Senior Layout Designer

Hardware Engineering Austin, Texas


3 Reasons why you should apply…

  •  You are an expert in the world of custom analog layout. Puzzles, puzzles, puzzles. You have a passion for solving hundreds of puzzles per day. You understand what we mean when we describe layout as “tetris on steroids.” You have a strong grasp of layout dependent effects: LOD/STI, WPE, PSE, OSE. You are a mentor and teacher at heart. You have an uncanny ability to explain the technically complicated in a simple analogy. A picture is worth a thousand words!
  • You live for successful problem solving. Your observation skills, acute analytical abilities and attention to detail help you properly assess, pinpoint and define the problem. As you explore potential solutions, you are persistent and innovative. Your creative thinking facilitates approaches others have overlooked. Your solution is a balance of teamwork and leadership.
  • You have excellent soft skills. You have a thirst for knowledge, a hunger to learn and the ability to learn, in an everchanging industry. You are self-motivated and proactive. You are highly organized. Your time management skills are effective and balanced. Your team mentality allows your collaboration to be adaptable, working within your team as well as interdepartmental teams. Your communication, cooperation and dependability are second to none.



  • Work closely with engineering to provide high quality layout in a timely manner
  • Proficient in block level, macro level and top level; floor planning, assembly and verification
  • Experience in leading a project layout team a plus
  • Experience working in multiple processes
  • Communicate regular status updates



  • A High School Diploma or equivalent
  • 8+ years of layout experience



  • Strong understanding of basic electrical properties and principals
  • Strong familiarity with Cadence Virtuoso, Layout XL, Calibre and Unix
  • Advanced knowledge of layout dependent effects wrt device and process matching techniques
  • Execution in Top Level assembly of Layout
  • Strong knowledge of Latchup prevention and ESD protection schemes a plus
  • Strong familiarity with P&R methods a plus
  • Proficient in Excel, Word, Power Point and Outlook
  • Outstanding communication and verbal presentation skills.



  • Great medical (Choice of PPO or Consumer Driven Health Plan with HSA), dental & vision plans
  • Highly competitive salary
  • 401k plan with match and Roth plan option
  • Equity rewards (RSUs)
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP)
  • Life/AD&D and disability coverage
  • Flexible spending accounts
  • Adoption assistance
  • Back-Up childcare
  • Additional benefit options (Commuter benefits, Legal benefits, Pet insurance)
  • Up to 25 days off per full year, (2 weeks of vacation, 1 week floating holidays, & 10 company holidays)
  • 3 paid volunteer days per year
  • Charitable contribution match
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Free downtown parking
  • Onsite gym
  • Monthly wellness offerings
  • Free snacks
  • Monthly company updates with our CEO


And if this role is exciting you, we encourage you to apply even if you don’t meet all 100% of the description or qualifications. Finally, and most importantly, we are a proud Equal Opportunity Employer.