Job Purpose:

Layout, and fully verify, analog and mixed signal cells according to wafer fab design rules, delivering high quality, manufacturable layouts in the agreed timescales.

Principal Accountabilities:

  • All Layout activities including top, cell and block level creation, edit and full verification
  • Use state-of-the-art layout techniques for matching, ESD, latch-up prevention and parasitic reduction
  • Work with an estimation of layout timescales plus any subsequent re-estimations due to design changes
  • Responsible for high quality and efficient layout reviews with TPL, Layout Manager and other key stakeholders. Monitor, report and present recommendations for progress against project plan, key risk and any issues that arise
  • Be technical expert in multiple aspects of layout and proactively support development of other team members
  • Suggest improvements to the overall layout capabilities of ams-OSRAM
  • Working closely in collaboration with colleagues in design and layout to ensure effective communication and alignment on block and cell requirements
  • Participation at all relevant project meetings
  • Maintain a layout workspace that is consistent with current working practice (directory structures, etc.)

Key Performance Measures:

  • Deliver device layouts in the agreed time scales as set by program schedule for all assigned tasks
  • Takes responsibility for solutions and makes them happen
  • Results-oriented and able to deliver on-time under tight schedule pressures
  • Looks for continuous improvement in own and ams-OSRAM work practices
  • Confident and enthusiastic attitude regarding own role and contribution to company goals

Knowledge, Skills and Experience:

  • Typically 6 to 10 years’ experience of block level through to top-level layout, including floor planning, power routing and full verification prior to tape-out
  • Thorough understanding of the impact of their layout in terms of yield and financial implication
  • Demonstrable competence in ‘Design for Manufacture’ techniques