Careers @ Triad: Mixed-Signal Integration Architect
A Triad Mixed Signal Integration Architect (MSIA) helps our customers (domain experts) to get their great ideas integrated into their own custom ViaASIC solution. You will serve as a ViaASIC architect responsible for demonstrating the technical benefits of VCA technology to potential customers, analyzing design requests from customers, mapping these requests into technical proposals for implementation as ViaASICs and serve as the primary technical resource for all pre sales activities at Triad.
Excellent MSIAs at Triad share these qualities:
- You like meeting new people – phone conversations, Webex meetings, and face-to-face
- You don’t mind some travel – in fact, you need to get excited by the opportunity to spend 25%-30% of your time on the road meeting new customers and supporting our existing customers.
- You like people and people like you – you have a winsome personality and can work well with both engineers and sales people.
- You must love seeing block diagrams and new ideas. If you are a good fit for this position you will enjoy constantly being asked to review circuits and problems that are new to you. If you are a lifetime learner, don’t like doing the same thing over and over and you do like variety then then you will be a good fit.
- You can handle deadlines and pressure. Your projects will be one to four week efforts to analyze a customer’s needs and provide a solution. Sometimes these answers are needed very quickly and you have to respond with quality answers just as quickly.
- You are still a real engineer. These are ASICs we are talking about so you have to be more than just a talker. You need to be able to do a great job of analyzing designs and coming up with architectures that map well to Triad VCA technology. With that said, you are also at a point in your career where you can let go of doing a project from start to finish. The real difference between you and a Triad ViaASIC engineer is that you stop working on the project once the architecture is completed. You get to see lots of cool projects, learn about them and architect them for a ViaASIC but then you hand them over to engineering. It is okay if you struggle with giving up this part of your engineering life. In fact, you probably aren’t a good fit for Triad if you don’t have this internal struggle when deciding to come to work for Triad as an MSIA. Triad MSIAs are great engineers and great at working with people and they have given up the joy (yes, the joy) of completing engineering projects to help evangelize the world about ViaASICs and show people how to use them.
- People will trust Triad because they trust you.
Skills & Experience
- Analog / Mixed Signal IC design experience or strong and varied mixed signal system-level design skills and experience.
- Able and motivated to travel 30% of the time.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
- Good at answering questions “on-the-fly” in front of customers.
- Good presentation skills – PowerPoint, Webex.
- US Citizen capable of working on ITAR programs.
- BS in Electrical Engineering
- Not a new grad – 5 or more years of industry experience
Experience in some of the following areas:
Op-amp level analog design, data converters, power management, microcontrollers, FPGAs, RF / wireless design, SPICE, HDLs (Verilog, VHDL), sensor interfaces, low power design