/Silicon Photonics PDK engineer

Silicon Photonics PDK engineer

Engineering - Leuven | About a week ago

Help us expand silicon photonic technology offerings to build the photonic applications of the future.

Silicon Photonics PDK engineer 

What you will do

Imec is a global pioneer in developing integrated silicon photonics technology through its Optical I/O R&D program targeting short-reach optical communications. This technology is successfully offered via wafer-level prototype fabrication services to customers in telecom, datacom, computing, bio-medical and sensing applications. To support the continuous growth of these activities, we are expanding our PDK team.
As a Silicon Photonics PDK engineer, your main responsibility is to enable customers to design their photonics chips with imec’s technology. In this role your responsibilities are: 

  • You contribute to the definition of the PDK content in collaboration with your colleagues from the design and process integration teams, the project leads and other stakeholders. 
  • You contribute to the implementation of the PDK handbook, DRC and LVS deck etc 
  • You are responsible for making the PDK available in the design and layout tools from our EPDA partners. 
  • You strive to deliver robust PDK on time.  
  • You support users of the PDK. 

What we do for you

We offer you the opportunity to join one of the world’s premier research centers in nanotechnology at its headquarters in Leuven, Belgium. With your talent, passion and expertise, you’ll become part of a team that makes the impossible possible. Together, we shape the technology that will determine the society of tomorrow.

We are committed to being an inclusive employer and proud of our open, multicultural, and informal working environment with ample possibilities to take initiative and show responsibility. We commit to supporting and guiding you in this process; not only with words but also with tangible actions. Through imec.academy, 'our corporate university', we actively invest in your development to further your technical and personal growth. 

We are aware that your valuable contribution makes imec a top player in its field. Your energy and commitment are therefore appreciated by means of a market appropriate salary with many fringe benefits. 

Who you are

  • You have excellent communication skills in English that allows you to flawlessly communicate in the multinational environment of imec and in with customers. 
  • You have experience setting up PDK for Cadence Virtuoso, preferably with link to Ansys Lumerical Interconnect. Experience with setting up PDK for tools of other vendors (ipkiss, etc.) is a strong plus. 
  • You have working knowledge of physical layout and verification tools, for example Calibre (DRC, LVS, etc.), KLayout and Virtuoso (Skill). Knowledge of photonics or electronics design environment is a plus. 
  • You are regularly using git, GitHub, you program in Python and you are at home on Unix. 
  • You are familiar with semiconductor technology processing flows.  
  • Preferably you have working experience with photonics technologies. 
  • You pay attention to details and strive for quality. 
  • You have a Bachelor or a Master’s degree in Electronics Engineering or equivalent.