This position is to be filled with an applicant that can collaborate with a cross-functional team from industry, academia and government with a focus on providing process design kit (PDK) development expertise and design application support for photonics and electronic integrated circuit technologies.
Specifically, the applicant will develop design rule checking (DRC) methodologies and rule decks for multiple technologies (e.g., silicon photonics and interposers) under the umbrella of the American Institute for Manufacturing integrated Photonics (AIM Photonics) in the domain of Electronic-Photonic Design Automation (EPDA). The applicant should be able to effectively use appropriate software including Mentor Calibre products. The applicant should also have the ability to effectively write portions of the PDK documentation. It is expected that the engineer will work towards a defect-free enablement environment and update / correct AIM Photonics PDKs on a regular basis. It is desired that the applicant will also have experience with aspects of PDK development beyond DRCs (e.g., LVS, parasitic extraction, etc.), pre-fab verification of customer designs (fab tape-in analysis), and experience working with MPW aggregators (e.g., MOSIS).
Additionally, the successful applicant will provide application, integration and verification support for PDK usage with AIM Photonics’ customers and their designs. The candidate must have customer oriented communication skills and be able to represent the PDKs to the various design teams (AIM customers) working in this space. Other reasonable duties as assigned.
B.S. degree in Chemical Engineering, Materials Science, Electrical Engineering, or equivalent Engineering and/or Science discipline from a college or University accredited by the US Department of Education or internationally recognized accrediting organization AND 8-10 years of relevant professional industry experience.
OR M.S. degree in Chemical Engineering, Materials Science, Electrical Engineering, or equivalent Engineering and/or Science discipline from a college or University accredited by the US Department of Education or internationally recognized accrediting organization AND 6-8 years of relevant professional industry experience.
OR Ph.D in Chemical Engineering, Materials Science, Electrical Engineering, or equivalent Engineering and/or Science discipline from a college or University accredited by the US Department of Education or internationally recognized accrediting organization AND 3-6 years of relevant professional industry experience.
Prior experience with DRC software (Calibre preferred) and PDK development is an essential requirement. Candidate will need to work in a diverse consortia environment where new photonics elements will be developed and fab-line manufacturing processes are being matured for yield. The ability to work well with engineers and scientists at various institutions that represent AIM Photonics is an essential trait. Ability to work well under pressure and in a fast-paced environment is a must. Candidate must exhibit solid leadership ability and be willing to execute a variety of tasks on short notice. Good project management and interface skills are essential. Must have knowledge of MS Office, DRC software, yield/defectivity analysis software, and silicon fab line integration. Must also have the ability to travel as needed for program needs.
Candidates must address in their applications their ability to work with culturally diverse populations. This position is contingent on the satisfactory completion of a background check; this position may require annual background checks.
Prior experience in the microelectronics electronic design automation (EDA) space is desirable. Prior experience in the microelectronics development group of a for-profit company which developed high-volume microelectronic ICs is strongly desired. A working knowledge of silicon photonics is desirable.
Notes: Position contingent on the availability of funding