Photonics Layout Engineer

IC Resources
Widegates, UK
Closing date
14 Oct 2020

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A leading producer of integrated optical chips with a strong focus on medical applications is looking to hire Analog IC Layout/CAD Engineer with experience in the full design flow as well as Python or C++ to take on the role of Photonics Layout Engineer. Coding will be a large part or your responsibilities. This role can be fully remote if you are based in the UK and does not consider applicants who need a visa for the United Kingdom.

In your role as Photonics Layout Engineer you will be responsible for the following:

  • Drawing and delivering of files in GDS format representing Si photonic devices;
  • Contribute to developing Linux based Si photonic platform;
  • Establish, document, and update design rules for the used processes, process flow documentation, and related IP;
  • Standardize and write guidelines for Si photonics layout best practices in Linux environment;
  • Implement revision control standards and documentation for layout changes, reviews and approvals;
  • Be responsible for developing and drawing test structures to monitor and characterize critical device features and process tolerances;
  • Ensure data, layout and document sharing across RP locations and teams, working closely with the design team to feedback process capabilities into the design;
  • Support the update and implementation of the design/layout/process interaction flow.

As the successful Photonics Layout Engineer has the following background and skills:

  • BSc in related field plus at least 5 years design flow experience, project management and Analog IC Layout using industry standard EDA tools from Cadence, Mentor and/or Synopsys. Experience in photonics layout is a strong advantage to your application.
  • Experience with Python, C++, or other programming languages is beneficial
  • Experience in developing test structures and design rules
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