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Date: February 2023


Position Title: Senior IC Design Engineer 


Firecomms ( is a high-tech optoelectronics company with management, product design, product verification and sales functions located in Ireland and manufacturing in China; sales are made worldwide. Firecomms offers a range of optical transceivers, fiber and components for use in industrial, medical and consumer/utility applications. Our products include both standard transceiver modules as well as specialized/custom designed solutions developed in close collaboration with our customers. Firecomms’ capability includes the design and manufacture of light emitting devices, mixed-signal analog ICs as well as the optical and mechanical design of housings and packages.

Firecomms is looking for a Senior IC Design Engineer to join the IC team on a permanent basis. The successful candidate will work on the design of ICs for next generation optoelectronic modules for systems used in renewable energy, consumer, industrial and medical applications worldwide.

*This position is offered in Cork, Ireland or Valencia, Spain.
*Candidates must be legally authorised to work within the EU.


Key Responsibilities

The Design Engineer will be expected to:

  • Design receiver ICs for optoelectronic applications.
  • Design LED and laser driver ICs.
  • Carry out layout of critical analog block and supervision of IC Layout engineers.
  • Work with external IC design teams in validating and testing their IC designs.
  • Contribute to IC characterisation, test and qualification engineering activities.
  • Work closely with production engineering teams to successfully release products to manufacturing.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Candidate should have the following education, experience and skills:


Education: Bachelor’s degree or higher in electrical engineering, telecommunications engineering, or a related field.



  • 5+ years of analog IC design experience.
  • Understanding of the fabrication process and its impact on circuit behaviour.
  • Ability to create innovative and novel circuits.
  • Excellent command / highly proficient in spoken and written English.


Desired Skills: Preference will be given to candidates with experience in as many as possible of the following:


  • Industry standard design tools (Cadence Virtuoso, Mentor Graphics etc.).
  • Design of high-speed analog circuits, such as TIAs, limiting amplifiers, comparators, drivers.
  • Low noise and low distortion circuit design techniques.
  • Photodiodes, LEDs, RCLEDs.
  • Interface circuit design,50 ohm I/O circuits, LVDS, PECL, CML etc.
  • Experience with foundry processes such as TSMC, UMC, XFAB.
  • Established track record of delivering completed designs into production.
  • Experience in working with test teams debugging prototype IC’s.
  • Programming in any of C, C++, Verilog, Verilog-A, Verilog-AMS, Python, Visual Basic.


Reporting: The Senior IC Design Engineer will report to the IC Design Manager of Firecomms Ireland.




  • Commensurate with experience

Benefits & Holidays:

  • To be discussed depending on location (Ireland/Spain)


CONTACT: Please send CV and cover letter to: