Digital Layout Design Engineer
Posted on Jan 14, 2019 by Cobham
Layout Design Engineer is responsible for the digitalportion of an integrated circuit chip development from floorplandefinition through to release to wafer fabrication of a digital ormixed signal product.
The individual must demonstrate aptitude and hands on capability fordesigning complex digital blocks, with strong knowledge/experienceacross the complete ASIC/SOC design flow. An ideal individualwill have additional experience with radiation-hardened design,analog/mixed-signal design and the latest EDA tools, and standardcell library use. The individual is expected to analyze andfloorplan from a design netlist / block architecture and supportlayout instantiation of circuits and logic to meet productperformance requirements. This person will determine the propermethod and procedures to be used in the digital design layoutdevelopment and determine the best method for implementing thedigital design through the place and route process until thecomplete design is committed to mask generation. Individualmust have experience in implementing the proposed method andprocedure to layout and verify the post-laid out digital circuits.Additional duties include the evaluation of customer designrequirements, methodology and helping formulate estimates ofeffort/expenses for potential new business, and participation inidentifying problems with and improvements to internal designmethodologies
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Perform topological design and layout of moderate to verycomplex integrated circuits, including the initialfloor-planning, power/ground grid design, and place and route,down to transistor level integrated circuit cell layouts.Place and route of integrated circuit synthesized netlistsinto physical layouts, including the addition of necessary itemssuch as power distribution networks, clock tree synthesis andembedded serial scan chain insertion, etc., required byCustomers and/or Cobham Digital or Analog design engineering.Support post-layout static timing, power and signal integrityanalyses of complex digital designs and incorporate requireddesign changes in order for the design to meet performancerequirements.Perform post-layout netlist and integrated circuit GDSIIverification and wafer fabrication process compatibility (DRC,ERC, ARC, LVS, etc.) using established foundry design rulerun files.Prepare and conduct Critical Design Reviews and design database reviews. Assist in the training of junior designers in the techniquesand methodologies to create and verify the physical design ofmoderate to complex integrated circuits. Must be able to work independently, as a team member, or as asupport person with supervision from a senior layout designer,Digital or Analog design engineer.EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS
Bachelors/Masters in Electronic Engineering/Computer Scienceor equivalent5+ years of direct industry experience with ASIC and/or SoCdesignA strong background in Physical Integrated Circuit design andtransistor layout architecturesA self-starter with the ability to assume leadership rolesAbility to work well in a diverse integrated circuit teamenvironmentExperience with industry standard development tools andmethodologiesCOMPUTER SKILLS
Knowledgeable in and proficiency with Synopsys EDA tools,including IC CompilerWorking knowledge of Ansys RedHawkModern revision-control tools and best-practices in acollaborative, multi-site design communityProficiency with UNIX/Linux including shell scripting, textutilities (e.g. Tcl, sed, awk, grep), using ModulesHigh-level programming such as C/C++, PERL/Python/TCLscriptingProficiency with Windows apps, including: Word, Excel,PowerPoint, Visio, Project, PDF conversionSecurity:
All applicants must be a U.S Citizen or U.S Person as defined byITAR (a lawful permanent resident or someone who is a protectedindividual as defined by 8 U.S.C.1324b(a)(3)). In order to beeligible for positions requiring a Security Clearance, you must be aUS Citizen.
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