Integrated Circuit Designer

Draper - Cambridge, MA (30+ days ago)3.6

Draper is an independent, nonprofit research and development company headquartered in Cambridge, MA. The 1,700 employees of Draper tackle important national challenges with a promise of delivering successful and usable solutions. From military defense and space exploration to biomedical engineering, lives often depend on the solutions we provide. Our multidisciplinary teams of engineers and scientists work in a collaborative environment that inspires the cross-fertilization of ideas necessary for true innovation. For more information about Draper, visit

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The Microelectronics Group at Draper consists of about a dozen motivated engineers developing analog, mixed-signal, and RF application-specific integrated circuits (ASIC). We enjoy the challenge of designing integrated circuits from the ground up for challenging environments and unique applications – from outer space to inside the human body. We are looking to add new members to our team who are capable of specifying and architecting chips, designing circuits using the Cadence tool suite, leading small teams, and interfacing with engineers and physicists in an interdisciplinary environment.

Required Skills:
Comprehensive understanding of transistor-level architecture for one or more of the following:
Power Conditioning Circuits (Charge-Pump, Boost/Buck converter, LDO, etc.)
RF integrated circuits (RF CMOS and/or SiGe)
Data Converters (ADC and/or DAC)
Simulation and Layout with Cadence front-end tools
Virtuoso Schematic and Layout
Spectre simulation using ADE
Familiarity with either MOSIS or TAPO MPW runs

Other Desirable Skills:
Experience with low power energy harvesting and storage
Experience with low energy per bit radio architectures
Experience with MOS advanced nodes below 32nm
Experience with radiation-hardened design
Experience with III-V MMIC design

Required Education and Experience:
BS with 5+ years of experience designing integrated circuits
MS with 3+ years of experience designing integrated circuits
PhD focused on integrated circuit design
Applicants selected for this position will be required to obtain and maintain a U.S. Security Clearance.