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Engineer II – Layout, PDK, Mask Assembly

Malibu, CA, USA Req #188
Monday, December 2, 2019

Engineer II – Layout, PDK, Mask Assembly

Education Desired:

  • Bachelor’s degree with a major in EE, CS, or related science/engineering field

Essential Job Functions:

  • Responsible for semiconductor CAD layout and mask assembly work

  • Conduct mask reviews at different phases as necessary

  • Work with multiple groups to release layouts and order photolithography mask plates

  • Create/edit codes for DRC and automation purposes

  • Interface with IT support group for EDA software maintenance and updates

  • Communicate and co-ordinate within working group and with external groups

  • Ability to multitask and work under pressure with deadlines

  • Good documentation practices

Experience Desired:

  • 2-3 years minimum in semiconductor design and layout industry

  • Advanced proficiency in CAD design work with layout experience in at least one of these: Cadence/Klayout/AWR/ similar EDA software

  • Experience with creating/editing custom DRC rules in Calibre, Assura

  • Create/maintain/troubleshoot PDKs used in CAD work

  • Experience with creating p-cells

Knowledge Desired:

  • Familiarity with Linux environment

  • Semiconductor processing knowledge of CMOS technologies (III-V is a plus)

  • Coding – SKILL, LISP, etc.

  • Version control software for designs

Essential Physical/Mental Requirements:

  • Ability to stay focused for detail oriented work

  • Ability to communicate effectively and professionally and have a focus on customer service for internal customers

Special Requirements:

  • US citizenship required

  • Ability to obtain and maintain security clearances as required (active clearance is a plus)


This position must meet Export Control compliance requirements, therefore a "U.S. Person" as defined by 22 C.F.R. § 120.15 is required. "U.S. Person" includes U.S. Citizen, lawful permanent resident, refugee, or asylee.

HRL Laboratories is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and does not discriminate in recruiting, hiring, training or promoting, on the basis of race, ethnicity, color, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, medical condition, U.S. military or protected veteran status, union membership, or political affiliation. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.

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  • Pay Type Salary
  • Malibu, CA, USA