ASIC/Layout Design Engineer: Oversees definition, design, verification, and documentation for ASIC development. Determines architecture design, logic design, and system simulation. Defines module interfaces/formats for simulation. Contributes to the development of multidimensional designs involving the layout of complex integrated circuits. Evaluates all aspects of the process flow from high-level design to synthesis, place and route, and timing and power use. Analyzes equipment to establish operation data, conducts experimental tests, and evaluates results. May also review vendor capability to support development.
  • Knowledge:? Having broad expertise or unique knowledge, uses skills to contribute to development of company objectives and principles and to achieve goals in creative and effective ways.? Barriers to entry such as technical committee review exist at this level.?
  • Job Complexity:? Works on significant and unique issues where analysis of situations or data requires an evaluation of intangibles.? Exercises independent judgment in methods, techniques and evaluation criteria for obtaining results.? Creates formal networks involving coordination among groups.?
  • Supervision:? Acts independently to determine methods and procedures on new or special assignments.? May supervise the activities of others.?
  • Experience:? Typically requires a minimum of 12+ years of related experience.? At this level, post-graduate coursework may be expected.