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Data and Mask Preparation 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 4,000 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!

Job Description:

We are looking for an engineer in data preparation and mask preparation in the design flow, create scripts and test design methodologies to support imec tapeout activities across various R&D fields including advanced logic, memory, 3D and Photonics. 

  • You will work on test-site tape out activities including floor planning, layout, data preparation, mask orders and follow up of mask status and deliveries.
  • You will closely interact with design, OPC, patterning and integration teams within imec as well as various external suppliers such as EDAs and mask shops in defining and executing projects.
  • You will own various development/enablement projects such as data prep automation development.
  • You will have opportunity to carry out research and develop in design, data preparation and other areas.
  • You will join the DPT (Data Prep and Tape out) team.
  • We would like you to have a Bachelor or Master degree in Electrical/Electronic Engineering, or related areas.
  • We need your excellent programming skills and your experience with Unix or Linux environments.
  • We consider knowledge of following expertise as a plus :
    • layout design
    • OPC
    • semiconductor and microelectronics process flows
    • Cadence Virtuoso, Mentor Calibre
    • mask design flow, layout, floor planning, DRC/MRC verification
  • We appreciate your proactiveness, flexibility and your drive to focus on delivery high quality results in-time.
  • We would like you to be a proactive and independent worker, but at the same you should be able to work together with others
  • Your experience in leading R&D projects and your passion for research drives you to successfully finishing them.
  • You are fluent in English.


We offer you the opportunity to join one of the world’s premier research centers in nanotechnology at its headquarters in Belgium. With your talent, passion and expertise, you’ll become part of a team that makes the impossible possible. Together, we shape the technology that will determine the society of tomorrow.
We are proud of our open, multicultural, and informal working environment with ample possibilities to take initiative and show responsibility. We commit to supporting and guiding you in this process; not only with words but also with tangible actions. Through, 'our corporate university', we actively invest in your development to further your technical and personal growth.
We are aware that your valuable contribution makes 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. If needed, we also provide international relocation support for you and your family.


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Date Posted: September 4, 2018