Apple Analog Layout Designer in Santa Clara Valley, California

Analog Layout Designer

Job Number: 113124865

Santa Clara Valley, California, United States

Posted: 06-Oct-2017

Weekly Hours: 40.00

Job Summary

As a member of the layout team, you will be working on the latest technology nodes to create world-class custom analog designs. This is a fast paced work environment with endless learning opportunities working on a multi-disciplinary team with members of design, integration, CAD and technology engineering.

Key Qualifications

  • Typically requires more than 8 years of experience in analog/mixed-signal layout design of deep sub-micron CMOS circuits.

  • Experience implementing analog layouts to achieve tight matching, low noise, and low power consumption. Layouts may include analog blocks, resistors, capacitors, pad IOs, ESD structures, etc.

  • High level of proficiency in custom and standard cell based floor-planning and hierarchical layout assembly.

  • Must understand techniques for managing IR drop, RC delay, electromigration, self heating and coupling capacitance.

  • Must recognize failure prone circuit and layout structures, have experience with analog and DFM best practices, and proactively work with circuit designer to identify the best approach to solving problems.

  • High level proficiency in interpretation of CALIBRE DRC, ERC, LVS, etc. reports.

  • Knowledge of MENTOR GRAPHICS or CADENCE layout tools.

  • Scripting skills in PERL or SKILL are considered a plus, but not required.

  • Excellent communication skills and able to work with cross-functional teams.


As a member of the AMS layout team you will be responsible to deliver fully-verified, clean layout, this includes the following:

• Designing complex layout for mixed signal, and analog circuits in deep sub-micron CMOS technologies.

• Reviewing and analyzing floorplans and complex circuits with circuit designers.

• Running complete set of design verification tools available on AMS blocks.

• Working with circuit design team to plan/schedule work and negotiate any necessary layout tradeoffs as needed.

• Interpreting LVS, DRC and ERC reports to find the fastest way to complete layout.

• Exceeding engineering specifications and expectations by working closely with the circuit design team.

• Utilizing advanced CAD tools and mask design knowledge to deliver correct and robust layout that meet stringent matching performance, area and power requirements.


BS Degree, or equivalent

Additional Requirements