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Sr. IC Layout Designer (Starlink)

Company: SpaceX
Location: Redmond
Posted on: August 4, 2022

Job Description:

Sr. IC Layout Designer (Starlink) at SpaceX Redmond, WA, United States SpaceX was founded under the belief that a future where humanity is out exploring the stars is fundamentally more exciting than one where we are not. Today SpaceX is actively developing the technologies to make this possible, with the ultimate goal of enabling human life on Mars.SR. IC LAYOUT DESIGNER (STARLINK)Would you like to become part of team developing silicon for Starlink's low earth orbit satellites that deliver broadband connectivity to the people who either do not have access to internet or have inconsistent connectivity? Come join the team working on multiple silicon projects that are driving more integration, lower power, mixed signal architectures and advanced silicon technology for deployment in space and ground infrastructures.As a layout designer, you will be an integral part of the IC design team and lead the discipline of layout at the technical level. You will work in an integral team with the RFIC/mixed signal designers on full chip layout of custom analog and RFIC designs. RESPONSIBILITIES: + Work with the integrated circuit designers and chip leads to determine the chip floor plan; this includes strategies for power and ground distribution as well as working with packaging engineer to determine pad locations+ Accurately estimate the schedule for the layout work and identify areas of complexity that need early investigation+ Perform layout of custom RF and analog circuit blocks with attention to matching and minimizing parasitic capacitance in the layout+ Perform design rule checking, electrical rule checking and layout versus schematic checks and resolve errors+ Perform top-level layout integration with electrostatic discharge structures and pad assembly and perform final tape out (including density fill, running design for manufacturability checks and sharing GDS with the foundry)+ Work with EDA suppliers to trial new tools and features+ Generate guides and demos for others in the team to showcase improvements in layout techniqueBASIC QUALIFICATIONS:+ Bachelor's degree in electrical or computer engineering and 5+ years of professional experience as an IC layout designer OR 8+ years of professional experience with integrated circuit layout design PREFERRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:+ Strong analog layout skills+ Experience in advanced node IC layouts such as 22nm, 16nm, 7nm, 5nm or below+ Experience in layout of circuits with frequencies up to 50GHz+ Experience in layout of sensitive RF blocks such as low noise amplifiers, voltage controlled oscillators and mixers+ Experience with skill programming+ Experience with shell scripting, Perl, Python or similar language+ Experience managing revision control systems+ Experience with circuit design+ Understanding of layout considerations for device matching, coupling and noise isolation+ Working knowledge of Linux+ Excellent communication skills (both oral and written) are required+ Able to work independently on challenging problemsITAR REQUIREMENTS:+ To conform to U.S. Government space technology export regulations, including the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) you must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3), or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State. Learn more about the ITAR here (https://www.pmddtc.state.gov/?id=ddtc\_kb\_article\_page\_id=24d528fddbfc930044f9ff621f961987) . SpaceX is an Equal Opportunity Employer; employment with SpaceX is governed on the basis of merit, competence and qualifications and will not be influenced in any manner by race, color, religion, gender, national origin/ethnicity, veteran status, disability status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, mental or physical disability or any other legally protected status.Applicants wishing to view a copy of SpaceX's Affirmative Action Plan for veterans and individuals with disabilities, or applicants requiring reasonable accommodation to the application/interview process should notify the Human Resources Department at (310) 363-6000.

Keywords: SpaceX, Redmond , Sr. IC Layout Designer (Starlink), Other , Redmond, Washington

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