Layout Engineer

Job description

As part of EM Microelectronic - SA, based in Marin, Switzerland, you will be acting as IC Layout Engineer and will also take care of frame assembly of Multi Project Wafer ( MPW ).

The position requires knowledge of the IC physical development from layout design to mask & IC manufacturing:

  • Layout Analog IPs for the Business Units
  • Design layout for complex mixed signal, and analog circuits
  • Utilize advanced CAD tools for mask design
  • Deliver clean layout data for tape-out and mask generation
  • “Multi Project Wafer” Assembly ( MPW )

Working in close collaboration with Process Development & Process Control Teams, you will be responsible for the MPW Assembly (one shuttle every 3 month) :

  • Collect GDSII from the Business Units, Process Development and External companies every  quarter
  • Layout the frame and do the assembly (placement of the testchips, alignment marks, scribe, … ), run booleans and related verifications to ensure the Mask are generated as specified


  • Must be familiar with layout flow using Cadence Open Access tools and also Mask Generation flow 
  • Knowledges of Calibre DRV & Mask Compose is a plus    
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills is a must to interface with the teams in EM and the Maskshop
  • Pro-active working style to solve issues with minimum negative impact on planning and quality of masks

For this position we can only consider EU passport holders !

Professional requirements

To be successful in this position you need to have following experience:

  • Bachelor in electronics engineering
  • Minimum of 3 years experience in Analog Layout and / or MPW Assembly
  • Strong analog layout skills and techniques
  • Familiar with Layout environment : Cadence Virtuoso Layout XL and physical verification with DRC and LVS tools
  • Some experience with scripting languages : SKILL, TCL and UNIX scripts
  • Knowledge of mask processing, device construction and fab processing


  • Fluent in English is a must
  • French would be an strong advantage
  • Any other language is welcome