Senior Mask Layout Design Engineer



Santa Clara, CA, USA
Posted on Thursday, September 28, 2023

The Advanced Technology Group (ATG) at NVIDIA is an organization of process, CAD, and design engineers that works closely with key foundry partners and internal design groups. The team defines and prototypes sophisticated process, design, and yield methodologies and ensures product groups are well-positioned for the next generation. We are looking to hire a skilled and creative mask layout designer to help achieve these goals in a high-visibility position.

What You'll Be Doing:

  • Testchip Layout: Physical layout of SRAM periphery, datapath, and other specialized circuits on advanced foundry processes with early and unstable design environments.

  • Methodology Development: Explore physical tradeoffs, optimize transition regions between SRAM, custom, and standard cell, and provide advice and guidance to product design teams.

  • Collaborate with CAD Teams: Work closely with NVIDIA engineers and externally with foundry partners on customized DRC development, testing, and debug.

What We Need To See:

  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience

  • 5+ years of mask layout design, with significant experience in tightly-pitched restrictive design

  • Knowledge of and experience with advanced FinFET processes

  • User-level expertise in Cadence Virtuoso front-end and Synopsys ICV LVS/DRC backend tools

Ways To Stand Out From The Crowd:

  • Expertise with 5/3nm or smaller process nodes.

  • Self-motivation, careful attention to detail, and ability to work professionally with multi-functional teams will be essential to success in this role

  • Good written, verbal, and presentation skills

  • Scripting ability in SKILL and/or perl

  • Prior design experience involving SRAM and/or other on-die memory structures

With competitive salaries and a generous benefits package, we are widely considered to be one of the technology world’s most desirable employers. We have some of the most forward-thinking and hardworking people in the world working for us and, due to outstanding growth, our exclusive engineering teams are rapidly growing. If you are a creative and autonomous engineer with a real passion for technology, we want to hear from you.

The base salary range is $104,000 - $195,500. Your base salary will be determined based on your location, experience, and the pay of employees in similar positions.

You will also be eligible for equity and benefits.

NVIDIA is committed to fostering a diverse work environment and proud to be an equal opportunity employer. As we highly value diversity in our current and future employees, we do not discriminate (including in our hiring and promotion practices) on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability status or any other characteristic protected by law.