PDK Developent Engineer

Company overview

Our client is one of the leading Global player with 30 years of market presence and with over 1500 employees, taking the best of their European heritage and Global experience alike, when transforming the innovation into reality. They take the innovation and take them to life on the most demanding and exciting  projects. From high tech manufacturing, Optoelectronics, DBI bonding, they offer a range of applications across automotive, security, medical, science, and space imaging industries. Working in this team will guarantee an exciting experience because you will have a chance to work with cutting edge technologies, and make your input count. 

Position TitlePDK Developent Engineer
Language SkillsGerman (B1), English (C1)
Professional Skills

Should have skills in development of:: Device Symbols, Device models, CDF’s (Component Description Format) Backend PDK, yCell’s

Education (min)

Masters degree in technical field

Willingess to Travel (%)10%
Reports toDirector Design
SectorComputer Programming

If you are interested in this responsible PDK Development Enginee position at an established and successful company, we look forward to receiving your application documents. Please click the apply now button and upload your credentials and details. The team will then get in contact with you. 

Role description

Responsibility for usage, update and documentation of PDK relevant software tools (e.g. PDK scripts, conversion tools, etc.…)
Development of test benches for simulation of internal and external IP
Development, maintenance and improvement of PDK-QA flows
Administration and maintenance of the EDA environment
Development of necessary/helpful applications for all working environments (Unix-Workstation, PCs)
The PDK Development Principal Engineer, in quality of Leader, is responsible of releasing PDK to customers, interface them regarding problems and coordinate the internal problem management
He works observing and respecting the Company’s Security Policy by ensuring the availability, integrity and confidentiality of the tangible and intangible assets with which he come into contact during the course of his duties.
As well as having behaviour in compliance with laid procedures, he cares to report possible violations from others.
In executing its work is committed to ensure compliance with laws and regulations and the observance of the Code of Ethics and the Model and company policies in order to avoid possible accidents, impacts on the environment and any other violation


Strong fundamental understanding of analog and mixed-signal design flows methodologies

Physical Verification: VS run sets, RC run sets, LPE run sets

Nice to have skills: Standard cell library incl. all views 

 Integration of:

GPIO library

Chip finishing library


Strong experience in PDK development

Fundamental understanding CAD/EDA in general

Experience with EDA Software from vendors like Cadence, Synopsys, Mentor, etc…

Excellent English verbal and written communication skills 

Basic familiarity with UNIX/Linux and software development techniques, experience with scripting languages (e.g. Perl, Python, Tcl/Tk and skill)

Experience with version control tools like SVN

Knowledge and application of the concepts of risk analysis and FMEA (Failure Mode and Effect Analysis)

Basic knowledge about statistical behaviour of silicon devices due to process tolerances and their statistical modelling Knowledge

Strong organizational skills (incl. project management skills for leader)

Strong organizational skills, to manage multiple tasks simultaneously and know how to set priorities according to requirements 

Personal characteristics

·         Demonstrated ability to work interdisciplinary across teams in an international environment 

·         Strong problem-solving skills

·         Proactivity 

·         Kindness and cordiality 

·         Conscientiousness 

·         Innovation


Reports to Director of Design


Our client offers you a challenging, future-oriented position with a high degree of creative freedom in a world market-leading and fast-growing company.

In keeping with the importance of this key position, we offer appropriate remuneration that also takes into account personal performance, further social benefits .