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Principal Engineer-Applications (Physical Layer)

Microchip Technology

Microchip Technology

Austin, TX, USA
Posted on Friday, September 15, 2023

Are you looking for a unique opportunity to be a part of something great? Want to join a 20,000-member team that works on the technology that powers the world around us? Looking for an atmosphere of trust, empowerment, respect, diversity, and communication? How about an opportunity to own a piece of a multi-billion dollar (with a B!) global organization? We offer all that and more at Microchip Technology, Inc.

People come to work at Microchip because we help design the technology that runs the world. They stay because our culture supports their growth and stability. They are challenged and driven by an incredible array of products and solutions with unlimited career potential. Microchip’s nationally-recognized Leadership Passage Programs support career growth where we proudly enroll over a thousand people annually. We take pride in our commitment to employee development, values-based decision making, and strong sense of community, driven by our Vision, Mission, and 11 Guiding Values; we affectionately refer to it as the Aggregate System and it’s won us countless awards for diversity and workplace excellence.

Our company is built by dedicated team players who love to challenge the status quo; we did not achieve record revenue and over 30 years of quarterly profitability without a great team dedicated to empowering innovation. People like you.

Visit our careers page to see what exciting opportunities and company perks await!

Job Description:

Our applications department provides interface between customers, product marketing, design, validation and verification teams. We participate very actively in all stages of products life cycle - from concept to customer feedback.

What will you do in this position

In this position, you’ll harness your expertise to contribute to the success of the team to achieve excellence in creation and support of novel and market leading PHY products.

You can bring in your ideas in working out new concepts, have chance to prove those through simulation, create concept prototypes, work with our design teams to make those reality and then participate in the validation process to make sure those can meet our customers’ expectations.

You’ll author technical collateral for these designs, review designs and provide support to our customers to make sure those adhere to our recommendations.

We put high value on the quality of our products – your focus will be collaborating on many levels within our organization to make sure we can offer best value to our customer. This involves sharing your deep understanding of signal integrity and EMC topics early in the design stage and later, assisted by your analytic skills and debugging experience, making sure those goals were met or exceeded, by checking respective performance in our own and external labs.

Your strong communications and writing skills will assist you, while interfacing with various internal teams. You must be able to effectively communicate technical information to individuals with varying levels of expertise and use your technical knowledge and background to ask appropriate questions.


  • Bachelor’s degree in EE, CS, or CE with 10 + Years of experience in electronic engineering or equivalent (mechatronic, physics, etc.). Master’s degree preferred.
  • Experience in analog and digital circuit design
  • Experience in simulation and analysis on circuit- and system-level
  • Experience in dealing with state-of-the-art measurement equipment (Oscilloscope, Spectrum/Signal/Logic Analyzer, VNA)
  • Experience with Signal Integrity and EMC testing and debugging
  • Experience in semiconductor industry
  • Technical documentation reading and drafting skills
  • Basic coding/scripting skills (Python/C/C++/C#/Java/uPython/etc.)
  • Project-/task-oriented, self-sustained work
  • English: business-level proficiency

Preferred skills:

  • Experience in automotive
  • Experience in (analog/digital) semiconductor design
  • RF Design/Debugging
  • PCB Design (Altium)
  • FW development
  • Python Scripting
  • Soldering skills
  • German proficiency

Travel Time:

0% - 25%

Physical Attributes:

Bending at Waist, Crawling, Crouching, Feeling, Hearing, Kneeling, Reaching, Seeing, Stooping, Talking, Works Alone, Works Around Others

Physical Requirements:

Standing 10%, Walking 10%, Sitting 80%, Inside 100%, M-F 8-5 PM

Microchip Technology Inc is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.

For more information on applicable equal employment regulations, please refer to the EEO is the Law Poster and the EEO is the Law Poster Supplement. Please also refer to the Pay Transparency Policy Statement.