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PDS Tech Inc Electric Design and Analysis Engineer 4 in Seattle, Washington

PDS Tech, Inc. is seeking a Electric Design and Analysis Engineer in Tukwila, WA.


  • Leads analysis of customer and system requirements and development of architectural approaches and detailed specifications for various electronic products.

  • Leads development of high-level and detailed designs consistent with requirements and specifications.

  • Leads reviews of testing and analysis activity to assure compliance to requirements.

  • Identifies, tracks and statuses technical performance measures to measure progress and ensure compliance with requirements.

  • Leads activities in support of Supplier Management with make/buy recommendations and other technical services.

  • Coordinates engineering support throughout the lifecycle of the product.

  • Plans research projects to develop concepts for future product designs to meet projected requirements.

  • Works under minimal direction.

  • We are seeking experienced integrated circuit (IC) layout engineers to implement custom analog/mixed-signal circuits in state-of-the-art CMOS (22nm) and SiGe semiconductor fabrication processes.

  • The qualified candidate will have experience performing custom IC layout to achieve tight matching, high speed, low noise, and low power consumption.

  • Circuits for custom layout may include analog or digital standard cells, resistors and capacitors, IO cells, ESD structures, and SRAM leaf cells.

Responsibilities include:

  • Working closely with IC / chip design team on block-level and chip-level floor-planning

  • Performing cell-level layout, block-level layout, and chip assembly

  • Performing physical verification including design rule checks (DRC), layout vs. schematic (LVS) checks, and electrical rule checks (ERC)

  • Perform / support parasitic extraction (PEX) and analysis

  • Drive continued improvement of layout practices and procedures

Education / Experience:

  • This position requires the ability to obtain a US Security Clearance for which the US Government requires US Citizenship.

  • Bachelor, Master or Doctorate degree from an accredited course of study, in engineering, computer science, mathematics, physics or chemistry

  • 6+ years of experience in full-custom analog/mixed-signal IC layout

  • Thorough understanding of industry-standard electronic design automation (EDA) tools for IC layout and physical verification – e.g. those from Cadence, Mentor Graphics, and Synopsys

  • Experience with standard cell development and/or familiarity with structured, pitched, or arrayed layout

  • Knowledge of performance analog and high-power layout techniques

  • Experience exercising and debugging the IC verification flow (DRC, LVS, XOR, PEX, etc.)

  • Demonstrated successful IC designs implemented in advanced commercial semiconductor fabrication process technologies – e.g.. <22nm FinFET), silicon-on-insulator (SOI), and/or silicon germanium (SiGe) processes.

  • Experience with layout techniques for managing IR drop, RC delay, electro-migration, self heating and coupling capacitance

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with Radiation-Hardened By Design (RHBD) layout techniques

  • Experience with scripting to automate IC layout (e.g. SKILL, Perl, Python)

  • Experience with experimental process technologies (e.g. Gate-all-around FETs (GAAFETs))

  • Active security clearance

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, age, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, or other legally protected status.