PCB Designer

Company Info
Wilsonville, OR, United States

Phone: 9712242779
Web Site: www.apcon.com

Company Profile


PCB Designer


Plano, TX 

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Job Description:


APCON, an industry leader in network visibility and security solutions, provides an unparalleled level of confidence to enterprise and midsize businesses seeking network insights for enhanced investigation, threat detection and response. Our customers include Fortune 1000 companies to midsize organizations as well as government and defense agencies. Organizations in over 40 countries depend on APCON solutions.

Purpose of Job

The PCB Designer will be responsible for layout of APCON’s next generation of products.


  • Performs layout of high-speed multilayer PCBs
  • Consults with engineering team members to evaluate operational and performance requirements of overall system
  • Participates in design reviews
  • Generates new part footprints and maintains existing footprint libraries
  • Reviews Gerber/ODB++ files for accuracy
  • Reviews stencil proofs for accuracy
  • Resolves issues from Design Rule Check (DRC) report
  • Generates mechanical drawings and images
  • Works with hardware designers and board houses to generate stackups
  • Prepares manufacturing documentation (BOM, PnP, Gerbers, ODB++, etc.)
  • Works with engineering, operations, and sub-contractors closely to meet design for manufacturability (DFM) requirements
  • Works in both an independent and team environment to meet product delivery goals

Qualifications and Requirements

  • 3+ years' PCB design and layout experience
  • Solid experience using PCB layout tools (Cadence OrCAD and Allegro preferred)
  • Experience with power plane design
  • Experience with stackup selection
  • Experience with impedance control techniques
  • Experience with back-drill and/or HDI PCB techniques

Preferred Experience

  • Experience in 1G/10G/25G/100G Ethernet or other high-speed digital designs
  • Experience with signal integrity considerations for high-speed serial links and power distribution networks
  • Experience with memory routing interfaces such as DDR3 and DDR4

Core Competencies

  • Ability to communicate effectively; strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent organizational, planning, troubleshooting, and multi-tasking skills
  • Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality and professionalism
  • Strong attention to detail and exceptional customer support
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Must be able to work independently and as a team member
  • Ability to prioritize and be flexible in a fast-paced environment


    • BS degree (BSEE strongly preferred, MSEE a plus) or the equivalent in training and experience

    Travel: May travel up to 10%


    • Medical, dental and vision insurance
    • Company-paid short and long term disability  
    • Flexible spending accounts
    • Healthy work-life balance and generous paid time off program
    • Retirement savings match
    • Professional development program
    • Volunteer time off and employee assistance plan
    • Collaborative and innovative work environment
    • On-site exercise facility


    All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, natural origin, disability, veteran status, age, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, or other legally protected status.