Senior Display Backplane Design Engineer

POSITION: Senior Display Backplane Design Engineer
REPORTING TO: Director of Product Development
LOCATION: Westborough, MA

GENERAL FUNCTION:
The Senior Display Backplane Design Engineer will spearhead the development and refinement of microcircuits for our cutting-edge micro displays that include µLCD, µOLED, µLCoS and µLED technologies.
This role requires an individual with deep knowledge of IC designs in silicon and software defined backplanes, setting the pace for next generation display technology.

JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Leads and oversees display design projects from ideation, specification, design, simulation,
  • optimization, to mass production and bring-up.
  • Works closely with program management, business development and other customer-facing teams
    to ensure product designs meet market needs.
  • Sets the technical strategy to reduce design time, reuse, and initial design success.
  • Lead all aspects of backplane IC implementation, utilizing primarily external resources.
  • Engage with internal and external design teams and foundries on necessary process improvements.
  • Evaluate and adapt to emerging technologies and materials for potential enhancements in display
    design.
  • Develop comprehensive verification plans and oversee the bring-up and post-silicon validation
    processes.
  • Foster growth in junior engineers by mentoring and imparting knowledge.

MINIMUM JOB REQUIREMENTS:

  • As a defense contractor we are subject to International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and you must be a US Citizen or Permanent Resident (green card holder) to be considered for this position.
  • Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering, Microelectronics, or other relevant field, 7+ years’
    experience.
  • Strong background in analog and mixed-signal IC design, with a track record of involvement in
    multiple successful tape-outs and product rollouts.
  • Expertise working with relevant display technologies, such as LCD, OLED, LCoS and ULED.
  • Expertise in design tools such as Cadence Virtuoso, Synopsys Design Compiler, MATLAB, and SPICE.
  • Solid understanding of device physics, semiconductor, and manufacturing processes.
  • Able to work in a collaborative, innovative environment with challenging schedules and technologies.
  • Excellent presentation and communication skills.
  • Strong analytical, critical thinking and problem-solving skills.

PREFERRED JOB REQUIREMENTS:

  • Master’s or PhD in Electrical Engineering, Microelectronics, or relevant field, 10+ years’ experience.
  • Prior experience with micro display backplane IC design.
  • Prior experience acting as a chip lead or architect of overall chip design.
  • Demonstrated success in leading display design projects from ideation to mass production.
  • Understanding of AI processing and IC integration.
  • Extensive knowledge of:
    • Device physics, semiconductor and manufacturing processes related to display technologies.
    • Design for Testability (DFT) and Design for Manufacturability (DFM) strategies for ICs.
    • Advanced verification techniques, including universal verification methodology (UVM).
    • Power, performance, and area optimization techniques.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Able to rotate from sitting to standing, lift to 20 pounds, and gown according to clean room protocol.

Kopin Corporation is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer and as such all
qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual
orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status, age, or any other federally
protected class. If an applicant needs a reasonable accommodation due to a disability with the
application process, there is additional information on our website at www.kopin.com/careers.

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