DFM Systems Engineer

PWW Recruiting, LLC.

DFM Systems Engineer

San Francisco, CA
  • Responsibilities

    The DFM Systems Engineer is a service-oriented and customer-facing role that supports the Sales organization with customer requests for ECAD design feedback and PCB stackup creation. This is a highly visible role with tremendous potential for career advancement and growth.


    • Work with customers to develop custom PCB stack-ups
    • Perform DFM reviews of customer designs for resolving PCB manufacturability and assembly issues
    • Provide guidance on customer designs for improving cost, yield, and lead-time metrics
    • Conduct training workshops on design best practices for prospects and customers
    • Author white papers and blogs promoting industry best practices


    • BSEE/BSME or higher degree with at least 7-10 years of electronics manufacturing experience
    • Strong working knowledge of the Valor PCB manufacturing tool and Polar controlled impedance calculator.
    • Ability to panelize ECAD designs in Valor.
    • Strong working knowledge of industry leading ECAD software like Cadence Allegro, Altium Designer, Mentor Xpedition, Mentor PADS, etc
    • Firm grasp of PCB fabrication materials, manufacturing methods, cost drivers, yields, and lamination cycles
    • Strong knowledge of interconnect and electronic assembly applications and technologies including soldering, press fit, and rework with knowledge of IPC-A-610
    • Understanding of complex failure mechanisms in PCBA process and or PCB fabrication and knowledge of standard failure analysis techniques (SEM, EDX, X-section, Die and Pry, CSAM)
    • Demonstrated ability to work independently in a dynamic growth environment
    • Possess excellent English communication skills, both verbal and written.
    • Excellent problem-solving and analytical skills with strong aptitude for teamwork