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Engineer II – Layout, PDK, Mask Assembly

Malibu, CA, USA Req #26
Monday, July 15, 2019


·        Bachelor’s degree with a major in EE, CS, or related science/engineering field


·        Responsible for semiconductor CAD (computer aided design) layout  and assembly work per customer design specifications
·        Create/maintain/troubleshoot PDKs (process design kits) used in CAD tools
·        Conduct mask reviews at different phases as necessary
·        Work with multiple groups to release layouts and order photolithography mask plates
·        Create/edit source code for DRC and automation purposes
·        Interface with IT support group for EDA software maintenance and updates
·        Communicate and co-ordinate within working group and with external groups
·        Ability to multitask and work under pressure with deadlines
·        Good documentation practices (especially for DRC and PDK)


·        2-3 years minimum in semiconductor design and layout industry
·        Advanced proficiency in CAD design work with experience in at least one of the following software applications: Klayout/ Cadence/ AWR (or similar EDA software)
·        Experience with creating/editing custom DRC rules in Cadence Virtuoso Assura and Mentor Graphics Calibre
·        Experience with creating programmable-cells


·        Familiar with Linux environment
·        Semiconductor processing knowledge of CMOS technologies (III-V technologies is a plus)
·        Coding – SKILL, LISP, etc.
·        Version control software for designs 


·        Must have the ability to sit for long periods of time
·        Must be able to communicate effectively and professionally with people and have a focus on customer service for internal customers. 

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Able to work flexible hours. US citizenship required. Ability to obtain and maintain a secret clearance is required. 

This position must meet Export Control compliance requirements, therefore a "U.S. Person" as defined by 22 C.F.R. § 120.15 is required. "U.S. Person" includes U.S. Citizen, lawful permanent resident, refugee, or asylee.
We are proud to be an EEO/AA employer M/F/D/V. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.

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  • Pay Type Salary
  • Malibu, CA, USA