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


Hardware Design Engineer, Suzhou, China


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.


  • 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


  • 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 


  • 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 for an engineering/lab environment; moderate computer use;
Software Architect, Irvine, CA


In this architecture level position, the individual will be responsible for designing, implementing, debugging firmware, system software for the next generation of Enterprise Storage Products. The successful candidate will be a key contributor to the Storage firmware and play a significant role in delivering next generation Enterprise Storage Products to market. The candidate will work with the firmware, software Architects, ASIC and flash media teams on a daily basis, and will design and implement the software needed to achieve best in class performance and endurance goals.


  • Embedded C experience required
  • OS Memory Management experience
  • Experience in Storage FW, Complex data Path Issues, Error Path handling, Cache Algorithms, Data Integrity Issues is preferred.
  • Experience architecting/implementing Flash Management firmware and wear-leveling for NAND devices is preferred
  • Must have strong problem solving skills; experience using logic and protocol analyzers is preferred
  • Experience leading a team of developers through all phases including planning, design, implementation and debug is required
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment and deliver on schedule and to specification
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills required
  • Experience with Linux-based development tools, ARM and distributed multi-processor architectures preferred
  • Experience working with FPGA development or ASIC bring up preferred
  • Understanding of OS concept and hardware device drivers (Linux and Windows)
  • Validation and benchmarking , system performance and optimization techniques
  • SATA, PCIe and protocols


  • BS CS or EE required, MS preferred
  • Minimum 15 years in embedded software development products
  • Minimum 3 years in embedded software development on memory storage products
  • Experience in Storage FW, Complex data Path Issues, Error Path handling, Cache Algorithms, Data Integrity Issues is preferred.
  • Experience architecting/implementing Flash Management firmware and System table management (FTL) for NAND devices is preferred
  • Experience in Storage FW, Complex data Path Issues, Error Path handling, Cache Algorithms, Data Integrity Issues is preferred.
  • Experience architecting/implementing Flash Management firmware and System table management (FTL) for NAND devices is preferred.
Senior FPGA Design Engineer, Irvine, CA


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.


  • 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


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


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



Executive Administrative Assistant, Irvine, CA


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.


  • 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


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

To Apply

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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.