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Lead Principal Systems Concept Engineer

Job Description

Xcede is a specialist talent solutions business dedicated to providing niche skills to the global Semiconductor sector.

We are recruiting for one of the global leading Semiconductor manufacturers looking for an experienced Lead Principal Systems Concept Engineer to lead and strengthen an elite team of skilled Engineers and to challenge the marketing team to know what is required on the Application side of System Architecture.

***Requirements and responsibilities***

  • Break down of application requirements to MCU building blocks
  • Have knowlegde of Hardware Development
  • Understanding of how a chip is built, defining IPS and chip de
  • Mapping of application requirements to existing building blocks
  • Module & integration specification
  • Providing working documents, thematic processing of problem areas.
  • Sense for commercial impact of design changes.
  • Develop and apply system expertise in a given application area to define next generation MCU devices and associated enablement
  • Analyse and verify advanced control systems for target Applications
  • Understanding of algorithm requirements to estimate motor parameters from sensors (e.g. shunt resistors, hall effect sensors), acceleration sensors (e.g. accelerometers), flux sensors (e.g.flux gate) and to intelligently incorporate sensor data into embedded motor control application areas
  • Define analog front end hardware requirements to interface sensor and gate driver signal paths to MCUs and work with board designers to develop prototype systems
  • Provide HW/SW partitioning analysis for most efficient system implementation. Development of real-time MCU processor solutions, which include understanding of *MCU HW architectures to configure necessary HW components needed to implement a given solution
  • Work with business units to engage with customers, demonstrate system knowledge and provide system support
  • Generate patents to protect ICW Technology and Innovation position in the application areas
  • Monitor competitive landscape for performance benchmark relative to competition and find new applications/opportunities
  • Landscape and identifying areas of differentiation

***What you will need***

Application Area:

  • Motor control < 7 kW
  • Switched mode power supplies < 1kW
  • Industrial sensor nodes, robotics

Key Competence:

  • ARM microcontroller architecture
  • ARM tool chain
  • ARM debug & trace capabilities
  • Memory organization
  • State of the art software architecture
  • ARM TrustZone & secure coding principles
  • Power switching technology & methodology
  • Communication Interfaces
  • Deep knowledge regarding power & clock distribution
  • Application specific ISO/IEC or other industrial standards
  • Knowledge regarding DFT methodologies
  • Knowledge regarding package types and parameters
  • Knowledge regarding flow and execution of production test
  • Co-operation with various disciplines
  • Basic knowledge regarding HDL, RTL & mixed mode simulations
  • Basic knowledge regarding pre and post silicon verification techniques


  • MatLab / Simulink or equivalent
  • Office Tools incl. Visio or equivalent
  • Versioning Tools
  • Requirement management & Issue tracking tools (JAMA / Jira)