Field Application Engineer (14084)
Arrow Electronics - Santa Clara, CA

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Job Id 14084 - Posted 09/25/2012 - Sales - Americas - United States - California - Santa Clara

Your main mission will be to provide Altera design support and expertise for Arrow North American customers and FAEs. Duties encompass but are not limited to: resolving complex technical issues presented by both internal and external customers, and coordinating interaction with various Arrow and Altera engineering departments. Your customer service ethic, organizational skills, time management, and ability to follow processes and procedures will enable success in these roles. Issues range from troubleshooting software installation, to helping with complex design issues across Altera's device families and design flows in one of the broadest arrays of applications. Strong willingness and ability to jump in and solve problems (not just oversee their resolution) will also be critical to your success. Experience with Altera design tools is a must. This is your opportunity to enjoy a rewarding career in an environment of teamwork and learning, while interfacing directly with a multitude of designers in the diverse customer base Arrow touches. This group works alongside a highly experienced, multi-disciplined engineering team that balances Arrow's industry-best design enablement and acceleration of time to market. In other words, you will provide expertise on one of the industry's leading edge technologies, while having access to the broadest spectrum of technology and applications. You will also identify early design opportunities and participate in formulating and enabling competitive system-level solutions.

General Requirements
  • Must enjoy and be able to work in a multi-tasking environment, where flexibility is required and given
  • High customer service ethic, including interpersonal skills and enthusiasm
  • Thrive on new technology while staying grounded in practical solutions
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, etiquette
  • Ability to understand customer needs, probe for answers, then clearly and effectively advocate appropriate solutions
  • Ability to relate to design engineers across many various applications and disciplines
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Superior degree of resourcefulness in solving complex design challenges
  • Search engine and Microsoft Office tools proficiency
General Preferred
  • Altera Tools Knowledge Quartus/Modelsim and SDC Static Timing Analysis
  • Altera Testbench design experience
  • Minimum of 5 to 7 years overall design experience preferred
  • MSEE
  • Contribution to patents
  • Published technical papers
High Speed I/O Applications Engineer

  • Requirements:
  • BSEE or equivalent degree with 6+ years of relevant FPGA/ASIC design or board level debugging experience
  • PCB Layout experience (Net Classes, Trace Matching, Termination Techniques)
  • Strong command of high speed digital board design and layout principles and power distribution networks design
  • Understand high speed I/O pitfalls to guide designers through potential issues (SSO, LVDS, Current Strength, Termination)
  • Experience with Verilog or VHDL RTL design
  • Sound understanding of Signal Integrity principles on multi-gigabit links and application (SSO, Reflections, Ground Bounce, Decoupling, Return Currents and Termination)
  • PCB Simulation experience (Spice, Hyperlinx)
  • Strong understanding of IO Standard internals (CML, LVDS, PECL, LVCMOS, SSTL and HSTL)
  • High Speed IO protocol experience (PCIe, SATA, SRIO, GigE, CPRI, WIMAX, and USB)
  • Familiarity of FPGA IO architecture (Multi Volt IO, Diff IO, SE IO and GXB IO)
  • Memory Interface experience (DDR 1/2/3 SDRAM, HSTL SRAM, RLDRAM and CFI)
  • Knowledge of FPGA architectures
  • Essential: Good communication (written and verbal English), organizational, problem-solving skills, ability to drive issues to closure
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