/Physical Designer Specialist

Physical Designer Specialist

Engineering - Leuven | More than two weeks ago

Join our Design, OPC and Tape out Unit and support imec tapeout activities across various R&D fields.

Physical Designer Specialist

Design, OPC and Tape out Unit is looking for an experienced engineer in custom physical design layout and verification. The candidate should understand the physical layout design flow, create scripts, and test design methodologies to support imec tapeout activities across various R&D fields including Advanced logic, Memory design, 3D designs, and Quantum Computing. Additionally, they will help us in implementation of bilateral projects. 

What you will do

  • You will be working in Design and PDK team with a focus on custom design layout and verification to support imec design-to-tapeout business process. 
  • You will work in test chip layout design and verification with experience in Cadence virtuoso, LVS, Design rule (DR), and Design rule check (DRC) with CAD tools such as Mentor Calibre, Synopsys ICV etc. You will review imec physical verification system and work to improve with other team members. 
  • You will work on design automation to analyze, test and build design methodologies (e.g. PCELL generation in collaboration with physical designers using SKILL code) using a strong scripting skill to debug design automation flow.  
  • You will support imec tapeout activity by providing scripting skills (e.g. SKILL based codes for PCELL generation).
  • You will support the PDK development by contributing to DRC, LVS and PEX decks. 

What we do for you

We offer you the opportunity to join one of the world’s premier research centers in nanotechnology at its headquarters in Leuven, Belgium. With your talent, passion and expertise, you’ll become part of a team that makes the impossible possible. Together, we shape the technology that will determine the society of tomorrow.

We are committed to being an inclusive employer and proud of our open, multicultural, and informal working environment with ample possibilities to take initiative and show responsibility. We commit to supporting and guiding you in this process; not only with words but also with tangible actions. Through imec.academy, 'our corporate university', we actively invest in your development to further your technical and personal growth. 

We are aware that your valuable contribution makes imec a top player in its field. Your energy and commitment are therefore appreciated by means of a market appropriate salary with many fringe benefits. 

Who you are

  • We are looking for a candidate with a relevant industry experience in custom physical design layout, design verification, and design automation.  
  • We value your proactivity and independent way of working.  
  • You have a great deal of experience in collaborative projects and your passion for problem solving drives you to successfully finishing them.  
  • We need your strong team working and communication skills. 
  • Custom layout experience in Cadence virtuoso is needed. 
  • It has advantages to have experience with software development/programming in languages e.g. SKILL, Python. 
  • You have worked with UNIX/Linux environments and scripting languages e.g. PERL or TCL. 
  • You may know CMOS VLSI Design concepts, flows, and EDA tools. 
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