Senior Analog and Mixed-Signal Design Engineer for Sense & Actuate SoCs
Design high-performance analog and mixed signal circuits for sensor and actuator interfaces. Develop complex Systems on Chip from concept to low volume production. Join us and find the perfect balance between research and industry.
SectorElectronics & Engineering
What you will do
Imec enjoys a world-class reputation in advanced Integrated Circuit and System design and in technology development. Combining these skills, imec’s Sense & Actuate System on Chip group (SA-SoC) develops specialty components such as image sensors and MEMS systems. The core elements (pixels, MEMS structures) are based on imec’s proprietary technology and are developed by parallel specialists’ teams. The CMOS interface electronics is designed in-house for beyond state-of-the-art performance. Our team takes care of the full development of these components, from concept to low volume production. We work with industry leading customers operating in niche market applications and our products will be integrated into tomorrow’s biomedical, pharmaceutical and industrial most advanced equipment.
You will belong to imec’s wide and famous analog design community of which the SA- SoC group is a part. You will be working in a dynamic environment, and you will interact with the other analog, mixed-signal and RF design teams.
Your main responsibilities will be:
- Design high-end electronic circuits for sensors and actuators with challenging specifications (e.g. switched-cap amplifiers, analog-to-digital converters, clock generation circuits, high speed serializers, high speed drivers, biasing and reference circuits...);
- Have the system level overview, understand or define the specifications at system level and propagate the specification budget to the building blocks and cells;
- Master the procedures and tools to build, simulate, verify and lay out large blocks and complex on-chip systems;
- Cooperate in a real team spirit with your colleagues (designers and layouters) to build the circuits in the best and most efficient way;
- Understand and be able to link your work to the specifications and restrictions of the blocks or sub-system at higher and lower level of abstraction;
- Supervise and verify layout and make layout yourself (of critical blocks or at critical timeline);
- Evaluate the sensor and its building blocks in our lab: define the measurements, specify the measurement hardware and build/use the measurement SW for semi-automatic measurements and data analysis;
- Participate to the writing of technical publications or patents as main or as co-author;
- Collaborate with specialists from our cross-disciplinary pixel design and technology teams;
- Support the production start-up (e.g. test program definition and critical yield parameters).
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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
- You have a PhD degree in Analog IC Electronics or an MSc degree and at least 5 years of experience.
- Excellent insight in analog circuit design is an absolute must, preferably in on-chip signal processing by high-performance analog-to-digital converters, high speed serializers, clock generation circuits etc.
- You are knowledgeable on Cadence design flows and Calibre tools.
- You know and like to measure in the lab.
- You are disciplined and accurate in your work.
- You clearly and openly report on the progress of your work and situate it in the context of the project.
- You are a good team player, able to pursue and find compromise.
- You have a natural desire to interpret and solve problems and you are self-critical.
- You are result-driven, and you can set and respect deadlines.
How can we help?
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