PDK Engineer FP-6035

Engineering Services Austin, Texas

As a Staff PDK Engineer, you will assist in designing high-performance mixed-signal ASICs by developing & integrating technology files, models & decks (DRC, LVS, and PEX) to support our PDKs. Collaborate closely with design teams, foundries, and our silicon technology team to develop and verify PDKs. You will apply expertise to EDA methodology, including development, qualification, automation, and support, as well as evaluation & development of new tools & flows.


  • Work closely with design & layout teams to support tape out of IC designs
  • Install, customize and test foundry PDKs
  • Develop and qualify physical verification decks
  • Customize and test our analog/mixed-signal environment
  • Support parasitic extraction
  • Support IC tapeout methodology
  • Mentor other PDK Engineers

Required Skills and Qualifications

  • BS in Electrical or Computer Engineering and 12+ years of proven experience in related CAD field or MS in Electrical or Computer Engineering and 10+ years of exp.
  • A strong understanding of front-to-back analog/mixed-signal design methodology
  • Experience with PDK installation, customization and QA
  • Experience with PDK development and validation
  • Ability to effectively support layout & design teams
  • Able to demonstrate programming knowledge in Perl, SKILL, Tcl, Python and/or shell scripting
  • A hardworking individual who possesses strong organizational & interpersonal skills, and demonstrates versatility in handling a wide range of CAD methodology issues
  • Expertise in one or more of the following areas: Developing Cadence dfII technology files, netlisting, simulation & Pcells OR Development of physical verification decks in Calibre OR Parasitic extraction and simulation (XRC, QRC or Star-RC)

Preferred Skills and Qualifications

  • Experience working with revision control systems. Perforce is a plus
  • Familiarity with Calibre PERC and/or Insight
  • Familiarity with EM/EMIR methodology

This position is located in Austin, TX

Cirrus Logic is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We strive to select the best-qualified applicant for any opening and to reward employees based on their skills, experience and performance. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, pregnancy status, marital status, gender, age, religion, physical or mental disability, medical condition, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by law.