Image Sensor Hardware Engineer

Leuven - Engineers
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You will develop specialty high-speed image sensors for tomorrow’s biomedical, industrial and remote sensing imaging applications.


Image Sensor Hardware 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 enjoys a world-class reputation in integrated circuit and system design and in technology development. Combining these skills, imec’s CMORE activities develop specialty high-speed image sensors using its own proprietary imaging wafer technology.  These image sensors are applied into tomorrow’s biomedical, industrial and remote sensing imaging applications.
Your main responsibilities will be to:

  • Translate requirements of the development teams into board and hardware requirements;
  • Design PCBs & hardware for our sensors, probe cards, and optical test setups, working closely with our sensor design & test teams ;
  • Coordinate and control our supply chain for manufacturing & assembly and for these board designs we decide to outsource;
  • Test and repair incoming and existing boards independently;
  • Be the single point of contact for all board development activities;
  • Be responsible for the daily operations of the lab;
  • Coordinate packaging activities of our image sensors;
  • Assist in building hardware for bench, probe and optical setups.


Ideally you are highly motivated to do lots of hands-on PCB design and tinkering in the lab, but you are also great in coordinating and keeping a birds-eye perspective on our developments. Specifically, you have a Bachelor’s degree and more than 5 years of PCB design experience. Experience with probe cards and (very) high speed board design is a strong plus. Knowledge of the industry PCB and hardware supply chain is a strong plus. You have good knowledge on analog and mixed signal components and concepts (e.g. ADC, filtering, decoupling, bias voltage/current generation, …) and digital communication on PCB (e.g. matching, reflections, …). Experience with 3D modeling software and 3D printing are a plus. You have experience with development software such as Cadence Allegro, Altium, Solidworks, ... You are experienced with hands-on board assembly (soldering) and other hardware building. You are experienced with general lab equipment (scope, function generator, …). You are a good team player, able to pursue and find compromise. You have a natural desire to analyze and solve problems and you are self-critical. You are result-driven and focus on customer satisfaction. You are fluent in English.


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.