Director of ASIC Engineering - 18090215

  Location: United States

Job Title:      Director of ASIC Engineering                                        

Department:       R&D

Region:               Sunnyvale CA                                                                                         


Quanergy is Inc. is a privately-held Silicon-Valley-based technology company leading the development of 3D-LiDAR sensors and smart sensing solutions for real-time 3D perception, including object detection, tracking, identification, classification and mapping. We are disrupting the LiDAR space, and accelerating the growth of the IoT ecosystem with more affordable, better performing, and smaller LiDAR sensors. 


The Director of ASIC Engineering will be responsible for ASIC development used in our LiDAR sensor products as well as internal R&D purposes. The ASIC may include photo-sensing elements, analog, and digital designs. The manager will lead a team of both analog and digital ASIC designers who are among the best in their expertise. You also work with firmware/electrical engineers, optical engineers, and mechanical engineers to achieve highest performance LiDAR in the market. The candidate must be highly motivated to create production quality, market driven ASICs and be able to work independently with minimum guidance 


  • Lead the ASIC design team. Plan tasks and guide the team through entire ASIC development phases.
  • Define architecture and design specifications with the larger team and define implementation strategies and tactics to meet aggressive quality and schedule goals.
  • Work closely with architecture, verification, physical implementation stakeholders to provide status, iterative milestones, and make design decisions throughout the development process.
  • Manage suppliers including silicon foundries, test services, packaging services, logistics, and R&D services.
  • Work with suppliers to develop ASIC packaging strategy.
  • Be responsible for resource planning and allocation to deliver against plan, including schedule and lead the evaluation of design.


  • 10+ years of experience in ASIC engineering in industry.
  • Demonstrated success in complete ASIC design cycles resulting in market proven products.
  • Experiences in managing ASIC design projects and teams from architecture definition, block specifications to productization.
  • Experience in management supplier/vendor relationships, including, but not limited to, silicon foundries.
  • Knowledge of the latest ASIC design and manufacturer trends and techniques.
  • Experience in architectural definition for high through-put, densely arrayed ASIC design.
  • Experience in V&V of ASICs.
  • Experience in requirement management.
  • Experience in supplier management.
  • Knowledge of advanced, multi-chip silicon packaging techniques and technologies.
  • Proven track record in achieving results in a fast moving, dynamic environment strongly desired.

Preferred:  Advanced hardware knowledge and skills are plus:

  • Experience in automotive industry
  • Experience in FMEA
  • Experience in functional safety
  • Familiarity with ISO documentation
  • Experience in arrayed sensor systems a plus
  • Low noise amplifier and readout circuit design a plus.
  • Proficiency in scripting languages such as Perl/python a plus


  • Required: Masters in Electrical Engineering or related engineering field.
  • Preferred: Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering or related field




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