Electrical Engineer

  • Job Reference: 00001609-1
  • Date Posted: 4 May 2023
  • Company: Intevac
  • Location: Santa Clara, California
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Engineering
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description


Intevac is seeking an electrical engineer to participate in the development of new digital imaging systems. We are looking for a team-oriented, self-driven individual with a keen technical mind and an eye for detail. The Intevac Photonics Division is comprised of engineers who have a detailed understanding of hardware engineering and systems with embedded software. We operate in a fast-paced, highly technical R&D environment. You will be expected to explore new technologies and product concepts, help create new products, help enhance our current product lines, and stay abreast of new technologies and techniques.


Design of high speed digital and analog systems for low-noise, low-power imaging devices.

PCB schematic design, device selection, simulation, analysis, and documentation.

Problem investigation and resolution, board bring up, debug and electronic troubleshooting.

Use of FPGA and other programmable digital devices

Participation in FPGA coding, simulation and verification.

Interface with mechanical designers to optimize packaging, performance and manage thermal issues.

Technical coordination of multidisciplinary project team


Working experience in complex circuit design, schematic capture, board level designs and validation.

Strong knowledge of HDI Printed Circuit Board layout and PCB manufacturing technology.

Experience in designing electronic systems with multi-board architectures.

Experience with and a good understanding of analog designs, implementation of Filters/Amplifiers, ADCs, DACs, noise properties.

Experience with simulation tools LTSpice, HyperLynx and others.

Expertise in power management circuits especially low noise and low power designs with switching regulators.

Proficiency with CAD tools for schematics capture such as Altium Designer or Mentor Graphics.

Experience in designing systems with multiple FPGAs, DDRs, FLASH and programmable devices.

Some Experience with FPGA design flow and simulation. Knowledge of System Verilog, Verilog and Modelsim.

Knowledge and understanding of video interfaces such as DP, HDMI, CoaXpress, Camera Link, MIPI.

Experience with video cameras, image sensors, video compression and video processing systems is a plus.

Strong knowledge of serial interfaces such as I2C, SPI, UART, USB

Ability to lead technically multidisciplinary project team to develop electronic systems


BS or MS in EE, advanced degree preferred

Significant experience working on state of the art electronic designs

Permanent residency required. US citizenship is preferred