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*This position is located in Arlington, VA.*
The Application Specific Intelligent Computing (ASIC) Research Lab is seeking a VLSI design and development scientist with experience in (1) design and simulation of SRAM (single port or multi-port), (2) with knowledge of ASIC/custom design flow, Stating Timing AnalysisÂ and Parasitic Extraction, (3) comprehensive understanding of methodologies of timing closure, design-for-test, signal integrity closure, DFM closure, physical verification, deep sub-micron issues (4) Experience in various timing (STA), DFT, Noise, P&R, DRC/VLS (5) working experience with semiconductor foundries. The research will include work on 22 nm FDSOI or 12 nm FINFET technology nodes (6)Â physicalÂ characterizationÂ andÂ debuggingÂ ofÂ fabricatedÂ chips.Â TheÂ candidateÂ willÂ workÂ with internal and external research and foundry partners to prototype novel homomorphic encryption integrated chip solutions.
â¢Â Â Â Ph.D. Electrical Engineering, or related field with experience in design, fabrication, and/or characterization of VLSI circuits â¢Â Â Â Knowledge of SRAM and understanding of non-volatile memory technologies â¢Â Â Â Experience with design and circuit simulation tools such as cadence or synopsis. â¢Â Â Â Must have experience in scripting, Verilog HDL, design compilers, formal verification tools, design for test, Automatic test pattern generation, place and route tool, clock insertion, Static timing analysis tools, Schematics and layout editors, physical design verification,Â parasiticÂ extractionÂ toolsÂ basedÂ onÂ SynopsisÂ orÂ CadenceÂ orÂ Mentor graphics. â¢Â Â Â Experience in tapeout of the designs in advanced technology foundries. â¢Â Â Â KnowledgeÂ Â ofÂ Â electricalÂ Â characterizationÂ Â techniquesÂ Â andÂ Â advancedÂ Â packaging techniques is desirable. â¢Â Â Â Candidate must have excellent written and verbal communication skills and be able to work independently and in a dynamic multi-disciplinary team environment. â¢Â Â Â StrongÂ interpersonalÂ skills,Â organizationalÂ skills,Â program managementÂ experience, and ability to multitask. â¢Â Â Â Demonstrated ability to meet business deadlines. â¢Â Â Â ExperienceÂ inÂ benchmarkingÂ andÂ articulateÂ theÂ valueÂ propositionÂ ofÂ theÂ photonics integrated circuit. â¢Â Â Â Experience with technology transfer to the industry.
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Minimum Education: Master's degree, Combined experience/education as substitute for minimum educationMinimum Experience: 5 yearsMinimum Field of Expertise: Thorough knowledge of VLSI electrical and computer engineering principles at the chip level; experience with CAE/CAD tools, modern design methodologies and development of solutions for specific design tasks using VLSI engineering principles.
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