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At Netlist, we cultivate a motivating environment where semiconductor and modular design professionals can advance their careers and build industry-leading skills and expertise. Our employees are committed to quality and integrity, and we form long-term partnerships with our clients.

Netlist designs and manufactures customized, high-density memory subsystems for server, high-performance computing, and communications applications. We collaborate with tier-one OEMs in the early stages of product development, applying our proprietary technologies and systems expertise to bridge the gap between standard memory and the specialized requirements of complex OEM systems. Our portfolio of design techniques includes efficient planar design, alternative packaging techniques, and custom semiconductor logic.

Netlist offers competitive salary and benefits packages and is an equal opportunity employer.

Current Openings

Engineering

Hardware Design Engineer, Suzhou, China


POSITION DESCRIPTION SUMMARY: 

The Hardware Design Engineer reports to the Director of Product Development Engineer and is responsible for designing Netlist’s next generation of memory sub-system products, including DIMM design, hybrid DIMM design using DRAM , Flash and FPGA. The candidate will use their skill-set and prior experience to insure project success.

AREA OF DEVELOPMENT RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Participate in developing technical specification
  • Implementing technical specification into product
  • RTL code for FPGA (VHDL or Verilog)
  • Product development
  • Schematic generation
  • Component selection recommendation
  • Involved in generating design rules for high speed PCB layout to insure proper
    • Signal Integrity
    • Power distribution and power
    • Power regulation
    • Timing parameter (setup and hold time) 
    • Participate in bring-up and debug of new products

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & JOB REQUIREMENTS:

  • Hardware Design engineer responsible for (input on component selection, schematic capture, board design, layout, simulation, and signal/power analysis)
  • Design and analyze digital & analog circuits, including logic circuits, power regulation, with embedded micro controllers, CPLD/FPGAs for Memory subsystem under direction of manager
  • Participate in initial board bring-up, perform Engineering Verification Testing (EVT)
  • Participate in design specification creation, design reviews, production and field failure analyses
  • Provide input to drive design improvement opportunities
  • Document design/project details and results per corporate standards
  • Familiar with Oscilloscope, Logic Analyzer, Protocol Analyzer, Pattern Generator
  • Knowledge on DRAM and Flash operation and interface
  • Support Field Application Engineering team and customers to resolve technical issues
  • Review, summarize and evaluate customer inquiries and technical specifications
  • Good analytical / problem solving skills
  • Excellent verbal and communication skills
  • Familiar with Cadence Allegro Schematic Capture and PCB Layout tools
  • Hands on experience using logic and protocol analyzers, digital oscilloscopes, DVM’s, etc.
  • Comfortable with directly interfacing cross functional teams, 3rd party IP partners and Netlist’s OEM customers
  • Should be able to work independently and in team environments on multiple projects in a results-driven environment 

EDUCATION BACKGROUND:

  • BSEE required; MSEE preferred
  • Minimum 3+ years of experience in high speed hardware/board design for computer or  communications system or applicable related product development field 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS OR REQUIREMENTS:

  • Physical demands for an engineering/lab environment; moderate computer use;
Senior FPGA Design Engineer, Irvine, CA


POSITION DESCRIPTION SUMMARY: 

Netlist has an exciting opportunity in our Irvine office for a Senior FPGA Design Engineer.  The person in this critical role will perform programmable logic design for custom memory products. Programmable logic design includes finite state machines and configurable logic cores (FIFOs, DDRx controllers, flash controllers, NV-RAM interfaces, etc.).  In addition, this position will be responsible for design, validation, and testing.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & KNOWLEDGE:

  • Experience in:
    • Logic design using Verilog HDL
    • Test bench creation and simulation
    • Implement programmable logic in devices from all of major vendors including Altera, Xilinx, Lattice
    • Altera devices, Nios processor integration, and integration of cores on the Avalon bus are highly desirable
    • Memory controller implementation (DDR, DDR2, DDR3) 
    • Memory technology (DDR, DDR2, DDR3) is highly desirable
    • NAND flash interface design
    • Conceptual design
  • Must have:
    • Good communication skills and the ability and desire to work as a team
    • Good analytical / problem solving skills
    • A strong work ethic centered on a can do attitude
    • Committed to meet deadlines to get the job done

EDUCATION BACKGROUND:

  • BSEE required; MSEE preferred
  • 8 + years of electrical design experience

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

  • Physical demands for general office environment; moderate computer use, less than 20%
Program Manager, Irvine, CA

 

At Netlist, we cultivate a motivating environment where professionals can advance their careers and build industry-leading skills and expertise. Our employees are committed to quality and integrity, and we form long-term partnerships with our clients.

Netlist designs and manufactures customized, high-density memory subsystems for server, high-performance computing, and communications applications. We collaborate with tier-one OEMs in the early stages of product development, applying our proprietary technologies and systems expertise to support the advanced system memory requirement through innovation efficient methods DIMM construction. Our portfolio of design techniques includes efficient planar design, high performance PCB design, and custom semiconductor logic.  Please visit our website for more exciting information on Netlist, our products and recent press releases:  www.netlist.com

POSITION DESCRIPTION SUMMARY:

Actively engage and manage development and verification of Embedded Linux Kernel Development to support the Netlist persistent memory in the main memory channel. Also manage the firmware / hardware definition, verification and validation process.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & ATTRIBUTES:

  • Manage key customer programs, serve as primary interface between internal teams and the customers to resolve both technical and logistical issues
  • Understanding and document key customer features, schedules, milestones, etc
  • Work with internal management to create hardware and firmware development schedules based on customer requirements
  • Work with internal team across multiple disciplines (SW, HW, systems, test) to drive product releases
  • Drive weekly internal and external meetings tracking schedule, deliverables and actions. Mobilize internal team where is necessary to drive closure on issues
  • Actively track program status and actively participate in customer-facing meetings, conveying status, next steps, etc.
  • Manages deliverable hand-offs between engineering disciplines and between internal and external groups
  • Manage customer expectations and communication any updates in status, deliverable delays, etc.
  • Manage program risks and generate recommendations for mitigation plans
  • Develop processes to improve program efficiency

EXPERIENCE & EDUCATION

The ideal candidate will have direct experience in innovative product development. Must have excellent leadership and communication skills. Typically requires a BSEE/CS with 5+ years of experience and minimum of 3 of those years should be in managing complex product programs. Must be able to quickly analyze and coordinate and effort to resolve any engineering issues as well as customer engagement issues.

  • An ability to assess the overall state of a project, identify the key issues, and work with engineering management to prioritize
  • Attention to detail, and consistent follow-through; ability to organization and track a large number of open issues
  • Good oral / written communication skills and persuasiveness. Able to get buy-in from team members and customer stakeholders to achieve key goals
  • Extensive experience with program management and bug tracking tools is a must
  • Ability to work flexible hours and interface with remote locations is a must
  • Experience in managing engineering project
  • Experience in working with technical marketing
  • Experience in working with customers
  • Familiar with software / hardware co-development process
  • from concept to product including prototype development, design verification, validation
  • Familiar with FPGA prototyping
  • Familiar with Sea-of-gates implementation
  • Degree in EE with 5+ years experiences
  • Excellent communication skill
  • Experience with server memory
  • Background with mobile memory
  • Familiar with device drivers

PHYSICAL DEMANDS OR REQUIREMENTS:

Physical demands for an office position with heavy computer use 

 

Administrative

Executive Administrative Assistant, Irvine, CA


POSITION DESCRIPTION SUMMARY: 

Netlist has an exciting opportunity for an Executive Administrative Assistant, reporting to the CEO and provides full administrative support to the CEO and CFO. The position is responsible for confidential and time sensitive material and performs well under pressure and deadlines. Possesses excellent judgment and reasoning skills as well as outstanding organizational skills. Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. A wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected for this self-starter. May direct and lead the work of others.

SPECIFIC JOB RESPONSIBILITIES, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:

  • Serve as the main point of contact for the CEO and CFO
  • Handle sensitive and confidential information
  • Prioritize and track current projects and initiatives
  • Arrange business meetings – planning, scheduling, logistics
  • Organize on-site/off-site meetings, WebEx, and video/phone conference calls
  • Develop agendas, plans and material for Leadership and Board of Directors meetings
  • Intermediate to Advanced MS Office user to create presentations, spreadsheets and other documents and correspondence
  • Manage and prioritize individual calendars using MS Outlook
  • Screen and route calls; read and prioritize mail
  • Coordinate and communicate domestic and international travel arrangements; builds relationships with hotels, rental car agencies, etc. to negotiate corporate rates; conduct hotel site tours to ensure Netlist’s standards are met for travelers
  • Create and process expense reports using the Company’s Travel Policy as a guideline
  • Provide backup support for other team members
  • Team player who can work with little direction and take the initiative
  • Collaborate effectively with other administrative staff
  • Solve routine problems on own; work with others to solve more complex issues
  • Excellent analytical, interpersonal, and organizational skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Attention to detail and deadlines with exceptional follow-up skills
  • Ability to work and strive in a fast-paced environment
  • Perform well under pressure
  • Strong personal skills are a must for working with a diverse group of people
  • May be required to work on miscellaneous projects as required

EXPERIENCE, EDUCATION, LICENSES OR CERTIFICATES:

  • 8 + years related experience as an Executive Administrative Assistant
  • Requires an associate's degree or its equivalent
  • California State Notary Public is highly preferred

PHYSICAL DEMANDS OR REQUIREMENTS:

  • Physical demands are for a general office and/or clerical role with moderate computer use


To Apply

Forward your resume and salary requirements to jobs@netlist.com.   Please notate the job title in the subject line of your email.

Contact Information:  Netlist Inc., 175 Technology, Irvine, CA 92618

It is Netlist’s policy to provide equal employment opportunity (EEO) for all applicants. Netlist does not unlawfully discriminate against any applicant on the basis of any protected class.

Netlist offers a comprehensive benefits package including Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, LTD, STD, 401K, Paid Time Off and many more benefits. 

Recruitment Policy

Netlist does not accept unsolicited resumes from any source other than directly from candidates. An unsolicited resume sent to Netlist from a recruiter does not constitute any type of relationship between the recruiter and Netlist and does not obligate Netlist to pay fees if the candidate is hired.