Staff Designer, Layout
pSemi
Chennai, Tamilnadu, India
6d ago

Job Summary

The Staff Layout Designer is responsible for the physical layout of pSemi’s handset, wireless infrastructure, and broadband integrated circuits.

Product lines include a broad variety of functions, including multi-throw RF switches, digital step attenuators, LNAs, mixers, amplifiers, prescalers, PLLS, ADCs, DACs, Oscillators.

The candidate will be a key contributor to our growing product portfolio based on pSemi’s proprietary UltraCMOS™ process technology.

The staff layout engineer will work closely with global design teams in pSemi. This position is located in our India Design Center in Chennai, India.

Roles & Responsibilities

This position has responsibility for :

  • Complex Cell & Block level layout
  • Floor planning & die size estimation
  • Physical Verification (DRC / LVS / ANT) Cadence PVS DRC / ANT Assura LVS
  • Data prep (Slotting & Dummy Fill)
  • Works with manager & design leads for project schedules
  • Ability to edit custom schematic views for LVS
  • Take complete ownership of Layout tasks with no oversight
  • Mentor junior level layout and peers
  • Competency Requirements

    In order to perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies :

  • Critical Thinking : Skilled at finding logical flaws in arguments and plans; identifies problems and solutions that others might miss;
  • provides detailed insight and constructive criticism into problems and complex situations

  • Working with Ambiguity : Achieves forward progress in the face of poorly defined situations and / or unclear goals; able to work effectively with limited or partial information
  • Serving Customers : Builds strong relationships with customers; stays aware of customer needs, concerns and satisfaction;
  • responds promptly to customer questions and requests; effectively manages customer expectations

  • Adapting to Change : Maintains a positive attitude in the face of change; appropriately adjusts behavior and activities to changing conditions
  • Delivering High Quality Work : Critically reviews work processes to ensure quality; addresses problems that could impact quality;
  • makes sure project deliverables and services meet all requirements and expectations; does not make the same mistakes twice

    Minimum Qualifications (Experience and Skills)

  • 10 years of relevant experience
  • Experience with custom RF and(or) Analog IC Layout
  • Knowledge of IC fabrication process and how this impacts physical implementations
  • Experience with top-down physical design techniques
  • Experience with Linux / UNIX OS
  • Understanding of SKILL for layout needs : Bind-Keys / Hot-Keys
  • Understanding of Schematic structures such as : Simple Op-Amp Current Source or Sink Cascoded devices Diode Connected devices
  • Expert with shielding and noise isolation
  • Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with SOI technologies is a plus
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and English proficiency
  • Self-motivated and team oriented with a strong sense of urgency to meet product schedules
  • Education Requirements

  • Bachelor’s in electrical engineering preferred
  • Work Environment

    This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment.

    Physical Demands

    Physical demands although light in nature are required for the office environment. These abilities include sitting for long hours, good vision to interpret the CAD design drawings, sporadically work long shifts greater than 10 hours.

    Possibility of light travel (locally or long distance) to collaborate face to face with design peers.

    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand;
  • walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

    This position requires the ability to occasionally lift office products and supplies, up to 20 pounds.

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