IC Layout Engineer

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USound will arrange the immigration paperwork required for the winning candidate and cover the associated costs.


  • Be responsible for the layout of complex analog blocks, as well as optimization for performance, area and power consumption.
  • Own the chip top-level, back-end flow, and primary contact to foundry, as well as design service providers.
  • Participate in design considerations including considerations for yield, manufacturability and design for test, definition of production test requirements.
  • Create time/project plans and manage own work and progress.
  • Document and report your progress to your first line manager.


  • You have a degree (BA or MSC) in mixed-signal IC design.
  • You have 5-10 years of professional industry experience.
  • You are a good communicator and fluent in English - German is a plus.
  • You have a solid understanding of electrical systems and circuits, device physics and parasitic effects in complex BCD technologies.
  • You have experience laying out complex SoC designs with critical requirements for power, speed and area.
  • You have experience creating and maintaining floor plan, performing place and route, LVS, DRC, etc.
  • You are skilled with back-end EDA tools like Mentor, Cadence and Synopsys.
  • You are self-motivated, able to proactively address physical design issues and discuss them at a technical level.
  • You have the ability to work independently with minimum guidance.


  • Experience with logic synthesis, timing analysis, equivalent checks, and DFT is a plus.


  • Attractive compensation package; salary is negotiable according to your qualification and experience.
  • Flexible working hours in a friendly work environment.
  • Work in an international and innovative company.

Job description

USound is a fast-growing audio company developing audio systems for personal audio applications such as mobile phones, headphones, hearing aids as well as other applications for the global market.

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Life at USound

The heart and soul of USound is creativity and innovation. We strongly believe in innovation, and refuse to think that what was done yesterday will be sufficient for tomorrow. We apply this vision into everyday activities and our work environment. If you thrive in highly creative, fast-paced and collaborative environments, we invite you to join our effort to change the world.

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IC Layout Engineer