Senior Applications Hardware Engineer

Austin, TX


The Applications Hardware Engineer will be responsible for supporting Ambiq’s Apollo family of MCUs. The candidate will be responsible for developing Ambiq and customer evaluation hardware, debugging device level  issues, supporting the Field Team with customer issues, and creating application notes and hardware design guidelines for our MCU product family. The candidate will also be working closely with the Field Team assisting customers with integration of their solutions to Ambiq platforms, and with internal Development Teams for testing and bring-up of Ambiq devices.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • PCB hardware architecture, design, development, and testing.
  • Collaborate with internal Engineering and Validation Teams to analyze and debug complex system level issues and develop solutions.
  • Bridge the communication between Field and Engineering Teams for field issues and manage issue status tracking.
  • Assist with the design, debug, and testing of embedded microcontroller software drivers, algorithms, application code, board support packages, automated scripts, and design test cases to provide the required functionality to end customers.
  • Develop manufacturing test procedures and hardware for board builds overseas.
  • Create application notes, knowledgebase articles, and hardware design guidelines.
  • Assist customers with the use of Ambiq SDK and hardware platforms.


The Applications Hardware Engineer must have experience in the design, development, and testing of PCBs. Experience with wearables is a plus. The candidate must also have experience developing for, and debugging on Arm based platforms, and should have experience with low-power designs. In addition, the candidate must have strong communication skills and experience working with customers and Field Teams.

Specific Qualifications:

  • Master’s in Electrical and Computing Engineering (ECE) and 3-5 years of experience, or Bachelor of Science in ECE with 4-6 years of experience
  • Experience with hardware architecture design, component placement, layout, manufacturing test, system bring-up and testing.
  • Experience designing PCB schematics and layout using Altium Designer, Cadence, or similar PCB design software.
  • Familiarity with MCU peripherals including SPI, I2C, UART, ADC, MIPI, USB, I2S and PDM is a plus.
  • Experience with controlled impedance and high-speed interface PCB layout.
  • Experience working hands-on in the lab and using test equipment such as oscilloscopes and logic analyzers.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills dealing with complex system level issues related to hardware/software debug.
  • Experience with at least one MCU IDE from Arm, Keil, IAR, Eclipse or other is a plus.

Key Personal and Professional Attributes:

Ambiq management is building a company that values continued technology innovation, a fanatical attention to customer needs, collaborative decision making, and, above all, enthusiasm for energy efficiency.  The incoming candidate should embrace these same values.  The successful candidate must be self-motivated, extremely creative, and should be comfortable learning exciting new technologies.  This is an opportunity for growth and an opportunity to work on complex, interesting, and challenging projects. 

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