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IBM Card Engineer/ PCB Designer in Austin, Texas


As a Hardware Developer at IBM, you'll get to work on the systems that are driving the quantum revolution and the AI era. Join an elite team of engineering professionals who enable IBM customers to make better decisions quicker on the most trusted hardware platform in today's market.

Your Role and Responsibilities

IBM Systems has an opening for a highly-motivated electrical engineer wanting to design our hardware products. We are part of a world-class development team that pioneers industry-leading hardware for IBM POWER Systems servers including OpenPOWER, Storage, Quantum, and IBM Research systems. Additionally, this technology is the foundation for innovations in support of Big Data, Cloud, Analytics, Mobile, Social, and Security.

Our development engineers participate in all aspects of the development process as well such as: architecture, card design, circuit design, physical design and layout, power optimization, design for test, microprocessor test and characterization, memory subsystem design, signal integrity, and mechanical and thermal engineering design as well as product engineering. Individuals who are chosen to become a part of our world-class development team will be helping advance IBM's leadership in developing the highest performing computers in the market.

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Role Overview

The Card Design Engineer designs complex PCB designs for our hardware products. This position supports all phases of design, including schematic capture, layout, symbol and footprint creation, and the generation and release of all required PCB manufacturing information. The engineer will work in a fast paced environment with a team of electrical, mechanical, signal integrity, power, and EMI/EMC engineers and physical design technicians. The successful candidate will be a resourceful problem solver who is able to work around technical obstacles and work independently with little direct supervision.

Principle Duties and Responsibilities

  • Gathering requirements for card design from other skill areas such as the Card Planning, Project Management, Power Development, Signal Integrity and System Architecture Teams

  • Interlocking schedule and delivery plans with project management and other stakeholders

  • Generating and processing schematics for each card design

  • Managing extensive reviews for each portion of a design and implementing agreed upon changes

  • Performing extensive validation on design with both industry and locally-generated utilities

  • Packaging and processing logics for physical design team engagement

  • Monitoring and supervising the physical layout of card design

  • Generating the data required for the manufacture of the card

  • Releasing manufacturing data via Product Lifecycle Management tools and repositories

  • Continuously monitoring performance, field issues, and yield rates and taking the necessary actions to solve any problems

  • Consistently increasing skill set by participating in educational opportunities, reading professional publications, maintaining personal networks, participating in associated organizations and more

  • Highly organized, detail oriented, and excelling in time management

  • Flexible and adapting well to complex challenges in a dynamic environment

Required Technical and Professional Expertise

  • At least 5 years of experience in PCB development with a focus on generating and processing schematics.

  • At least 5 years of experience with Cadence's Allegro Design Entry and PCB Editor tool suite

Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise

  • Experience with other Schematic Capture tools and processes for PCB design

  • Design and verification of PCBs, particularly motherboards

  • Lab experience bringing up, troubleshooting, and testing hardware

  • Demonstrated experience programming in any of the following languages - Python, PERL, or Cadence's SKILL language

  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical, Electronic or Computer Engineering or similar area

  • None

About Business UnitIBM Systems helps IT leaders think differently about their infrastructure. IBM servers and storage are no longer inanimate - they can understand, reason, and learn so our clients can innovate while avoiding IT issues. Our systems power the world's most important industries and our clients are the architects of the future. Join us to help build our leading-edge technology portfolio designed for cognitive business and optimized for cloud computing.

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Maybe you want to get involved in work that really changes the world? What about somewhere with incredible and diverse career and development opportunities - where you can truly discover your passion? Are you looking for a culture of openness, collaboration and trust - where everyone has a voice? What about all of these? If so, then IBM could be your next career challenge. Join us, not to do something better, but to attempt things you never thought possible.

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About IBMIBM's greatest invention is the IBMer. We believe that progress is made through progressive thinking, progressive leadership, progressive policy and progressive action. IBMers believe that the application of intelligence, reason and science can improve business, society and the human condition. Restlessly reinventing since 1911, we are the largest technology and consulting employer in the world, with more than 380,000 IBMers serving clients in 170 countries.

Location StatementIBM offers a wide range of resources for eligible IBMers to thrive both inside and outside of work. In addition to a competitive benefits program consisting of medical and life insurance, retirement plans, and time off, eligible employees may also have access to:

*12 weeks of paid parental bonding leave. Family care options are also available to support eligible employees during COVID-19.

*World-class training and educational resources on our personalized, AI-driven learning platform. IBM's learning culture supports your restless attitude to grow your skills and build the depth and scale of knowledge needed to achieve your career goals.

*Well-being programs to support mental and physical health.

*Financial programs that empower you to plan, save, and manage your money (including expert financial counseling, 401(k), IBM stock discount, etc.).

*Select educational reimbursement opportunities.

*Diverse and inclusive employee resource groups where you can network and connect with IBMers across the globe.

*Giving and volunteer programs to benefit charitable organizations and local communities.

*Discounts on retail products, services, and experiences.

We consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable law.

Being You @ IBMIBM is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, pregnancy, disability, age, veteran status, or other characteristics. IBM is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.