Library & Memory Design Engineer

Leuven - Engineers
More than two weeks ago

You will contribute to technology development for future space missions.

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Library & Memory Design Engineer 


​Imec is the world-leading research and innovation hub in nanoelectronics and digital technologies. The combination of our widely acclaimed leadership in microchip technology and profound software and ICT expertise is what makes us unique. By leveraging our world-class infrastructure and local and global ecosystem of partners across a multitude of industries, we create groundbreaking innovation in application domains such as healthcare, smart cities and mobility, logistics and manufacturing, and energy.  

As a trusted partner for companies, start-ups and universities we bring together close to 3,500 brilliant minds from over 70 nationalities. Imec is headquartered in Leuven, Belgium and also has distributed R&D groups at a number of Flemish universities, in the Netherlands, Taiwan, USA, China, and offices in India and Japan. All of these particular traits make imec to be a top-class employer. To strengthen this position as a leading player in our field, we are looking for those passionate talents that make the difference!

The job

Imec is not only one of the world's leading nanotechnology research organizations, but is also one of the most advanced and comprehensive design services partners. Imec's IC-link division has an extensive industrial experience that makes it a trusted partner to provide technical support in the areas of layout, prototyping, fabrication, and the testing of advanced electronic products. Imec IC-link’s full custom analog and library design team is supporting internal research groups and external customers with library design and analog implementation services and is developing radiation hardened IC building blocks for use in a.o. space missions and high-energy physics experiments.
You will participate in the activities of a team of analog, library and memory designers and analog layout engineers. The team is creating and supporting imec’s own Design Against Radiation Effects (DARE) solutions in co-operation with the European Space Agency.
Your responsibilities are:

  • Perform standard cell library design and layout from specification to documentation according to the imec rad-hard development flow
  • Support the team’s analog design and layout activities from a library and memory perspective
  • Contribute actively to design review meetings on-site and at customer premises
  • Keep yourself up-to-date with the state-of-the-art in library development flows and tools


You have a Master’s degree in Electrical/Electronic Engineering. You are enthusiastic for working in a service environment and contributing to our customer’s goals. This position requires a good understanding of CMOS technologies as well as the analog design flow including schematic design, simulation and full custom layout. Understanding of the digital-on-top implementation flow is greatly desired. Knowledge of radiation effects on semiconductors and mitigation techniques is an asset. Knowledge on library and/or memory design and characterization is definitely a plus. We are looking for a self-motivated and very well structured designer to join an exciting and growing team. The imec environment requires a flexible and enthusiastic team player with competent communication and reporting skills. The day-to-day contact with people from all over the world makes fluency in English a necessity, both written and spoken.       


In exchange for your talent, passion and expertise, you will join a multicultural and high-tech company, with challenges there for the taking. Our flexible, progressive and informal working environment offers you a range of possibilities to take initiative and show responsibility. This is your opportunity to contribute to the technology that will determine the society of tomorrow. imec supports and guides you in this process; not only with words but with concrete actions. Through imecAcademy, 'our corporate university', we are actively investing in the further development of all our employees to assure their technical and personal growth. Your valuable contribution and that of your colleagues make imec a top player in its field. Your energy and commitment are therefore appreciated by means of an attractive and competitive salary with many fringe benefits.

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