SMTS, Layout Design Engineer

Toronto | Canada

At Rambus, we are turning incredible possibilities into everyday reality by helping to deliver the innovations that greatly impact the world we live in. We create leading-edge semiconductor and IP products, spanning memory and interfaces to security to smart sensors and lighting. Our products are integrated into tens of billions of devices and systems around the globe, running critical applications for Big Data, Internet of Things (IoT), mobile, consumer and media platforms.

And our history runs deep – we have been a staple in the Silicon Valley, California for the past 29 years and are continually anticipating key technology trends and are developing innovations that drive market changes. From a pure IP provider to becoming a fabless chipmaker, Rambus is evolving to address critical challenges in the semiconductor industry.

As a dynamic organization, we are always seeking to hire exceptional talent to join some of the brightest inventors and engineers in the world to explore their passions to develop products that have real life impact.

Memory and interfaces are in our DNA. Leveraging over two decades of high-speed circuit design leadership, we make high-performance, low-power memory and serial link interface chips and IP cores to meet the needs of increasingly diverse enterprise and mobile applications. Featuring proven IP and advanced technology, our product families include server DIMM chipsets, R+ DDRn PHYs and R+ Serial Link PHYs.

Responsibilities

The Physical Design Engineer (all levels) will assume an implementation & design role at Rambus. The primary activity will be to develop multidimensional designs involving the layout of complex integrated circuits, from Schematic to GDSII implementation and from Floor planning to Post-Layout verifications. The successful candidate will also support executing, deploying, and supporting analog and physical design, methodologies, and flows associated with the design of high speed mixed-signal ICs.  Prepares and presents reports outlining the status and come up with actions necessary to achieve optimal layout design.

  • Responsible for physical layout implementation of analog and digital blocks for mixed signal integrated circuits
  • Ownership of floor planning, abstract creation, new layout, porting and other modifications to existing layout, routing, and place & route merges, signal integrity analysis, extraction, EM/IR fixes & physical verification
  • Develop and support nanotechnology CMOS physical design flow
  • Develop and maintain Mixed Signal physical design methodology
  • Evolve and Support the Schematic/RTL 2 GDSII flow
  • Maintain Technology environment, custom digital cells and custom analog IP libraries
  • Support physical verification environment
  • Mentor junior engineers by providing technical direction in physical layout design

Qualifications

  • Familiar with Layout Editors, Schematic and CAD Tools for nanotechnology
  • Preferred candidate has experience on both planar CMOS & FinFET technology
  • Preferred candidate has experience on Cadence, SKILL programming, Mentor Calibre DRC/LVS, StarRC extraction, and Voltus EM/IR.
  • Preferred candidate has MASc or BASc in Electrical Engineering or equivalent degree
  • Knowledge of high speed analog design fundamentals
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Self-motivated, excellent attention to detail, strong problem solving and presentation skills.
  • Highly motivated and committed to success of design teams and projects
  • Strong collaborative skills and able to work independently or as part of a team

Rambus offers a competitive compensation package including base salary, bonus, equity, matching 401(k), employee stock purchase plan, comprehensive medical and dental benefits, time-off program and gym membership.


Rambus is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, genetic information, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.

 

Rambus is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in our job application procedures. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, you may let us know in the application.

 

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