SerDes Analog Layout Designer

Location: Austin, TX, United States
Date Posted: 12-10-2018
Position Title: SerDes Analog Layout Designer
Location: Austin, TX
Status: Full-time

About the Team:
In support of the high-demand from our customers, the Physical Design Group is expanding and recruiting new members in the area of High-Speed SerDes Layout. The focus of this team is to implement complex, high speed analog and some high-speed custom digital circuits for High-Speed Serial IO interfaces for SoC and ASIC applications. We partner with the top-tier SoC companies to implement designs from RTL to tapeout, on today’s most complex process technologies, using the latest EDA tools and physical implementation methodologies.

About the Project:
As a member of the growing Physical Design Team, the ideal candidate will have extensive experience with the layout of analog and high-speed custom analog/digital circuits for High Speed Serial IO Interface IPs, to be used in SOC applications.  Applicants must have several years of experience in this area and experience using the design tools associated with these tasks, preferably Cadence tools, as well as familiarity with current CMOS technology generations (22nm and below). Potential candidate has capacity to learning new tools, methodologies, and technology. Applicants must be good team players. Knowledge and/or experience with Serial Link applications is a significant plus.

Minimum Qualifications:
• 8+ years of custom layout design experience with a focus on analog and mixed signal designs
• Deep experience with layout in the Cadence Design Environment
• Experience with Virtuoso XL
• Experience must include floorplanning
• Experience including collateral generation (GDS, LEF), and able to run checking such as LVS & DRC, etc.
• Experienced with Electromigration and Voltage drop analysis
• Ability to recognize critical signal nets and reduce parasitics by proper floorplanning/placement
• Excellent communication skills and ability to work within a tightly-coupled team are a must

Preferred Qualifications:
• Experience from layout of SerDes IP 25GB or higher
• Work experience with FinFET-based technologies (Intel 22/14/10nm, TSMC 16FF, Samsung 14FF, or below)
• Experience with Cadence or Synopsys place and route tools is a plus
• EE with an emphasis in analog circuit design and layout is preferred

Education Requirements:
• Bachelor's, Electrical Engineering + 8 years of experience
• Associate’s, Electrical Engineering or Mask Design + 12 years of experience

About Encore Semi:

Encore Semi is a successful Engineering Solutions company. We build Centers of Expertise to support our many customers from the semiconductor and electronics system industry in North America. Our teams of experts contribute to leading-edge projects in the areas of SoC design and embedded software. We provide high-value through acceleration, performance improvement, optimization, and risk mitigation.

Encore Semi provides its engineering team members with continuous exposure to top advanced technologies & tools, participation in challenging yet exciting projects, and direct collaboration with its industry-leading teams, customers, and long-term partners. Learn more about the company’s great benefits and career path on our website.
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