilog
  • Master of digital simulations tools
  • Should know micro-controller implementation flows
  • Experience with Lint, LEC, Synthesis, CDC, STA
  • Excellent written and oral communication

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in electrical engineering or computer science
  • Experience in one of the areas of SerDes, Display Port, HDMI, USB4 and video
  • Strong scripting or programming skills in Perl, shell or Python
  • Knowledge of P&R and functional ECO flows

Device Characterization Engineer - San Jose, USA

We invite you to explore a career with Kinetic by applying for the Device Characterization Engineer position, based in San Jose, CA. In this position, you will contribute your engineering experience to help develop, design, and implement analog and digital circuits for a wide range of projects in the areas of instrumentation automation, test and measurements optimization, and productivity improvement.

Job Description
The Device Characterization Engineer primarily owns product characterization efforts, Silicon verification and debugging, and qualification including determining test limits on Automatic Test Equipment (ATE) prior to releasing products into manufacturing. Position will work closely with Application and Design teams to create test plans and generate test procedures defining specific setup requirements and instructions. The Device Characterization Engineer will participate in engineering testing operations, analyze results, and write reports.

Responsibilities

  • Conducts test programming to include bench test setup and control applications and/or systems interfacing.
  • Set up and operate lab equipment like scopes, SMUs, debugger systems, data acquisition systems as needed for testing, debug, and validation.
  • Collaborate in a team environment to produce system specifications, device characterization documentation, test plans to test hardware and software, and design reviews.
  • Will ensure correlation between the ATE test results and the Design Bench Verification results.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in EE or equivalent
  • 3+ years or more of experience
  • ATE and Bench test experience
  • Silicon verification and debugging experience

Job is located in San Jose, California. Please submit your resume to the attention of Human Resources resume@kinet-ic.com.

Senior CAD SOC Engineer - San Jose, USA

Kinetic Technologies designs, develops and markets proprietary innovative, high-performance analog and mixed-signal integrated circuits, specializing in power, protection, video/audio interfacing and signal integrity, servicing consumer, communications, industrial, automotive and enterprise markets. Our core products sit “Behind Every Port™”, providing solutions to manage, protect, regulate, and monitor power coming through the port, satisfying the growing demand for USB Type-C, DisplayPort™, HDMI™, Ethernet, and other power connectors in system designs. We also offer solutions to convert the high-speed data through the port as well as to improve its signal integrity.

Kinetic Technologies was founded on the fundamental principle of innovation and that driving force is stronger than ever today. It is deep-rooted in Kinetic the understanding that consumer, communications, industrial, automotive and enterprise System OEMs must continually reinvent themselves by bringing better, faster, smaller, smarter products with new features and functionality to market with each new generation.

The responsibilities will include:

As a Senior CAD Engineer, you will support about 40 digital and analog engineers located in San Jose, Japan, China, and Taiwan. Responsibilities include support, automation, scripting and deployment of CAD tools and flows.

  • Work with CAD vendors and design teams to evaluate new CAD/EDA tools and resolve tool issues.
  • Provide support to design teams including writing scripts for automation of tasks and flow steps.
  • Maintain and debug CAD/EDA tools/Resource Load Balancing Software/Design Kits/License Manager issues.
  • Work with IT to implement the Resource Load Balancing policies best matching the current design community needs.
  • Monitor and optimize utilization of licensed CAD/EDA software, computer servers, and storage.
  • Maintain and enforce uniform setting for user accounts.

Minimum qualifications

The position owner must have hands on experience in digital and analog mix-signal design flows, with specific expertise in the following:

  • CAD/EDA Tools: Need to know Cadence, Synopsys, and Mentor tool sets such as Design Compiler, Formality, Conformal, PrimeTime, VCS, Verdi, Incisive, Spyglass, Encounter, Virtuoso, Spectre, SPICE, StarRC, Hercules, Calibre, Xcelium and EMX.
  • Productivity Tools: Synchronicity or equivalent, SOS/SVN or equivalent, LSF or equivalent, Git, FlexLM, Buildbot,
  • Languages: Shell scripts, Perl, Awk, SKILL, Tcl/TK, Python, C/C++, Verilog/SystemVerilog.
  • On-the-job experience developing scripts for environment maintenance and flow automation.
  • Creative and analytical with strong written and verbal communication skills.

Preferred qualifications

  • MS or BS in EE, computer science or related disciplines
  • Experience in supporting SOC environment for Digital and Analog tools
  • Demonstrated on-the-job experience developing scripts for flow automation.
  • Demonstrated experience of working and leading interaction with CAD/EDA Tools technical teams.
  • Solid understanding of System on Chip design flow
  • Understanding of Digital and Analog design
  • Familiarity with revision control, database synchronization across remote sites, resource balancing problematics.
  • 5+ years of experience required.

Job is located in San Jose, California. Please submit your resume to the attention of Human Resources resume@kinet-ic.com.

RTL Digital Designer - San Jose, USA

The Smart Connectivity Division of Kinetic Technologies develops state of the art SOC’s for the multimedia connectivity and streaming markets. You will be a key part of a silicon design team chartered with creating silicon IP and SOCs targeted at the video/audio hubs, protocol converters, and USB Type-C retimers markets. You will work in tight cooperation with Digital, Analog, Software, Architecture/System, and Marketing teams to define, design and execute the SOCs. You will help further deploy and grow the expertise of the entire organization on methodologies, flows and best practices. The position is in San Jose, California.

The responsibilities will include:

  • Responsibility is the design, simulations and integration video centric IPs and related chip activities
  • Opportunities include cutting-edge IP in the area of SerDes, Display Port, HDMI, USB4 and Type C IP’s
  • Must work closely with the architecture team to find architectural tradeoffs of area, performance, power and the most state-of-the-art solutions
  • Will be responsible the micro-architecture, RTL implementations, simulations and trial syntheses
  • Must work with the verification teams to generate verification plans and functional coverage optimization

Minimum qualifications

  • Bachelor’s in electrical engineering or computer science and 3+ years of experience
  • Experienced in Verilog and SystemVerilog
  • Master of digital simulations tools
  • Must know micro-controller implementation flows
  • Knowledge of Lint, LEC, Synthesis, CDC, STA
  • Excellent written and oral communication

Preferred qualifications

  • Master’s degree in electrical engineering or computer science
  • Knowledge of full SOC environment and implementation
  • Experience in one of the areas of SerDes, Display Port, HDMI, USB4 and video
  • Strong scripting or programming skills in Perl, shell or Python

Job is located in San Jose, California. Please submit your resume to the attention of Human Resources resume@kinet-ic.com.

Digital Mixed-Signal Engineer - San Jose, USA

We invite you to explore a career with Kinetic by applying for the Digital Mixed Signal Design Engineer position, based in San Jose, CA. In this position, you will contribute your mixed signal design experience and creative talent as a member of the Engineering Team. The Digital Mixed Signal Design Engineer is generally responsible for design and development of digital & mixed-signal circuits, define digital design flows in a mixed-signal environment, and design and support of automation tools.

The responsibilities will include

  • Design and development of digital & mixed-signal circuits
  • Design and support automation tools
  • Definition of digital design flows in a mixed-signal environment

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s in electrical engineering and 5+ years of industry experience
  • Strong Knowledge of Verilog RTL
  • Strong Knowledge of back-end tools (Lint, LEC, Synthesis, CDC, STA, PnR, etc.)
  • Experience with writing Verilog test benches
  • Knowledge of scripting tools and Unix command-line environment
  • Proficiency with Cadence Virtuoso
  • Familiarity with micro-controller implementations
  • Experience with Cadence AMS Simulator and analog modeling
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Master’s Degree
  • Experience with Analog mixed-signal design flows
  • Proficiency in programming (tcl, python, etc.)
  • FPGA prototyping experience
  • Experience in Lab prototype evaluation methods
  • Conversion of high-level system specification to RTL/Verilog modules

Job is located in San Jose, California. Please submit your resume to the attention of Human Resources resume@kinet-ic.com.

Hardware Engineer - Entry-Level - San Jose, USA

In this entry level position, you will contribute your educational experience and creative talent as a member of the Engineering Team in the Smart Connectivity Division. The Junior Hardware Engineer is responsible for validating the system and IC for the high-speed video/data interface and supports/leads the Field Application Engineering activities as well as customer’s system design/debugging.

Primary responsibilities of this role include (but are not limited to):

  • Validation of the system & IC for DisplayPort /HDMI and USB Type C & Power delivery
  • Work with the hardware design team for USB Re-timer and DP2.0 and HDMI 2.1 development
  • Work in a cross-functional capacity together with Software Development, Hardware Design, and Marketing teams to achieve business goals
  • Provide support to customers and Field Application Engineers
  • Key technologies: DP1.4a / 2.0 and HDMI 2.0b / 2.1 and USB 3,4 Re-timer and USB Type-C Power Delivery

QUALIFICATIONS

  • BS in EE, Software Engineering, Computer Science, or equivalent educational discipline
  • Knowledge in Embedded MCU and Python is a plus
  • Familiar with test equipment such as high-speed oscilloscopes and logic analyzers is a plus
  • Interest in Hardware/Application/System Engineering of high-speed video/data interface
  • Strong troubleshooting and problem-solving abilities for complex projects
  • Excellent written and oral communications
  • This is not a remote position

Job is located in San Jose, California. Please submit your resume to the attention of Human Resources resume@kinet-ic.com.

SMTS, Applications Engineer - San Jose, USA

In the SMTS Applications Engineer role, you will work with the DC-DC Power Management team to define, validate and provide customer support for state-of-the-art DC/DC power management ICs.  You will participate in the entire product development cycle of DC-DC power management products including buck, boost, buck-boost, and flyback converters.

Primary responsibilities of this role include (but are not limited to):

  • Working with marketing and business management team contributing to the definition of new DC-DC power products
  • Evaluating board design, product validation and characterization in the lab
  • Creating datasheet, application notes, and user’s guides
  • Providing customer technical support and Supporting sales team with Design-In
  • Technical training of field applications engineers

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 3+ years of industry experience as an Applications Engineer for power management IC or board-level Power Designer
  • Familiar with DC/DC converter topologies including buck, boost, and flyback converters
  • Understanding of control theory, closed loop compensation, stability analysis, etc
  • Experience with Schematic capture, PCB design tools such as Altium Designer or Allegro
  • Excellent hands-on lab skills with digital multi-meters, oscilloscope, electronic load, power supplies, spectrum analyzer, and function generator
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • B.S. in electrical engineering or equivalent, MSEE or PhD preferred, specialization in Power Electronics is a plus.

Job is located in San Jose, California. Please submit resumes to human resources resume@kinet-ic.com or Fax to +1 (408)351-0338.

Senior Applications Engineer - San Jose, USA

In this Senior Applications Engineer role you will work with Customers, R&D, Marketing and Field Applications departments to define new products. You will investigate new architectures and apply your creativity to design challenges. You will provide technical support to customers, develop technical documentation and training material. You will perform new silicon road test prior to product release.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 8 years with a BSEE or equivalent or 6 years with a MSEE or equivalent
  • An in-depth system understanding of theoretical and practical applications for all types of high performance power conversion products
  • An in-depth understanding of system level product design
  • An in-depth understanding of emerging technologies in computing, consumer and communication markets
  • Knowledge of PCB layout techniques for high performance power conversion products
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Self motivated, results oriented
  • Possess creativity and innovative spirit

Please submit resumes to human resources resume@kinet-ic.com or Fax to +1 (408)351-0338

Senior Circuit Design Engineer - San Jose, USA

In this Senior Circuit Design Engineer role you will work with Marketing, Applications and Field Applications departments to define new products. You will investigate new architectures and apply your creativity to design challenges. You will propose new circuit ideas as well as develop derivative products. You will drive all levels of design including system architecture. You will be the owner of development as the design moves from concept to silicon verification.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 8 years with a BSEE or equivalent or 6 years with a MSEE or equivalent
  • An in-depth understanding of semiconductor devices, analog design, and a solid track record designing all types of high performance power conversion products.
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Self motivated, results oriented
  • Possess creativity and innovative spirit

Please submit resumes to human resources resume@kinet-ic.com or Fax to +1 (408)351-0338


China


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Hong Kong


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Japan


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Korea


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Taiwan


Design Verification Engineer

We invite you to explore a career with Kinetic by applying for the Design Verification Engineer position, based in Taipei, Taiwan. In this position, you will contribute your engineering experience to Drive and lead technical verification of industry-wide interface standards for the PC, workstation, and consumer electronics industries. Deliver detailed test plans for verification of complex digital design blocks by working with design engineers and architects. You will use your verification skills to participate in test plan and coverage reviews.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Drive and lead technical verification of industry-wide interface standards for the PC, workstation, and consumer electronics industries
  • Communicate and work with team members across multiple disciplines
  • Deliver detailed test plans for verification of complex digital design blocks by working with design engineers and architects
  • Create and enhance constrained-random verification environments using System Verilog and UVM
  • Identify and write all types of coverage measures for stimulus and corner-cases.
  • Debug tests with design engineers to deliver functionally correct design blocks.
  • Close coverage measures to identify verification holes and to show progress towards tape-out.
  • Participate in test plan and coverage reviews

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in EE, CE, or CS
  • 3+ years or more of practical semiconductor design verification experience including System Verilog, UVM, assertions and coverage driven verification.
  • Experience using multiple verification platforms: UVM test bench, emulator, software environments and system testing
  • Track record of defining verification methodologies
  • Experience with test plan development, building the necessary test bench infrastructure, developing tests and verifying the design
  • Experience with identifying bugs in architecture, functionality and performance
  • Experience verifying at multiple levels of logic from IP blocks to SoCs to full system testing
  • Experience with industry standard tools and scripting languages (Python or Perl) for automation
  • Understanding and knowledge of object-oriented programming concepts

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • 5+ years or more of practical experience
  • Excellent programming skills in C/C++ and scripting skills in Python, Tcl, and/or Perl
  • Knowledge with Audio/Video, Display Port, HDMI or USB
  • Experience with formal verification
  • Experience with ARM
  • Experience debugging system-level issues
  • Knowledge of FPGA and emulation platforms
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills