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Senior Digital Architect
Employer: imec
Location: Leuven, Belgium
Employment Start Date: Flexible/to be discussed

Organization Description:

Imec performs world-leading research in nano-electronics. Imec leverages its scientific knowledge with the innovative power of its global partnerships in ICT, healthcare and energy. Imec delivers industry-relevant technology solutions. In a unique high-tech environment, its international top talent is committed to providing the building blocks for a better life in a sustainable society. Imec is headquartered in Leuven (Belgium) and has offices in the Netherlands, US, Taiwan, China, India and Japan. Its staff of more than 2,000 people includes over 550 industrial residents and guest researchers.

We offer you a challenging position in an advanced high-tech environment, in an international team. This is your opportunity to contribute to technologies that will have an impact on tomorrow’s society. We offer you an attractive salary added with competitive extra-legal benefits such as an interesting life insurance, hospitalization insurance and long-term disability insurance. Imec takes on the full cost of these insurances.
Furthermore, imec offers various training possibilities and services, such as a company restaurant, ironing service, the possibility of day care on site, and holiday daycare.

Job Description:

Imec’s Wireless Program enjoys a world-class reputation in designing innovative radio solutions in deep-scaled CMOS technology. Combined with the increasing design challenges (timing closure, P&R, variability,…), the ever increasing performance and energy efficiency requirements of emerging communication systems call for new architecture concepts and innovative implementation strategies.

For our ‘Circuit and Systems for ICT’ Department we are currently looking for a Senior Digital Architect.

Job description

Your challenge is to conceive innovative digital architectures for future communication systems in deep-scaled commercial CMOS technology (28nm and beyond). Building on a strong technical expertise and SoA knowledge on processor architectures, EDA design methodologies and CMOS technology, your innovative ideas allow to improve the performance, energy efficiency and industrial impact of our architecture solutions.

Your tasks will include:

  • To propose innovative application-specific architectures (baseband processor and specialized data processors) for future communication systems.
  • Together with a team of experts, to drive the validation of these ideas in commercial design environments.
  • To support interactions with and delivery to external industrial partners, for maximized industrial impact.
  • To generate high-impact patents and publications.
  • To collaborate with people in different teams with cross-disciplinary expertise.
  • You have a Master of Science degree with a few years of relevant experience or a PhD degree in electronics on a related topic.
  • You have experience in the field of processor architectures, EDA design methodologies and CMOS technology. Knowledge of wireless communication systems is an asset.
  • You are eager to take initiatives and have good oral and written communication skills.
  • You are an enthusiastic team player, able to share your vision and solutions with other researchers in your team.
  • Fluency in English is a must, given the international character of imec.
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Date Posted: September 5, 2013