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


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%

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;

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.