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Senior Digital ASIC Design Project Leader
Employer: imec
Location: Leuven, Belgium
Employment Start Date: As soon as possible

Organization Description:

Imec is the world-leading research and innovation hub in nanoelectronics and digital technologies. The combination of our widely acclaimed leadership in microchip technology and profound software and ICT expertise is what makes us unique. By leveraging our world-class infrastructure and local and global ecosystem of partners across a multitude of industries, we create groundbreaking innovation in application domains such as healthcare, smart cities and mobility, logistics and manufacturing, and energy.

As a trusted partner for companies, start-ups and universities we bring together close to 3,500 brilliant minds from over 70 nationalities. Imec is headquartered in Leuven, Belgium and also has distributed R&D groups at a number of Flemish universities, in the Netherlands, Taiwan, USA, China, and offices in India and Japan. All of these particular traits make imec to be a top-class employer. To strengthen this position as a leading player in our field, we are looking for those passionate talents that make the difference!

In exchange for your talent, passion and expertise, you will join a multicultural and high-tech company, with challenges there for the taking. Our flexible, progressive and informal working environment offers you a range of possibilities to take initiative and show responsibility. This is your opportunity to contribute to the technology that will determine the society of tomorrow. imec supports and guides you in this process; not only with words but with concrete actions. Through, 'our corporate university', we are actively investing in the further development of all our employees to assure their technical and personal growth. Your valuable contribution and that of your colleagues make imec a top player in its field. Your energy and commitment are therefore appreciated by means of an attractive and competitive salary with many fringe benefits.

Job Description:

Imec IC-link’s digital front-end design team is supporting internal research groups and external customers with digital design and implementation services in a myriad of application domains. You will be part of a team of digital designers, working closely with imec research teams in Belgium and the Netherlands and with our customers and partners worldwide.

We are looking for a self-motivated and creative team member: you are a quick learner eager to share your knowledge. In this position you should have a good understanding of the ASIC (low power) design flow as well as the tools involved. System architecture knowledge and awareness of the IP available on the market would be an asset. You have excellent project management skills and can motive others to give their best.
Your tasks will include:
-  Discuss and extend specifications with the customers;
-  Lead regular progress meetings with the customers;
-  Be the prime technical communication channel with the customer regarding all ASIC design aspects including layout, processing and test;
-  Take part in and/or supervise design activities, as there are:
      Implement the specifications into a system description in a power efficient way
     Create automated test benches with a high functional verification coverage
     Propose and implement design-for-test structures (BIST, boundary scan, compression, at-speed test)
     Create constraints and power intent files
     Synthesize the design (with or without power intent file)
     Perform logic equivalence checks
     Perform power estimations
     Create ATPG vectors for different fault models (SSA, IDDQ, bridging, transition delay...)
     Run functional and ATPG pre - and post layout simulations
      Adapt the internal scripting environment with gained knowledge


You have a Master’s or PhD degree in Electrical/Electronic Engineering with an emphasis on digital design/implementation. You have at least 3 years’ relevant experience. You are interested in working in a flexible service environment and enthusiastic about contributing to a customer’s goals. The imec environment requires a flexible and enthusiastic team player with competent communication and reporting skills. The day-to-day contact with people from all over the world makes fluency in English a necessity, knowledge of other languages is an asset. Knowledge on radiation effects on semiconductors and mitigation techniques is a great asset. Knowledge on filter design or IP integration are assets.

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Date Posted: February 10, 2017