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Silicon Photonics Foundry Engineer

Research & development - Leuven | About a week ago

Help us expand silicon photonic technology offerings to build the photonic applications of the future as a Silicon Photonics Foundry Engineer!

Silicon Photonics Foundry Engineer

What you will do

Imec is a global pioneer in developing integrated silicon photonics technology through its Optical I/O R&D program targeting short-reach optical communications. This technology is successfully offered via wafer-level prototype fabrication services to customers in telecom, datacom, computing, bio-medical and sensing applications. The continuous growth of these activities requires the expansion of our team to support our customers.
As a Silicon Photonics Foundry Engineer, you are the technical contact of customers throughout the tape-out process. You support designers to help them follow the foundry design rules for proper fabrication. You ensure timely intake of their layout and shape the data for swift handling by the mask preparation team. At each step, you work in close collaboration with the silicon photonics group and other teams: project managers, process integration engineers, PDK engineers, mask preparation engineers etc.

Your responsibilities:

  • Your primary responsibility is to support external and internal customers.
  • You assist customers to ensure their layout follows the design rules.
  • You prepare layout data for the mask preparation team.
  • You collect feedback and corrections from the team and customers to continuously improve the PDKs.
  • You support the imec team with layout tasks.
  • You contribute to the automation of layout intake, for repeatability, traceability and auditability.

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 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 competitive salary with many fringe benefits.

Who you are

  • You have a Bachelor or a Master degree in Electronics Engineering or equivalent.
  • You have working knowledge of physical layout and verification tools, for example Calibre (DRC, LVS ...), KLayoutand Virtuoso (Skill). Knowledge of photonics or electronics design environment is a plus.
  • You have experience with git and programming (Python), and you are comfortable working in the terminal.
  • You are familiar with semiconductor processing and preferably with integrated photonics. Knowledge of electronics is a plus.
  • You are customer oriented.
  • You are details oriented and strive for quality.
  • You have excellent communication skills in English for this customer facing position and to communicate in imec multinational environment.