Job Posting [Ametek – Forza Silicon]

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Position Title - Principal Pixel Architect

Location - Pasadena, California, USA

Job Description

  • Assume responsibility to design, lay out and optimize pixels for custom CMOS image sensors
  • Lead pixel IP development
  • Work with analog and digital designers to define pixel and readout timing requirements and optimize noise performance
  • Interface extensively with foundry partners and external vendors
  • Communicate specifications, design status, technical details and other project details
  • Contribute to overall sensor architecture and design
  • Coordinate top chip integration of pixel design, readout path, and support circuitry 
  • Work with test engineers to facilitate development of test hardware, test plans and pixel  characterization
  • Work with customers to understand pixel requirements and translate requirements to detailed specifications



  • M.S. in Electrical Engineering, Physics or Applied Physics (Ph.D. preferred)
  • 7+ years of experience in design of image sensors
  • A deep understanding of different pixel architectures and operation.
  • Understanding of semiconductor fab processing and process integration
  • Knowledge of TCAD (Sentaurus or similar software) process simulation tools is a must.
  • Detailed understanding of CIS readout architecture
  • Ability to work closely with Design, Product Engineering, Probe, and Characterization engineering teams
  • Ability to multitask and manage priorities for different CIS projects in various process nodes
  • Good verbal and written communication skills


  • A strong background in solid state device physics 
  • Broad understanding of optics/optoelectronics  
  • Experience designing analog blocks like single-slope ADC, PLL, LDO etc.

Other Job Information

This is a full-time in-person position at the Ametek/Forza Silicon facility in Pasadena, California, USA. Compensation is salary, incentive and benefits. EOE. Additional information on Forza Silicon can be found here

Apply here on the Ametek Careers website.

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