Qualcomm Custom Analog Layout Designer, Mixed Signal Codec - San Diego - Irvine in San Diego, California

Job Description:

Job Id E1956881

Job Title Custom Analog Layout Designer, Mixed Signal Codec - San Diego - Irvine

Post Date 07/20/2017

Company-Division Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.

CDMA Technology at http://www.qualcomm.com/about/businesses/qct

Job Area Engineering - Hardware

Location California - San Diego

California - Irvine

Job Overview The Custom Analog Layout Designer will fulfill one or more functions of increasing responsibility:

  • Work closely with the engineering team to implement custom device level mask designs using Cadence and Mentor tools in a version controlled design environment.

  • Lead at block level designs, reviews, verifies and releases Codec designs to internal chip projects, often overlapping responsibility as a direct layout contributor.

  • Plan and integrate a top level Codec chip product, often overlapping responsibility as a block lead.


  • Create, review, verify and deliver high quality layout that conforms to all design requirements.

  • Provide and maintain accurate schedule estimates

  • Meet project milestone deadlines

  • Independently debug complex design and PDK issues

  • Lead and mentor contractor resources, local and remote.

  • Drive and assist in project planning and design kit/methodology improvements

Minimum Qualifications - 7+ years of experience in analog/mixed-signal layout

  • Custom layout experience must include audio circuits such as ADC, DAC, and class D amplifier.

  • Full familiarity with Cadence Virtuoso tool suite

  • Full understanding of hierarchical planning (top down and bottom up) and integration

  • Experience including one or more process nodes: 0.18um, 65nm, 40nm

  • Outstanding written and verbal communication

  • Strong verification and debugging skills

  • Excellent communication skills and teamwork

  • Proficiency with design management tools

Preferred Qualifications - Experience leading a team of layout designers

  • Chip level management from project inception through tape out

  • Proficiency with Virtuoso XL schematic driven layout design flow and tools

  • Proficiency with Virtuoso IC61 product generation

  • Proficiency with Synchronicity version control system

  • Proficiency with Mentor Graphics Calibre and RVE debugging

Education Requirements Required: Associate's

Preferred: Bachelor's


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