Information Sciences Institute (ISI), a unit of USCâs Viterbi School of Engineering, is a world leader in the research and development of advanced information processing, computing, electronics and communications technologies. ISI has been an instrumental agent of change in the information revolution and played a leading role in developing and managing the early Internet. ISI conducts basic and applied research supported by over 20 government agencies involved in defense, science, health, homeland security, and energy with an annual budget of over $100M and a staff of over 400. ISI has three research campuses:Â one in Marina Del Rey, CA; one in Arlington, VA; and one in Waltham, MA.
This position is located in Marina del Rey, CA
Information Sciences Institute (ISI) seeks an Application Engineer to join The MOSIS Service team.
Applicants selected for this position will require access to ITAR materials. According to U.S. government restrictions, ONLY U.S. citizens OR lawful permanent residents (green card) are eligible for ITAR access.
Support customers to achieve the design to tapeout process. Perform tasks based on foundryâs plan-on-record process specifications and design enablement to ensure accurate and efficient closures of customerâs design flows. Perform tasks based on foundryâs Multi-Project Wafer (MPW) reticle technology requirements to achieve successful tapeouts.
Support physical design tool flows such as Placement and Route, RC Extraction, StaticÂ Timing Analysis, Power Analysis and Optimization, EM/IR, ESD, and ECO.
Support tasks and flows ofÂ PDK (digital, analog, and RF),Â foundry IP, customÂ layout, circuit simulation, physical verification (DRC and LVS), DFM, and MPW reticleÂ data preparation.
Participate in initiating and developing innovative flows, including EDA tools, computer programs, and other capabilities to enhance the quality of work. Identify the need and specifications of custom software flows (such as custom and predictive rule check, custom fill, etc.), to support customers and MOSIS to reduce cycle times of tapeout sign-off.
Attend and participate in foundry training sessions, EDA training sessions, conferences and seminars as requested or needed. Keep current and maintain high expertise with the latest foundry plan-on-record PDK and collaterals, and the industry advancement as well. Represent the university and/or unit, as assigned or appropriate.
Preferred Education:Â Masterâs degree, Combined experience/education as substitute for minimum education
Preferred Experience: 10 years
Preferred Field of Expertise: Directly related industrial experience.
Please attach your resume (required) and cover letter (optional) to your application.
The University of Southern California values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity in employment.
Minimum Education: Bachelor's degree, Combined experience/education as substitute for minimum educationMinimum Experience: 3 yearsMinimum Field of Expertise: Directly related industrial experience.
USC’s Viterbi School of Engineering has been one of the economic engines in Southern California and a vital hub in the California economy. The technical innovations and ideas generated by the Viterbi faculty and research community have resulted in countless innovations, many becoming the foundations for new companies, products and services. The thousands of students graduating each year bring new ideas and vitality to companies in California and beyond. With an annual research budget exceeding $205M each year, more than 46 research centers and institutes, more than 180 faculty members, 7,800 students and over 60,000 impassioned alumni world-wide, the Viterbi School is addressing some of the world’s great challenges.