/Digital IC Design Engineer

Digital IC Design Engineer

Research & development - Eindhoven | More than two weeks ago

Architect and implement ultra-low-power digital ICs for sensor devices in the Life Science, Health, and IoT domain

Digital IC Design Engineer

Imec Netherlands has established a world-leading track record in the design of novel sensors for ultra-low-power IoT devices. Our teams continue to develop innovations in environmental monitoring, accurate localization, implantable therapeutics, medical/wearable devices, and many other fields. At our HQ in Leuven, Belgium we are world-renowned for pioneering new process technologies in collaboration with industrial foundries and with the broader semiconductor ecosystem. Imec’s research tracks enable unique opportunities for end-to-end innovations. 

The IC-design team in imec Netherlands develops innovative solutions for Life Science & Health applications and for massive and heterogeneous sensor networks to connect billions of devices within the internet of things (IoT). We have built various ultra-low-power (ULP) radio ICs like Wi-Fi, Bluetooth-LE, and a UWB 6-10 GHz radio tuned towards precise ranging, localization, and radar. Besides, we deliver our designs to customers, patent different inventions, and publish our results in renowned conferences and papers (ISSCC, RFIC, DATE, JSSC, etc.).

In this position, you will participate in a multi-disciplinary team to make our solutions smarter by adding innovative digital architectures for signal processing for IoT, Life Science, and medical/ implantable applications. You also may collaborate with colleagues from explorative fields such as machine learning and neuromorphic computing. 

What you will do

We need you as a Digital IC Design Engineer to be part of our multidisciplinary team to:

  • Define concepts and architectures for next generation ICs for IoT and Health applications.
  • Take responsibility for the design of high-performance, ultra-low-power digital signal processing modules. This includes:
    • Coming up with signal processing digital architectures.
    • RTL development for ASIC and FPGA.
    • Collaborate with digital back-end team for synthesis and PNR.
    • Verification (including mixed-signal simulations and developing analog behavioral models).
  • Validate your own designs experimentally in a lab environment.
  • Collaborate in an inter-disciplinary team. Understand (internal or external) customer needs, challenges and requirements and translate that into solutions that you can incorporate into your designs.
  • Contribute to high-quality reports and documentation. 

What we do for you

By joining imec in Eindhoven, you will be part of a team of disruptive innovators and thinkers. Together, with our Researchers and Engineers, you will work on systems that combine local data with info from the cloud and other sensor networks to create a holistic picture of the world and enable an Intuitive IoT. We drive the Internet of Things by developing innovative solutions for massive, heterogeneous sensor networks to connect billions of devices together. Imec is a reference in the design of ultra-low-power electronics, low-power algorithms to increase intelligence and data security, and in all aspects of data science.

Imec The Netherlands, as an employer of choice, offers you an attractive compensation and benefits package including a 100% employer-paid pension plan and flexible working hours. Furthermore, imec-NL offers a wide range of training possibilities. For international candidates, we provide support in the relocation process.

Who you are

  • MSc or PhD in electronics engineering with 3+ years of relevant experience.
  • Strong experience with digital circuit design in (System) Verilog.
  • Solid understanding of at least a few of the remaining steps of the digital ASIC-design flow such as logic synthesis, timing analysis, power simulation, logic equivalence, DFT and/or PNR is required.
  • Knowledge of FPGA-development is required.
  • Knowledge of low-power designs is a plus.
  • Affinity with analog circuit design is a plus.
  • Experience with Cadence IC design tools is a plus.
  • Experience with scripting languages like TCL, Perl, Matlab and/or Python is a plus.
  • Previous experience working closely with (internal or external) stakeholders is a plus.
  • Able to take initiative and responsibility for team’s success, which means thinking pro-actively, working independently and having a creative and solving problem attitude are attributes that define yourself.
  • You are someone who has a broad interest across disciplines and who likes to embrace new challenges.
  • Excellent communication skills in English (written and spoken).


Does this position sound like an interesting next step in your career at imec? Don’t hesitate to submit your application by clicking on ‘APPLY NOW’.
If you have more questions about the job and the recruitment process, then you can connect to Perine Doreleijers Talent Acquisition Specialist. You can reach Perine at +31(0)648861256. If you wish to apply, then please submit your full resume and include a motivational letter.

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