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IC Layout Technician IV

21000A6M Requisition #

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Medtronic Tempe Campus (MTC), Tempe, Arizona location is looking for a Principal IC Layout Technician that will accept the challenge of learning and developing multiple disciplines in a flexible environment. Medtronic is intensely focused on creating a workplace environment which reflects our standing as the world’s top medical device company. The person that takes this role will be expected to play an active role in integrated circuit designs. We are looking for an individual who will drive our business, innovation and talent demands of the future.

The ideal candidate will have a passion for the patients we serve and an unrelenting desire to improve our business. The candidate will be well versed in IC layout software tools, be motivated, and must have exceptional soft skills that will be used to work with a team.

We value what makes you unique.  Be a part of a company that thinks differently to solve problems, make progress, and deliver meaningful innovations.


A Day in the Life

As a Principal IC Layout Technician, you will participate in the physical layout phase of IC design development by offering technical layout expertise to the responsible IC layout lead, design engineers and managers.  In this position you will make minor edits, (analog, digital, mixed signal), to schematics and import the schematics into design layout. You will run all necessary physical verification (DRC, ANT, LVS, and SFT) and schedule the assigned work at the chip level (setting deadlines, meeting deadlines, identify potential slips, and provide layout resource alternatives. You will use your thorough knowledge of IC processes and gate level layout within cell library methodologies to effectively communicate status, issues, and ideas with IC design engineer and supporting layout designers on the team for all phases. You will execute both pre and post IC fracture procedures, leading an IC chip layout team from start to fracture with little or no supervision.

Other responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • Develop and prepare multi-dimensional layouts and detailed drawings of semiconductor devices from schematics and related geometry provided by design engineering.
  • Work will be completed through use of CAD or other computerized equipment.
  • Checking dimensions, writing specifications, and verifying completed drawings, artwork or digitized plots.
  • May check design layouts and detailed drawings.
  • Participation in the analysis of issues and the development of recommendations for project decisions and actions, demonstrating good judgment in when to escalate issues or consult with others.
  • Generating netlist.
  • Chip level floor planning.
  • Expected to deliver quality work within project schedules and timelines.

Minimum Qualifications

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Minimum of 8 years of relevant experience 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Associate of Science degree in Computer Aided Design or other related Engineering discipline, or a two-year vocational program diploma in a related technical discipline
  • Experience in the design of medical devices
  • Proficient with Cadence Virtuoso XL and Calibre tool suites.
  • Experience with floor planning, block level routing and top-level chip assembly.
  • Knowledge of high-performance analog layout techniques such as common centroid layout, shielding, use of dummy devices.
  • Knowledge of low power design and applicable best practice techniques.
  • Must be able to set up LVS, DRC, ERC environments and debug verification issues.
  • Experience with sub-micron design in foundry – 55nm preferred.
  • Experience in IOESD/ Memory/ Digital library design a plus.
  • Knowledge of skill code and layout automation a plus.
  • Knowledge of advanced packaging technologies a plus.
  • Self-starter with the ability to define and adhere to a schedule.
  • Must possess strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Experience working with distributed design teams a plus.
  • Knowledge of support documentation.

About Medtronic

Together, we can change healthcare worldwide. At Medtronic, we push the limits of what technology, therapies and services can do to help alleviate pain, restore health and extend life.  We challenge ourselves and each other to make tomorrow better than yesterday. It is what makes this an exciting and rewarding place to be.

We want to accelerate and advance our ability to create meaningful innovations - but we will only succeed with the right people on our team. Let’s work together to address universal healthcare needs and improve patients’ lives. Help us shape the future.

Physical Job Requirements

The physical demands described within the Responsibilities section of this job description are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. For Office Roles: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to be independently mobile. The employee is also required to interact with a computer, and communicate with peers and co-workers. Contact your manager or local HR to understand the Work Conditions and Physical requirements that may be specific to each role. (ADA-United States of America)

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