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Hardware Design Engineer
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! Currently we are looking for a motivated Hardware Design Engineer. 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:

The imec IC division supports companies and academia with services that cover the entire semiconductor value chain. The department Electronic Assembly (EA) focuses on supporting the industry and imec's research in the development of Electronic Assemblies. Besides industrial services, EA as industrialization group supports the research of different imec groups in the domain of health care, wireless and smart (energy) systems, flexible electronics, etc. The EA department runs the ‘center for Electronics Design & Manufacturing (cEDM)’ and supports a network of more than 140 companies from the electronics industry. More information about the activities of the Centre for Electronics Design & Manufacturing and IC link can be found on and These will be your main tasks: - You translate customer requirements into system requirements and system architecture. Your experience and creativity allow you to come up with efficient solutions. - You are responsible for the development of the electronics, from the system design, over the different design phases, to prototype and production phase. - Your tasks consist of: components selection, electrical calculations, schematics drawing, layout, lab measurements and prototype debugging - You work intensely together with the other members of the project team to realize the product. - For those PCB layouts that we decide to outsource, you will work together with external contractors, and control the progress of the layout activities. - You have regular contacts with R&D teams and/or suppliers.


You have a Master’s degree in Electronics Engineering. You have more than 5 years of PCB design experience: analog and high speed digital hardware design preferably with the focus on analog design, low noise, Signal Integrity, high speed data, ... Knowledge of PBA/PCB manufacturing is a strong plus. You have experience with CAD development SW, knowledge of Altium Designer is a plus. You are familiar with using lab equipment (scope, ...). Knowledge of the Application Specific IC development process is a plus. You work precisely and independently to achieve a high quality ‘Right First Time’ product. You can work in an international team, you are result-driven and customer-oriented. You have good communication skills and speak/write English fluently. Knowledge of Dutch is a plus.

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Date Posted: May 15, 2017