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Senior Layout Engineer
Axelera AI
Florence
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Are you passionate about designing innovative hardware solutions for computer vision at the edge? Do you have experience in creating high-performance, low-power, and cost-effective electronic systems? Do you want to join a dynamic and fast-growing AI startup that is making the impossible possible?

If you answered yes to these questions, then you might be the perfect fit for Axelera AI!

Axelera AI is seeking a highly skilled and experienced PCB Layout Engineer to join our dynamic team. As a PCB Layout Engineer, you will play a crucial role in designing and developing printed circuit boards that form the backbone of our state-of-the-art AI systems. This position requires translating schematic diagrams into PCB layouts, proficiency in managing CAD components libraries, and collaborating with Electronic Manufacturing Service (EMS) partners for successful PCB manufacturing and assembly.

Location
We offer a flexible, hybrid arrangement and, if needed, international relocation support, to work from our office in Florence, Italy.
 
Your role
Your role will mainly include the following:

·      Component Library Management:
-       Maintain and update the CAD components library, ensuring it is up-to-date with the latest components, footprints, and 3D models.
-       Collaborate with the design team to identify and implement new components to support evolving product requirements.
·      Schematic to PCB Design:
-       Transform schematic diagrams into functional PCB layouts while adhering to design guidelines, ensuring signal and power integrity and EMC/EMI compliance.
-       Enhance the board space utilization in complex design by optimizing component selection, placement, and board routing
·      PCB Layout:
-       Create high-quality PCB layouts, taking into consideration critical factors such as power distribution, thermal management, and signal integrity.
-       Utilize CAD tools (e.g., Altium Designer, Xpedition, KiCad) to design multi-layer PCBs.
·      Collaboration with EMS:
-       Work closely with EMS partners to prepare PCB designs for manufacturing, ensuring they meet DFM (Design for Manufacturability) guidelines.
-       Interface with EMS during the production phase, addressing any technical issues, and providing support for successful PCB assembly.
·      Test and Validation:
-       Conduct functional tests and validate PCB designs to ensure they meet performance and reliability standards.
-       Troubleshoot and resolve any design-related issues to improve product quality.
·      Documentation: Create and maintain accurate documentation for PCB designs, including design files electrical and mechanical, BOMs, and manufacturing instructions.


Your profile
·      Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering or a related field. A Master’s degree is a plus.
·      5-10 years proven experience in PCB layout design, including multi-layer boards.
·      Proficiency with CAD tools, such as Altium Designer, Xpedition, KiCad, or similar.
·      Familiarity with PCB manufacturing processes and DFM guidelines.
·      Experience with high-speed digital and mixed-signal PCB design.
·      Experience with simulation CAD for signal and power integrity analysis, such as Altium Designer, HyperLynx, Keysight, or similar.
·      Knowledge of industry standards and best practices for PCB layout.
·      Familiarity with 3D modelling software for component placement and enclosure design.
·      Strong problem-solving skills and attention to detail.
·      Effective communication and teamwork abilities.
·      Ability to work effectively in a dynamic and fast-paced environment.
·      Fluent in English, both in speaking and writing.
·      You are a team player who likes to elaborate innovative concepts together with your colleagues.
·      You are able to work autonomously and plan and perform research tasks.
·      You have a strong sense of responsibility and want to “Make the impossible possible”.
 
What we offer
Take the chance to become part of a dynamic, fast-growing, international organization. We offer an attractive compensation package, including a pension plan, extensive employee insurances, and the option to get company shares.
An open culture that not only supports creativity and continual innovation is awaiting you. Collaborative ownership and freedom with responsibility is characteristic of the way we act and work as a team.

At Axelera AI, we wholeheartedly embrace equal opportunity and hold diversity in the highest regard. Our steadfast commitment is to cultivate a warm and inclusive environment that empowers and celebrates every member of our team. We welcome applicants from all backgrounds to join us in shaping the future of AI.

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