HW Engineer

Spark your Imagination through the power of technology

At Sony Semiconductor IL (formerly known as Altair Semiconductor), we believe in pioneering the future through the power of creativity.  We strive to bring new innovation to Cellular IoT technology that drives the vision of the Internet of Things (IoT), and Artificial Intelligence (AI) techniques that help people around the world unleash their imagination and creativity.

In 2016, Altair became an integral part of SONY Corporation, creating a company culture that combines the Sony legacy, values and technology with our own vision and market leadership in the field of Cellular IoT and AI.

Believe that anything you can imagine, you can make real.

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Sony Semiconductor Israel (previously Altair Semiconductor) is looking for motivated and outstanding engineer to join our dynamic hardware development team.

At Sony, we develop semiconductors and technologies for IoT and for edge-AI sensors. Our hardware team supports both product lines.

In this role, you will be engaged in the development of our state-of-the-art, super-low-power, extremely-low-footprint hardware designs. As a hardware engineer, you’re expected to demonstrate excellent system-level understanding and be able to apply multi-disciplinary techniques related to hardware design (RF, digital, I/O, power management and sensing).

You will work in tight collaboration with our embedded software, silicon, system, and architecture teams to design reference and products from early stage to mass production.

In this small team, every engineer playes a critical role in product differentiation, quality of service, level of innovation, and the maturity of our product. That’s why we need people who are highly motivated, have profound knowledge in their domain, are able to learn fast and delve into new areas of development with numerous interfaces quickly, and work in a team. If you are an engineer with these qualities, there’s no limit to what you can accomplish with us!

Primary responsibilities:

  • Play a key role in the HW team, continuously improving, and striving towards excellence in all tasks.
  • Investigate, invent, develop, innovate, and improve challenging HW/RF designs.
  • Develop complex and multi-disciplinary designs including digital, analog, RF, and power circuits at the edge of the technology.
  • Work with leading ODMs to develop products based on company chipsets.


  • 5+ years experience in HW/RF board design in the communication field, strong preference for cellular or BT/WLAN/Wimax.
  • Significant experience in layout design of high density PCBs including RF and digital.
  • Significant experience in all board design phases including HW architecture, specification, component selection, schematics drawing, PCB stack-up planning, layout guidance, mechanical guidance, manufacturing control, and bring-up.
  • Strong background in RF chain design and considerations.
  • Hands-on experience with relevant lab equipment, testing, and integration.
  • Experience in soldering of fine pitch QFNs and small passive components.
  • Experience with Orcad/Orcad CIS tools.
  • Experience with Allegro and/or other layout tools.
  • B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from a major university.
  • Good teamwork and collaboration skills, self-motivated, able and willing to take responsibility for entire tasks/projects.

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