Sr. IC Layout Engineer

  • Location:
    Bangalore, India
  • Area of Interest
    Engineer - Hardware
  • Job Type
  • Technology Interest
    Cloud and Data Center
  • Job Id

We are looking for a highly motivated and knowledgeable layout engineer with a deep understanding of CAD tool infrastructure to work on photonic ICs. The PIC Layout Design Engineer will be a key member of a small, dynamic Photonic IC design team that develops silicon photonic IC’s for Acacia’s (now part of Cisco) optical transponders. This position presents a unique opportunity to work closely with our PIC, mmW IC, ASIC, and packaging teams.

In this role, he or she will perform the following key essential functions:

  • Layout basic optical components together with PIC design engineers.
  • Design power, ground, low and high speed signal interfaces between optical components and DRVs and TIAs together with mmW IC team and packaging team.
  • Manage internal PDKs.
  • Own the mask assembly process of our PIC tapeouts, including managing DRC deck and flow, fill, reviewing of signal routing, etc.
  • Own specification documentations for PIC, for interactions with packaging, module hardware and software team. This includes pad frame / signal definitions, mechanical drawings, etc.

Desired qualifications and experiences:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in EE or training in layout design.
  • Industry experience of a minimum of 5 years in layout design.
  • Extensive knowledge of Mentor, Synopsys and Cadence toolsets
  • Extensive layout experience in analog and RF ICs.
  • Deep understanding of low parasitic, high frequency design techniques.
  • Strong knowledge of IR drop, RC delay and Electromigration.
  • Experience with RF modeling and/or signal integrity is a big plus
  • Ability to script and automate layout tools and flow a huge plus
  • Knowledge or experience with Cadence Clarity a huge plus

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