IC Layout Engineer

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At FLIR, we have a simple but ambitious mission: to develop market-leading thermal and sensing technologies which enhance everyday life. From saving energy, to saving lives FLIR is making a real difference in our world.

Our products are used in a wide array of situations to rescue people in danger, detect criminals, conserve energy, navigate safely, provide security around the globe, and protect our environment.

We are looking for individuals who thrive on making an impact and want the excitement of being on a team that wins.


Job Description


Job Summary:

A layout designer is an integral part of the IC design team. Responsible for converting schematics to full chip layout of analog, digital and mixed-signal designs from block level up to IC integration, verification and tape-out. Works closely with design engineers to ensure layout quality and performance optimization. Layout completed using Cadence Virtuoso and Mentor Calibre, with additional documentation completed as necessary using office productivity tools (Excel, PowerPoint).

Detailed Description:

  • Estimating the schedule for layout work at the block level, for integration and routing, and for final verification/tape-out.
  • Converting schematics to layout for custom analog, digital or mixed circuit blocks with attention to device matching, optimizing parasitics and meeting route impedance requirements.
  • Performing DRC, LVS and PEX checks and resolving errors.
  • Performing dummy fill, density and uniformity optimization.
  • Performing top-level chip integration, routing, ESD and pad assembly and final tape-out, delivering GDS to foundry.
  • Completing design checklists, documentation, and attending/contributing to design reviews as necessary.
  • Resolving minor CAD/tool issues.


  • BS in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering, or related field
  • Proficiency with Cadence and Calibre tool suites
  • Ability to debug and resolve DRC/LCS errors independently
  • Acute attention to detail in all aspects of work, including layout, checklists, and documentation
  • Strong knowledge of analog/mixed-signal layout conventions and rules for reducing layout risk
  • Working knowledge of Linux
  • Understanding of considerations for parasitic coupling, route impedance and power requirements
  • Ability to work both independently and as a team on challenging problems, and intuition to seek help or advice when needed to stay productive
  • Ability to communicate effectively with designers, understand requirements and implement the requested layout
  • Applicants must be either a U.S. citizen, U.S. national, legal permanent resident, asylee, refugee or must be eligible to apply for and obtain the appropriate export control license from the U.S. Departments of State or Commerce.

Preferred Skills/Experience:
  • Understanding of layout effects on circuit performance
  • Experience in 180nm, 130nm and 65nm (or below) design nodes
  • Experience in Skill programming
  • Experience in shell scripting, perl, python or similar language
  • Experience in tape-out process, including working with foundry for mask making
  • Ability and motivation to share creative ideas and techniques with design group that will refine, improve and help take our processes to the next level



FLIR and all of our employees are committed to conducting business with the highest ethical standards. We require all employees to comply with all applicable laws, regulations, rules and regulatory orders. Our reputation for honesty, integrity and high ethics is as important to us as our reputation for making innovative sensing solutions.

FLIR is an equal opportunity employer.