United States of America - Indiana, Crane
AECOM is seeking an ASIC Modeling Engineer (Integrated Circuit Modeling) who is results oriented and able to transition conceptual electrical modeling requirements into proven product on multiple CAD EDA tools (Cadence, Mentor Graphics, etc). Modeling will include analysis of data from space level environments (radiation effects) to integrate into a manufacture’s Process Design Kit to allow design engineers to mitigate radiation effects. Parameter extraction techniques and SPICE behavioral modeling techniques post radiation environments is the primary focus of this job. Candidate must be able take empirical data and convert into scalable models representing radiation effects; both static and transient models are required. Physics based knowledge of radiation effects highly desirable but not necessary. Addition skills include ability to define characterization structures and semiconductor layout techniques in Cadence design tools. Previous experience modeling semiconductor degradation effects, NBTI and hot carrier effects, would be a beneficial.
Travel Requirements: Yes, up to 10% of the time.
Bachelors (Electrical, Physics, and Computer Science) and 10 years of work experience
Semiconductor modeling experience
MS in Electrical or Physics w/previous semiconductor modeling experience desired
Basic Qualifications (Required Skills/Experience):
Understanding of Parameter Extraction Tools & Techniques through use of COTS tools or development of in-house Parameter Extraction Tools
Parameter Extraction & Verification of models including: Curve fitting – SPICE behavioral, PDK Model Integration
Understanding of EDA Tool Environments (PDK integration), SPICE and Derivatives, Model Types/Levels, and Macro-Modeling (behavioral)
Model file CM and Revision Control System
Ability to resolve Simulator Convergence Challenges & Mitigation techniques.
Experience with and understanding of unique Deep-sub-micron technology effects.
Experience with high power bipolar foundry technologies.
Familiarity with UNIX/Linux operating systems from a user’s standpoint.
Experience with cross organizational teams.
Proficiency with commercial Electronic Design Automation tools for Design, Simulation, Monte Carlo Analysis, Physical Layout, and Physical Verification. Prefer a broad background involvement in all of the steps from concept through production.
Integrated circuit analog design and analysis using schematic entry and spice simulation.
Board level analog design and analysis using schematic entry and spice simulation.
Must be a US Citizen to be considered. Must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret clearance.
Ability to verify custom models to empirical and analytical data gathered on targeted radiation test structures and efficiently diagnose and debug discrepancies between datasets.
Knowledge of some of the following languages is preferred:
C, C++, Python, Perl, TCL/TK, Bash/Korn/CSH/TCSH Shell Scripting, Verilog A, Cadence SKILL
Knowledge of some of the following software packages is preferred:
BSIM, Keysight IC-CAP, Silvaco Utmost, Cadence Virtuoso Schematic and Layout, Cadence ADE XL, Cadence Spectre, Cadence PVS DRC and LVS, Mentor Calibre DRC and LVS, Cadence Quantus QRC, Keysight MBP
What We Offer
When you join AECOM, you become part of a company that is
pioneering the future . Our teams around the world are involved in some of the most cutting-edge and innovative projects and programs of our time, addressing the big challenges of today and shaping the built environment for generations to come. We ensure a workplace that encourages growth, flexibility and creativity, as well as a company culture that champions
inclusion, diversity and overall
employee well-being through programs supported by company leadership. Our
core values define who we are, how we act and what we aspire to, which comes down to not only
delivering a better world , but working to “make amazing happen” in each neighborhood, community and city we touch. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.
Job Category Engineering - Electrical / Electronic
Business Line Management Services
Business Group Management Services Group (MS)
Country United States of America
Position Status Full-Time
Requisition/Vacancy No. 224827BR
Clearance Required Yes
Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.