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Digital Designer for Neuromorphic Sensor Fusion

Join us to create the future of robotic sensing!




Electronics & Engineering

What you will do

The successful introduction of robotics (everything between robot taxis and household robots that do your laundry) will depend highly on the availability of reliable multi-sensor solutions that allow them to safely move around in our cities and homes. At imec, we are preparing these, built around our advanced RADAR, LiDAR and vision sensor technologies, and leveraging neuromorphic (Edge-AI) sensing architectures.

For future robotics systems to autonomously carry out complex tasks in the real world, they will require a rich environmental model based on inputs from a multitude of sensors and be able to handle unseen environments through continual online learning. To create this model of the world using only a limited energy budget and without relying on a cloud connection, neuromorphic compute fabric, integrated close to or on the same physical substrate as the sensors themselves is a key technology enabler.

The neuromorphic sensing team at imec is looking for a digital IC designer to help create our next generations of event-based AI chips, building further on three generations of IC’s. Our highly multidisciplinary team has experts in sensor technology, signal processing, machine earning, neuromorphic algorithms and robotics.

As an independent research center, we collaborate closely with top players in both industry and academia, giving our people a continuous exposure to both the latest evolutions in industrial challenges and approaches, as well as into the newest emerging academic ideas and paradigms.

What we do for you

We offer you the opportunity to join one of the world’s premier research centers in nanotechnology at its headquarters in Leuven, 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 committed to being an inclusive employer and 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 imec.academy, '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 a market appropriate salary with many fringe benefits.

Who you are

  • At least 5 years of hands-on experience with digital design tools: VHDL/Verilog, FPGA design (preferably using Xilinx tools), Cadence
  • Project management and tape-out organization.
  • Test/verification and chip bring-up skills are a plus.
  • Experience with working in teams.
  • We appreciate your open mind and multi-disciplinary attitude.
  • Given the international character of imec, good knowledge of (spoken and written) English is a must.

How can we help?

The Leuven MindGate team is at your disposal for any questions about the Leuven Innovation Region. Do you want to invest, work or study in the region? We can help you find your way.

We also facilitate collaboration and innovation between companies, knowledge institutes and government within the Leuven Innovation Region, and we are happy to guide any of these stakeholders towards innovation.