Integrated Circuit Layout and CAD Engineer University Grad

US - AZ - Tempe Ref #3523 12-Jul-2019

Job description

Bigger challenges. Bolder ideas. Global impact. At Viasat, we're on a mission to deliver connections with the capacity to change the world. We're the company behind the world's fastest satellite internet service, with technology that's helping to bridge the digital divide and improve life for our customers around the globe. By providing powerful new ways for people to connect with one another, gain greater access to education, entertainment, medical research, commerce, and much more, our team is empowering millions of customers worldwide.  

We're growing rapidly and looking for passionate, innovative professionals to join our team and connect the world to more. You'll work in a collaborative and inclusive environment that values diverse perspectives and continuous learning, and provides industry-leading benefits with unmatched opportunities for career growth. Our team is fearless in pursuit of new ideas and uncompromising in our quest to become the world's first truly global Internet Service Provider. Interested in joining our mission? Take a look at career opportunities at Viasat today.

Job Responsibilities

As an Integrated Circuit Layout and CAD Engineer, you will have the opportunity to do the physical layout design of 1 to 100 GHz RFIC/MMICs for existing and advanced new product development programs. Your layout designwork could include low noise amplifiers, mixers, filters, Power Amplifiers and DAC/ADC IC design. You will also work on state of the art SiGe/CMOS/IIIV foundry processes. You will be trained in the use of state of the art CAD tools to do physical design/layout of RFIC and software coding to improve CAD layout design


  • Associate‚Äôs Degree or higher in Electrical Engineering

  • Exposure or willingness to learn analog/mixed-signal layout design of deep sub-micron CMOS/SiGe/MMIC circuits

  • Knowledge of analog layout techniques such as common centroid layout, shielding, use of dummy devices, matching and thermal aware layout

  • Layouts may include analog blocks, and RFIC blocks operating from 10GHz to 100GHz.

  • Exposure or willingness to learn interpretation of CALIBRE and PVS DRC, ERC, LVS, etc. reports

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


  • Bachelor's degree or higher in Electrical Engineering
  • Previous internship experience
  • Exposure or previous experience with matching radio frequency layouts
  • Knowledge of CADENCE VXL layout tools
  • Exposure or previous experience using Linux
  • Exposure or previous experience in Lisp, Skill and/or ShellScripting
  • Previous experience using AutoCAD, Adobe Illustrator, and/or SolidWorks
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Additional requirements

Minimum education:


Years of experience:

0-1 years


Up to 10%


US Citizenship Required



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