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Mercury Systems Senior Principal Signal Integrity Engineer in Phoenix, Arizona

Job Description:

Join a focused team of engineers bringing highly complex, dense, rugged and secure electronic packaging solutions to our nation's warfighters and first responders. The Signal Integrity Engineering team supports all of our current and future product developments. Mercury Systems uses cutting edge technology from Intel, Freescale, Xilinx, Altera, Broadcom, and others. The individual is responsible as the SI lead or assistant interacting with Systems Engineering, CAD, ME, SW and purchasing, The SI team owns all steps of the signal and power integrity process, system-level SI evaluation, measurement, correlation, and customer support.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES: Duties may include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Design and model high frequency PCB's, backplanes, cables and flex circuits up to 25Gb/s for rugged applications

  • Support RF simulations

  • Work seamlessly with multiple locations across the United States with a diverse engineering group

  • Participate in all aspects of engineering review process which includes schematic review, functional specification, PCB placement review and PCB routing review

  • Stackup creation and guidance to hardware engineers

  • Design DDR2/ DDR3 and DDR4 interfaces for Mercury hardware. Which includes timing analysis

  • Conduct power integrity including AC and DC analysis and provide feedback to layout / hardware engineering

  • Conduct cross talk analysis and provide feedback to layout and hardware engineering

  • Documenting signal integrity rules for hardware engineers and CAD layout

  • Developed technology roadmaps and design of experiments (DOE) for continuous improvement and innovation


  • 5+ years of SI experience in high speed/RF/DDR designs,

  • Experience with the following industry standards: PCIe Gen2 / Gen3, InfiniBand (DDR, FDR, FDR-10), USB 3.0, SATA and other high speed interfaces

  • Experience with SERDES tuning

  • Experience with Allegro and PADS layout tools

  • Simulation of passive and active components with the following tool sets: Ansys HFSS and HFSS 3D Layout, SIwave Electronics Desktop , HSPICE, Q3D, Keysight ADS, and SiSoft QSI / QCD

  • Familiar with printed circuit board stackups and materials

  • Ability to use lab equipment such as high bandwidth oscilloscopes and VNA's

  • S-parameter modeling methodology along with lab measured S-parameters

  • PDN Decoupling analysis

  • IR Drop/Jmax analysis

  • S-parameter analysis

  • Time-Domain Transient IBIS/IBIS-AMI

  • RLC lumped analysis

  • Solid understanding of electromagnetic and transmission line theory, general I/O design, signal integrity, differential and single ended interface technologies.

  • Clear understanding of power distribution network design and optimization techniques.

  • Self-motivated - candidate should enjoy leading and taking ownership of assigned projects, exhibit good written and verbal communication skills, and have the ability to work well in a diverse team environment.

  • Must be a US Citizen.

Why should you join Mercury Systems?

Mercury Systems is the leader in making trusted, secure mission-critical technologies profoundly more accessible to the aerospace and defense industries. Optimized for customer and mission success, our innovative solutions power more than 300 critical aerospace and defense programs. Headquartered in Andover, Mass., and with manufacturing and design facilities around the world, Mercury specializes in engineering, adapting and manufacturing new solutions purpose-built to meet the industry's current and emerging high-tech needs. Our employees are committed to Innovation that MattersĀ®.

Our Culture

We are committed to making Mercury a great place to work, no matter where our employees are located. We offer a casual and enjoyable atmosphere that allows employees to learn and grow. We help and care for one another and work as one to achieve results for us and for our customers. We value communication and transparency, and strive to foster two-way dialogue at all levels of the organization. We are committed to lifelong learning, offering comprehensive skills training and tuition reimbursement. Whether you're just starting out on your career journey or you are an experienced professional, it's important to us that you feel recognized and rewarded for your contributions.

To find out more about Why Mercury?, or visit the Mercury Community or find answers to general questions at Mercury FAQs

Mercury Systems is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, genetic information, creed, citizenship, disability, protected veteran or marital status.

As an equal opportunity employer, Mercury Systems is committed to a diverse workforce. In order to ensure reasonable accommodation for individuals protected by Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Vietnam Veterans' Readjustment Act of 1974, and Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. If you would like to contact us regarding teh accessibility of our website or need assistance completing the application process, please contact the number below.

(978) 256-1300

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